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Palo Alto Travel Guide

Visit wonderful Palo Alto for a getaway in the San Francisco Bay Area where you can enjoy plenty of amazing things to do and sights to see. Palo Alto is an important city both culturally and educationally, because it is a home to Stanford University. This amazing city is in a great location, being bordered by towns such as Los Altos, Mountain View and San Jose. San Francisco is also close by and well worth a day trip.

Downtown Palo Alto is home to bustling shops, restaurants, and attractions, while greater Palo Alto has several creeks and parks to go hiking and trekking through. If you're looking for a destination that combines cosmopolitan with nature, Palo Alto is for you!

Things to Do in Palo Alto

Lots of amazing things await visitors in Palo Alto. Visit one of the many historical buildings, explore the centuries-old architecture, go on a hike, and check out the various museums.

Stanford University is a must-see in Palo Alto where visitors can wander through the campus and explore the the impressive buildings. The university also has a golf course for visitors looking to perfect their game.

Elsewhere, the Stanford Dish is a famous radio telescope that sits in the foothills -- ideal for photography as well as hiking, running and biking. However, be careful when visiting as there is little shade here during the hot months. For a wonderful day in nature, Redwood National Park is only a few miles away from Palo Alto and boasts stunning scenery. Hike under the large trees and explore the breathtaking nature along the Tall Trees Grove.

For a little culture, Cantor Arts Center is a fine arts museum with impressive displays from local artists, or for a little retail therapy, Stanford Shopping Center has dozens of stores and is the place to pick up a holiday souvenir.

Best Places to Stay in Palo Alto

The best areas to stay in Palo Alto are the centrally located districts within walking distance from cafes, restaurants, and stores. Check out the large selection of vacation rentals in Palo Alto including homes with full kitchens, living rooms, and high speed internet. Whether you're traveling with friends and family or as a couple, you're sure to find the perfect vacation rental in Palo Alto.

Best Time to Visit Palo Alto

The best time to visit Palo Alto is in September or October when the weather is warm, but not muggy and with little to no rainfall, and average temperatures reaching 75 degrees. During summer, temperatures are the same but with much more humidity. Across the rest of the year, temperatures never fall below 55 degrees, and springtime sees the most rain.

Price and Availability in Palo Alto

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Palo Alto is in February, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Palo Alto is in the high season in July. Palo Alto has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Palo Alto tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Tuesday. Vacation homes in Palo Alto tend to be busiest on Tuesdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Saturdays.

The Weather in Palo Alto

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Palo Alto. The hottest month in Palo Alto is July, when temperatures peak at 95 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 29 ˚F. The wettest month in Palo Alto is January with 4.52 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.06 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Palo Alto

Browse vacation rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at Palo Alto has 820 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Palo Alto is available at $19 per night. A typical rental in Palo Alto costs on average $259 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Palo Alto can choose from 498 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 56 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 30 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Palo Alto? Then choose one of the 444 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 40 places to stay come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then make sure to select one of the 40 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We combine a wide variety of Palo Alto accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 4 providers, including 483 places to stay from Airbnb, 10 accommodations from Priceline and 6 places to stay from Agoda.

534 of the places to stay in Palo Alto have been rated by previous guests. They rated 68% as excellent or good. 198 accommodations allow instant booking.

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