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Things to do in Palo Alto, California

Main Street of old Downtown Palo Alto speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Palo Alto the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Palo Alto offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Downtown Palo Alto makes shopping for wine and other spirits easy by bringing an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. Hit the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorite choice to be shipped home for your convenience.

Downtown Palo Alto hosts several events per year for your listening enjoyment but visit your piano shop to learn how to play and possibly purchase your grand, upright or digital piano. Don't forget the specialty work involved such as tuning and moving which are performed by skilled technicians.

Downtown Palo Alto keeps your pets fed, groomed, clothed and entertained with a wide assortment of ts.s available online and in-store. Does your dog need a bit of training? Check with us for great referrals to dog walkers, trainers and veterinarians who can work with your pets.

Why do you love downtown?

Angela Shields
I will be visiting Ashland for the first time this coming weekend! I have heard from numerous people what a great town it is and how much I will like it. Very excited to check it out and do some shopping!

HILDA SMITH
It has some unique stores.

Heather Anne Hopfinger
You do not have to walk far for a movie or some place great to shop or workout

Valentina Eagar
Fun and unique shopping and eats

Angela Corrigan
Convenient, friendly. Stayed at Kermit inn.

Restaurants in Palo Alto, California


Alway Cafe

1070 Arastradero Road
Downtown Palo Alto



Abundant Air Cafe

2479 East Bayshore Road # 708
Downtown Palo Alto



Baume Restaurant

201 South California Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto



Alto Spago Palo

265 Lytton Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto



Babbo's Mediterranean Bistro

717 Stanford Shopping Center
Downtown Palo Alto



Anatolian Kitchen

2323 Birch St
Downtown Palo Alto



Ba Si Chuan Restaurant

3781 El Camino Real
Downtown Palo Alto



Baker's Cafe

4131 El Camino Real
Downtown Palo Alto



Bella Luna Ristorante

233 University Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto




Downtown Palo Alto Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Palo Alto can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Bring an actual credit card to avoid deposits and pre-authorizations consuming money in your checking account which will reduce your available balance. Hotels that accept paper cash often ask for a hefty deposit to cover potential damages in your room leaving you scrambling to find an ATM.

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.



Oak Motel Palo Alto
4279 El Camino Real


Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real


The Zen Hotel
4164 El Camino Real


Hotel Parmani
3200 El Camino Real


Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street


The Westin Palo Alto
675 El Camino Real


STANFORD MOTOR INN PALO ALTO
3305 EL CAMINO REAL


Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real


OAKWOOD AT OAK CREEK
1520 Sand Hill Road


Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real


Palo Alto Lodge
3339 El Camino Real


Cardinal Hotel
235 Hamilton Avenue


Hotel Keen
425 High Street