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Exploring Art and Tech with a Vacation Rental in Palo Alto

Tesla, Stanford, and the birthplace of Silicon Valley – these are only three of the most celebrated attractions that bring vacationers, whether they be solo, a couple, or a family, to Palo Alto every year. A house rental in Palo Alto means far more than just brilliant sunshine and warm weather nearly all year round. The city is home to some of the world’s greatest innovation centers. After a visit to Stanford or the birthplace of Hewlett-Packard, you'll really understand why Silicon Valley has led the world in tech development for decades. But that's not all; a house rental in Palo Alto will inspire nature lovers with beautiful Californian scenery and wildlife and foodies will be spoilt for choice by the amazing range of cuisine that has become characteristic of the Bay area.

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Best Vacation Home Deals in Palo Alto

House Palo Alto
Feb 5 - Feb 12
-57%
$645
$278 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Palo Alto
Feb 6 - Feb 13
-74%
$450
$117 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Palo Alto
Feb 6 - Feb 13
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$450
$111 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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727 fantastic vacation homes from 5 partner websites are available in Palo Alto, with prices beginning at $111 per night. By directly analyzing these accommodations, HomeToGo brings you the best deals as well as the most popular vacation homes in Palo Alto.

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Top-Rated Rentals and Accommodations in Palo Alto

House Palo Alto
Feb 2 - Feb 9
$880 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (55 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$695 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (35 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$348 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (13 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Palo Alto
Dec 3 - Dec 10
$172 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Jan 14 - Jan 21
-60%
$645
$255 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 6 - Feb 13
$900 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$348 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (13 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Jan 14 - Jan 21
$595 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
3.7
"Good" (7 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 2 - Feb 9
-32%
$854
$582 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 2 - Feb 9
$880 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (55 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Condo Palo Alto
Jan 14 - Jan 21
$248 per night
Condo ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$335 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (3 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Palo Alto
Dec 3 - Dec 10
$172 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$248 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (14 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$580 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (36 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen

Cook up a feast on your next vacation and book a Palo Alto rental with full kitchen.

Apartment Kitchen Palo Alto
Dec 3 - Dec 10
$172 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Kitchen Palo Alto
Jan 28 - Feb 4
$900 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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House Kitchen Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$348 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (13 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Vacation rentals and apartments with air conditioning

Keep cool during your trip to Palo Alto and book a vacation rental with air conditioning.

House Aircondition Palo Alto
Feb 2 - Feb 9
$880 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (55 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Condo Aircondition Palo Alto
Jan 14 - Jan 21
$248 per night
Condo ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Aircondition Palo Alto
Feb 4 - Feb 11
$335 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (3 ratings)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Vacation rentals with Wi-Fi

Stay connected while traveling and book a Palo Alto accommodation with high-speed internet.

Apartment Internet Palo Alto
Feb 6 - Feb 13
-75%
$450
$111 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Internet Palo Alto
Feb 6 - Feb 13
-74%
$450
$117 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Apartment Internet Palo Alto
Feb 6 - Feb 13
-74%
$450
$117 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Popular Rental Amenities in Palo Alto

  • Internet (626)
  • TV (611)
  • Air conditioning (558)
  • No smoking (423)
  • Microwave (399)
  • No pets (356)
  • Pool (331)
  • Kitchen (260)
  • Balcony/Patio (234)
  • Yard (228)
  • Washer (208)
  • Dishwasher (195)

Our search page's filters will help you find your dream property in Palo Alto. Many properties in Palo Alto offer "Internet" or "TV," which makes it a great vacation spot if you can't imagine a vacation without internet or you never miss an episode of your favorite show. Three features that are not often available are "Fishing," "Hot tub," and "Sauna."

The Weather in Palo Alto

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This is the climate diagram in Palo Alto. September is the warmest month of the year in Palo Alto with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 79°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 43°. According to the climate diagram, January is the rainiest month of the year in Palo Alto.

7-Day Weather Forecast in Palo Alto

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Where to find the best food in Palo Alto?

Delicious Food in Palo Alto

At Maum, you get the best of Asian cuisine in a bold modern setting. This elegant establishment offers food lovers the chance to taste assorted Korean dishes prepared “From the Heart.” If you want to sample some of Maum’s delicacies, you should get ahead of the queue by ordering in advance.

A stay in a rental vacation in Palo Alto is not complete without trying the famed specialty that is Oren’s Hummus. With a resident chef from Tel Aviv, this great value-for-money restaurant serves delicious hummus bowls topped with roasted cauliflower or spiced lamb.

For fresh fish, succulent meat, and hot, fluffy waffles with cream cheese, then Chef Robbie Wilson’s Bird Dog is your best bet in the Bay area.

What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Palo Alto?

Festivals and Fun in Palo Alto

One of the best festivals on the West Coast, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts brings together more than 100,000 patrons each year. Explore the works of some 300 artists along University Avenue and indulge in a bit of Italian Street Painting on Tasso Street.

If you're vacationing in Palo Alto with your kids, then they’ll love the Kids’ Art Studio. Watch them joyously discover and learn through getting in touch with their creative side.

Palo Alto also offers you the best of Salsa music and dance. The annual Salsa Festival in Redwood City brings you an amazing variety of Latin arts and culture through jazz performances, salsa tasting, and reggae music. The Salsa Festival takes over 11 blocks in the city, so it's sure to make your stay in your house rental in Palo Alto a memorable one.

What are the best activities for families in Palo Alto?

Family Activities in Palo Alto

It’s not all research and technology here, there are tons of fun activities for you and your kids during your stay in a home rental in Palo Alto. The Winchester Mystery House is a 160-bedroom architecture marvel that will thrill the life out of your kids. Spider webbed windows, secret passages, and zigzag staircases make this haunted house a great day out for all the family.

Meanwhile, the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad is the perfect way to reenact life as it was in 1905. The steam locomotive will take you around a one-mile circuit of the beautiful Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos.

Adventure lovers will be eager to check out the old carousel and hiking trail along Los Gatos Creek.

Where are the unique attractions in Palo Alto?

Local Attractions in Palo Alto

Stanford University is more than just another city campus. Since its establishment in 1891, the Farm dazzles visitors with spectacular views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Stanford Dish area offers plenty of recreation options on one of the world’s most prestigious university campuses. The imposing 285-foot Hoover Tower is another splendid attraction you should not miss during your visit to a house rental in Palo Alto.

Even more historic in Palo Alto is that one garage on 367 Addison Avenue that birthed what is now Silicon Valley. Since its use by William Hewlett and David Packard in 1938 to build Hewlett Packard, the site has become synonymous with a history of innovation and technological breakthroughs. You surely don’t want to miss out on this during your stay in your vacation rental in Palo Alto.

What are the must-see attractions in Palo Alto?

Points of Interest in Palo Alto

The Future is Exciting but Some Things Never Change: Unspoilt Nature in Palo Alto

The 1,940 acres of marshland in the San Francisco Bay area are perfect for running and biking during your stay in your vacation rental in Palo Alto. The natural, undisturbed habitat offers nature lovers the best place to windsurf and take boat rides.

A Feast for the Eyes

If you love bird watching, then the Baylands is home to an amazing array of the unique birds of the West Coast. If you chose a house rental in the area, then you'll even be able to watch the birds from your window!

World Famous Art

Meanwhile, at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, you can explore 24 galleries exhibiting the works of international artists. There are 20th Century American art pieces as well as Rodin bronze sculptures exhibited for your viewing pleasure. Better yet, admission is free.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Palo Alto?

The average nightly price for vacation rentals in Palo Alto is $111.

How many vacation rentals are available to book in Palo Alto?

April has the highest amount of available Apartment rental and House rental in Palo Alto, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.

What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Palo Alto?

If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Palo Alto, the most common amenities others search for are houses with Internet, TV, and Pool.

How many vacation rentals are in Palo Alto?

Palo Alto has 727 Apartment rental and House rental on offer to rent.

Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Palo Alto?

If traveling with a dog in Palo Alto, 12% of vacation rentals allow pets.

What's the best time of year to travel to Palo Alto?

If booking a vacation rental in Palo Alto, consider that rainy season is usually in January or March, with May often being the driest.

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