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Spend an Uplifting Day in Downtown Palo Alto

One of the most famous downtown districts in the entire state of California is just minutes from The Palo Alto Inn. Along with upscale shops and world-class dining establishments, Downtown Palo Alto boasts an array of compelling attractions. Enjoy the eclectic work of Bay Area painters, sculptures, and jewelry makers at the Palo Alto Art Center. Take a stroll through Gamble Garden, which is located on the estate of a Colonial/Georgian Revival house from the turn of the 20th century. And pay a visit to the original garage where computer giant HP was created by William Hewlett and David Packard.


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  • Palo Alto World Music Day
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Moonlight Run


  • Palo Alto Art Center
  • Museum of American Heritage
  • Hewlett-Packard Garage
  • Gamble Garden
  • Dining
  • Shopping


  • What are palo alto's major Attractions?

    For starters, there’s the Museum of American Heritage where you can check out unique electrical and mechanical inventions from days gone by. The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo is home to exotic animals and hands-on science exhibits. Other equally interesting attractions include Gamble Garden, Palo Alto Art Center, and the original garage where the computer company Hewlett-Packard laid the groundwork for its Silicon Valley success.
  • What are my palo alto dining options?

    High quality meals are a staple of Downtown Palo Alto along with a wide range of cuisines from which to choose. Savor fine Indian at Amber Dhara and Arte Ristorante. Indulge in excellent Asian at Burma Ruby and Chinese Delight Restaurant. Authentic Italian is the domain of Vero Ristorante and La Strada Ristorante Italiano. You can also opt for popular yet quality chain eateries, such as The Cheesecake Factory and Gordon Biersch.

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