Since it’s a tourist destination within the larger tourist destination of the Bay Area, Silicon Valley tours are plentiful in the area. Silicon Valley’s history as the high-tech hub of the United States goes all the way back to the 50s, so there are plenty of famous historical spots to visit, as well as contemporary tourist destinations like the Googleplex campus in Santa Clara. However, Silicon Valley is one of the wealthiest areas in the entire world – following only Zurich and Oslo in terms of GDP per capita – and so the tours can be fairly pricey. Many of the most popular tours that cover the entire area cost upwards of $100, so you should be prepared to open your checkbook if you want someone to guide you around the valley.
If you’d prefer something a little easier on your wallet, Action Tour Guide offers a self-guided tour of Silicon Valley specifically designed and written for technology lovers for only $15. Available through our app on iOS and Android devices, our Silicon Valley Self-Guided Driving Tour covers all the most relevant and popular spots in the area, including the Googleplex, the AWS complex that drives most of the modern internet, and the birthplace of Apple and the still-ongoing war between Mac and Windows computers. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of the area, dating back to the early days when Silicon Valley was a single research park on the Stanford University campus.
Unlike a standard guided tour, our self-guided driving tours allow you to set your own pace when you visit. You can pause the tour, stay at one particularly interesting stop for as long as you want, or even pick up again the next day. If you’d prefer to be in the driver’s seat for your tour of Silicon Valley, we’re happy to provide that service for you.