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Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center & Cafe

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Address: 3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043-1341
Phone Number: +1 650-965-7474
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Description: A rarity, and a true respite, in Silicon Valley. Offering something for...
A rarity, and a true respite, in Silicon Valley. Offering something for everyone, it's the perfect place for a break from the office, lunch, water sports, picnics, events or kid/teen summer camps.
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Best south bay local park

Many activities for all. Lot of open space, water activities, playgrounds, biking areas, kite, drives, nature, sunsets!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Apoorva D
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Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Many activities for all. Lot of open space, water activities, playgrounds, biking areas, kite, drives, nature, sunsets!

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Shoreline Lake is a convenient bike ride from downtown Mountain View on the Steven's Creek Trail. The view from the cafe is beautiful and the breakfast options are great (I would recommend the eggs benedict). We rented a canoe for an hour and it felt a little long (we probably canoed around the entire lake in 25 minutes), but it... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Who would think you could go windsurfing or paddle-boating just a stones throw from the Googleplex (aka Google HQ). Shoreline park is destination for locals who want to enjoy the sun, have lunch on the patio, or enjoy late afternoon glass of wine. Take a walk, go bird watching, bring the kids to the play area, lots to do. It's... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,548 attraction reviews
1,461 helpful votes 1,461 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have visited Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center and Cafe a few times. its a great place to do some water activities from long board, canoe, and paddle board. The cafe is a pleasant place to enjoy for lunch. We have had their sandwiches. The cafe does serve beer and wine, as well. The parking lot can get busy on a... More 

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Plano, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is one of my favorite places in the bay area. I have been there in different times of the day and its all great. But the best time to visit is the evening just before the sunset. The view of the sunset from here is stunning. The quite and serene surroundings is quite soothing. You can rent a bike... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is definitely a must go place if you are in town...! See the offices around and must visit Google office and Facebook Office....!

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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188 reviews 188 reviews
59 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We enjoyed taking a walk along the trails, stopping to watch the water fowl, airplanes overhead, and just enjoying a beautiful day. You can take a long walk or a short one -- not too busy either! Very nice, lots of great parking, and it's perfectly free!

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San Francisco, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

One can really feel they are "getting away" when walking along this shoreline park. There are two restaurants lakeside and an historic house, The Rengstorff House, is also open for tours.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Large open space with a kite-flying area, golf course, lake, boating, and bike paths. The park needs more parking and picnic tables. The lakeside cafe serves decent food, but the service is very slow.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

It was a lovely place for a quiet walk by the water. We stopped and had lunch at the restaurant as well, the food was great. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in a peaceful walk in the sunshine.

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