Stanford Vacations

15 miles (24 kilometers) to the west of San Jose - Silicon Valley, is Stanford, a popular spot for visitors wishing to discover more of the region. This popular destination is about 14 miles (23 kilometers) from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Stanford is near a diverse collection of San Jose - Silicon Valley’s more popular attractions. Hoover Tower and the Stanford Memorial Church are two of the interesting place to visit here. If you have time, don’t miss the Rodin Sculpture Garden and the Cantor Arts Center.

To better understand San Jose - Silicon Valley, take a trip to one of its many cultural destinations. The area is a great destination for art lovers. Visit the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park.

If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to let off some steam at the family attractions nearby. You will love the amazing animal adventures at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo in Palo Alto.

If the sun is shining head outside and enjoy the nearby green spaces. Bring a picnic, watch the passing parade, or just soak up the sunshine at the Stanford University Arboretum in Palo Alto.

Go to the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto to scratch that shopping itch.

Those who are into sports can spend an afternoon cheering on the Stanford University college football team in winter and the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team in summer at the iconic Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, the sporting heart and soul of the city. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with local sports fanatics after the game in a nearby pub.

After discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Stanford, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Check out the rooms and rates at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, the Westin Palo Alto, or the Stanford Park Hotel, Menlo Park.

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