Destination guide

Head to the arty city of Stanford

Come and experience Stanford and its architecture, art galleries and monuments. This city's university setting, sporting events and churches draw many visitors. Computer History Museum and California's Great America are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Stanford

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Stanford a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • California's Great America (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Ridge Vineyards (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Blackberry Farm Golf Course (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Golfland USA (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Stanford

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Stanford is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Shoreline Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Rodin Sculpture Garden (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Stanford University Arboretum (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Arastredero Preserve (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Byxbee Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Horse Park at Woodside (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Stanford

Fly into Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), which is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) away.

Where to stay near Stanford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 304 holiday rentals near Stanford. From 156 Houses to 98 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Stanford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Stanford?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Stanford:

  • North San Jose: 116 holiday homes
  • South San Mateo: 28 holiday homes
  • Sunnyvale West: 27 holiday homes
  • Beresford Park: 17 holiday homes
  • Visitacion Valley: 22 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Stanford?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Stanford. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Stanford University: 529 holiday rentals
  • Stanford Maples Pavillion: 990 holiday rentals
  • Leland Stanford Junior University Museum of Art: 988 holiday rentals
  • Hoover Tower: 991 holiday rentals
  • Stanford Memorial Church: 987 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stanford listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stanford?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 156 Houses in Stanford. Our other popular types of Stanford holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 98 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Stanford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 58 holiday homes with pool available in Stanford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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