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Palo Alto Travel Guide: 104 reviews and 256 photos


Palo Alto is a wonderful little city just north of San Jose, and about 35 miles south of San Francisco, located very close to the western edge of the San Francisco Bay Area.

It has been a city for over a hundred years, and is named after the 250 year old redwood tree that Spanish settlers found on the creek of San Fransicquito.

It is the home to Stanford University, among many other high tech industry companies.

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  • Last visit to Palo Alto: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2005
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  • Jan 26, 2009 at 4:54 AM

    Nice page Mark

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    Jun 7, 2008 at 1:48 AM

    Helpful tips, especially for business traveler. Top-notch transportation & warning tips. Surprised that a higher-class hotel would be next to Vet...glad you were able to sleep with barking dogs in the background! I'd love to see Stanford campus.

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    May 31, 2008 at 8:39 AM

    My neighbor here in Wyoming loves Peet's Coffee. Being a small town of about 9,000 people, we can't get it here, however. She has to order hers online. Nice page.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Interesting little page page on a local town I really need to visit. Thanks!

  • rwlittle's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2006 at 11:13 PM

    So that's who this de Anza is! I see his name all over the place here!

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    Aug 19, 2005 at 5:08 AM

    Ever go to a Cal-Stanford game? Great page!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2005 at 10:54 AM

    I used to work for AltaVista who were based in Palo Alto - not that I ever got out there, so it was interesting to see what it is like!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2005 at 3:33 PM

    Yes, drivers talking on their cell phones are a real plague. It's illegal in Germany. -- I used to go to Palo Alto quite often (Atherton, to be exact), but that was a long time ago.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2005 at 10:48 AM

    Still hungry with your wonderful restauarant tips now!


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