Silicon Valley is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area located in Northern California. Worldwide well-known as the major and global center for social media, innovation, high technology and as a birthplace to many of the currently richest and most successful companies in the World. The word 'silicon' in its name refers to the fact that there initially was a lot of silicon chip manufacturers and innovators. It is now home to companies like Twitter, Sony, Youtube, Tesla Motors, nVidia, Google, Facebook, EA, Apple, eBay, Intel, Adobe Systems and many more. If you or anyone of your travel group is a science, technology, social or computers lover - you should not miss this place as it is right here where many extremely successful science life-changing stories have started.