Top Attractions in the Palo Alto area

Palo Alto, Stanford, and the surrounding communities offer activities for all ages and interests. For out-of-town visitors, attractions that top the list of must-sees include a trip to the Stanford University campus. Highlights include:

Family-Friendly Activities

Kids will enjoy:

Art and Culture

Art lovers shouldn't miss:

  • The many galleries around town
  • The Palo Alto Art Center, a popular venue for Bay Area and local artists

Other Popular Attractions

When you're worn out from sightseeing or shopping, get outside and get some exercise by taking advantage of one of the area's many recreational opportunities. See our Recreation section for more information.