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Stanford University
Stanford University(Palo Alto)
Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.
Attraction type: Educational sites
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Cantor Arts Center
Cantor Arts Center(Palo Alto)
Owner description: The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The Center's collection spans 5000 years and ranges from ancient China... more Owner description: The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The Center's collection spans 5000 years and ranges from ancient China to the 21st century. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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The Stanford Shopping Center
The Stanford Shopping Center(Palo Alto)
Owner description: Welcome to Stanford Shopping Center, Northern California's premier open-air shopping and dining destination with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Wilkes Bashford... more Owner description: Welcome to Stanford Shopping Center, Northern California's premier open-air shopping and dining destination with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Wilkes Bashford and more than 140 world-class specialty stores, ranging from luxury brands to local favorites. Enjoy an extraordinary mix of restaurants and cafes from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Max's Opera Café and The Melt, to Yucca de Lac and so many more. Shop the European Street Market for the freshest California produce and gourmet specialty foods. Breathtaking gardens, sculptures and fountains accent the garden environment that people come from all over the world to see. Stanford Shopping Center truly is a one of a kind experience. Whatever the season, it's always magically in bloom! Experience the garden of everything. Stanford Shopping Center. Stanford Shopping Center is located between El Camino Real and Sand Hill Rd. The Center situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley adjacent to the world renowned Stanford University Campus. Stanford Shopping Center serves the nearby affluent communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, and Atherton. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Shopping Malls
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Filoli
Filoli(Woodside)
Owner description: Recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century, Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654-acre property. Designed between 1915 and... more Owner description: Recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century, Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654-acre property. Designed between 1915 and 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the northern Santa Cruz mountains in Woodside, California, Filoli is an excellent example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture. Opened to the public in 1976 as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli features a 36,000 sq. Ft. Home and a 16-acre English Renaissance Garden. In addition, Filoli's property includes a 6.8 Acre Gentlemen's Heritage Orchard and a trail system that transverses five different ecosystems for docent-guided nature hikes. Filoli is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of the cultural traditions and natural history of this country estate for public education and enjoyment. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Hoover Tower
Hoover Tower(Palo Alto)
This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
Attraction type: History Museums; Observation Decks & Towers
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Parkside Grille
Price:
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Portola Kitchen
Cuisines: Italian, American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Alpine Inn
Alpine Inn
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Portola Cafe Deli
Rusty's Roadside Grill
Rusty's Roadside Grill
Cuisines: American, Pizza

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos
2.5 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos
$129 - $383
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
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Residence Inn Palo Alto Los Altos
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Palo Alto Los Altos
$138 - $474
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Los Altos
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Hotel San Carlos - San Carlos
2.5 of 5
Hotel San Carlos - San Carlos
$101 - $212
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sofitel San Francisco Bay
4.0 of 5
Sofitel San Francisco Bay
$149 - $539
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Redwood City
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Stanford Park Hotel
4.0 of 5
Stanford Park Hotel
$247 - $748
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Menlo Park
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The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
4.5 of 5
The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
$252 - $1,030
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
$253 - $975
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East Palo Alto
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Enchante Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Enchante Boutique Hotel
$264 - $499
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Los Altos
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Rosewood Sand Hill
5.0 of 5
Rosewood Sand Hill
$545 - $1,307
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Menlo Park
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