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Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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So I'm Biased: Out-Ivies the Ivies, and a great place to stroll.

Disclaimer: This was my grad school back in the eighties, when it was still possible for a middle... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
David P
Vancouver, Washington
Nice Stopover

We visited the University, for a quick stop, on our way to the airport. It is a nice walk, we... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
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Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.
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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Disclaimer: This was my grad school back in the eighties, when it was still possible for a middle class guy to find a Silicon Valley job that would pay for a graduate degree here. This was paradise then: an Ivy with perfect California weather in...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the University, for a quick stop, on our way to the airport. It is a nice walk, we enjoyed the Cathedral, the gardens and overall the University. I wish we could have stayed longer, but it is ideal for a walk, and you...More

Thank mfragozo
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I love running through the campus with the dedicated paths that wind about the campus. Lived here for years but never get tired of it. Each area has it's unique charm, from the famous Stanford memorial church, to the less well known New Zealand Garden...More

Thank kwong
Reviewed 9 August 2016

If you are Palo Alto, don't miss the beautiful Stanford University campus. The university is ranked number 2 in the world and the campus is beautiful. Climb to the Hoover tower (please see my review) and you get a good view of the campus with...More

Thank Traveller-PC
Reviewed 9 August 2016

After having lunch in Palo Alto, we walked all the way down University Ave (which turns into Palm Dr) to Stanford. It was a good walk, but so worth it to stroll around the campus. The oval green space in front of the main building...More

Thank gb2308
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time touring Stanford. The quad was cool. The Memorial Church was absolutely beautiful. Every detail was finely crafted. The Hoover Tower provided phenomenal views of the school and surrounding area.

Thank matthew s
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stanford University has one of the most beautiful campuses of any university in the country. Be prepared to walk a lot though as most of the campus is closed to cars and you can only walk or bike, or take the stanford free shuttle called...More

Thank 22travelMB
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stanford is a world renown university set in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The campus is stunning with endless activities from visiting the Cantor and Anderson Art Collection to spectating at an multitude of sporting events. The campus is home to the magnificent Bing...More

Thank daschpitch
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect for a quick tour or a more leisurely exploration. Check out the art, parks, coffee shops, and beautiful layout. Easy on foot or bike...

1  Thank our1
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Was surprised to see so may tourists on the campus, but after visiting the church (amazing) and the Cantor Museum (wonderful) and just enjoying all the tree lined paths, I could understand its tourist appeal.

Thank Elizabeth R
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Pamela B
8 July 2017|
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Response from SanFrancisco2ofUS | Reviewed this property |
You can book walking tours online. Got to visit.stanford.edu website and following the instructions.
Nancy F
11 June 2016|
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Response from L0ve2TravL4Fun | Reviewed this property |
You can easily just help yourself and do a self-guided tour. Otherwise participate in an official Campus Walking Tour and spend an hour with a student guide exploring the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus. A great... More