Explore Palo Alto
Palo Alto, “tall tree” in Spanish, in California’s Silicon Valley, is a popular business travel destination, as well as a cultural hub (being home to Stanford University). Why not book a Palo Alto getaway and see for yourself all that is on offer. Its climate is mild: winter temperature average no lower than 58ºF and summer temperatures average around 78ºF.
When to go to Palo AltoSpring and fall are ideal seasons to visit Palo Alto, so check out deals on hotel rooms in Palo Alto during this period, or come in summer and experience the various arts and crafts festivals held annually in the city.
How to get to Palo AltoNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC), 20 miles from Palo Alto, is the closest airport to the city, while many travelers choose to fly to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 25 miles away. Both airports are easily reachable from Palo Alto’s downtown hotels by airport shuttle, bus or taxi. Caltrain rail services stop at the station in downtown Palo Alto, while bus services within Palo Alto are operated by Santa Clara VTA. Free shuttles run within the city, notably the Marguerite, which serves the university, making travel in Palo Alto accessible to all.
Why visit Palo Alto?Many people come to Palo Alto, purely for the purpose of visiting Stanford University, arguably the best known of Palo Alto attractions. However, other highlights in the city include the Stanford University Arboretum and HP garage, the birthplace of Silicon Valley. Many popular hotels are located on the border with neighboring Mountain View, such as the Holiday Inn Express Mountain View and the Best Western Mountain View, from which Palo Alto’s key attractions can easily be accessed.
Where to stay in Palo AltoHotels.com offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, ranging from bed and breakfast hotels and cheap motels to global chain properties, such as the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto. Before you book your holiday in Palo Alto, make sure you read the various Palo Alto reviews on our website to help find the right place for you.