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!
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.
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.
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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Palo Alto. The hottest month in Palo Alto is April, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 29 ˚F. The wettest month in Palo Alto is November with 6.11 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.16 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have rentals from all of the leading providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. Palo Alto has 835 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those trying to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Palo Alto is only $10 per night. The average price of a rental is around $265 per night.
Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to Palo Alto can pick from 532 places to stay that have WiFi. 52 places to stay include a morning meal. Choose from 35 accommodations that provide gym options, so you don't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Palo Alto, you'll want to pick from 481 places to stay that provide parking. We have 48 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 46 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
We compare vacation rentals, hotels and other bespoke accommodation types from loads of providers in Palo Alto, including 522 places to stay from Airbnb, 15 accommodations from Priceline and 6 places to stay from Agoda
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