IT & Network Infrastructure : A Geek`s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-06-23 Print this article Print
California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Boasting a planetarium, a natural history museum and a four-story tropical rainforest encased in glass, the complex sports a new building by architect Renzo Piano, which qualified for platinum LEED status.
The City by the Bay is known for its picturesquely painted houses, murderously steep hills, charmingly rickety streetcars and famously fickle weather—not to mention infrastructural icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Transamerica Tower downtown. However, there is much more to San Francisco than pretty locales and numerous hippies. The city is an epicenter of learning and science, boasting a treasure trove of sights and attractions for the nerdy at heart. In addition to world-class museums sure to delight any geek worth his or her salt, the city offers an eclectic mix of institutions that provide access to curiosities such as the world's largest collection of antique arcade machines, a cartoon art museum and stunning modern architecture by some of the biggest names in the business. While you certainly won't want to miss a ride on the city's famous cable cars or a winding waddle down Lombard Street, the most crooked street in the world, there is much more to delight the geek's senses inside the city and in the surrounding areas, if you just know where to look.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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