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Must-visit places in Cupertino CA

While today Cupertino is known as one of the founding epicenters of Silicon Valley, this Bay Area city has a lot more to offer than just Apple HQ (though that’s certainly a reason to visit in its own right). Despite it’s techno-origins, this sunny city has a variety of charm and entertainment for visitors.

  1. McClellan Ranch
  2. 22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States
    408.777.3149

    Run as a cattle ranch by the McClellan family through the 1930’s, the McClellan ranch is a historic preserve currently open to the public.

    Aside from the charming, rustic atmosphere of the buildings and grounds, McClellan Ranch has a wide range of facilities to pique your interests. These include a famous birding spot, a nature museum with live animals, an environmental education center, community gardens and excellent hiking tracks that run along the scenic Stevens Creek. Grounds are open daily from 6am to 8pm.

  1. Ridge Vineyards
  2. 17100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States
    408.867.3233

    Located in Monte Bello ridge and nestled amongst the stunning Santa Cruz Mountains, this is the perfect spot to sample some of Cupertino’s finest wine selections.

    Monte Bello has a long and storied history in the wine business, and Ridge Vineyards is by far the most celebrated establishment in the area. This winery specialises in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. The Ridge Tasting Room is open for visitation every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

  1. Fujitsu Planetarium
  2. 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States
    408.8648.814

    Fujitsu Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums on the west coast, on DeAnza College campus. Recent refurbishings have also established it as one of the most modern planetariums in America, with state-of-the-art displays and equipment.

    While Fujitsu hosts school field trips throughout the year on weekdays, the planetarium does hold special events that are open to the public. These include astronomy shows and laser music performances, and public events are usually held every saturday.

  1. The Apple Park Visitor’s Centre
  2. 10600 N Tantau Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States
    408.961.1560

    While there’s certainly more to Cupertino than tech, it can’t be denied that many visitors come to the city because it is the birthplace of tech giant Apple Inc. Thankfully today you can pay tribute to your favorite devices by visiting the Apple Park Visitors Centre.

    This stylish and modern centre is understandably one of the most popular destinations in the city, and currently includes an Apple store with exclusive merchandise, a cafe and an exhibition space. There is also a rooftop terrace you can access, giving you a unique view over Apple Park and the Apple Campus.

  1. Rancho San Antonio County Park
  2. 10600 N Tantau Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States
    408.961.1560

    This 165-acre county park alongside a 24 acre Open Space Preserve gives you the opportunity to explore the diverse environments and geography of Cupertino.

    There are a number of recreational activities on offer at this county park, providing enough space and a comfortable environment for jogging, hiking, cycling, and even equestrian trails if you enjoy horse-riding. There are also four tennis courts and designated picnic areas. Rancho San Antonio is a very popular site for school groups and families, and the perfect place to relax and unwind.

All of these fantastic locations really highlight why Cupertino CA is such a desirable place to live. If you’re thinking about making a move, then you need a real estate agent that understands the local area better than anyone. I can work closely with you to find a home that meets your requirements. Get in touch with me today at 925.216.0676 or send an email to alice(at)alicewlchen(dotted)com.