Milpitas

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Milpitas (2000 population 62,698) is in the South Bay region of the Bay Area of California.

Get in[edit]

Mineta San Jose International Airport, Oakland International Airport, or San Francisco International Airport

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

The ruins of an 1800s-built adobe,Alviso Adobe, are on the intersection of Piedmont Road and Calaveras Road. Check to see if it is open to the public at this time. It is stuck behind fences in a new neighborhood and a bit hard to find.

Do[edit]

  • Hike to Monument Peak at Ed R. Levin County Park.

Buy[edit]

  • The Great Mall of the Bay Area. An enormous factory outlet mall that features over 200 shops. Once a Ford factory, now a mall, the center pays homage to its past. You can count on crowds and lots of bargains.

Eat[edit]

  • Brandon's Restaurant1800 Barber Ln +1 408 570-5470. The award-winning Mediterranean and American cuisine features organic produce, free-farmed beef, game, and poultry, as well as fresh seafood daily. Menu highlights range from great steaks to imaginative salads, duck, and lettuce wraps. The wine list features the best California wines, from nearby Napa and Sonoma.
  • Maruichi Ramen in the "Ranch 99" shopping center, off of Barber Road, serves excellent Japanese noodle soup. They are known for their "Kuro Ramen" which has a deep browned garlic flavor. You can choose between the thin and chewy ramen noodles or the thicker udon type noodles. This is a branch of the original shop in Mountain View.
  • Dar Da, also in the "Ranch 99" shopping center, serves Chinese-Muslim as well as Northern Chinese specialities. In addition to food cooked according to Muslim dietary requirements (halal), there are various seafood and non-halal options as well. Excellent choices include the thick stir-fried noodles ("knife cut noodles"), sizzling rice soup, as well as various beef and chicken dishes.
  • Pho Nam41 Serra Way +1 408 956-9627. Serves some of the best Vietnamese "Pho" (beef soup noodles) in the Milpitas area. The beef broth is clear and has a delicate flavor. There are many variations of the standard "Pho" as well as vermicelli bowls, rice plates, and drinks.
  • Taqueria Las Vegas1417 N Milpitas Blvd +1 408 262-2415. Is the best choice for Mexican food in town.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

Milpitas is next to Fremont, Newark, and San Jose

Routes through Milpitas
ConcordFremont  N I-680.svg S  San JoseEND
OaklandFremont  N I-880.svg S  San JoseSanta Clara


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