Located in California’s Silicon Valley, Cupertino is known for both its natural setting and being the headquarters of Apple. You’ll also find picturesque parks, cultural attractions and a charming main street dotted with restaurants and shops.
Things to do in Cupertino
To experience Apple’s newest innovations, visit the famed Apple Park Visitor Center. You’ll be able to explore Apple Park through a 3D model of the campus, visit the on-site cafe and pick up Apple merchandise. Make your way upstairs and admire the landscapes with 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees.
Take a break at the family-friendly Stevens Creek County Park, home to more than 400 hectares of verdant nature. Immerse yourself in the surrounding landscapes by taking a scenic stroll on the Bay Area Ridge Trail that winds through the park.
See more than 100 species of birds at the McClellan Ranch, a former horse ranch that also features a nature museum and a 24-hectare community organic garden. It’s a perfect place to spot local wildlife, from deer and coyote to bobcats.
For a dose of culture, catch a live concert at the Flit Performing Arts Center, then visit the Fujitsu Planetarium to attend one of the regular Saturday Night Astronomy and Laser Shows. Unwind with single-vineyard wines at Ridge Vineyards, nestled high up in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Getting around Cupertino
The most convenient way to get around Cupertino is by car or bike. It’s a 45-minute drive from San Francisco, while San Jose and San Jose International Airport are only 15 minutes away.