|In the heart of the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is a dynamic community blending its high technology economy with its rich historic ethnicity. Altogether Californian, Palo Alto offers cultural enrichment, open spaces and an unsurpassed quality of living. |
Filoli Estate features the 32,000 sq ft Georgian home and sixteen acres of formal garden within its 654 acre setting.. Built by prominent industrialist, William Bourn, whose motto “Fi ght for a just cause; Lo ve your fellow man; Li ve a good life.” created the estate's name "Filoli". Open Feb - Oct, Tues - Sat, 10 - 3.
Hoover Tower showcases the lives of President and Mrs. Hoover. The Hoover Institute also features a variety of exhibits designed to promote free societies.
Sunset Gardens Self-guided walking tours of these impeccably landscaped grounds which are organized by regional zones of the western U.S. Stop at the Test Garden and see the latest offerings from Sunset. Weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.Willow and Middlefield, Menlo Park
Museum of American Heritage, Explore technology through the ages in the historic Williams House and Gardens. Turn-of-the-century general store, 1920s doctor's office, 1930s kitchen, and electrical and mechanical devices of the past century. 351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto. Free Admission
Rodin Sculpture Garden Lomita and Roth Way.
Twenty of Rodin's bronze sculptures are located adjacent to the Stanford Museum with an array of statues located throughout the Stanford campus. Tours are held Wed., Sat. and Sun. beginning at 2 p.m. Call 650/723-3469..
Cantor Arts Center features an amazing collection of works from the 5th century B.C. to the 1990 including over 200 works by Auguste Rodin, the largest collection outside of France. Museum Way and Lomita Drive
Palo Alto offers an array of fine city parks from community playgrounds to vast open spaces. Rinconada Park is the location of two pools, a community center, children's theatre and Palo Alto Children's Museum. Also enjoy the outdoors in any of Santa Clara County's open spaces. Backpack camping is allowed at the Monte Bello Preserve.