Palo Alto Vacations

Explore the sights of Palo Alto, which is located 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the west of San Jose - Silicon Valley. Coming from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose - Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is about 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the northeast.

Many of San Jose - Silicon Valley’s key attractions are within easy reach of Palo Alto, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fascinating Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo and the much-loved Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center. Also worth checking out are the Stanford Theatre and the Stanford University Arboretum.

Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a great vacation choice. Spend a quiet afternoon viewing the exhibits at the Cantor Arts Center.

There are many beautiful natural destinations here so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. There are some pleasant green escapes, so take a picnic blanket to the Rodin Sculpture Garden in Stanford.

Visitors to the Palo Alto area should go and see Stanford Mausoleum. Those with a passion for history will enjoy Hoover Tower in Stanford. The Stanford Memorial Church in Stanford offers travellers to San Jose - Silicon Valley the opportunity to better understand the part religion has played in the area.

Go to the Stanford Shopping Center for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.

Palo Alto is a place steeped in sporting history. Spend a few hours in the stands of Stanford Stadium, home to the Stanford University college football team in winter and the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team in summer. Afterwards, follow the throngs of local fans to a nearby pub or bar for a post-match beer ot two.

For a real taste of Palo Alto, think about making a reservation at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, the Westin Palo Alto, and the popular Stanford Park Hotel, Menlo Park.


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