Check in at Facebook HQ – 1 Hacker Way @ Silicon Valley

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

When you are in Silicon Valley exploring your tech tour, you can’t be possibly missed out the social media giant -Facebook. Here I am at the Facebook HQ in Silicon Valley.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

Upon arriving at the visitor car park, you will notices blocks of colorful building all line up neatly and bright up the whole place.  Next you will see friendly security officers helping you to cross the streets in the campus.  They will greet you with “good morning” & “have a great day” with smile of course.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

Unlike Googleplex, Facebook main campus is not allowed for visitors, unless you know someone who is working in Facebook. However, there is still a designated area/must go area which all visitors will rush there to shoot their profile picture!

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

There isn’t much to see in Facebook except the thumb up sign board, still you will expect a line to queue. Do wait patiently for your turn to go up the “stage” to receive the “like”.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

I was copying the guy before me who did the jump pose, picture turn out to be good.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

These old premises used to belong to the Sun Microsystems site.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging station at Facebook.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

Hundreds of bikes in light blue line up outside the campus.

Including safety helmets too.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

I only manage to spot one of the facilities – rock climbing stones.  I believe there are many hidden gem in the main campus.

Check in at Facebook HQ @ Silicon Valley

Way out to Facebook

Final thoughts :

If you are in Silicon Valley doing the tech tour, there is not harm to make a detour to Facebook to check out their famous thumb up sign located outside the campus – 1 Hacker Way.  Do not have too high expectation like what you see in Googleplex compus, Facebook main campus is not allow to access for visitors unless you know someone who is working there.  Having said that, you will still be surprised at the number of tourists making their pilgrimage daily here!  I was kind of shock at the groups of tourists on the tech tour buses stop here for their “thumb up” picture.

 

 

17 Replies to “Check in at Facebook HQ – 1 Hacker Way @ Silicon Valley”

  1. Such a cute and fun idea. The place is such a great spot. Will try look into this when we visit California.

    1. Dear Elizabeth,

      It cool to shoot a picture at the Facebook HQ but you cannot see much as compare to GooglePlex. You will notice security guards are working hard to direct excited visitors to the “thumb up” signboard!

    1. Dear Alicia,

      GooglePlex is more visitor friendly as compared to Facebook. There is only a thumb up signboard outside the main road. Expect little queue for the thumb up sign photo session.

  2. I’ve always wanted to visit Facebook Headquarters! It is so innovative in design and amenities, I may just apply for a job LOL

    1. All the bikes are in blue color, while Google bikes are all in their icon theme color (multi-color). Both are nice but in Google, visitor can ride on the bikes and check out the campus. Not at facebook! Google is more visitor friendly!

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