California 101: Palo Alto: 5 Amazing Things
Mingle with some of the world’s sharpest minds while exploring unexpected delights in this sunny Silicon Valley city. Begin by exploring the shops on University Avenue and downtown, then stroll through 2,000 years of history at the Computer History Museum. Afterward, enjoy East-West cuisine at Bird Dog, hike the salt marshes at Baylands Nature Preserve, and stay at Dinah’s Garden Hotel. For more things to do in Palo Alto, check out
Let's Visit Palo Alto, CA
Situated in Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA is more than just a city with many corporate headquarters. The city has some great parks, a great downtown area (including a farmer's market which I check out), the Birthplace of Silicon Valley or the HP Garage, and the beautiful El Palo Alto, a tall redwood tree which gave Palo Alto its name.
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10 of the Best Tech Tourism Destinations
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If you’re obsessed with tech, or you’re just immersed in modern history, here are some nerdy tourist destinations that you simply can’t miss.
1. Funspot, Laconia, NH (Lah-coney-er)
If you remember spending hours pumping quarter after quarter into Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Asteroids, then Funspot in Laconia, New Hampshire is your mecca. The “entertainment supercenter” is home to the American Classic Arcade Museum.
2. Kirkland House, Cambridge, MA
The legendary birthplace of Facebook, because it’s still a working dorm at Harvard University. Back when Facebook still touted the “the” at the beginning of its name, and Mark Zuckerberg was just hoping to drum up members.
3. Microsoft Visitor’s Center, Redmond, WA
For any of the millions of people who live every day in close contact with Microsoft devices. Located on Microsoft’s 300-acre campus, the Visitor’s Center is an ever-updating exhibit of the tech giant’s past, present, and future.
4. Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
The Computer History Museum has a ton of rotating exhibits that depict the storied history of the Information Age while showcasing the possibilities of technology. It’s a must-visit for anyone who appreciates the true genius of the microchip.
5. Apple’s ‘Company Store’, Cupertino, CA
In addition to the typical array of state-of-the-art products, the Apple Company Store is also the only place you can pick up some official branded T-shirts and accessories, as well.
6. The HP Garage, Palo Alto, CA
Maybe you haven’t heard of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, the two men who started their own computer company out of a garage in the late 1930s. Now it is rightfully known as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”
7. The Oasis, Menlo Park, CA
The restaurant served as one of the meeting spots for the Homebrew Computer Club, a motley collection of computer nerds who met to commiserate in the 1970s. They included people like Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, and Jerry Lawson, the man who invented video game cartridges.
8. The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
A museum unlike any other. This museum is exceptionally interactive, whether you’re using tech to get an incredibly in-depth biology lesson or you’re experiencing the sensation of being in an earthquake, there’s a lot to experience at the Tech Museum.
9. South Park, San Francisco, CA
It is said to be the mythical place where Jack Dorsey invented Twitter. As a result, South Park is largely considered the birthplace of the “dot com revolution.”
10. The Intel Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Don’t underestimate the impact that Intel has had on the computer industry. After all, they are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of the chips that power our favorite devices. At the museum, you can see the history of the company, which is essentially the history of the computer industry.
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Palo Alto, California
Palo Alto is a California charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The city shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. It is named after a tree called El Palo Alto. The city includes portions of Stanford University and is headquarters to a number of Silicon Valley high-technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, VMware, and Facebook. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,598 residents.
Inside Facebook HQ & A Some San Francisco Photography
They let me inside Facebook HQ. How cool is that?
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We left Phoenix and made the long drive to San Francisco. Our plan in the city was to shoot photography at as many cool locations of The Golden Gate Bridge as possible. But, when an engineer at Facebook (their headquarters are near San Francisco) saw that I was coming that way, he sent an invite for me and @alajode to visit.
Facebook HQ is massive. In fact, it's not just the Facebook headquarters that are there. There are about 20 other buildings that work as the offices for Facebook and their other companies. But, the main building (HQ) is where we spent most of the day.
We got a tour of Facebook HQ from the engineer that invited us as well as some other photography people that work at Facebook.
Facebook headquarters is crazy. On site, they have restaurants, a barber, dental and medical services, cafes, and even an arcade with vintage games.
After our tour of Facebook HQ, we headed into San Francisco where we got to the coastline just in time for some photography.
Tomorrow on the photography channel I'll get out and photograph a couple cool locations of the Golden Gate Bridge. Stay tuned for that.
Tour of San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco to Tiburon to San Francisco
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Visiting Facebook HQ @ Menlo Park California, USA
Visiting Facebook HQ @ Menlo Park California, USA Early Morning
bicycling Menlo park to Redwood City. Usa Calfornia
The Epiphany, Palo Alto Hotels - California
The Epiphany 5 Stars Palo Alto, California Within US Travel Directory Featuring a fitness centre and a restaurant onsite, this modern hotel is within a 0.5 km walk of the Palo Alto Caltrain Station and Stanford University. Plush bathrobes and free Wi-Fi are provided in rooms.
Select suites feature a view of downtown Palo Alto. A balcony, fresh bathrobes and floor to ceiling windows are offered in each room. An iPod docking station, a flat-screen cable TV and an Illy Espresso Machine are also provided. White Frettè linens and modern grey and yellow accents are featured throughout the rooms and suites at The Epiphany.
Dry cleaning services, a technology concierge and other concierge services are offered at The Epiphany Palo Alto. Mac computers, capable of running Mac and PC platforms are available in the 24-hour business centre.
A full service dinning experience is offered at the onsite restaurant. A 24-hour room service is offered to all at The Epiphany Palo Alto.
Stanford University Golf Course is 10 minutes’ drive away. Palo Alto Art Center is 5 minutes’ drive away from The Epiphany.
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The Epiphany, 180 Hamilton Avenue CA 94301, USA
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