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Best things to do in Los Altos

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Rural nature preserve features 24 miles of hiking trails, plus an education center & working farm. ”
84 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Excellent Tapas menu. Gets busy at lunchtime and for dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating.”
60 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Go to the famous Mountain View downtown and enjoy plenty of restaurant, bars and more. If you don't drive, you can walk to the Lightrail station (Whisman Station) and take a short ride (2 stops) to downtown Mountain View. ”
62 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“All the engineers go there to study/work for hours. There is also an upstairs section. This is off Castro Street. ”
57 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Very popular sushi restaurant downtown. Always a line so arrive early as they don't take reservations. There is also a small sushi bar inside with open seating.”
43 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Bustling bar restaurant. Many beers on tap and they have outdoor seating. Better than pub food. The steak is really good and garlic mash potatoes delicious. Can get crowded because it's popular!”
36 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“5 minutes walk from the house. Very practical and reasonably price, including pharmacy. ”
36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great steakhouse! I heard Steve Jobs loved it, too. Blackened ribeye steak, grilled artichoke, and kale salad are my must-have menu items. I heard from a friend once saw President Bill Clinton having a late dinner there during the time his daughter was attending Stanford University.”
27 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“ o Home to many amazing restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and eateries! Here is the website link: http://mountainviewdowntown.com/ o Restaurants: American, Brewery, Chinese, Coffee/Tea/Juice/Bakery, French Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese Farmers' Market every Sunday”
20 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Just love to see the fresh produce and the cute handicrafts people sell. I would like to get a wagon to haul groceries from there...but I'm working on getting to that stage. My neighbors tell me the hand wrapped dumplings that are sold there are "da bomb." It's open only Sunday mornings, weather permitting.”
34 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“We saw Prince of Egypt here once...it was fantastic...wish I had more time to catch shows! ”
26 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Irish are welcomed everywhere in the world and are welcoming people. There is a nice outdoor patio in the back. It gets very busy after 10:00pm on Friday/Saturday. ”
18 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great little market with grocery needs. Excellent selection and a cafe inside, too.”
33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vietnamese cuisine. Great bar and happy hour food and beverage menu daily 4:30p-6:30p”
30 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“It's a famous Chinese restaurant, in previous years Zuckerberg has been seen in there. But don't let that put you off. Expect to wait for a table. They also do take out, expect to wait for that also. ”
20 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Informal local chain serving sweet & savory crêpes, plus classic American bites.”
24 locals recommend