On Sunday Dec. 6 the 28th annual San Jose Holiday Parade will showcase 90 entries with 5,000 marchers, including giant soaring helium balloons, top marching bands, colorful floats, drill teams, equestrians, clowns and special guest celebrities.
Points of Interest
At the new Quality Inn & Suites, we're your best hotel location in the Silicon Valley and Stanford area for corporate travel and leisure visits. Centrally located in Mountain View, the hotel is on the 101 Highway, near all the Mountain View and Sunnyvale business centers and just a few minutes away from San Jose International Airport. When it's time for shopping, dining and entertainment, you'll find everything you need at Mountain View.
Downtown Mountain View
With all the vibrant activities to do in Mountain View there is never a dull moment. As you stay in hotels in Mountain View, CA you will notice all the local restaurants, sidewalk cafes, bars, and shops near and around Downtown Mountain View. While strolling along Castro Street in downtown, you will find a variety of restaurants and cafes serving all kinds of ethnic cuisines. Castro Street also features different brewpubs, including the famous Tied House which serves many types of rich beers on tap. For those who take pleasure in community gatherings, Castro Street also holds festivals annually including the Mountain View Art and Wine Festival which showcases Silicon Valley’s most prestigious art & fine crafts. This annual festival also provides live music and delicious food. During the summer, Castro Street is reserved for Thursday Night Live (TNL) which provides music lovers and car aficionados with live music and car shows. In addition, the Caltrain parking lot near Castro Street is transformed into a farmer’s market every Sunday morning where you will find the best selection of organic produce.
Fun & Entertainment
Mountain View is a diverse city filled with many exciting recreational activities and attractions, fun for the whole family. While staying at Quality Inn Mountain View, enjoy spending quality time with the family by visiting Northern California’s largest theme park, California’s Great America. This adventure park is filled with thrilling roller coaster rides and water rides from Boomerang Bay. For those who may not be into roller coasters, you can enjoy live entertainment and stage productions from Charlie Brown acts and magic shows. For even more fun, make sure to visit Shoreline Amphitheater where many festivals are held throughout the year including Ozzfest, Lollapalooza and more. Shoreline Amphitheater is also an ideal location for the hottest concerts and comedy shows performed by A-list musicians and comedians touring the Bay area. If golfing is your passion, then visit the Shoreline Golf Course less than 3 miles away from our Mountain View hotel. This Silicon Valley course overlooks the beautiful scenery of San Francisco Bay. Other nearby attractions includes the legendary Winchester Mystery House and the Bay Meadow Racetrack.
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Regularly Scheduled Events and Activities
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Mountain View and the surrounding area are filled with a wide array of entertaining, cultural, educational and outdoor activities throughout the year. Search through our events blog for interesting things to do while vacationing in Mountain View, California.
Interesting Things To Do
The Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo is an international event bringing together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.