Known worldwide for technological prowess, California's Silicon Valley is also a leading vacation destination. Framed by the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and sporting fabulous year-round weather, Los Gatos and Saratoga delight visitors with some of the best shopping, wine tasting and dining experiences in the Bay Area.
Los Gatos: The Cat's Meow Beautiful, lively, fun, sophisticated, walkable, historic. Los Gatos—"The Cats" en Español—is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains above Silicon Valley. In the 1800s Los Gatos became both destination and resting spot for travelers. Tourism spurred the town's growth and infused new cultural energy into the community that thrives to this day.
Mountain wineries dot the wooded hillsides. Tasting rooms, restaurants with well-stocked cellars, and shops brimming with wine paraphernalia make Los Gatos a wine lover's paradise. The streets bustle with people enjoying eateries, boutiques, stores, and spas. Sunny summers and mild winters encourage year-round hiking, biking, and strolls around town.
Saratoga: Wine and Dine the Big Basin Way Nestled among majestic oaks, the picturesque and historic village of Saratoga is just minutes west of San Jose, California. The wine trail to three prominent hillside wineries climbs Big Basin Way through Saratoga Village. The path leading to Mountain Winery, a top Bay Area music venue, also climbs Big Basin Way through Saratoga Village. The Silicon Valley fine-food trail leads to a culinary pot of gold on Big Basin Way where more than twenty restaurants offer all styles of dining.
Recreational activities include horseback riding, hiking, camping, and touring the local wineries—all under the serene redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains.