The 10 Best Things to Do in Cupertino, United States

July 25, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Cupertino in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Gardens. Discover best things to do in Cupertino with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Cupertino

1. Hakone Gardens

21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-5755 +1 408-741-4994
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 174 reviews

Hakone Gardens

Reviewed By Phuong M

We spend a beautiful afternoon there among the green bamboos,several Japanese style wood structures, a Japanese garden with a Koi pond.
The admission is $8. per person and it well worth it.
I feel that this Japanese garden is a lot more beautiful than the ones in San Francisco and San Jose.

2. Rancho San Antonio County Park

Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 +1 650-691-1200
Excellent
56%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

Rancho San Antonio County Park

Park featuring 23 miles of running trails.

Reviewed By Aparna J - San Francisco, California

A moderate level hike through a few hills. Doesn't get too steep but you'll be going up quite a bit (and then down). There isn't a ton of tree coverage so bring your sunscreen and avoid during the summer.

3. Vasona Lake County Park

333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032 +1 408-356-2729
Excellent
63%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Vasona Lake County Park

Reviewed By JudyH432 - San Jose

Have always wanted to go to the Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park. Never got it done. This year we could get tickets for specific time to see the lights. Was very impressed with how organized the experience was. The lights were amazing. It took us about an hour and 15 minutes to see it all. I am so glad we finally saw it. Thinking of going back for a second time. The people in other cars were fun to watch too. Moon roofs had people above the roof. Some hung out of the windows. I know it is not politically correct but the only thing to make it better would have been a Hanukkah candles, Kwanzaa decorations and a Nativity.

4. Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

22500 Cristo Rey Dr, Los Altos Hills, CA +1 650-691-1200
Excellent
71%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

Reviewed By Charles C - Mountain View, California

Rancho San Antonio is a true hiker’s paradise right in the center of the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley! It’s huge, just under 4,000 acres with 24 miles of hiking trails. The Open Space Preserve supplies a detailed map of all the trails, get a paper map at trail heads or PDF on website (paper map larger). You can hike an individual trail or combine a few to form loops of various lengths. Most trails are people-only, but there are some that allow bikes and horses (I avoid those – marked on map). There are 3 or 4 places where you can begin your hikes (parking can be a challenge on weekends, but weekdays are easy). I usually park at the end of Mora Drive, which gives you access to multiple trails. Trails vary in challenge. An easy beginner’s loop is the Rogue Valley trail, about 3 miles. If I want more of a challenge, the Chamise Trail is good, about 5 miles out and back and takes you through the Duveneck pasture, a quiet tranquil (400 foot elevation gain). The PG&E Trail is challenging, 4 miles with a 1,600 ft elevation gain. Wildcat Canyon is a good trail, shaded mostly, and brings you back to the Deer Hollow Farm where they keep some animals. Black Mountain is the most challenging, another 1,800 feet in elevation gain after you get to the end of the Chamise trail! Be in good hiking shape and take your time! Take lots of water with you on hot days! Don’t step on the lizards! (Western Swifts are everywhere);’

5. Sunnyvale Farmers Market

Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 +1 510-745-7100
Excellent
53%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Sunnyvale Farmers Market

Reviewed By 3nvi

The farmer's market takes place on Saturday mornings in downtown Sunnyvale. Lots of fruit and vegetable stands, flower stands and some good food. There's a lot of parking within a couple of blocks. I particularly like the little Crepe stall. There's also a stand that sells really good Olive oil. I go fairly regularly to stock up on produce and fresh flowers, and grab breakfast while I'm there.

6. Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market

Campbell Ave & 2nd St, Campbell, CA 95008
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market

Reviewed By Carlo d - Columbus, Ohio

Incredibly colorful and flavorful market, we spent one hour walking among stalls of fresh produce, flowers, soaps, pizza, naan, pastries, breads, cheeses, etc, the most amazing part was the sampling offered to the visitors, you can fill yourself and not be hungry for the rest of the day, but in case you want more foods you can stop at one of the charming cafes that are situated in the same street as the market. Parking was full therefore we parked at city hall and walked five minutes to the market. If I lived here I would go every Sunday and not miss one .

7. Mission Santa Clara de Asis

The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050 +1 408-554-4023
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.

Reviewed By VWriter - Los Gatos, California

I attended a concert here and the setting was nearly perfect.

It's a lovely old mission, founded in 1777, and built on the present site between 1784 and 1819. It's been ruined and restored six times and in its present state is a mix of Spanish and 1920's art deco influences. Under the supervision and control of the Spanish explorers, the building was constructed by Native American forced labor but, in the fervored logic of the Spaniards, was created for the good of the native tribes in the area, The setting is peaceful and today is part of the University of Santa Clara campus.

Why do I think it was nearly perfect, but not perfect? The acoustics are good and it's one of the most lovely and historic buildings in central California. No, the reason is that the seats for the concert were straight back chairs with wicker seats, hard and uncomfortable. After two hours I hoped the concert would end a.s.a.p. to give me some relief. A cushion next time!

8. Ridge Vineyards

17100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014-5435 +1 408-867-3233
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Ridge Vineyards

Reviewed By Marc B - Anchorage, Alaska

We were unaware that there were any vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains until our daughter informed us of her visit to Ridge Vineyards. We decided to pack a picnic lunch and go visiting. I contacted Ridge by email to see if we could visit on a weekday, which was the only day we had available. Understandably, there was some pause, given that they are not set up for visitors on a weekday except by reservation. Tom Carson assisted us in making an appointment, so we gathered our picnic lunch and headed up Montebello Road out of Cupertino.

Tom met us before we entered the tasting room, and suggested we first walk up the knoll to take in the view of the Bay and Santa Clara Valley -- wow! The view is incredible, and alone was worth the trip. We could see 180 degrees from the City down to San Jose and Los Gatos.

In the tasting room, we were assisted by Allison and Israel who are both very knowledgeable and helpful. We tasted a variety of wines including several Zinfandels, Petit Syrah, and Cabernets. They were lovely. The granddaddy is the Monte Bello (Bourdeaux blend) and I lightened my wallet to purchase several bottles. They will be cellared for a few years and then savored. And after they are gone, I will wish I had purchased several more.

Thanks to the Ridge folks for being such nice hosts and making such fine wine. We will be visiting your Lytton Springs location when next we are in Sonoma County.

9. Municipal Rose Garden

Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216 +1 408-794-7274
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 446 reviews

Municipal Rose Garden

Reviewed By Louise925 - Rogers, Arkansas

Most of the beds were full of weeds, plants have not been pruned and many have black spot on leaves. Surely there is a garden club or some volunteers that could help maintain the gardens. This is the most poorly maintained garden I have visited anywhere.

10. Las Palmas Park

850 Russet Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1859 +1 408-730-7751
Excellent
52%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Las Palmas Park

Reviewed By Dennis H - San Jose, California

We've taken advantage of this park for forty years as tennis players, dog walkers, picnickers, diners (at Cafe Kabob), clean-up volunteers, event-hosters, and just plain relaxers. It is a beautiful, tree-shaded, expansive, lawn-covered park in a residential setting that contains water-features, playgrounds, picnic tables, rentable areas, tennis courts plus pro shop and restaurant, a fenced dog park, etc.. Highly recommended!

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