Do you think discovering new things while on holiday beats sunbathing and daily Margarita hangovers? Then we’ve got a fantastic new travel guide for you. Celebrity geeks have shared their favourite geeky places to explore around the world, so you can keep feeding your mind on holiday as well as topping up your tan. Read below for the best geek travel tips…
Sonoma County, California, USA
Geek tip: Rancho Obi-Wan
The not-for-profit Rancho Obi-Wan holds the world’s largest collection of Star Wars paraphernalia, including every book ever published about Star Wars.
Amy Ratcliffe, Geek blogger at geekfemme.blogspot.com says: “Rancho Obi-Wan houses the largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia and is also the happiest place on Earth. Besides seeing over 200,000 collectibles from the saga, you get to hang out with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Steve Sansweet. Take a tour! It will be a day you will never forget.”
San Francisco, USA
Geek tip: The Musée Mécanique
Dedicated to arcade games from days gone by, exhibits include fortune teller, sex appeal metre, Regina Sublima original music box and a Wurlitzer Orchistrion.
Veronica Belmont, Tekzilla host at Revision3 internet TV says: “The Musée Mécanique at Fisherman's Wharf is the only reason I'd ever recommend going near the tourist wonderland of Pier 39! It's an awesome museum, filled with antique arcade games and peep shows. Bring your spare!”
Geek tip: The Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center
A part of the National Air and Space Center, aircraft on display include the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet in the world, and Enola Gay.
Alan Henry, Lifehacker.com writer says: “I recommend the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center, operated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. It features great special exhibits, is inside a massive airplane hangar, and is the home of Space Shuttle Enterprise, and soon, Discovery! You can sit inside, see the SR-71 Blackbird, and walk through the history of aviation and spaceflight all in one day!”
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