“With a new wave of restaurant and hotel openings, Silicon Valley is broadening its tech-geek image and increasingly becoming a leisure destination.”
Where to Stay
Soak up the romance and opulence of France at the Enchanté Boutique Hotel in the tiny town of Los Altos. Francophile owner Abigail Ahrens has thoughtfully decorated the 19-room property to evoke the feel of a château in the French countryside, drawing from her personal collection of French antiques and artifacts. Rooms are a refreshing departure from the modern vibe that prevails in Silicon Valley, with romantic touches like majestic beds, marble-accented bathrooms, and wooden windows that virtually beg you to fling them open. Enjoy some alfresco nibbles on the sunny patio — a plate of fromage accompanied by a glass of French bubbles seems especially apropos.