What you'll do
Check out the sights of Palo Alto, including the early offices of Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Paypal, Tinder, Palantir and more. Learn more about the history of Palo Alto including the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX), the Apple Store (the original and the newest), The Birthplace of Silicon Valley (the HP Garage), famous locals who live in the area including Tim Cook and Marissa Mayer. We will walk past a couple Venture Capital / Accelerator offices. You will get the see a fake British Pub, A tech workspace and some scenes from the famous HBO show, Silicon Valley.
Originally from Australia, i've lived in the Bay Area including Palo Alto and San Francisco for the past five years. I first worked for a US Tech company in Australia in the 90s, then Expedia for 8 years. I've been a member of the USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association) and the NTA (National Tour Association) and attended their national conferences as a delegate. I've also been a licensed IATAN Travel Agent and been involved in a number of travel startups. For the past 5 years i've worked for a Unicorn Tech Startup in Palo Alto. I have a passion to show where I now live and work to guests and i've done this tour for friends - now i'd love to share it with everyone on here!
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Where you'll be
This is a walking tour, we will see the outside of early offices of famous startups including Google, Facebook, Paypal, HP, Pinterest & more. Outside of the Birthplace of Silicon Valley - HP Garage, past famous tech CEO homes, past Venture capital and Accelarators, early Apple store & more.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Please bring a hat, suncreen and water.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This a walking tour to see some of the historic buildings which make up downtown Palo Alto. I'm originally from Australia, having lived in the Bay Area for the past 5 years - I bring my own experiences on this walking tour! Don't forget to bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, water and sunscreen.
Palo Alto Tech Walking Tour & Sights