Los Altos Hills, California, USA, is a city with a population of approximately twenty-nine thousand in Santa Clara County. It is located in the suburban area of San Francisco and the city centre of San Jose is only about thirty kilometres east of Los Altos. The name Los Altos is Spanish and can be translated as “the heights.”
The history of the city dates back to the early twentieth century, when the area around Los Altos was developed. The Southern Pacific Railroad Company played an important role in the development processes. This former rural town has become a commuter city for the flourishing Silicon Valley and its numerous technology companies. Los Altos is well served by three international airports in the region. Oakland National Airport, San Francisco Airport, and San Jose International Airport are nearby. If you travel around in the state, you can take one of the regular intercity bus to San Jose.
The Los Altos History Museum showcases the history of the city and the region. It is one of the most visited history museums in the state and opened at the turn of the twenty-first century. The museum features both a permanent exhibit as well as temporary exhibits. The place includes a fully furnished farmhouse depicting the difficult life during the Depression. If you cannot get enough of museums, check out the Computer History Museum in the nearby city of Mountain View. Los Altos offers excellent opportunities for sport enthusiasts. Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is great for families and sporty tourists who want to go hiking, biking, or just having a break from busy everyday life.
Los Altos offers some hotels and holiday apartments, if you want to spend some time in the San Jose area. Simple hotels as well as luxurious accommodations are available. However, the prices are comparatively higher and it is a lot busier. In the neighbouring cities San Jose and Mountain View, you can find plenty of hostels, guesthouses, and hotels, but there are not many Los Altos Hills, California, USA hostels. Your Los Altos Hills, California, USA hostel will give you the feeling that you are in the countryside. Also keep in mind that your Los Altos Hills, California, USA hostel is closed during the summer.
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