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explore the top things to do in palo alto

Stay in the heart of Palo Alto, near shops, dining and some of the best attractions in Northern California. Head out from our conveniently located hotel to explore the Stanford University campus and ride roller coasters that let you soar high above the Bay. Visit the Tech Museum of Innovation or explore hands-on exhibits at the Children's Discovery Museum. Take in a San Jose Sharks hockey game or fill your bags at the Stanford Shopping Center. Whether you're checking out historical sites or enjoying world-class theater, the vibrant spirit of Silicon Valley captures your imagination with intriguing ways to have fun. Check out some exciting things to do near our hotel.

Silicon Valley

From the center of high-tech innovation to exciting attractions and serene outdoor activities, there are so many interesting things to do in Silicon Valley.

Stanford University

Explore one of California's oldest and most prestigious universities, where award-winning academics, creativity and high energy sports reign supreme.

NASA Ames Research Center

Discover the history of aviation, scientific ingenuity and space travel through hands-on exhibits when you visit this exciting NASA research center.

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

Experience world-class healthcare, innovative medical treatments and family-centered facilities at this Stanford University affiliated children's hospital.

Our Neighborhood

Stanford Shopping Center

Anchored by upscale stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, this premier shopping mall features an open air layout with 140 shops and restaurants.

Off The Grid

Join us every Monday from 5-9pm for a roaming food extravaganza. Snack on delicious fare, sip specialty drinks from our bar and and enjoy live music.

Downtown Palo Alto

From shopping, restaurants and entertainment to art galleries, parks and cultural activities, downtown Palo Alto is a pedestrian-friendly city center filled with plenty to do and see.

Downtown Mountain View

Discover dozens of restaurants, boutiques, nightlife, performing arts, and family entertainment when you visit charming downtown Mountain View.

Shoreline Amphitheatre

World-class performers and the hottest bands take the stage at Shoreline Amphitheater, the Bay Area's premier outdoor concert and event venue.

California's Great America

Packed with adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, mellow kiddie rides, a water park, and live entertainment, this theme park offers hours of family fun and excitement.

SAP Center at San Jose

A world-class arena for headline concerts, events and family shows, the SAP Center is also home to San Jose Sharks hockey and San Jose SaberCats football.

Twin Creeks Sports Complex

It's batter up at this 60-acre facility that offers lighted baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, and a bar and restaurant.

Winchester Mystery House

Take a guided tour of this historic, yet bizarre, Victorian mansion that was once home to the eccentric Winchester rifle heiress, Sarah Winchester.

Computer History Museum

Trace computing history, from early inventions to the present day, through fascinating exhibits and galleries of artifacts at this high-tech attraction.

Downtown Los Altos

A quaint village atmosphere, tree-lined streets, tiny cafes and shops filled with antiques, jewelry and gifts await in charming downtown Los Altos.