About San Jose
Even if you haven't been here yet, your gadgets have: the birthplace of microchips, personal computers, and smartphones isn't done innovating yet, as you'll see at the Tech Museum of Innovation and San Jose Museum of Art. Keep your wits sharp as Google's self-driving cars stay cautiously behind you as you drive from Los Gatos billionaires' hilltop homes to sleek office parks radiating outward from Stanford University in Palo Alto.
Read more about San Jose on Hipmunk's San Jose City Guide.
About San Francisco
When packing for San Francisco, bring a hoodie and ditch all conventional wisdom. Here you can launch cutting-edge tech startups over organic cocktails in a Gold Rush saloon, skateboard past Mission murals and through Golden Gate Park all the way into middle age, and escape from Alcatraz in time for reservations at America's next best restaurant.
Read more about San Francisco on Hipmunk's San Francisco City Guide.
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