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StanfordPalo Alto

Stanford is calling! Discover its university life, sports, cathedral, and more.

Head to sights like Hoover Tower and Rodin Sculpture Garden as you discover Stanford.


Popular places to visit in Stanford

Stanford University
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Stanford University

4.5/5(1,972 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Stanford University, a top university in Palo Alto. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Hoover Tower
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Hoover Tower

5/5(1 review)

Find out about the history of Palo Alto with a stop at Hoover Tower. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Stanford Memorial Church
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Stanford Memorial Church

You can find out about the history of Palo Alto with a visit to Stanford Memorial Church. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Levi's Stadium
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Levi's Stadium

4.5/5(815 reviews)

Catch an event at Levi's Stadium during your trip to Santa Clara. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

San Jose Convention Center
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San Jose Convention Center

4/5(561 reviews)

Find out what's happening at San Jose Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in San Jose. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

San Francisco Bay
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San Francisco Bay

4.5/5(4,669 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at San Francisco Bay, a popular spot to commune with nature in San Francisco. Make some time to visit the shops while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Stanford

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

$185
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of California
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of California

$10
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California

$20
Per adult
Yosemite One Way from San Francisco by Train and Bus
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Yosemite One Way from San Francisco by Train and Bus

$65
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of California
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of California

$10
Per adult
San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Private Tour
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San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Private Tour

$900
Per adult

Top Hotels in Stanford

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection
SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection
3 out of 5
1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA
The price is $81 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Millbrae Square Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Artichoke Joe's Casino and The Shops ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,386 reviews)

"I always stay here because it’s the best bang for the buck"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection
The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont San Jose
5 out of 5
170 S Market Street, San Jose, CA
The price is $129 per night

Located in Downtown San Jose, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Jose Convention Center and San Jose State University. SAP Center at San Jose ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,140 reviews)

"Parking near the hotel by the park was very useful."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Fairmont San Jose
Grand Hyatt at SFO
Grand Hyatt at SFO
4 out of 5
55 S McDonnell Rd, San Francisco, CA
The price is $159 per night

Situated in San Francisco, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Millbrae Square Shopping Center, Artichoke Joe's Casino, and South San Francisco Convention Center. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (362 reviews)

"Rooms are well appointed, sparkling clean and really comfortable. Impressed!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Grand Hyatt at SFO
Aloft Santa Clara
Aloft Santa Clara
3 out of 5
510 America Center Ct, San Jose, CA
The price is $134 per night

Located in North San Jose, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Clara Convention Center, Levi's Stadium, and California's Great America. Shoreline Amphitheatre ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (959 reviews)

"Friendly staff and easy check in. Quick, easy, and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Aloft Santa Clara
Pullman San Francisco Bay
Pullman San Francisco Bay
4 out of 5
223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA
The price is $109 per night

Located in Redwood Shores, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marlin Park and Hiller Aviation Museum. Laurie Meadows Park and Los Prados Park are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,866 reviews)

"The view was amazing, the room was nice and clean, the beds were more comfortable then my own. Loved that its not located in a residential neighborhood."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Pullman San Francisco Bay
Half Moon Bay Lodge
Half Moon Bay Lodge
3 out of 5
2400 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay, CA
The price is $167 per night

Situated in Half Moon Bay, this golf hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Manhattan Beach and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Half Moon Bay State Beach. Pelican Point Beach and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (965 reviews)

"Pros: Super cute place to stay. Great location. Amazing pool and friendly staff. Cons: a bit dated. No AC (or I didn't figure out how to use it) which is not a too big of deal since the coast doesn't get that hot :)"…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Half Moon Bay Lodge

Other neighborhoods in Palo Alto

That's a lamb roasting in the middle of the restaurant.  Deals are being done over spanikopita and tsatsiki.  Great spot
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University South

4.5/5Wonderful!(55 area reviews)

While visiting University South, you might make a stop by sights like Stanford Theatre and Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.

University South
That's a lamb roasting in the middle of the restaurant.  Deals are being done over spanikopita and tsatsiki.  Great spot
Rich Barton on trover

Downtown North

Though Downtown North might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Stanford Shopping Center and Stanford Theatre.

Downtown North
Right after the rain a close up of 'raindrops' on a 'Bird of Paradise '

#macro
#raindrops 
#flowers 
#flora 
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#nature 
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#urbannature 
#flowergarden
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Leland Manor

While there might not be top attractions in Leland Manor, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Palo Alto Art Center and Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.

Leland Manor
Part of the Palo Alto Art Center #parks
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Duveneck - St. Francis

When in Duveneck - St. Francis, you can plan a visit to Palo Alto Art Center and Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Duveneck - St. Francis
On a busy street between a gas station and a small school is not where you’d expect to find a ramen restaurant. 

Put your name on a list when you enter and wait outside until called
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Charleston Gardens

While there might not be top attractions in Charleston Gardens, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Shoreline Amphitheatre and Googleplex.

Charleston Gardens
It looks pretty but it's too fruity.
Kristin DePlatchett on trover

East Palo Alto

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

The mountain views and restaurants are a few reasons travelers visit East Palo Alto. Though there aren't many top sights in the neighborhood, you can visit Facebook Campus and Baylands Nature Preserve, a few notable attractions nearby.

East Palo Alto

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