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Atherton overview

Atherton is special for its architecture and sports, and known for its historical sites and college atmosphere. Sports fans will enjoy football. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Stanford University and Santa Clara University. Make plans to visit the popular Computer History Museum and California's Great America. A family- and business-friendly area, Atherton also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Atherton

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Atherton has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Atherton with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Atherton hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Atherton hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Atherton

Fly in to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 15.1 mi (24.3 km) from downtown Atherton. San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 16.1 mi (26 km) away. Atherton Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Atherton

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like biking and football, along with attractions such as:
  • • Nazareth Ice Oasis
  • • The Foundry
  • • Stanford Stadium
  • • Stanford Maples Pavillion
  • • Belmont Iceland
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
  • • Golfland USA
  • • California's Great America
  • • Aqua Adventure Water Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Woodside Central Shopping Center
  • • Stanford Shopping Center
  • • San Antonio Shopping Center
  • • Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • • Newpark Mall
Take some time to explore campus or the area surrounding:
  • • Menlo College
  • • Stanford University
  • • Palo Alto Research Center
  • • Foothill College
  • • Cogswell Polytechnical College
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Computer History Museum
  • • Santa Clara University
  • • Great Mall of the Bay Area
  • • Shoreline Park
  • Family
  • Business-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Historical sites