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Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020
Travelers to Palo Alto give high marks for the college vibe, fun sporting events, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping, cafés, and art. Top sights in the city include Stanford Shopping Center and Shoreline Park.
The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the gardens and these places to visit: Shoreline Park, Rodin Sculpture Garden, and Stanford University Arboretum. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Stanford Shopping Center is a favorite for retail therapy. Football fans will find lots to cheer about, while everyone can enjoy an event or game at Stanford Maples Pavillion or Stanford Stadium.
In Palo Alto, there are 54 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:
Outside the city, top places to visit include Computer History Museum, located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the heart of the city, and California's Great America, which is 9.8 mi/15.7 km away.
With so many transportation options, exploring all of Palo Alto is a breeze. Head to Palo Alto California Ave Station for metro transit. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Palo Alto Station.