A pivotal location of the tech revolution - past, present and future - our Silicon Valley surroundings are home to a rich history, unforgettable entertainment, and a true taste of what’s going on in the world of technology and innovation.
Originally home to the Ohlone Native Americans, the Santa Clara Valley was settled by the Spanish, with land grants forming what would become Mountain View and Sunnyvale. As the nineteenth century went on, additional developments brought the first wood frame house in the Santa Clara Valley that later became the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, as well as the advent of fruit orchards to replace once-prosperous wheat fields.
The twentieth century brought Sunnyvale an iron works factory, new schools, a naval field, and the advent of the war economy. World War II led to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (the precursor to NASA), as well as Lockheed moving to Sunnyvale at war's end. Technological innovation continued to accelerate rapidly throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, with companies like Advanced Micro Devices (founded 1969), creations like the first Atari game (Pong, first installed in 1972), and robust development all finding their home base in Sunnyvale.
Today, Sunnyvale is home to some of the biggest multinational corporations, technology companies and businesses in the world, all of which continue to grow. Visit the many points of interest near our hotel on El Camino Real, and see what's made Silicon Valley so iconic the world over.
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