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Palo Alto Tech Walking Tour & Sights

Palo Alto, United States

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Experience hosted by Bryan

2.5 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

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.
Other things to note
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.
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 o…

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Meet your host, Bryan

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 2 Reviews
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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!
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 work…
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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.

2 reviews

Josephine
November 2020
Bryan is beyond amazing! - a fun and comfortable tour, this has go to be your go-to tour for a local perspective on Silicon Valley. Bryan knew the full history of Tech and Silicon Valley - showed me some of the most historic sites in American Tech folklore from early offices of Google, Facebook, Pinterest, the HP Garage and showed what it's live and work in the epicenter of Silicon Valley today. He’s very smart and as a Bay area local but originally from Australia - he added lots of perspective including currently working for a unicorn in Palo Alto now. He knows history to keep you informed and interested, but he doesn’t do it in such a way like it would bore you to death and make it seem like you’re in a field trip. He’s very welcoming and it made me feel like I made a new friend in Silicon Valley! 💛
Bryan is beyond amazing! - a fun and comfortable tour, this has go to be your go-to tour for a local perspective on Silicon Valley. Bryan knew the full history of Tech and Silicon…
Melinda
November 2019
Bryan is a very enthusiastic guide and highly knowledgeable about Palo Alto and its role in tech start-up lore. He gives you an insider's perspective on what it is like to live and work there today.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    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.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Comfortable walking shoes - this is a long walking tour (1.5 hours)

    Suncreen and a hat (we'll be outside most of the time)