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Palo AltoUnited States of America

Get away to Palo Alto! Enjoy the university life, sports, and gardens.

Restaurants, gardens, and sights from Stanford Shopping Center to Stanford Stadium—discover it all in Palo Alto.

Where to stay in Palo Alto

A view of Stanford University from the Stanford Dish Trail...

Stanford

You'll enjoy the churches and monuments in Stanford. You might want to make time for a stop at Hoover Tower or Rodin Sculpture Garden.

Stanford
It looks pretty but it's too fruity.

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

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

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
Part of the Palo Alto Art Center #parks

Duveneck - St. Francis

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

Duveneck - St. Francis
Right after the rain a close up of 'raindrops' on a 'Bird of Paradise '

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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

Top Hotels in Palo Alto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
3.5 out of 5
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $103 per night

Located in University South, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stanford Shopping Center and Stanford University. Stanford University Medical Center and Facebook ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,780 reviews)

"The hotel was clean but dated. The bathroom looked newly remodeled. The staff was courteous. Good location, able to walk to town and country and campus.It was very well priced, but I don't know whether the lower price was just a reflection of it being during covid."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
3 out of 5
4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $119 per night

Located in the heart of Palo Alto, this golf hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from San Antonio Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rengstorff Park and Los Altos ...

4.4/5Excellent! (619 reviews)

"Clean - comfortable bed. Only con: fee for parking"…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
3.5 out of 5
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $76 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from San Antonio Shopping Center and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Googleplex. Rengstorff Park and Los ...

4.2/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Overall a pretty good hotel. The $12 extra for overnight parking was a bit unnecessary but everything else was pretty good."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto

Popular places to visit in Palo Alto

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.

Shoreline Park
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Shoreline Park

4.5/5(114 reviews)

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Shoreline Park, a lovely green space in Mountain View. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Palo Alto

Private Silicon Valley Tour in Luxury Car or Minivan
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Private Silicon Valley Tour in Luxury Car or Minivan

$699
Per adult
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

$159
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
City by the Bay Cruise
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City by the Bay Cruise

$34
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Total Yosemite Experience from San Jose
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Total Yosemite Experience from San Jose

$209
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

$40
Per adult
Night Views of San Francisco
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Night Views of San Francisco

$27
Per adult

Reviews of Palo Alto

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 44.250871080139376%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 43.90243902439025%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.975609756097562%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.6968641114982579%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.17421602787456447%

4/5 - Good

Business

Mar 3, 2020

Weather is fantastic!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

I accidentally booked Dinah's Garden Hotel in Palo Alto, not realizing how far it actually was from the San Jose airport. Fortunately, we left early enough in the morning that traffic wasn't a problem and we arrived at the airport in 15-20 minutes.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

Beautiful. Too expensive.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

Very nice city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 25, 2020

I will seek lodgings there again if I’m back in the area.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

Was not there for visit.

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