It looks like a sleepy valley at first glance: low-rise buildings, boulders placed just so on corporate lawns, but make no mistake, this is Silicon Valley, the capital of the high tech world. Much of the South Bay is steeped in innovation, from the venture capital firms along Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park to the manicured Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. Scientific progress is celebrated in San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation and enjoyable kitschy suspense is generated in the Winchester Mystery House with its trap doors and secret passageways. Here also is the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
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