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Highlights Palo Alto

  • Near to the metropolitan city
  • Outdoor activities
  • Beachside destination
  • Suburb rentals
  • Family vacation
  • Hiking trails
  • Nature lovers destination

Best Vacation Rentals in Palo Alto

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Palo Alto, Silicon Valley
Vacation Rental • 2293 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
(8 reviews)
Remodeled Eichler house 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 2 family rooms Master bedroom: 1 king bed, dressing and 1 full bathroomBedroom #2: 1 queen bed Bedroom #3: 1 queen bedBedroom #4 : 1 queen bed with full bathroom1 full bathroom for bedroom #2 and #31 fully equipped kitchen 1 living room1 family roomInterior Patio with retractable roofQuiet street and easy access to 101 Highway, shopping, Solar Heated Pool This Meadow Park homes reflects the essence of an Eichler: spacious and light filled rooms. Retractable sky light over the family room provides a true indoor / outd...
from $1,060 / night
Palo Alto, Silicon Valley
Vacation Rental • 8 Guests • 4 Bedrooms
(19 reviews)
Charming home located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The home is centrally located only 1.5 miles from Downtown Palo Alto and 1.8 miles to Stanford University and a 10 minute drive to Sandhill Road. Nearby restaurants, Rinconada Park (Swimming, tennis courts, and playground) and Children's library , Main Library and Palo Alto arts center. Perfect for up to 6 guests. Fully furnished home with a large backyard on a quiet street.
from $930 / night
Palo Alto, Silicon Valley
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
Privacy and close proximity to Stanford and Downtown Palo AltoAvoid parking: Walk or Bike to Stanford sporting events, downtown, Town and Country, Farmers Market, or really anything in Palo Alto, with all the bike friendly routes.Cal Train walking distanceFully stocked kitchenNew Cruiser Bike's AvailableKing Beds in both bedroomsWasher/DryerLarge ShowerPlush oversized towelsHungarian cotton robesLiving room has 55" 4K TVOverhead Ceiling fansThe spaceThis is a duplex and I have both units available if you need and want more space close together. Each one is a tad different but both units are...
from $356 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Palo Alto

$190for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$537 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Palo Alto

30%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
30% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Palo Alto

Splendid rental locations in California

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.

Vacations in Palo Alto

How to get there and what to do

Explore the heart of Silicon Valley

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

Palo Alto for outdoor 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.

Did you know that Palo Alto is one of the richest neighborhoods in the world?

Top 5 travel tips for Palo Alto

1. Stanford University

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?

Last year, rentals in Palo Alto had an annual average price of around $507 per night.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Palo Alto?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit Palo Alto in February, January, or March, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $246, $359, and $368 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Palo Alto go up the most?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of May ($620), October ($599), and August ($579).

Do I need to plan a trip to Palo Alto well in advance?

You should book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Palo Alto, as only 9% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in Palo Alto are July (the average amount of properties that are available reached 40% of the total last year), April (21%), and August (14%).

Are there many vacation rentals in Palo Alto?

In Palo Alto we collaborate with 2 different providers to give you a choice of 110 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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