Destination guide

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

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Stanford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 281 holiday lettings around Stanford. From 115 flats & apartments to 121 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Stanford?

If you love staying near all the action, you might like to consider booking in the main central area. HomeAway has 23 centrally located rental homes available. Alternatively, you may like to try something a little different. HomeAway has heaps of properties to pick from, including:

  • 11 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 10 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 6 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Stanford?

Forget about uninspiring hotel-chain rooms. Our house holiday rentals offer a personal touch — as well as all the space you could ask for! There are 141 options available on HomeAway. Prices start from £68 a night. If that doesn't fit with your family's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Apartment: 73 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £75 per night.
  • Hotel: 63 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Condo: 21 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £129 per night.

Can I stay in Stanford in a large group?

Holidays with family can be so much fun, especially when you're staying under the one roof somewhere entirely new! If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help you out. House holiday rentals are the preferred option here for big groups of guests. Our global database presently has 30 available. Rental options around this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for places that can house 6 of you? We have 100 that will be suitable. Prices start from £115 per night.
  • Require somewhere for 8 guests? We have 52 that will suit. You can book one for as little as £189 a night.
  • Travelling with 5 guests? We have 48 accommodation for rent that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £99 a night.

You and all your mates will be in good hands when you book your Stanford adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Stanford?

Reduce your accommodation costs when you organise your stay with HomeAway. You'll discover plenty of awesome holiday rentals and save heaps of cash! Willow Glen South - Lincoln Glen is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 2 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £116 a night, it isn't hard to see why. There are another 7 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around Cambrian. The average price here is £129 per night.

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