Palo Alto is known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley. Lesser known are its diverse eateries and unique cafe culture. These are the go-to meeting, working, and feeding places for locals, Stanford students, as well as VCs and tech professionals, thanks to the city’s unique position as a college town and the Startup Town, USA. Join me and learn locals-only insights. Sample your way through the fascinating downtown Palo Alto and make new friends. Stop in 3-5 restaurants and shops to taste delectable global cuisines. Learn history and facts of Palo Alto. Experience unique Silicon Valley culture. Visit historic places. Identify iconic VC firms and startups. A delicious, fun, and stimulating afternoon. Come hungry & bring an appetite! Vegetarian options available at several shops. Wear comfy shoes & layered clothes. Prepare to learn and have fun! Please arrive 5 min early for check in.
I am ITMI (International Tour Management Institute) certified Tour Director, member of San Francisco Tour Guide Guild (SFTGG), and NYC & Washington DC licensed guide. When not leading over-the-road tours, I conduct walking tours in the city I live. I worked in the high-tech industry and have lived in Palo Alto for 20+ years. I enjoy sharing local history and unique culture with guests. I have passions for food and travel. My footprints covered many places in the world, especially Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
We’ll start in front of Paris Baguette (383 University Ave), then explore the back streets and thoroughfares of downtown Palo Alto. You’ll taste signature dishes and enjoy drinks at locals-favorite restaurants and shops. We’ll visit El Palo Alto and HP Garage, the birthplaces of Palo Alto and Silicon Valley, respectively. You'll see famous VC firms and startups on the way and have a hands-on opportunity to play with the latest high-tech product
Gratuity is greatly appreciated Meet in front of Paris Baguette (383 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301); Transportation: Caltrain, Bus # 22, 35, 522, 280, 281,296, 397, ECR