1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA
Visiting the Mothership
For the true Apple fan, visiting an Apple store isnât enough: a pilgrimage to Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, is a must. Appleâs campus is located just off Interstate 280 south of the De Anza Boulevard exit. Starting from San Francisco International Airport, the building is about a 45-minute drive down the self-proclaimed âWorldâs Most Beautiful Freeway,â which avoids the grubby industrial parks of Silicon Valley and takes the scenic route down the San Francisco Peninsula.
Arriving at Appleâs campus off De Anza Boulevard, youâll come first to 1 Infinite Loop, the main office of Appleâs six HQ buildings. The road circles around, surrounded by parking lots; between the buildings are landscaped gardens for Apple employees.
In front of number 1 is a sign written in two Apple fonts: the number 1 is in Appleâs old Chicago font (still seen on older iPods) and âInfinite Loopâ is in Appleâs version of Garamond. But thatâs not the only secret message for the initiated: the very name of the street is joke for a computer programmers.
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