A fall staycation package at Palo Alto’s Garden Court Hotel may also serve as a Silicon Valley primer for out-of-town guests. Along with deluxe accommodations in the 62-room hotel, the Taste of Silicon Valley package (from $409) includes a daylong bike rental from Bike Connection; tickets for Filoli Historic House & Garden in Woodside; and concierge assistance for reservations at Evvia, Vino Locale, Tamarine and other Palo Alto dining hot spots.
Explore more local culture by curling up with Anna Yen’s insider-inspired Sophia of Silicon Valley. A copy of the 2018 hit novel is provided in the package, along with chocolate truffles, kale chips, Voss water and two cold-pressed Project Juice selections—for a taste of the area. Valid Fri.-Sun. nights through September (reservations must be made at least 10 days before arrival), 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto, 650.322.9000
Originally published in the September issue of Silicon Valley