Getting to the Bay Area

Getting to Stanford

Door-To-Door Vans


Public Transportation

Rental Cars

Where to stay

There are numerous hotels in the area immediately adjacent to Stanford. The following hotels are recommended.


September weather at Stanford is typically sunny and mild with little chance of rain. Average high and low temperatures during September are 78°F and 57°F.

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Things to do

Stanford University is an ideal location for a conference. The campus is situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley, only 25 miles from San Francisco. Sightseeing opportunities on campus include: Stanford's landmark Hoover Tower with an observation deck offers superb views of both Stanford and the surrounding area; the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, which features diverse works of art, ranging from Renaissance paintings to African masks to the world's largest collection (outside of the Paris's Musée) of Rodin's renowned bronze sculptures; and Memorial Church, which is the architectural centerpiece of the Main Quad and a landmark widely recognized as an emblem of the University.

Additionally, the surrounding area has many opportunities for recreation, shopping and sightseeing. The natural environment of Stanford and the Bay Area provides countless opportunities for hiking, biking, jogging, and other outdoor activities. Located just minutes from campus is downtown Palo Alto, noted for tree-lined streets, charming restaurants and unique shops that appeal to all ages. Adjacent to the University is the open-air Stanford Shopping Center. The shopping center includes a European-style "street market", Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom's, and a host of specialty shops and restaurants. Finally, San Francisco, picturesque Monterey, Yosemite National Park and the Napa Valley wine country are just a few hours away.

Stanford University

Palo Alto

San Francisco