Mountain View is rich in technology history, so boot up your inner hard drive and experience one of the world's largest collections of computing artifacts at the Computer History Museum. Open Monday through Friday, the museum features exhibits, such as “Visible Storage: A Walk Through the History of Computing.” Space lovers can blast off for a good time at the NASA Exploration Center to learn about NASA missions and technology up close. The Rengstorff House is Mountain View’s oldest house, and is a stunning example of Victorian Italian architecture. Public tours are available three days a week.
Movies and Music
Every summer, Mountain View holds a Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series, so get your popcorn, and head to the show. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure, so in the spring join the annual Citywide Garage Sale. More than 200 residences participate, and it is a great eco-friendly way to meet people. The Mountain View Civic Center Plaza is home to the monthly Plaza Palooza festival. This free festival features local musicians and entertainers, and the plaza rocks rain or shine. Go green with Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in Mountain View with various community activities and educational events.
With all the activities Mountain View offers residents, it is easy to work up an appetite. There are more than 300 places to eat in the city, with price ranges and cuisines to suit every taste. The Red Rock Coffee Company is considered to be the best cafe in Mountain View to get your morning coffee. For Japanese food, Satsuma Restaurant is a favorite with locals and visitors alike for its flavorful sushi. If you are looking for California-style cuisine, Chez TJ offers upscale fare, such as Kobe Beef strip loin, and some of the most delectable desserts around.