Destination guide

Head to the artsy 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-sees in the area. Many of our vacation 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Stanford a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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 around Stanford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 327 vacation rentals near Stanford. From 152 Houses to 122 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Stanford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Stanford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Stanford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stanford University: 569 vacation rentals
  • Stanford Maples Pavillion: 1,004 vacation rentals
  • Stanford Stadium: 1,013 vacation rentals
  • Hoover Tower: 999 vacation rentals
  • Stanford Memorial Church: 995 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Stanford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 152 Houses in Stanford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stanford include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 122 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stanford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 41 vacation rentals with pool available in Stanford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.