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If you’re the type who finds San Francisco to be too chilly pretty much every day of the year, you’ll be the type who rejoices at the chance to visit San Jose. While it’s just a few dozen miles south of North California’s most well-known city, San Jose has a vibe all its own – not to mention a temperature that’s routinely warmer. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the heart of Silicon Valley, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings. Read more
Techies, rejoice: Staying in Silicon Valley just got even more geek-friendly. Palo Alto’s 4-star Garden Court Hotel is offering a deluxe experience for the visiting entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and inventors amongst you – or for those who just want to pretend to be for a weekend.
For a mere $1,229 (chump change, after your start-up’s IPO), book the Geek Chic Package and receive first-class treatment including a stay in a deluxe king room, access to the most high-tech products in the market, an aerial tour of the city, and – really – a massage for your tired text-messaging thumbs.
Enjoy a $50 credit for a power lunch at an upscale Italian restaurant, then use the hotel’s custom GPS route offering a day of geekdom saturation, including visits to HP, Google, Apple, and Facebook. You’ll also receive a 45-minute aerial tour over Silicon Valley in a 246-foot-long Zeppelin, one of the largest commercial blimps in the world. To top off the tech-filled day, enjoy two complimentary tickets to the Computer History Museum, and receive two free museum t-shirts to fully elevate your geek swagger.
If you have any time left to actually spend in your room, you could use it to play on your in-room iPad 2 (so 2011) – but you probably already have the new iPad anyway.
Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates on flights to the Palo Alto and Silicon Valley area. For even more trip-planning information, see our California destination guide.
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