Palo Alto: A Bustling Tech Suburb
Palo Alto is an active suburban area south of San Francisco in California. It is home to hundreds of technology companies in the Silicon Valley among which includes tech giants such as VMWare and Hewlett-Packard but also to fledgling startups. Palo Alto, Califoria is named after “tall tree” in Spanish, in reference to a tall aging redwood tree located at the northern end of the bustling suburb, and is easily accessible via train, bus, or automobile. The easiest way to get to Palo Alto by plane is via the San Francisco International Airport.
Best Time to Visit
Palo Alto, CA enjoys the temperate climate in this part of the state and can be great to visit all year round. It can be a great base of operations when planning to explore both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and can be a great place to stay for either a business or a leisure trip.
What to Do & Area Attractions
When in Palo Alto, CA, a great place to explore is the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve. It is a critical wetland for maintaining the marine and wildlife in the entire San Francisco region and can be a great place to hike, watch birds, bike, and enjoy a leisurely afternoon. Relax and recharge at nearby Palo Alto, CA hotels such as like Dinah’s Garden Hotel, and Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos before heading out to the other birthplace of Silicon Valley - the Shockley’s Laboratory were the first ever transistors were made.