Explore Publishing, Inc. has specialized in producing high-quality guides for over 35 years, focusing on Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. Current publications include:
Discover Silicon Valley
Since 1975, Discover Silicon Valley has been the leading monthly guide to Silicon Valley, stretching from San Mateo, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and the Greater San Jose Area, to Los Gatos/Saratoga, Milpitas and Gilroy. (Over 13 million copies in print!) Discover’s monthly press run of 25,000 copies is distributed by key hotels and motels throughout the region. Discover is also used by leading high-technology companies, relocation companies and chambers of commerce, providing high visibility in the local business community. Discover’s small size, maps and up-to-date information on events, exhibits and performing arts make it a convenient guide to everything going on in the area, including shopping, dining and points of interest. Published monthly.
Explore Silicon Valley & Santa Cruz Coast
Explore Silicon Valley is an annual hard-bound, high-quality visitor guide featured to guests in nearly 12,500 rooms at more than 60 leading hotels and inns throughout Silicon Valley as well as the Santa Cruz County Coast–an area encompassing San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Campbell, and Sunnyvale, south to Gilroy, east to Milpitas and west to Los Gatos, Saratoga and the Pacific Coast. Designed, written and edited specifically as a guide for upscale, mobile visitors, Explore blends advertising and editorial copy into highly attractive, easy-to-use sections covering the best in nearby dining, shopping, events, entertainment, places of interest, outdoor recreation, wineries, sports, and nearby destinations. Published annually, it has a readership of more than 1.75 million. Next publication date: January 2018.
Explore the Peninsula & Half Moon Bay Coast
Explore the Peninsula is an annual hard-bound, high-quality visitor guide featured to guests in more than 8,000 guest rooms at 50 leading hotels, inns and B&Bs on the San Francisco Peninsula – from Burlingame/San Francisco Airport to Mountain View, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Mateo and the nearby San Mateo County Coast. Designed, written and edited specifically as a guide for upscale, mobile visitors, Explore the Peninsula’s focus and format are comparable to Explore Silicon Valley (see above), but with different geographic coverage. Published annually, it has a readership of more than 1.25 million. Next publication date: January 2018.
We’re making big changes in 2018! We’re combining our two annual publications, Explore Silicon Valley & Santa Cruz Coast and Explore the Peninsula & Half Moon Bay Coast, into one fully informative new publication. The 2018 edition of Explore will be featured in over 17,000 rooms at leading hotels from the Peninsula through the entire South Bay, as well as the Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz Coasts. The new book will also reach a demographically targeted audience of locals through expanded circulation to include upscale residential complexes, corporate lodging, high tech companies, spas and fitness clubs, chambers of commerce, relocation companies and more. Plus, as much as we’ve loved Explore’s hard cover binding, it’s time to switch. The new Explore will sport a durable, high-quality magazine-style cover for a contemporary, user-friendly feel. Interior pages will meet the same high standards in paper, printing and photography, giving advertisers an ideal presentation for their message. Explore 2018 will reach over 2.5 million readers. Publication: January 2018.
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