Our Top 10 Stops for a Tech Road Trip


Apple Company Store; Cupertino, Calif.

The mantra "Think Different," has become synonymous with one of America's most recognized brands: Apple. Embraced for its gorgeous product designs, functionality and fun factor, Apple has rocketed into the annals of technical history since its inception in 1976 with the release of the Apple I computer.

Though there aren't any tours of the Apple headquarters, you can still visit the original Apple Employee store in Cupertino, Calif. You won't be able to pick up the new iPad or iMac there, but it's the only store to sell Apple logo clothing, including T-shirts, caps and other such accessories. Maybe one day Apple CEO Tim Cook should hide five golden tickets inside of Apple products that would allow a tour of the secret headquarters. Anyway, until that idea catches on, the second-best glimpse is visiting the Apple Employee store.