About Palo Alto
Palo Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. The City of Palo Alto is more than 100 years old, and is named after a majestic 1000 (not 250) year old coastal redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek, where early Spanish explorers settled. The blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown defines Palo Alto’s unique character. A charming mixture of old and new, Palo Alto’s tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect its California heritage.
- Stanford Shopping Center
- Cantor Center for Visual Arts
- Stanford Memorial Church
- Hoover Tower
- Public Transportation
Dining in Palo Alto, Ca
An eater’s delight. There are nearly 100 places to be served food in downtown Palo Alto, all within walking distance of each other. Like work in Silicon Valley, dining here retains an intensity of preference, passion, and peculiarity. And the dining scene is as dynamic as that of the Valley itself.