Palo Alto, California

Stay with Inspirato in sunny and sophisticated Palo Alto. Nestled in Silicon Valley, between San Francisco and San Jose, Palo Alto is home to big names like Stanford University and Google, and is filled with sophisticated restaurants, wineries, and upscale boutiques. Enjoy Palo Alto’s perfect climate with the Rosewood Sand Hill  as your home base—a relaxed and luxe resort spread across 16 acres near the Santa Cruz mountains. Just outside of Palo Alto is the serene Canyon Ranch Woodside—an immersive wellness retreat nestled in the redwoods.

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Situated just 28 miles south of San Francisco, Palo Alto is a ritzy city with a small town feel nestled in Silicon Valley. With its sunny skies, rich culture, and world-renowned innovation, Palo Alto is popular with foodies, shopping enthusiasts, technophiles, and art lovers alike. Widely known as a tech hotspot, many big-name companies (like Google, Tesla, HP, and more) have sprawling campuses in the area—some that you can even visit. For something more traditional, take a walking tour of Stanford University and view impressive works of art at the on-campus Cantor Art Center. For luxury shopping and dining visit the Stanford Shopping Center—and for a taste of the local life, grab a casual bite to eat at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market every Saturday morning.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    San Jose International Airport (SJC)
  • Average temperature
    79℉ in summer; 39℉ in winter
  • Closest big city
    San Francisco
  • Peak season
    Summer
  • Car recommended?
    Yes

Destination Highlights

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  • Forecasting Your Palo Alto Vacation

    Palo Alto enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. With an average of 261 days of sunshine and moderate temperatures that rarely feel too hot or too cold, it’s easy to spend time outdoors year-round.

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Map of Palo Alto

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