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Best things to do in Stanford

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“It's a beautiful out door shopping center, where you can enjoy food, nice gardening, and shop the latest trends. While you're there, visit Stanford University!”
187 locals recommend
Museum
“It's used to be simply the "Stanford Museum". Next door there is the Anderson Gallery with modern art works. It's free! Parking is difficult but free after 4pm. The best time to go is on Thursday evenings, then they close at 8pm. You can have lunch at Cool Cafe.”
78 locals recommend
Route
“Hike to the Stanford radio telescope. Its a nice hike with great views, but no shade so don't go on a super hot day and bring a hat and sun lotion.”
33 locals recommend
University
“It's the origin of silicon valley, universe center of tech industry, best university in the world, also very beautiful campus”
193 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“restaurants, shopping, grocery store, and everything you need can be found in this little plaza”
34 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The perfect Trail for a quick run or walk any time on a paved 3.4 K loop. Amazing views. Driving time: 20min. ”
17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Philz Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer based in San Francisco that has 17 locations within California and specializes in hand-crafted coffee brewed one cup at a time.”
23 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The Rodin Sculpture garden on Stanford Campus is amazing. It is one of the largest exhibits of Rodin sculptue anywhere and most of the sculpture is outside of the Stanford Art Museum and some is scattered around Stanford campus.”
22 locals recommend
Route
“It's a beautiful outdoor shopping center filled with flowers. You can find everything here from Bloomingdale's to Lululemon, Nike Running, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Tesla, Anthropologie and more. ”
25 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A popular well known shopping mall right next to Stanford University with beautiful landscape outdoor space to stroll, too.”
10 locals recommend
Café
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“A great breakfast/lunch restaurant across the street from both Stanford and Palo Alto HS”
27 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The best local Italian style pizza and fresh pasta. A little more upscale. ”
17 locals recommend
Beauty Salon
“Great way to relax. Time for a nice one hour bath or tub for yourself or for two. $35./hr for a tub. Room #8 Moroccan theme,9 Bath theme, has the best ambience/theme with combo sauna or steam. Book a treatment or massage.”
16 locals recommend
Museum
“A five minute walk away, or on the way to University Ave you can stop by the unassuming garage, known as the "Birthplace of Silicon Valley," where Hewlett Packard was founded.”
15 locals recommend
Church
“Interdenominational church with public tours featuring pipe organ, stained glass windows & mosaics. And don't miss the landmark 285-ft. bell tower at Stanford, with an observation deck & Hoover memorabilia exhibits.”
16 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Architecturally stunning. Excellent programming. Check out Bing Concert Hall online for the latest schedule.”
9 locals recommend