Los Angeles Times: A weekend trip to Silicon Valley’s century-old hidden haven

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There’s more to Silicon Valley than ones, zeros, Stanford University and 21st century wealth. There’s also a natural world of forests and seashores and a semi-natural world of gardens and estates such as Filoli, a 654-acre haven of bright blooms and birdsong in rural Woodside, about midway between San Francisco and San Jose. It’s a little more than a century old, the creation of a previous generation’s 1%. I made it the centerpiece of a quick visit. The tab: $400 for two nights in a hotel, $62 for lunches and dinner and $22 for admission to Filoli.

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