Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, Stanford University is in the heart of Northern California’s dynamic “Silicon Valley,” home to Yahoo!, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and many other cutting-edge companies that were started by and continue to be led by Stanford alumni and faculty.
For more information about Stanford University, tours and other campus activities, please visit Stanford’s Visitor Information site.
Destination Palo Alto provides extensive information about the immediate area close to Stanford, including local restaurants and other tourist attractions.
San Francisco Travel offers a variety of things to do in the City and beyond.
To the south, San Jose has more local and popular attractions.