Starting from the base that we are not going to be able to enter the Apple Park itself, there is enough to see. including a visitor center where we can see a huge model of Apple Park or enjoy some of the meals that employees within the building have available within the different cafeterias on campus.
How to get to Apple Park?
Easy. By car. The United States is huge, its cities are huge, and the star means of transportation is the car. Taxi is an option, but best for enjoy a more adjusted price and, above all, closed before starting the journey, it is Uber. If we want to try an alternative, one that is only in the United States, let’s go with Lyft. We will find even more interesting prices.
The direction to which to go is always that of the Apple Park Visitor Center, on Tauntau Avenue. We’ll do it this way because, although Apple Park has other entrances, this is the area where the main building is closest to the street, so we’ll be able to see it better. Also, if possible, we don’t want to walk around the block (literally) from Apple Park. It’s really huge.
What to see in Apple Park?
There are three interesting points outside Apple Park. All very close to the visitor center that we have just mentioned and that we will see in more detail in a moment. The first of these is the Tantau Reception Center, the entrance used by the press to get to Apple Park. Here we can get an idea of how guests are received at events and, from the right side, over the fence, we will glimpse the main building among the vegetation.
The second point is the entrance, usually for employees, that we find walking north along Tantau avenue. Without an invitation we will not be able to go beyond the sidewalk of the street, but we will see very closely the main building and the entrance. With very wide stairs that go directly to the great ring of Apple Park.
The third point of interest is the visitor center itself. In addition to offering us views of the campus, we can see a model of the entire area and get some of the most interesting merchandising. It is true that, in terms of merchandising surely we will be more interested in visiting the Apple Store in Infinite Loop, the old offices, which have more options. Remember that, although they are close, we cannot walk to them. Let’s also remember that, later, if we dare, we can go to Steve Jobs’ house.
What will we do at the Apple Park Visitor Center?
Right in front of the reception and the entrance that we have just mentioned, we find the building of the Apple Park visitor center. If you look at the image just above these lines, the center is divided into three sections. To the left we find a room with a huge model of Apple Park. A model that, if we look through one of the many iPads that any employee we see will lend us, will be displayed in augmented reality.
We will be able to raise the roof of the model, see the offices, understand the ventilation and passive air conditioning system, learn about the solar panel system that feeds the building and much more. A most interesting curiosity. Can even see apple park at nightwhich looks really impressive.
In the central part we find an Apple Store. If it has occurred to us visit Apple Park during an event, where practically all, in the center screen. If we are looking for t-shirts, hats, and other souvenirs, we will find them on the south wall of the store.
After said wall we find the cafeteria. How is the letter? Easy, it’s an iPad and a website. The atmosphere and how much we can ask for in the cafeteria is the closest thing we can find to being inside Apple Park. A good place to take a break before continuing a little more with the visit.
Right on the wall between the cafeteria and the store we will find the stairs. Leaving aside the bathrooms in the lower part, it is in the part of the top where we will have the best views of Apple Park. On a terrace where we can eat and drink what we have bought in the cafeteria, we can take a look at the great ring that remains in front of us.
And with this we conclude our visit, in this virtual case, through the Apple center at a global level. An iconic space, with an iconic design in which every detail, from the benches that we find to the way of placing the vegetation to leave a view from the Visitor Center, is measured and studied. Apple in its purest form.
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