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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