Touring Nearby Lighthouses
It’s only a short drive from Silicon Valley to the coast, so take your camera along and get ready to capture some memorable photos.Three notable lighthouses are strung out along scenic Highway 1, starting just north of Half Moon Bay and ending in Pacific Grove.
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Wine Tasting in San Jose
Taste the fine wines of J. Lohr Vineyards in their inviting tasting room just 1.5 miles from downtown San Jose. A visit to the tasting room gives visitors samples of vintages produced from extensive plantings in Monterey County as well as Paso Robles and Napa Valley.
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The Peninsula's Art Center
With 27 separate galleries, the Cantor Arts Center on Stanford Campus is the Peninsula’s most fascinating cultural hub. 20th-century European and American art is presented, along with a diverse permanent collection.
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The Giant Trees of Santa Cruz County
Towering redwoods, beautiful waterfalls, sweeping vistas, and long hikes are all in store at Big Basin Park. California’s oldest state park is home to the largest continuous stand of ancient redwoods south of San Francisco.
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2,000 Years of Computing History
A 25,000-square-foot exhibit with more than 1,000 artifacts at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and stories of the computer revolution.
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Beautiful But Bizarre
No visit to Silicon Valley would be complete without a stop at the historic Winchester Mystery House. This 160-room architectural marvel combines Victorian beauty with unexplained features that make it a mystery.
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