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Ancient Egypt in San Jose

There is just something about the Ancient Egyptian culture that has captured our modern imaginations. Read more

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A's Baseball

Are you looking to check another Major League Baseball stadium off of your bucket list? Read more

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A Glimpse of History

One of the most fun things to do when visiting a new city is to learn about the history of that city. Read more

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Relax with a Massage

I think that everyone can agree that sometimes, life can get pretty stressful. Read more

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Escape the Mad Hatter

You will certainly not want to be late as you frantically try to solve the Mad Hatter’s mystery at Ryptic Room Escape before time runs out. Read more

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Savvy Cellar

Everyone knows that California is famous for her delicious wine offerings.  Read more

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Lights, Camera, Fun!

If you and your family enjoy seeing incredible Christmas light displays, then you will want to visit the 18th Annual Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru! Read more

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Bah, Humbug!

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and there is no better time to enjoy a live performance of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Read more

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49ers Football Fans Rejoice!

Can you believe that we are already a quarter of the way through the NFL season? Read more

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The Rodin Sculpture Garden at Stanford

If you are looking for an amazing collection of sculptures from a famous artist on the campus of a prestigious university, then the Rodin Sculpture Garden at Stanford University is the perfect place for you to explore. Read more

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Bottoms Up!

If you're in search of the perfect local craft beer, checkout the Golden State Brewery during your stay at Hotel Zico in Mountain View, CA.  Read more

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Hit the Links

There is truly nothing like playing a round of golf at a breathtaking course on a beautiful summer day. Read more

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Exciting Community Theatre

You will not want to miss your chance to see an amazing performance of August: Osage County at the Pear Theatre. This local theatre troupe never fails to captivate audiences, and their performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama is nothing short of breathtaking. Read more

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Moffett Field Historical Society Museum

Are you interested in military history and innovation? Then, you do not want to miss this hidden gem of a museum that showcases exhibits that educate visitors about the history of the famous Moffett Field. Any visitor would find it easy to get lo Read more

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NASA Ames Center - Space Exploration Near Mountain View Hotel

If you’re a fan of space exploration, then a trip to the NASA Ames Research Center should be on your Mountain View to-do list. Read more

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The Museum of American Heritage

Are you a history buff? Well, then the Museum of American Heritage should be on your to-do list while in Palo Alto. This quaint museum, just a short ride from our Mountain View hotel, is open Fridays through Sundays from 11am – 4pm.  Read more

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The Art of Coffee

Finding the perfect coffee in San Francisco is an art that falls right below finding the perfect parking spot. Blue Bottle Coffee, which started at a kiosk in a Hayes Valley alleyway, has grown into outlets all around town. Just a short ride to Palo Read more

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Smell the Roses

Sometimes you've got to relax and take things slow, and where better to stop and smell the roses than the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden? Located less than twenty minutes from our Mountain View hotel and free to the public, the garden has been open Read more

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Time to Light the Lights

While the palm trees and lack of snow might make it hard to get into the holiday season, it definitely doesn’t stop Mountain View from celebrating, and visitors can join in too at the Mountain View Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Read more

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Mingle at the Market

You may think you've seen farmer's markets before, but we bet you haven't seen one like Mountain View's. Located just five minutes from Hotel Zico is the Mountain View farmer's market, award-winning for over twenty years and ranked one of the top 5 markets in the country, showcasing over eighty farmers and food purveyors every Sunday from 9am to 1pm. Read more

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Don't Miss Out on Mystery

Halloween is just around the corner, but if you're ready to get your spooky on right now, then we recommend a visit to the Winchester Mystery House. Located fifteen minutes from our Mountain View hotel, the house was owned by Sarah Winchester, widow of William Winchester, the manufacturer of the famous Winchester rifle. Read more

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Festival Fun

On September 12th and 13th, Mountain View is host to its 44th annual Art and Wine Festival, a massive, vibrant, multicultural celebration featuring six hundred professional artists and craftmakers, wine tastings and live music on stage and the street throughout downtown. Read more

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A Meading of the Minds

You can't wave your arms in California without hitting a winery, but how about a meadery? You may not have heard of mead before, (it's an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey and water, sometimes with fruit and spices added as flavorings), but trust us, after a trip to Rabbit's Foot Meadery, you'll be raving about it. Read more

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Get In Touch with Tech

If you're looking for a museum that's less bones and pottery and more cutting edge technology, then the Tech Museum of Innovation is the place for you. Read more

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Take a Trip Down the Trail

Are you a bike nut, always looking for new bike trails to explore? For pedal-happy visitors, located less than ten minutes from our Mountain View hotel is the Stevens Creek Trail, a scenic, paved path that takes you through a beautiful pocket of nature, shaded by tall trees and eventually leading to a beautiful lake view populated with migratory birds like Canada geese, and also includes a grill and picnic area. Read more

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Great Time at Great America

Sunny spring and summer days are made to be spent outside and where better to soak up the rays than California's Great America? Read more

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The Best Ride

The bike-loving brethren at Cognition Cyclery on Castro Street take their cycling pretty seriously, even offering a Cog Mountain Ride to like-minded folks who don't bat an eyelash at getting up early on Sunday mornings, leaving the comfort of their Hotel Zico bed and heading out for a brisk ride at Skeggs Point (aka El Corte Madera Creek Open Space Preserve). Read more

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Shoreline Sure Things

It's never too early to gear up for the awesome slate of Shoreline Amphitheatre events in the coming months. Read more

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Feeling Shell Shocked

A culinary newcomer on Castro Street, Shell Shock Oyster Bar & Grill brings freshly harvested oysters (and lots of other shellfish deliciousness) to land-locked Mountain View. Read more

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Get Psyched!

What to give those ho-hum New Year's resolutions a leg up? Head to Mountain View's East West Bookstore on Saturday and Sunday, January 3 and 4, for the East West Psychic Fair. Read more

Holiday on the Rails!

A Bay area holiday tradition chugs into town on December 6, when the Caltrain Holiday Train festooned with 70,000 twinkling lights makes its Mountain View stop at 6:55 pm. Read more

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Castro's Culinary Edge

From Mexican to Mediterranean, Indian to Asian (and, let's face just about every global cuisine in between), Mountain View's Castro Street is a culinary wonderland. No matter what you're in the mood for, you can find it along this busy pedestrian-friendly downtown street. Read more

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Curtain Calls and Coffee

Theater buffs and Mountain View hotel guests can get their professional theater fix without ever leaving town, thanks to TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley's leading professional non-profit theater company. Read more

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Pedal Power

By now, the Googleplex is well known for its fleet of multi-colored bicycles reserved for on-the-go Googlers. But biking and the Bay Area have a long history together, leading the Los Altos History Museum Read more

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The Authentic Flavors of Mexico

For the best Mexican food in Mountain View, head to ViVe Sol. Specializing in the dishes of Puebla, Mexico's culinary cradle, this hotspot draws foodies and regular folks Read more

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Nearby at NASA...

It may not come as a complete surprise that among the cutting edge science and engineering firms in the Mountain View area, there is also the NASA Ames Research Center, one of ten such centers in the U.S. Read more

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I Scream for Shaved Snow

It's not ice cream, not frozen yogurt, not even remotely like gelato or Italian ice. It's shaved snow, a Taiwanese frozen dessert that's set to upstage every arctic-cold confection around. Read more

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FUN ON TAP

We missed National Beer Day but it's never too late to celebrate our favorite beverage. On the last Friday of every month, head north from Hotel Zico to nearby Devil's Canyon Brewing Company for Beer Friday. Read more

Tech

TOUR THE TECH

The history of high-tech is on display at the Intel Museum operated by, you guessed it, Intel, a company that puts the silicon in Silicon Valley. Exactly how technology works can be difficult to grasp, but here, the geniuses at Intel break it down in a visual, highly intuitive way. Read more

IT'S A SHORE THING

There's more to Mountain View than powerhouse tech. Just for a minute, be mesmerized by the power of nature. Pack a picnic, put on your jogging shoes or grab your clubs and head to Shoreline Park. Read more

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A SPIRITED SIDE TRIP TO SAN JOSE

A short drive NOVEMBER 2013from Hotel Zico brings visitors to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, a weirdly wonderful mansion that was under construction day and night for nearly 40 years. Read more

ART FOR ART'S SAKE

Want to see the largest collection of Rodin sculpture outside of Paris? It's just minutes away at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center. You can see that, and everything from ancient works from Africa to post-WW2 American art, as well as several ongoing contemporary exhibitions. Admission is free and on many days there's a scheduled tour or two. Read more

HIGH-TECH HISTORY LESSON

If you're old enough to remember typing your first college paper on a good old fashioned typewriter, this Silicon Valley excursion is for you. Grab your geekiest friend and head straight to the Computer History Museum, a step back in time some 2,000 years. Read more