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Palo Alto Shopping & Things to Do

Stay Within Walking Distance of Top Clothing Stores, Restaurants, and More

el PRADO is located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, less than a mile from the Stanford University campus and walking distance from the upscale shopping, clothing stores and restaurants along University Avenue. 

A few of our favorite attractions and things to do include checking out the exhibits at the Cantor Art Museum. Admission is free, and even if you never go inside, the Rodin sculpture collection in the garden is a sight worth seeing. Need to work up a sweat? Hike or run the Stanford Dish, a 3- to 5-mile course featuring beautiful landscapes and wildlife around a huge radio telescope. Be sure to hit downtown Palo Alto shops and restaurants like the Peninsula Creamery and  The Rose & Crown, a charming English-style alley pub beloved by soccer fans who visit from around the world. 

For more information on things to do and see in Palo Alto, our staff and concierge will be happy to offer suggestions. 

Stanford University

450 Serra Mall 94305 Stanford United States

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Stanford Shopping Center

660 Stanford Shopping Center 94304 Palo Alto United States

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Cantor Arts Center

328 Lomita Drive 94305 Stanford United States

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The Stanford Dish

400 Reservoir Road 94305 Stanford United States

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Historic Downtown

Palo Alto, CA, USA Palo Alto United States

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Facebook

1 Hacker Way 94025 Menlo Park United States

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GooglePlex

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway 94043 Mountain View United States

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VM Ware

3401 Hillview Avenue 94304 Palo Alto United States

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Apple Infinite Loop

One Infinite Loop 95014 Cupertino United States

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Stanford Golf Course

91 Links Road 94305 Stanford United States

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Baylands Golf Links

1875 Embarcadero Road 94303 Palo Alto United States

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Shoreline Amphitheater

One Amphitheatre Parkway 94043 Mountain View United States

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Our Points of interest

Stanford University

Stanford is ranked among the top five universities in the world in major education publications.

Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center, or simply Stanford, is an upscale open air shopping mall located on Route 82 at Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto, California.

Cantor Arts Center

The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and terraces.

The Stanford Dish

Hike, bike or jog the open public hiking trails near the Stanford campus.

Historic Downtown

Palo Alto's historic downtown core is lined with unique local shops, theaters, bars and restaurants.

Facebook

Corporate office for Facebook with tours available to attend.

GooglePlex

Corporate office for Google, tours available.

VM Ware

Corporate office for VMWare

Apple Infinite Loop

Corporate office for Apple, tours available.

Stanford Golf Course

Set in the scenic foothills, this university golf course offers 18 holes and a Venezuelan restaurant.

Baylands Golf Links

Re-designed by renowned architect Forrest Richardson, the City of Palo Alto welcomes you to Baylands Golf Links. 

Shoreline Amphitheater

This large-scale music venue with open-air seating hosts festivals and big-name entertainment acts.