Mountain View Tourism

Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. From its origins as a stagecoach stop, it grew to a large suburb with a pedestrian-friendly downtown, free wi-fi, and a population of 74,066. The city borders Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay to the north, Los Altos to the south, and Moffett Federal Airfield and Sunnyvale to the east. Situated in the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mountain View is home to many high technology companies. In 1956, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley, was established in the city by William Shockley. Today, many of the largest technology companies in the world are headquartered in the city, including Google, Mozilla Foundation, Symantec, and Intuit. The original Byte Shop computer store was opened at 1063 El Camino Real, Mountain View by Paul Terrell, and the first 50 Apple I computers were sold from that location. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority integrates the city with the neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale.

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Mountain View is a prominent branch of the Silicon Valley of California. Technology-based companies like Google, Mozilla Foundation and many others have set up offices in this town. Downtown Mountain View is a collection of shops and restaurants with some of the best food in the state. A visit to Mountain View is incomplete without a meal in the downtown area. There is a computer history museum that documents the technological advancement in the software industry. You will also find plenty of parks and recreation areas all over the city to unwind after a long day. Sports enthusiast should head to the Shoreline Aquatic Center for windsurfing and boating. Travel to Mountain View for a bit of tech and a bit of nature nestled closed to each other. 

 

  • Know the pollution level of Mountain View before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 60 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Mountain View for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mountain View.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 22.22 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.89 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.56 (Low)
    • Safety Index 78.62 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.15 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.62 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.6 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.72 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mountain View

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

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