No single map can guide your visit to the Palo Alto area because of the complexity of navigating the Stanford campus. Online mapping sites do a particularly poor job of mapping Stanford in part because of the lack of street addresses and the number of non-vehicular roads and paths. We recommend against relying on these sites, or on GPS mapping devices. We've assembled what we think are the most useful maps of the area: Stanford Maps Simple road map with parking locations (PDF) Area Maps Midpeninsula map showing major hotels and attractions (PDF) Map showing restaurants in downtown Palo Alto and California Ave. (PDF) as of Spring, 2013 Map showing restaurants in downtown Menlo Park and Mountain View (PDF) as of Spring, 2013 Special Maps Downtown Palo Alto Parking Map