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Silicon Valley – It’s More Than Just Tech!

When I mention the name Silicon Valley, the first thing that probably springs to mind is tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft. But there’s more to Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas than just technology startups. Here are a few places you might not have thought of visiting when in the area.

The Lace Museum

Lace Museum

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Lace making is probably the furthest thing from high tech computing, but you’ll find hundreds of examples of lace dating back as far as the 1700s at the Lace Museum.

Nijiya Market

Nijiya Market

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Explore a wide range of healthy Japanese food at Nijiya Market. Okay, maybe not everything is healthy (like the chocolate above) but you can certainly get some of the most delicious sushi right here!

Sky High Sports

Sky High Sports

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If you want to let off a bit of steam and reach for the sky, head on down to Sky High Sports and you’ll be jumping off the walls, literally! It’s the largest indoor trampoline center in the world, and unlike some others, it’s also air-conditioned so you can have a great time even on a hot day.

California’s Great America

California's Great America

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Not to be confused with Six Flags Great America, California’s Great America is a great day out in its own right. It’s a great place to take the family and there’s something to suit everyone, whether you prefer exciting rollercoasters or something more sedate.

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House

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The Winchester Mystery House belonged to Sarah Winchester (yes, the family responsible for Winchester rifles) and it was said that building never stopped until her death 38 years after construction began. The strange house with its winding hallways and secret passages is said to be home to plenty of ghosts; all those that have been killed by Winchester firearms!

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay around Silicon Valley and want to feel like Mark Zuckerberg for a day, check out Rosewood Sand Hill. If you’re feeling extra rich, you can take their $10,000 custom tour!

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