Do Some Shopping
Boasting hundreds of stores and the very best brands, Vallco Shopping Mall is located at the intersection of Highway 280 and Wolfe Road in Cupertino. Macy's, J.C. Penney, and Sears anchor this three-story center and in addition to the numerous stores, you can watch a movie at the AMC Theater, bowl a frame or two at Bowlmor Lanes, or try your hand at ice skating at Ice Center Enterprises. Hit the food court or sit down in one of their fine-dining restaurants like Benihana, Alexander's Steakhouse, or Dynasty Seafood. Also be sure to visit the Pacific Coast Farmer's Market for delicious veggies every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
California is known for its beautiful weather and breathtaking landscape and the city of Cupertino is no different. One of the most popular places to head out and enjoy the scenery is Ranch San Antonio, a 3,988-acre open reserve that has a 165-acre county park attached to the property. The open space preserve has over 23 miles of hiking trails such as the 4-mile Black Mountain Trail and all trails are open for walking, jogging, and horseback riding. If exercise isn't your thing, you might want to head over to the South Meadow Area and watch model airplane enthusiasts practice their takeoffs and landings.
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De Anza College is a fantastic community college located right in the city of Cupertino. In addition to the wide range of classes and areas of study that are offered, the college has the California History Center and Euphrat Museum of Art right on campus. If astronomy is more your thing, check out some of the Fujitsu Planetarium Shows. If you are fascinated with science, be sure to visit the Kirsch Center, the lead demonstration building for energy innovation and sustainability in the California Community College system. There are also some four-year universities located nearby including Stanford, San Jose State, and Santa Clara University.