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- Near to the metropolitan city
- Outdoor activities
- Beachside destination
- Suburb rentals
- Family vacation
- Hiking trails
- Nature lovers destination
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Spend your next vacation at one of the most famous cities in the state of California. Palo Alto is a charter city situated in the northwestern part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is named after a coastal redwood tree called El Palo Alto, which means the big stick in Spanish. Incorporated in 1894, the city was created by the founder of Stanford University, Leland Stanford Sr. You will be able to find the city bordering with Mountain View, Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills, Stanford and Menlo Park. With the population of around 64,403 inhabitants, the city of Palo Alto is the perfect destination if you are looking for a quieter getaway and still be able to enjoy the nearby big city. Moreover, as one of the main cities of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is where a large number of high-technology companies are residents.Discover the vacation rentals
You will be pleased to find out that there are numerous options when it comes to vacation rentals in Palo Alto. You can find yourself spending your afternoon laying by your private pool soaking in the California sun, inviting friends over for a barbecue on your terrace, as well as bringing your pet along for the ride to enjoy the vacation with. However you decide to spend your time in Palo Alto, you surely will have an unforgettable time.
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How to get there and what to do
You will find that Palo Alto is easily accessible by train, bus or car, as well as being located near to major cities such as San Francisco and San Jose. If you are making your way to Palo Alto by car, the main highway is the US 101, as well as the I-280 which passes by the western part of Palo Alto. The best way to get to Palo Alto by airplane is to either fly into the San Francisco International Airport or the San Jose International Airport, both offer flights to major cities across the United States. You will also be able to travel to Palo Alto by bus with Greyhound or by train with Caltrain.Where to eat in Palo Alto
Do not underestimate the foodie scene in Palo Alto. This city is quite perfectly a melting pot of flavors and cultures. Test out some of the best Vietnamese food in the area at Tamarine Restaurant and Gallery. You will find this fine dining restaurant at the top of University Avenue. Try out the shaking beef, lemongrass sea bass, and hoisin lamb chops. You will also be able to visit a rotating art gallery while there. On the other hand, another delicious choice would be to visit Bevri. Having the distinction of being the first Georgian restaurant in the Bay Area, this is an excellent casual spot for lunch or dinner. Try out their khachapuri, the plump khinkali dumplings and one of the many traditional wines.
Travelers and activities
Do not miss out on the outdoor activities available in the area while you visit Palo Alto. Between the spectacular landscape around the city and its mild weather throughout the year, this is the perfect place for any outdoor adventure. Head over to the Shoreline Lake Boathouse for a day in the sun. This location will provide you with the chance to rent out motorboats, sailboats, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, windsurfs and more. However, you will also be able to camp out by the lake, go for a swim or just have a relaxing picnic by the lake. On the other hand, The Magic Forest is the ideal location to go for a hike or a bike ride through nature. The location is filled with different types of trees, such as oak trees and redwood trees. You will also have the chance to run into outdoor art installations.Palo Alto for families
If you are visiting Palo Alto with your family, you should check out these places. La Petite Playhouse is an indoor playground for children which also hosts private events. Here you will be able to find a food court for when your kids are hungry, many bouncy castles, slides and obstacle courses. On the other hand, for an educational experience with your kids, visit the Computer History Museum. You will get the chance to spend your afternoon in this state of the art building and learn about over 2000 years of computing. Stroll through the galleries and visit over 1000 unique artifacts, videos, and vintage technology demonstrations.
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The founder of this university was also the founder of the city, why not learn more about his history while visiting Palo Alto. The university offers not only cultural but also athletic, natural and educational resources for its visitors.2. Baylands Nature Preserve
Immerse yourself in nature while visiting this 1940-acre preserve. You will be able to explore this wetland while observing the wildlife and marine life of the area. You can either bike or hike through its trails as well.3. Packard’s Garage
For a unique location, head to this restored garage. You will be able to visit this museum at any time of the year. Now named a National Historic Landmark, this is the site where Hewlett-Packard was created.4. Palo Alto Art Center
This place is ideal for all art lovers. Nationally recognized for its visual arts, you will be able to enjoy exhibitions, classes, workshops and much more.5. Shockley’s Labratory
To dive deeper into the birth of Silicon Valley, check out this spot. This is where the first transistors were created and you will be able to learn about how Silicon Valley took its name from it.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Palo Alto
What is the average price for vacation rentals in Palo Alto?
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted travel in 2020. Last year, rentals in Palo Alto had an annual average price of around $487.25 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Palo Alto?
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Palo Alto are January ($308.28 the average per night for accommodation), May ($387.12), and December ($391.4).
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Palo Alto?
Analyzing the data from 2020, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of October ($619.85), June ($607.73), and July ($563.26).
Is Palo Alto a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is recommended that you book your stay well in advance when visiting Palo Alto, as only 28% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
When are more vacation rentals available?
April, May and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 41.5%, 38.8%, and 36.5%.
When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Palo Alto?
The accommodations in Palo Alto reach their peak in demand in February, with an availability rate of 17.4%. The second most requested month is August, with 21.4%, and the third is January with 21.5%.
Are there many vacation rentals in Palo Alto?
We have 60 rentals for you in Palo Alto, provided by our 3 local and international partners.