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Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020
Palo Alto is a family-friendly neighbourhood that's popular for its restaurants. The neighbourhood's friendly people and college atmosphere are just a couple of its charming qualities. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains. A stay at one of the hotels in Palo Alto makes it easy to venture out into the larger area.
The museums and university are some of the local highlights. Sights like Cantor Arts Center, Leland Stanford Junior University Museum of Art, and Allied Arts Guild offer insight into the local culture. Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center, Stanford Theatre, and Stanford Mausoleum are some local landmarks. Take a tour of campus around Stanford University, Palo Alto Research Center, or Menlo College. Hours of family fun are waiting at Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, Golfland USA, and California's Great America.
Shopping, biking, and hiking are just a few things to do in the area. Why not cheer with the crowd at Stanford Stadium, Stanford Maples Pavillion, or Nazareth Ice Oasis? You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Byxbee Park, Baylands Nature Preserve, and Stanford University Arboretum. Explore nature at Hayward Fault Exposed and Garin Regional Park. Stanford Shopping Center, San Antonio Shopping Center, or San Andreas Fault Trail will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Computer History Museum, Santa Clara University, and Great Mall of the Bay Area. You can also stop by Hoover Tower, Rodin Sculpture Garden, and Stanford Memorial Church.
Ready to get out and explore the city? Palo Alto California Ave Station is the closest metro station. To venture out of town, take a train from Palo Alto Station.
The closest major airport is San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), located 19.6 km (12.2 miles) from Palo Alto. San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is the next closest airport, 29.8 km (18.5 miles) away.