Palo Alto Travel Guide
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- 97%Family Travelers
- 52%Luxury Travelers
- 52%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 52%Local Culture
Member Reviews (37)
- Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 16, 2014
Palo Alto can be looked at in two ways: Stanford University and University Avenue.
Stanford University is one of the top institutions of higher learning in the entire world. It has achieved many research accolades as well as turning out some of the smartest entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders, and thinkers in the world. Even if you are not a graduate, you owe yourself a trip to come out here and check out this university.
University Avenue on the other hand is where most of the action happens. There are a multitude of restaurants on this road as well as lively culture all year around. If you are lucky enough to work on this road, you will know that there are plenty of options for dining and dating.
Outside of these two spots, the city is fairly suburban. It's one of the smartest ZIP Codes in America as well as being one of the wealthiest. After all, Steve Jobs did live here.
- Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Dec 06, 2013
Great downtown and an up-and-coming night life with the newer startups rolling into town. If you want something a little more relaxing with a suburban feel to it, Palo Alto is the place to go.
Make sure to drink coffee at the Cafe Venetian and grab a drunken slice of pizza at Pizza my Heart.
- Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Nov 06, 2013
Palo Alto is an a pretty cool college town with lots of stuff for young people to do, whether they're 21 or not. It's all about good food and shopping in Palo Alto
Pampas is a great restaurant I've taken family member to. After you can take a walk down University Ave. One of my favorite streets in Palo Alto, Lots of little shops and boutiques. One of my favorite places to hang out at night is Da Hookah Spot.
They have great food, and especially good smoothies as well as a back room that is a hookah lounge. My favorite place to relax is watercourse way, you can get a hot tub room for about 25 dollars and hour!
You have to check out Coupa Cafe while you're there. It has to be the best coffee shop in Palo Alto
- Palo AltoOct 19, 2013
With Stanford University anchoring the western edge of town, Palo Alto is always busy. Students, tech gurus, and tourists all walk on the same sidewalks together downtown, where you might pass the office of one of your favorite start-up companies (hello, Roku!). Chic shops, globally minded restaurants and a restored retro movie house will keep you amused, at least for one sunny afternoon.
- Palo AltoJul 05, 2012
A great place to grow up...Palo Alto is a really safe neighborhood right across the street from Stanford University. There are a lot of different parks a kid can bike to to play basketball and football and the like.
Downtown Palo Alto has a great bar/club scene outside of the city for those over 21. But there are also a lot of great restaurants to go to here and other shops for those not of age.
For those a little more nature-y there is the Dish on Stanford campus, as well as a nice lookout on top of California Avenue. There are a lot of hidden gems in Palo Alto!
- Palo AltoJul 05, 2012
Palo Alto is beautiful place where your entrepreneurial dreams come alive. Get inspired walking the campus of Stanford University and then walk downtown Palo Alto. A multitude of international eateries and small shoppes. There are two Cal Train Stations, the Downtown station, and the California Ave Station (this is not the main station but a small 2nd offering near Mayfield Sports Center).
- Palo AltoJul 05, 2012
Such an interesting town filled with entrepreneurial energy! You have Stanford University just down University/Palm drive from downtown. You have tons of startups. A lot of great restaurants (Evvia, Tamarind, La Strada, Zibbibbo, etc). It's young and professional. A great place to hang out and hear ideas happening!
- Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Jul 04, 2012
Oh man, Palo Alto is quintissential California, even if we can't afford to live there. My proximity to their dining, shopping, amenities and resources, entertainment, and of course Stanford can't be beat. Whether downtown, midtown, California Ave, or El Camino, there's something for everyone. In fact, I'm going there right now! When you go, just watch your parking time.
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