2 - 4 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Silicon Valley Tour
Explore the birthplace of tech! Drive through the Silicon Valley tour while checking out the headquarters of tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, and more. Learn about the visionaries who’ve shaped the world around us, from the feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to the controversies around Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos to the eccentricities of Elon Musk. Understand why their companies succeeded, how they’re growing, and what’s in store for the future. As you explore all Silicon Valley offers, you’ll find yourself at the cutting edge of technological marvels!
About the Tour
This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Silicon Valley with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. The tour begins at Menlo Park’s pump station. We start by learning about Zuckerberg and his vision.
The Silicon Valley tour continues as we learn about the oldest struggle in tech — idea vs. execution. As we listen and drive, we come to an inconspicuous building housing the real backbone of Amazon — AWS. We learn about Bezos Amazon’s beginnings.
The Silicon Valley tour continues from Amazon to Google, starting with the Android Garden. Here we’ll learn about Google vs. Microsoft. Then it’s straight down the road to Google’s headquarters, called the Googleplex. You’ll get to walk through the campus.
That brings us to Microsoft and the beginnings of the modern world. We’ll learn about Gates, BASIC, and Windows. We’ll stop at a museum to play the first-ever video game and see one of the first-ever computers.
From there, we continue onto Apple. We learn about Apple vs. Microsoft and Jobs vs. Gates. We can even stop by Jobs’ Garage.
The Silicon Valley tour’s not over yet! We go from smartphones to smart cars. We’ll learn about Elon Musk and Tesla as we drive on toward the heart of Silicon Valley.
Our tour finally ends at Stanford, which churns out tech entrepreneurs. We can even visit the true birthplace of tech, the Hewlett-Packard Garage.
Just hop into your car, set up the self-guided driving tour of Silicon Valley, and get started on this technology lover’s ultimate adventure.
Starting Point Address: 1401 Marsh Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
What You'll See
From 1-Click to AWS
Amazon: Convenience vs Monopoly
Heading to Android Garden
Computer History Museum
Apple Infinite Loop
Exit 13 for Steve Jobs Garage
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 2 : Facebook
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.