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.
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.
Brandon's Restaurant, 1800 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 ("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 ("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 Nam, 41 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 Vegas, 1417 N Milpitas Blvd, ☎ +1 408 262-2415. Is the best choice for Mexican food in town.
The Beverly Heritage Hotel, 1820 Barber Ln, ☎ +1 408 943-9080. Adjacent to many of the major corporations outside San Jose. Free Wi-Fi, free shuttle to and from airport, shopping mall, and local businesses. Lots of meeting space and great on-site restaurant that is more of a local place than a hotel restaurant.
Courtyard Milpitas, 1480 Falcon Dr, ☎ +1 408 719-1966. Near Milpitas Great Mall of the Bay Shopping Center. For fun there are the Paramount Great America Theme Park and the San Jose Winchester Mystery House. There is also hiking at Joseph D. Grant County Park. $139–$169.
37.43465-121.891772Embassy Suites Milpitas Silicon Valley, 901 East Calaveras Blvd, ☎ +1 408-942-0400. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Silicon Valley hotel near San Jose, Santa Clara & Silver Creek Sportsplex. Spacious two-room suites. Complimentary breakfast & evening drinks.