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Alanna Hale

Googleplex, Mountain View

Googleplex, Mountain View

Silicon Valley earned its name thanks to the silicon semiconductor devices, which were first manufactured in Mountain View in the 1950s. Today, the city continues to be a tip-of-the-sword tech hub. See where the world’s most popular search engine was developed at the sprawling Google campus. (The buildings may be private, but anyone is free to walk the grounds.) Look for Googlers on yellow bikes and inside self-driving cars, and explore the Android Garden, dotted with whimsical statues.