Cypress Hotel - Cupertino City Center
10050 South De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014
AN INFINITE NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES IN THE SILICON VALLEY
Our newly renovated boutique hotel is in the heart of Silicon Valley in Cupertino, within easy reach of everything there is to see and do in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're here on business, we're close to the major players: Apple, Symantec and Hewlett-Packard to name a few. Out for fun? You can explore everything from boutique wineries to stunning landscapes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment.
Family and adult activities are everywhere. Spend a day at Paramount's Great America Amusement Park; take in a performance at the Flint Center; visit local wineries; enjoy fabulous golfing; experience world-class shopping; tour the Lick Observatory or the historic mission Santa Clara de Asis; walk the Santa Cruz beaches or head to San Francisco for unforgettable dining and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The options are almost endless. To help you out; we've assembled a list of nearby attractions.
- California's Great America
Northern California's only movie-themed amusement park blends movie magic with theme park thrills. Open April through mid-October. Located at Great America Parkway and Old Glory in Santa Clara. For information; call 408.988-1776 or 800.209.2275.
- Cupertino Historical Museum
Located in the Quinlan Community Center; the museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information; visit www.cupertinohistoricalsociety.org or call 408.973.1495.
- Flint Center for the Performing Arts
The Flint Center features a wide array of performances throughout the year; including San Francisco Symphony concerts; ballet and Broadway shows. For more information and tickets; see www.flintcenter.com or phone 408.864.8820.
- HP Pavilion
An indoor arena in San Jose; home to the San Jose Sharks and some of the biggest entertainment acts to perform in Northern California; including U2; Alicia Keys; Coldplay; Madonna; Blue Man Group and Tina Turner. For calendar and ticket information; see www.hppsj.com or call 408.287.9200.
- Villa Montalvo
A stunning venue for seasonal open-air concerts. This historic location hosts a wide-range of events; from big-name performers to lesser-known eclectic artists.
- Roaring Camp Railroads
Forty minutes west of Santa Clara; groups can take an 1880's steam-train ride to the top of Bear Mountain or to the ocean at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Located off Highway 17 at Mt. Herman Road in Felton; California. For information; call 831.335.4484.
- Shoreline Amphitheatre
Silicon Valley's major concert venue; the Shoreline Amphitheatre hosts such headliners as Wilco; Santana; Norah Jones; Neil Young; Josh Groban; Jack Johnson; The Smashing Pumpkins and more. Located in nearby Mountain View; Shoreline Amphitheatre is just a short distance from the Cypress Hotel. For tickets and information; see www.livenation.com or call 650.967.3000.
- Tech Museum of Innovation
Hands-on; imaginative; high-tech exhibits showcase the past; present; and future of Silicon Valley. The museum is also home to a state-of-the-art IMAX Dome Theater. It is located at 201 South Market Street in San Jose. For information; visit www.thetech.org or call 408.294.TECH.
- Winchester Mystery House
A beautiful; but bizarre 160-room Victorian mansion built by the Winchester heiress (California Historical Landmark No. 868). You'll find this marvel at 525 South Winchester Boulevard in San Jose. For information; call 408.247.2000.
- Cupertino Square
Formerly Vallco Fashion Park; Cupertino Square is a three-level shopping mall centered in Cupertino. Numerous stores, such as Macy's; AMC Theatres and Strike Bowling can be found here. Cupertino Square also hosts the city's weekly farmers' market; where you can purchase local produce and handmade items every Friday throughout the year (major holidays excepted). Cupertino Square is located at 10123 North Wolfe Road in Cupertino. For more information; phone 408.777.3081.
- Santana Row
This is one of the nation's most beautiful high-end shopping and dining districts. Here; you'll find Burberry and Gucci; Brooks Brothers and Salvatore Ferragamo; Sur La Table and Joseph Schmidt Confections. Some of Silicon Valley's most notable restaurants also make their home on Santana Row: Amber India; Cocola Bakery; Left Bank Brasserie; Pizza Antica; Sino and Vintage Wine Bar among them. For more information; see www.santanarow.com.
- Stanford Shopping Center
Stanford Shopping Center offers what may be the San Francisco Bay Area's most beautiful and dynamic shopping and dining venue. One of the few open-air shopping centers in the United States; Stanford Shopping Center features a park-like setting complete with award-winning gardens and sculptures created by California artists. High-end stores include Neiman Marcus; Bloomingdale's; Nordstrom and Macy's; plus 140 other boutiques; specialty stores; restaurants and services. Stanford Shopping Center is located at 680 Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. For more information; see www.stanfordshop.com or phone 650.617.8200.
- Westfield Valley Fair
This is the largest shopping mall in Northern California. Westfield Valley Fair boasts two department stores (Macy's and Nordstrom); 244 stores; several restaurants and a large food court. Upscale shopping is the name of the game here; with stores like Banana Republic; bebe; Coach; Puma and Tiffany. Westfield Valley Fair is located at 2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose. For more information; see www.westfield.com or phone 408.248.4450.
- De Anza Flea Market
Begun over 30 years ago as a small fundraiser by De Anza College students for the student body; the De Anza Flea Market now attracts vendors and patrons from throughout the state. From antiques to Avon; vintage jewelry to handmade clothing and wind chimes to woodcrafts; you can find almost anything at this market. The Flea Market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the De Anza College Parking Lots A and B. De Anza College is at 21250 DeAnza Boulevard in Cupertino; very close to the Cypress Hotel. For more information; see www.deanza.fhda.edu/fleamarket or call 408.864.8414.
- Gilroy Outlet Stores
For the bargain hunter; the Gilroy Premium Outlets may be well worth a drive. With 145 high-end outlet stores; you are sure to find something to treasure. Located at 681 Leavesley Road in Gilroy; south of San Jose; the Gilroy outlet stores are about 40 minutes from the Cypress Hotel in Cupertino. For more information; see www.premiumoutlets.com or phone 408.842.3729.
- Memorial Park (3 blocks)
- Triton Museum of Art (5 miles [8 kilometers])
- Mission Santa Clara (religious mission) (5 miles [8 kilometers])
- South Bay Wineries (wineries) (within a radius of 5 to 7 miles [8 to 11 km])