Sightseeing for Geeks

There are plenty of travel-related web sites, but how many are there for those of us who are true geeks and not afraid to say so?

On recent trips to Los Angles and the San Francisco Bay Area, my coworkers and I found a few places that any true geek will probably want to check out. The focus of this list started out on electronic surplus stores, but worthwhile sellers new electronic parts and military and areospace museums are represented also. There are probably may other such places out there also - do you know of any better ones?

Places We've visited or intend to visit.

California - San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley

Electronic Surplus


These former favorites are no longer in the retail electronics business. (Some still maintain a web presence).


Florida - Orlando

California - Los Angeles Area

New Mexico - Albuquerque

In Albuquerque it is apparently Los Alamos National Labs, Kirtland Air Force Base, and other such places that generate enough interesting cast-offs to support a decent surplus market. These three stops on central avenue (formerly US Route 66) in eastern Albuquerque are all within a few blocks of each other.


New York, New York

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Last modified: Tue Jul 11 19:46:45 EDT 2006