Phil at Google

BigDinCA writes in our Android Forums,

I'm heading up to the Bay area this weekend and want to stop and check out the center of the Android Universe, but I am clueless. Do they give tours? Is it an open campus that I can just explore? Where can I park, and is it free?

I've searched and couldn't find anything, although I do see some visitor parking outside Building 44 (the Android android!) on Google Maps so I am hoping for the best. If anyone has any tips or insight please feel free to let me know what to do/where to go.

Also, I will do what I can to get some info from Andy, Sergey et al. I'm not opposed to a lighthearted kidnapping, a la Christmas Vacation. Let me know.

Building 44 is a must-see. I'd also recommend having someone take a picture of you taking a picture of yourself taking a picture of the inhabitants of Building 44 who are laughing and taking a picture of someone taking a picture of you taking a picture of yourself. (If you've had any Googlers circled on Google+ from the last year or so, that'll make sense. Otherwise, apologies.)

But do remember that for as open and friendly as the Google campus is, people do work there.

I was last in Mountain View -- my only time, actually -- more than a year ago for the Honeycomb event. I assume it's only gotten more awesome. Anyone else been recently? Drop BigDinCA a line here.