Palo Alto, CA Attractions & Things To Do

Hotel Keen, in Palo Alto, California is a modern gateway to an endless array of attractions and activities. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, the tech capital of the world, visitors can explore the area's stunning natural landscape or explore the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions that exemplify the diversity of the region. Hike mountain trails to the top of beautiful vistas. Enjoy al fresco dining at University Avenue's trendiest restaurants, or shop chic designer shops at the Stanford Shopping Center. From the thrill rides of California's Great America to top concerts at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Palo Alto has it all.

Stanford University Athletics.

Stanford University features 35 varsity sports and 20 club sports, from field hockey, rowing and gymnastics to football, soccer and volleyball. Stanford invites some of the best young athletics in the country to participate in Stanford University's prestigious athletic program. Catch Stanford Cardinal athletics at one of the many competitive and recreational venues on campus like Stanford Stadium or Maples Pavilion. Go for schedule and tickets.
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Stanford University Performing Arts.

The spirit of art and creativity is alive at Stanford University. At Stanford Lively Arts, audiences can catch live performing arts acts like dance, music and theater. All events are presented throughout numerous venues around campus. Explore 4,000 years of art history at the Cantor Center, the university's on-site museum. Discover sculptures, landscape paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramics from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The museum displays modern and contemporary art from local Bay Area artists in several of its galleries. Visit for more information.

California's Great America.

California's Great America is Northern California's top rated theme park. Great America offers unforgettable excitement and thrills in Santa Clara, just minutes from our hotel. Dare to challenge the Demon roller coaster, get crazy on Psycho Mouse or ride the waves at the Great Barrier Reef wave pool. Great America will wow you with live entertainment and concerts. For schedule and info, visit
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The Tech Museum.

The Tech Museum in downtown San Jose is a celebration of science and technology. Learn about the people and inventions that have and are contributing to the advancement of their fieldsc. Visit permanent interactive exhibits like the The Tech Virtual Test Zone, the Innovations Gallery or Green by Design. At the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, visitors can get up close to some of the natural and scientific world's most spectacular images. Visit for more information.

Shoreline Amphitheatre.

The Bay Area's hottest concerts are all at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, a premier entertainment venue in Mountain View, California. Since 1986, the Shoreline Amphitheatre has played host to the best music acts and festivals. Catch your favorite shows from the main level concourse seats, or grab a blanket, sprawl own on the lawn and experience concerts festival-style. Visit for concert info and tickets.

Airship Ventures.

Board the Eureka, a Zeppelin NT airship, and fly up, up and away. Launched in 2007, Airship Ventures transports passengers to the high skies, offering unique overhead views of the Bay Area. Pass over the soaring skyscrapers of downtown San Francisco or the sprawling valley landscape of the South Bay. Go to for more information.
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Stanford Shopping Center.

The Stanford Shopping Center is an upscale mall boasting 140 shops, restaurants and favorite department stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's and Bloomingdale's. As you window shop down the open-aired walkways, enjoy the stunning sculptures and well-manicured gardens. Visit for mall hours and information.

Thomas Fogarty Vineyards.

Ascend the Santa Cruz Mountains to Thomas Fogarty Vineyards. Since 1981, Thomas Fogarty Vineyards has crafted quality wines like aromatic chardonnays and pinot noirs. Visitors will enjoy great wine tasting overlooking the beautiful Silicon Valley. Wine tasting is lead by the winery's knowledgeable vintners. Visit for more information.

Hoover Tower.

The Hoover Tower is a 285 foot observation tower built in 1941 in celebration of Stanford University's 50th anniversary. The tower design was inspired by a Spanish cathedral and currently houses a carillon of 48 bells cast in Tournai, Belgium. Situated on the 14th level, the observation platform gives stellar views of historic university landmarks, impressive mountains, and even views of Silicon Valley's famous sites. Stanford students, faculty, staff, and family are free (with current Stanford ID). For more information, go to

Santana Row.

Santana Row offers a sophisticated shopping and dining experience in San Jose, California. Santana Row is a trendy urban community featuring a slew of high-end shops, spas, boutiques, restaurants and theaters. The fashionistas and trendsetters will be satisfied with names like Gucci, Burberry, Diesel and BCBG. Head to Rosie McCann's Irish Pub, Blowfish Sushi or the Left Bank Brasserie for after hours entertainment. For more information, visit
Hotel Keen
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425 High Street, Palo Alto, California 94301
Reservations: 650-327-2775 
425 High Street, Palo Alto, California 94301

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