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TRAVEL

Whether you're flying halfway across the world or making a short walk across campus, this page has information for you. Scroll down for driving and parking directions, a list of available hotels, and some kid-friendly activities for your spare time. We hope you'll enjoy your time at Stanford!

 

Questions about anniversary logistics? Send a message to stanford@iucjapan.org   

Directions to Stanford University.

List of local hotels.

Family friendly activities a short distance from Stanford University.

DIRECTIONS / PARKING

Location

William R. Hewlett Teaching Center

Room 201

370 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA, 94305

Getting to Stanford

 

Closest Airports

Both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) are about 20 miles from campus. For more information about getting to Stanford from the airport, please visit https://rde.stanford.edu/studenthousing/getting-stanford.

Public Transportation

For those of you wishing to travel to Stanford using public transportation, we will provide a shuttle service between the Sheraton Palo Alto and our event. The Sheraton Palo Alto is conveniently located next to the Palo Alto Caltrain Station and the Palo Alto Transit Center  (VTA & SamTrans).


Stanford also offers a convenient and complimentary shuttle service known as the Marguerite, which includes the "Shopping Express" route. This route operates hourly from 9 AM to 7:47 PM on Saturdays, connecting the Palo Alto Transit Center to the San Antonio Shopping Center by going through Stanford campus. This route makes several stops in close proximity to our event.

Parking & Driving Directions

Stanford parking is free on Saturdays. The closest parking structure to the Engineering Quad (Hewlett & Huang Buildings) is:

 

Parking Structure 2 (P2)  

473 Via Ortega

Stanford, CA 94305

Note on GPS directions: Via Ortega is closed at Campus Drive due to construction so you must use Panama
Street to access either the parking structure or the parking lot.


From Highway 101 North & South:
Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the university. Turn Right at Campus Drive; turn Left at Panama Street and the parking structure will be at your left, on the corner of Via Ortega and Panama Street.

Once you've exited the parking garage, walk up Via Ortega and turn right onto Serra Mall. The William R. Hewlett Teaching Center can be found on your right, just past the fountain.


From Highway 280 North & South:
Exit 280 at Alpine Road, turning east (away from Portola Valley, toward Menlo Park.) Make a right turn onto Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn Left at the first stoplight, Campus Drive West (across from the golf course
driveway). Turn Right onto Panama and the parking structure will be on your left on the corner of Via Ortega and
Panama Street.

Once you've exited the parking garage, walk up Via Ortega and turn right onto Serra Mall. The William R. Hewlett Teaching Center can be found on your right, just past the fountain. 

From El Camino Real:
Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). As you
enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. Go through one traffic light, and turn right onto Campus Drive at the first stop sign. Turn Left at Panama Street and the parking structure will be at your left, on the corner of Via Ortega and Panama Street. Walk up V
ia Ortega and turn right on Serra Mall. The William R. Hewlett Teaching Center is located on your right, just past the fountain. 

Once you've exited the parking garage, walk up Via Ortega and turn right onto Serra Mall. The William R. Hewlett Teaching Center can be found on your right, just past the fountain.

For more information, please visit the Stanford Parking and Transportation website or the Stanford Visitor Information website for up-to-date information about traveling to and parking on campus. The HeadsUp website provides the latest information about campus construction activity impacting traffic. Get driving directions on Google Maps

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Directions
Hotels
Cardinal Hotel

235 Hamilton Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94301

1.650.926.2800

website

Creekside Inn

3400 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94306

1.650.493.2411

website

el PRADO Hotel

520 Cowper St 

Palo Alto, CA 94301

1.650.322.9000

website

Graduate Palo Alto

488 University Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

1.650.843.9755

website

Hotel Keen Palo Alto

425 High Street

Palo Alto, CA 94301

1.650.327.2775

website

Nobu Hotel Palo Alto

180 Hamilton Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94301

1.650.531.8888

paloaltofoh@noburestaurants.com

website

Stanford Guest House

2575 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

1.650.926.2800

guesthouse@stanford.edu

website

The Westin Palo Alto

675 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94301

1.650.321.4422

website

HOTELS
 

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

625 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94301

1.650.328.2800

website

 A shuttle service will be provided between the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel and Stanford University.

Other Local Hotels
Hotels

Anderson Collection at Stanford University

314 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

https://anderson.stanford.edu/

11:00AM - 5:00PM

free all-day reservations are required

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Stanford, CA 94305

https://museum.stanford.edu/

11:00AM - 5:00PM

free all-day reservations are required

Children's Library

1276 Harriet Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

https://library.cityofpaloalto.org/locations/c

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Downtown Palo Alto Farmer's Market

601-699 Gilman St

Palo Alto, CA 94301

https://www.pafarmersmarket.org/

8:00AM - 12:00PM

Johnson Park

268 Waverly St

Palo Alto, CA 94301

https://www.cityofpaloalto.org

Sunrise - Sunset

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

1451 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94301

https://www.paloaltozoo.org

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Tickets: $10.00

Sankai Juku  |  KŌSA - Between Two Mirrors 

Memorial Auditorium

551 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305

https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/october-2023/sankai-juku

About 山海塾: https://www.sankaijuku.com/

7:30PM, Tickets start at $35

Stanford Shopping Center

660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA 94304

https://www.simon.com/mall/stanford-shopping-center

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Stanford University - Public Art Installations

Campus wide

https://arts.stanford.edu/campus-art/public-art/

The Museum of American Heritage

351 Homer Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

https://www.moah.org/visit.html

11:00AM - 4:00PM

Town & Country Village

855 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94301

https://tandcvillage.com/

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Things to do

THINGS TO DO AROUND STANFORD

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES & SHOPPING CENTERS
SATURDAY HOURS OF OPERATION

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