8 Excursions for America’s Technophiles

on October 8, 2015

The Tech-Lover's Travel Guide

Tired of sitting at your computer or designing programs all day? These American technology destinations will leave you feeling inspired. Join us as we travel across the nation to witness some of America's most tech-savvy landmarks.

Harvard University

Kirkland House/MIT Museumu2014Cambridge, MA

Take a trip and witness Facebook's humble beginnings: a dorm room in Kirkland House at Harvard University. Stroll around the pristine campus or take a guided tour for some tech-minded inspiration. While you're there, visit MIT's Museum and check out the latest in kinetic sculptures, robots, and holograms.

The Exploratorium

The Exploratoriumu2014San Francisco, CA

Art, science, culture, and technology all combine for a unique educational experience at this museum. Learn about the science behind music or try one of their dozens of experiments for some discovery of your own.

Tech Museum of Innovation

Tech Museum of Innovationu2014San Jose, CA

Known simply as "The Tech", this museum is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is a paragon of innovation and creativity. The hundreds of exhibits show how various kinds of technology impact our everyday lives, from sustainable energy to biotechnology. There are always new traveling exhibits, so each time you visit you'll have a totally new experience.

National Park Service

iPad Gettysburg Park Touru2014Gettysburg, PA

View history through a modern lens-as part of your tour kit, you'll receive a special iPad that walks you through this important Civil War destination. With live battle video, audio, and special effects, it's never been easier to immerse yourself in the past.

Discovery World Science and Technology Center

Discovery World Science and Technology Centeru2014Milwaukee, WI

For tech fun the whole family will love, take a trip to the Midwest, where this 120,000 square foot facility is home to all sorts of technological wonders. Dozens of exhibits and learning labs make this a one-of-a-kind experience. Get behind the wheel of an electric car, explore a virtual 3D environment that responds to your actions, or experience Tesla's experiments with 20 million volts of electricity.

Fast Co. Design

Apple Headquartersu2014Cupertino, CA

This is a must-visit for the Apple-obsessed. Be sure to visit Apple's "company store" for official Apple gear-hey, maybe you'll be lucky enough to get a hint about the next big "iThing" coming out.

Sony Wonder Lab

Sony Wonder Technology Labu2014New York, NY

This four-story interactive museum is making waves in the Big Apple. With over 61 permanent exhibits and programs like nanotechnology demonstrations and building solar-powered racing cars, it's a great way to see science in action. Admission is free, but get tickets at least a week early.


The Google Garageu2014Menlo Park, CA

In the garage of this inconspicuous house, one of the world's greatest companies was born. Larry Page and Sergey Brin rented out the "Google garage", making it the tech giant's first official location. The property is now owned by Google to preserve its history, but feel free to rollerblade down the street for a true Google-worthy experience.