There are so many amazing things to do in and around Palo Alto, California. Explore Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford University, Shoreline Amphitheater, Stanford Theater and the popular Downtown Palo Alto Arts Festival. Palo Alto is alive with art, music and museums. This world-class, Northern California university town offers uniquely sophisticated destinations and things to do like the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation. Nearby, find fabulous family attractions including California's Great America and Winchester Mystery House. Have a question about stuff to see or need suggestions for what to do? At Comfort Inn - Palo Alto, the staff will be happy to provide special coupons for Great America theme park and Winchester Mystery House discount coupons whenever available. Home to top Bay Area attractions and things to do, the Comfort Inn - Palo Alto, California offers hotel guests the perfect spot to see it all.
Attractions in Bay Area near Stanford Hotel
California's Great America -
California's Great America theme park is Northern California's ultimate family theme park with exciting rides, shows, concerts, characters, and beautiful sights on the Flight Deck rollercoaster.The world's tallest double-decker carousel greets you as you enter California's largest entertainment destination, which also features live stage productions, and the only place in the Bay Area where kids can play with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang! Open: March - October. For more information, visit www. cagreatamerica.com.
Raging Waters, California -
Raging Waters offers one of the best Bay Area family activities and San Jose's greatest water adventure. Raging Waters features not only water rides and attractions, but also shops and dining. Ride the waves in the 350,000 gallon Wave Pool, barrel down 500 feet of splashy twists and high-bank turns plunging into a pool below on the Barracuda Blaster, explore waterfalls and enjoy a relaxing journey through the Lazy River, and many other exciting water adventures. To learn more about this great Northern California attraction and for Raging Waters coupons, visit www.rwsplash.com.
Winchester Mystery House -
The Winchester Mystery House is a strangely fascinating home located in San Jose, California. Step inside the Winchester Mystery House to discover an amazing and bizarre home. Tours are available for both adults and children, making it one of the best family activities in the Bay Area. Sarah L. Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, lived in this unfinished house during its perpetual construction. Built in 1884, it occupied the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death 38 years later. To learn more about available Winchester Mystery House discount coupons and more info about the Winchester Mystery House, visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com.
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo -
Fun and learning go together for children and their families in the displays and mini-zoo of the Palo Alto Junior Museum, it's one of the best activities for family and kids in the Bay Area. This unique Palo Alto zoo houses raccoons, bobcats, ferrets, tortoises, geese and lots of snakes. The museum emphasizes hands-on, interactive exhibits. Hours: Tue. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m. For more details on one of the top family activities to be found in Palo Alto, visit www.friendsjmz.org.
Museum of American Heritage, California -
The Museum of American Heritage offers a visual exploration of technology's past in Palo Alto, California. The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) features rotating exhibits as well as permanent displays, including a kitchen of the early 20th century, a doctor's examining room, early 20th-century general store, a print shop of the 1920s-'30s, a radio shop of the '40s, and historic gardens. Admission is free. Hours: Fri - Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more details on one of the most interesting things to do in Palo Alto, California, go to www.moah.org.
San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation -
The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, offers one of the best family activities anywhere in the Bay Area. With interactive exhibits, activities and exciting programs about technologies that affect our daily lives, the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation is focused on how technology works and is changing the way we work, live, play and learn. To learn more about the Tech Museum of Innovation & San Jose, California, visit www.thetech.org.
Stanford Shopping Center -
The Stanford Shopping Center is the Bay Area's premier shopping and dining destination. Experience great Palo Alto, California shopping at the Center's European Street Market where the scents of gourmet coffees, fresh flowers and international cuisine fill the air. For the ultimate ending to a relaxing day, visit Stanford Shopping Center's LaBelle Day Spa and Salon or stroll through the award-winning gardens. To learn more about this top Palo Alto attraction, visit www.Stanfordshop.com.
Intel Museum -
At the Intel Museum, visitors enter the micro-miniature world of computer chips as they learn how they are designed, manufactured and placed into thousands of products in our everyday world. The Intel Museum has 3,500 square feet of interactive exhibits that appeal to both children and adults. It is designed as a self-guided experience, but guided tours may be arranged in advance for groups. Visit www.intel.com/intel/intelis/museum.
Santana Row -
Santana Row is the Bay Area's leading luxury living, shopping and entertainment destination - a vibrant community of upscale apartments, distinctive condominiums and exciting shops from main line retailers like Crate & Barrel and low-cost clothier H&M to high-end boutiques like Gucci, Burberry and Ferragamo. Pampering spas and a full-service hotel also make Santana Row one of the best things to do in the Bay Area. To learn more, visit www.santanarow.com.
California Great Mall -
The Great Mall of the Bay Area is Northern California's largest enclosed outlet mall, featuring 185 outlet stores and venues. This incredible shopping and entertainment experience includes nine full-service restaurants, an international food court, an entertainment complex, a 20-plex theater, events, and a unique circular racetrack design that allows you to visit every store on a single level, without backtracking. For information, visit www.greatmallbayarea.com.