The City of Palo Alto, CA
The city of Palo Alto is located in the state of California in Santa Clara County and has a population of 60,171 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Palo Alto is San Jose, approximately 15 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Palo Alto, including Blue Chalk Cafe, California Pizza Kitchen, Bangkok Cuisine, Rose & Crown English Food & Ale House and AG Ferrari Foods. For a larger selection of Palo Alto restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Palo Alto Museums, Golf Courses, Botanical Gardens and/or Arenas, including the Palo Alto Art Center, Maples Pavilion - Stanford University, Arizona Cactus Garden, Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and Stanford University Arboretum. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Palo Alto please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 3 airports are located in or near Palo Alto:
- Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC)
- Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK)
- San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)
Palo Alto, California Climate and WeatherIn the month of December, Palo Alto experiences an average high temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in December are usually about 39 degrees with an average rainfall of 2.31 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Palo Alto with daytime temperatures averaging 79 degrees in the summer, and 59 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Palo Alto to receive an average of 2.91 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 0.1 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as 20 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Palo Alto should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 70 degrees, and nighttime lows of 48.
Palo Alto, California Attractions
1California Academy of Sciences - , Historical Society,
The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. The academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavours of the museum during the twentieth century.
2California Palace of the Legion of Honor - , Cartoon Art Museum,
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor is a fine art museum in San Francisco, California. The name is used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed.
3California's Great America - Santa Clara,
California's Great America is an amusement park owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, located in Santa Clara, California in the US. Great America is one of four major amusement parks that operate around the San Francisco Bay Area, the other three being Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, and Gilroy Gardens in Gilroy. California's Great America is the only theme park in northern California that has a water park in it, although there are several other dedicated water parks in the area, including Raging Waters in San Jose and Waterworld in Concord.
4Canyon Lakes Country Club - San Ramon,
The Canyon Lakes Country Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Contra Costa County California. Built in 1987, this San Ramon course designed by Ted Robinson is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 925-735-6511. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon, CA 94583
5Chabot Space and Science Center - Oakland,
Chabot Space and Science Center, located in Oakland, California, is a hands-on center featuring interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes.
6Chardonnay/Zinfandel Course at Poppy Ridge Golf Course - Livermore,
The Chardonnay/Zinfandel Course at Poppy Ridge Golf Course is a 27 hole public golf course in Alameda County California. Built in 1996, this Livermore course designed by Rees Jones is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 925-456-8202. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore, CA 94550
7Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose - San Jose,
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is located on Woz Way in downtown San Jose, California. Woz Way is named after Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, whose nickname is "Woz," and who was the single largest private donor during the original capital campaign that funded the Museum.
8Chinese Culture Center - , Contemporary Jewish Museum,
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, California in the US, is a major community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the US.
9Chuck Corica Golf Complex -The North - Earl Fry - Alameda,
The Chuck Corica Golf Complex -The North - Earl Fry is an 18 hole public golf course in Alameda County California. This course is located in the city of Alameda, . Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 510-522-4321.
Address: 1 Clubhouse Memorial Dr, Alameda, CA 94502
10Cinnabar Hills Golf Club -Mountain/Lake - San Jose,
The Cinnabar Hills Golf Club -Mountain/Lake is an 18 hole public golf course in Santa Clara County California. This course is located in the city of San Jose, . Tee times are accepted up to 14 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 408-323-5200.
Address: 23600 Mckean Rd, San Jose, CA 95141
Palo Alto, California Hotels
1Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley At East Palo Alto
2050 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
8Stanford Inn - Stanford Univ/ Medical Center
115 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Palo Alto, California Restaurants
This is a list of Palo Alto Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants, Fish & Chips Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Delicatessens Retail and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
Palo Alto Articles
Published January 23, 2012
Muir Woods National Monument in the San Francisco Bay area is an enchanting coastal redwood forest that is home to the world's tallest living trees
Published January 14, 2012
A place of infamy and Hollywood myth, Alcatraz Island is a fascinating place to visit from the prison grounds to its notable inmates, and its history that has begotten legends
Published January 11, 2012
One of the best family museums in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences boasts a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium and rainforest all under one lush living roof.
Published January 9, 2012
The historic Fairmont San Francisco is a magnificent hotel and an extraordinary experience when staying in this cosmopolitan city
Published December 2, 2011
Experience and learn about the wonderful connection between many holiday symbols and the science behind them at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Published October 17, 2011
An enjoyable three day family weekend in San Francisco at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in the Speedway Meadow area of Golden Gate Park
Published March 1, 2011
Our Northern California road trip from Santa Cruz to San Francisco - an adventure up the San Mateo Coast ocean views, elephant seals and family attractions and accomodations.
Published October 23, 2010
Santa Cruz and its old fashioned boardwalk and pier has a mix of modern and original well maintained attractions. Classic Rides includde the 1911 build Loof Carousel.
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