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Destination guide

The arty area of Palo Alto awaits your stay

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Palo Alto. This city's university setting, sporting events and restaurants draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Stanford Shopping Center and Shoreline Park. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Palo Alto

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Palo Alto a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • California's Great America (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Ridge Vineyards (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Golfland USA (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Blackberry Farm Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Palo Alto

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Palo Alto is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Shoreline Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Kelley Park (16.9 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Rodin Sculpture Garden (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Stanford University Arboretum (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Byxbee Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Rengstorff Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Palo Alto

Fly into Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), which is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Palo Alto Station. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Palo Alto California Ave Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Palo Alto?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 512 vacation rentals near Palo Alto. From 242 houses to 190 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Palo Alto for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Palo Alto?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Palo Alto:

  • Midtown: 19 vacation rentals
  • Duveneck - St. Francis: 17 vacation rentals
  • Old Palo Alto: 33 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Park: 47 vacation rentals
  • University South: 36 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Palo Alto?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Palo Alto. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palo Alto Art Center: 1,032 vacation rentals
  • Baylands Nature Preserve: 1,015 vacation rentals
  • Stanford Shopping Center: 1,028 vacation rentals
  • Foothills Park: 984 vacation rentals
  • Arastredero Preserve: 1,003 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palo Alto listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palo Alto?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 242 Houses in Palo Alto. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palo Alto include:

  • Flats: 190 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available
  • Studios: 196 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palo Alto?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 185 vacation rentals with pool available in Palo Alto. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.