DRIVE » TOUR
Starting in PALO ALTO, take in vibrant University Avenue and drive the leafy lanes of the
STANFORD CAMPUS, stopping to see the mosaics in Memorial Church and the
MAIN QUAD. Head west on Sand Hill Road to Highway 280 south to revitalized downtown
SAN JOSE for a visit to the striking Tech Museum of Innovation. Take Highway 17 west to LOS GATOS, stopping to enjoy the village-like downtown and its shady plaza, then head south on Highway 9 to the equally charming hamlet of SARATOGA, nestled at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Continue on Highway 9 up into the mountains to Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35), the crest of the range. Here you’ll find uncrowded wineries, pristine forests and many open space preserves and parks, including CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK, the most spectacular. Follow Skyline Boulevard south and rejoin Highway 17 east, which leads back to San Jose and the heart of Silicon Valley.