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Palo Alto is a beautiful little slice of California life. Home to one of the world’s foremost universities, Palo Alto has small town appeal coupled with cosmopolitan culture and cuisine, and a warm climate tempered by proximity to San Francisco Bay.
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1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Just a short drive outside of San Fran, you can check out the Google headquarters, also known as Googleplex. Unfortunately, there are no tours to the public unless you are visiting a friend who can grant you access, however you can grab one of the...
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Stanford, CA, USA
When I travel I love to start the day with a morning run—it helps me feel more oriented with where I am and a great way to see more of the city. So, while at the Westin in Palo Alto I asked if they could recommend where to go and they handed me a...
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328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Admission is free at the Cantor Arts Center. The museum is based on the collection of art that the Stanford family bought during their travels around the world. The museum was created so that the public and the students of the university could...
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1832, 429 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Arguably the best coffee in Palo Alto can be found in the most unusual of places, a running store. ZombieRunner set up shop inside the old Fine Arts Theater in 2008 and has fostered a community of trail and long-distance running enthusiasts. With...
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450 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Even at a glance, it is quite apparent why Stanford’s Memorial Church is the campus's crown jewel and favorite piece of architecture. With beautiful artwork outside and an equally breathtaking interior, I forgot I was in Palo Alto, and not staring...
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Stanford Dish Hiking Trail, California 94305, USA
The Dish in the Stanford Foothills is just the location for the nature enthusiast or fitness fanatic. Located on the corner of Junipero Serra Blvd. and Stanford Ave., this 4-mile paved stretch of landscape is host to some of the most gorgeous...
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855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Mayfield Bakery and Café is more than just a little 'ma and pa' coffee shop as the name might suggest. Rather, it’s a full-service restaurant with great atmosphere and affordable prices. If you are looking to stop by and enjoy a café experience,...
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140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
St. Michael's Alley is a truly Californian experience. With a casual, comfortable atmosphere, the menu (influenced by Mediterranean, American, and Latin American cuisines) surpasses the norm, elevating traditional dishes and adding a modern twist—...
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448 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Founded by three friends who were born in southern Italy, Terrone is an authentically Italian, upscale pizzeria & restaurant—but don't take my word for it, they're certified with the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (yes that's a thing, and it...
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167 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
For a dining experience that emphasizes healthy eating from local, sustainable and organic sources, look no further than Lyfe Kitchen. Customers can often see sous-chefs running out from the kitchen to pick fresh herbs from their garden stationed...
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3191 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
While I was in Palo Alto, a friend recommended meeting at Philz Coffee right off of University Avenue—it's one of the most atypical coffee shops I have visited. They have large list of coffees from around the world and once you select your coffee...
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271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Stop by and treat your palate to University Café's sensational drinks. Homemade lemonades and specialty coffees are great on the go (especially when exploring University Ave.). For those with time to sit and enjoy a meal, they serve crave-able...
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536 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Palo Alto remains home to many long-running family businesses, one of the eldest being Bell’s Bookstore in downtown. It is nigh-impossible to comprehend the incredible selection of literature and artistry Bell’s has managed to accumulate without...
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490 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
If you're planning a visit to Palo Alto, be sure you're there for the Sunday Farmer's Market. This local favorite event promotes some of the tastiest treats from local farmers, food truck vendors, clothing stores and more. What separates this...
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855 El Camino Real #64, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Palo Alto is a haven for boutique shopping. Among the many locally owned niche stores, RUTI sells the latest Israeli styles in women's fashion. Elegant, simple lines and a muted palette may seem dull at first glance, but the shop boasts well-made...