With the season close to winding down, there's no better time to plan the rest of your California summer adventure. Check out our list of the top 10 best things to do in Shoreline Park and make the most of your next visit to Mountain View, whether you're a foodie or outdoor enthusiast.
Explore Shoreline Lake
Get back to nature. Rent a pedalboat at the Shoreline Aquatic Center, go sailing on a small boat, or set out on a stand-up paddleboarding journey as you catch glimpses of the park's local wildlife. The calm waters of the lake are perfect for enjoying some leisure time on the water.
Plan a Family Picnic
The park's 750 sprawling acres feature expansive fields perfect for setting up a blanket and enjoying a lunch with family or friends. Pack a meal, or grab takeout from one of Mountain View's nearby restaurants and unwind with the peaceful sounds of the park as your backdrop.
Hike or Bike the Trails
The park features miles of trails perfect for an afternoon hike or mountain biking excursion. Shoreline's four trails wind their way through the park and lead to scenic overlooks and other trail systems around Mountain View. Be sure to check out Vista Slope for an incredible view.
Glimpse Local Wildlife
As you wind your way through the park, you'll uncover a lush wildlife refuge at the edge of the bay, where you can catch sight of local wildlife and birds, undisturbed in their natural habitats. The park is a critical habitat for western burrowing owls, an endangered species dwindling in numbers.
Perfect Your Golf Game
Tee off at Shoreline Golf Links, an 18-hole championship golf course located in the heart of the park. With lush fairways surrounded by stunning scenery, this golf course has become an iconic Mountain View must for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels. Test your swing this summer.
Attend a Concert
Catch one of the summer concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre, one of California's best outdoor concert and event venues. Playing host to world-class artists throughout the year, this amphitheater is located right in the heart of the park, in a truly one-of-a-kind setting.
Visit the Rengstorff House
Although temporarily closed for tours, you can still enjoy the stunning architecture of the historic Rengstorff House, the city's oldest home. This 12-room Victorian mansion is a marvel to look at, and we can't wait until it re-opens. Until then, be sure to drive by and grab a quick photo.
Fly a Kite in the Kite Lot
The park's very own kit lot is a great place to take the family. Teach the little ones how to fly a kite or just enjoy the sight of others flying all sorts of colorful creations in the cool breeze coming off the water. This wide open space is a popular gathering spot for families and kids of all ages.
Bring Along Your Pup
Featuring a dedicated dog park, dog-friendly trails and endless things for your furry best friend to discover, Shoreline Park is a great place to bring along the pup. When you're done exploring, check out some of the local dog-friendly restaurants nearby with outdoor seating.
Grab Takeout from Michaels
Located right inside the park near Shoreline Golf Links, Michaels offers delectable American fare, with outdoor seating that grants incredible views of the golf course. Reserve a table, or grab takeout and find the perfect spot in the park to enjoy your lunch.
Looking for lodging nearby? Grab a room at our hotel and stay close to Shoreline Park along with everything else Mountain View has to offer. Our hospitality team at Hotel Strata can give you even more recommendations on what to explore during your stay. Contact us now