Known as the birthplace of major tech companies like Google, Apple and Hewlett-Packard and the home of Stanford University, Palo Alto is an intriguing mix of intellect and California culture. The town is named after famous redwood tree El Palo Alto, the first official living California landmark. Visitors come to Palo Alto from near and far to experience the gorgeous terrain and technological innovations, but that’s not all. From fine dining and upscale shopping to local hikes and cultural attractions, this Bay Area city brings a lot to the table. Explore our local recommendations for places to eat, shop and things to do next time you’re in Palo Alto.
Rekindle Your Campus Spirit
All the best Palo Alto adventures start at our hotel on University Avenue. From hand-painted redwood wallpaper to custom art depicting university traditions, we’ve got Stanford pride in spades. Whether you’re reliving your glory days or simply making your way through the Bay Area, you’ll feel at home at Graduate Palo Alto.See Rooms