Got a Weekend? 36 Hours in… Silicon Valley


Working with people who live, breathe and would sacrifice a first-born child (or maybe a small pet) to Silicon Valley but living in San Francisco, I never really think of Silicon Valley as a “destination place” to spend a weekend. The New York Times travel section, though, disagrees. They devoted one of their popular “36 Hours in…” columns to “the Valley” as its tech rockstars, gurus and ninjas call it and give it a sense of there’s more to do there than just work.

For instance, there’s some restaurants that could easily make a go of it further north in more foodie-centric San Francisco or Napa, a boutique or two to help one think beyond khaki and t-shirts, bars where you might bump into a VC or three, relaxed enough to hear your pitch, hiking and my favorite, Airship Ventures, which will take you up in zeppelin for an aerial view of Apple and Google headquarters, as well as Oracle CEO Larry’s Ellison’s 23-acre Japanese-style compound. (Read more)

Photo courtesy of Airship Ventures.

Kathy Drasky
Kathy Drasky regularly writes about online culture. Her marketing and communications work with the ANZA Technology Network, Advance Global Australians and with various Australians and Australian enterprises has led to at least a dozen trips Down Under.

An accomplished digital photographer, her photos have appeared in 7x7 Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and Google Schmap.
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