Here began the Information Age, and here much of the new technology that still astounds the world gets developed every day. What was once a fertile valley filled with orchards is now an endless procession of cities that shelter the major players of the high-tech world. No less than Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel, among many others, maintain their headquarters here.
Because of the huge number of good tech jobs here, people of all ethnicities and from countries around the world call the Silicon Valley home. The cultural diversity makes it a fascinating place to live and visit, with food and entertainment from all around the planet represented.