Things to Do in Palo Alto

Things to Do in Palo Alto, CA - Palo Alto Attractions

Things to Do in Palo Alto

Top Attractions in Palo Alto

1

*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travelers are saying

  • RSM123123
    Plano, TX789 contributions
    I'm giving the Stanford Campus 5 stars simply because it is so diverse. And huge. Over 1,000 different kind of plants. Plus.a Simon Properties Shopping Center. Budget at least 4 hours up to a full day to tour.
    Written August 2, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • sack o travels
    Palo Alto, CA31 contributions
    The Stanford shopping center is well located, in between downtown Palo Alto and Stanford university. There are lots of shopping places, as well as lots of places to eat. Highly recommended.
    Written September 18, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • jrhinomo
    Reno, NV86 contributions
    The building itself and the fantastic sculptures outside are worth a visit. But don't stop there, the art within is very enjoyable to see. You really must see Rodin's The Thinker. The piece is huge and great to see both from the ground level and the upper level looking down upon the work. Perched above is Betelgeuse, marvelous piece from Spencer Finch.
    Our young kids breezed past many of the impressive works. However, there is plenty to keep entertained for several hours if you take the time.
    Written December 6, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • NellaiXpress
    San Jose, CA106 contributions
    It's a small garden, but amazingly planned and maintained for colorful visual! Stopped by here on our way to San Francisco and end up spending an hour easily. Beautiful flowers, different type of vegetables and trees. All nature lovers would definitely enjoy this place.
    Written July 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Dennis L
    San Francisco396 contributions
    Memorial church serves its campus community in a variety of worship settings, but it also has a lot of free offerings for the wider community in its worship offerings. Although most of the music is performed by Stanford folks, this is not a put down since the faculty and students and friends are greatly talented. We like the evening vesper services as an alternative to most Christian worship services—quiet and thoughtful and short.
    Written August 8, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Dennis L
    San Francisco396 contributions
    The Foster is dedicated to just one painter, but despite the single focus, his works cover a broad range of style and topics. You can see the entire exhibit in less than an hour, but you will leave fulfilled. And it is free!
    Written August 8, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Oana2103
    Rye, NY29 contributions
    I was lucky enough to be able to get to the top. The weather was perfect and the views amazing. Great stop of history lovers and not only.
    Written September 2, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Peggy S
    Palo Alto, CA8 contributions
    Attending movies in the Stanford theater is a step back in time. The popcorn, the older movies, the elaborate interior makes for a very nice experience.
    Written March 5, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • TaKo
    9 contributions
    Sun rises over Sierra Nevada on a clear, crisp October morning of Palo Alto. Nothing blocks the view. It is all yours.
    Written October 22, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • JoeBoone82
    Nashville, TN131 contributions
    Think of it as a small children's museum and a small zoo combined into one location. Our (almost 3 yr old) son had a blast here. We got there right when they opened on a weekday, and it gets crowded pretty fast. I wish I would have known to purchase tickets online in advance. That would be my advice, because they let those people in first, while the rest of us had to wait in line to pay. The kids love to feed the flamingos, so check in on the time for that when you arrive and grab your spot if you think your child would enjoy that. If we are staying in the area again, we would definitely be back. Thanks.
    Written July 28, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • MJConnorsDavison
    Portland, OR3 contributions
    Easy trail with gentle changes in elevation. Refreshing to gain perspective on the surroundings and wonder about all the exchanges of information going on among those satellites!!
    Written April 3, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • peng_gemini
    3 contributions
    vegetables are pretty good. food stand is a bit ordinary. worth a family stroll. not worth for tourists
    Written February 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • mini
    Fremont, CA175,384 contributions
    We went to Mitchell Park for a picnic. We enjoyed sitting at the tables that is also set up to play checkers or chess (bring your own pieces).

    There were others there enjoying a walk, playing in the playground, and just enjoying the place. There is also a library and other community buildings there.
    Written December 20, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Oana2103
    Rye, NY29 contributions
    Hidden gem in the middle of the Stanford Arboretum. I found it in the "things to do" offered by my hotel. Enjoyed the walk and the weather.
    Written September 2, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • backpacker31
    Boynton Beach, FL5,396 contributions
    Located not far from downtown Palo Alto in a lovely neighborhood is the garage where Messrs. Hewlett and Packard developed the audio oscillator back in 1938. You cannot venture past an iron gate at the door of the driveway as this is part of a private residence. A historical marker provides some information in front of the house.
    Written November 3, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Palo Alto





Palo Alto Attractions Information

Attractions75
Attraction Reviews4,622
Attraction Photos3,583
Local TimeWednesday 9:25 PM