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Palo Alto: Where Anything Can Happen
High tech and higher learning. That’s what gets Palo Alto into the news these days, between the endless ascension of Facebook and Stanford’s research breakthroughs , which are even more regular than their poundings by Cal in the Big Game.
It’s no secret that innovation powers Palo Alto. This is where Sergey Brin and Larry Page created the algorithm that would grow up to be Google. Everything from genome sequencing to DSL was developed here.
But despite what the rest of the world may think, Mark Zuckerberg does not own this city. Okay, maybe he does, but in any case the tech explosion isn’t the be-all, end-all of the Palo Alto experience. Like some kind of cyborg creation from Stanford’s Bio-X program, the culture here is a fusion of technology and personality. Geeks hellbent on world domination thrive, but so do sensitive creative types, thanks to the city’s thriving arts scene. Its top restaurants often put a unique stamp on traditional culinary concepts, or blend traditions from around the world to create new ones. The Stanford Shopping Center is nearly as much a local institution as the university. A visit to the Nut House bar on California Avenue will throw anyone’s preconceived notions of Palo Alto nightlife upside down entirely.
The forward-thinking approach trickles down to every aspect of the Palo Alto landscape. It’s a place where even a broken-down shopping plaza that time forgot can be re-invented with a whirlwind $25 million renovation—hello, Town and Country Village! A similar redux saved the Stanford Theatre, which keeps classic films running in Silicon Valley. In this PaloAlto.net guide , you’ll find some of the best that Palo Alto has to offer.
Palo Alto Hotels
Whether visiting for business or seeing whether the the Stanford investment is paying off, PaloAlto.net has a hotel room that fits the bill. Place online reservations as special Internet rates. Click here or call toll free in the US: 1.800.839.6210 (or call toll free in Europe: 00 800 1610 1690).
Palo Alto Restaurants
Palo Alto is home to many of Silicon Valley's top-flight dining establishments. There's something for everybody, from the old world Greek restaurant Evvia to the celebrated contemporary Vietnamese restaurant Tamarine, the Cajun destination Nola, the Cuban mojito hotspot Bodeguita del Medio and the long-time favorite Italian restaurant, Osteria. Click here to search and book reservations online.
Palo Alto Arts, Culture and Nightlife
Palo Alto has a thriving nightlife scene and is the birthplace of rock bands like the Donnas and the now-defunct Ugly Kid Joe. The town's most popular nighttime hangouts include Gordon Biersch and Nola.
Palo Alto Attractions
From Stanford University and the garage that was the birthplace of Silicon Valley to the Barbie Museum, Palo Alto is rich with interest, history and recreational amenities.
Palo Alto Real Estate
Palo Alto has some of the world's most coveted real estate. Beautiful weather, exceptional schools, world-class shopping and a strong economy are just some of the qualities that contribute to Palo Alto's desirability. Check Palo Alto.net's real estate page for information about Palo Alto homes, apartments and Realtors.
Palo Alto News
Headlines from local newspapers like the Stanford Daily and Palo Alto area radio and television stations.
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