Understand the difference between San Francisco and this tech hub.
Contrary to popular belief, Silicon Valley is actually forty miles south of San Francisco. Although many tech firms and start-ups are headquartered in San Francisco, the Valley hosts many of the major players. Once you’re there, you’ll notice that it’s mostly suburban, so getting between these campuses can take up to 20 minutes.
If you’re hoping to make it back to the city in time for happy hour, you might want to wrap things up early since the drive can take up to 90 minutes—especially during rush hour.