- TripBuzz found 631 things to do with kids in or near Palo Alto, California, including 610 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Los Altos and Cupertino.
- From Junior Museum & Zoo to Rinconada Pool, the Palo Alto area offers 127 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Movie Theaters and Hiking Trails.
- Only an hour from San Francisco, Palo Alto, CA is home to parts of Stanford University and many technological research centers. Palo Alto is considered by some to be the technology capital of the country with its many prominent headquarters including Xerox, Amazon.com's A9.com, Hewlett-Packard, and Tesla Motors among many others.
The Junior Museum & Zoo is an educational and adventurous place for children to unleash their curiosity of science and nature. The museum and zoo are home to over fifty species of animals, including jungle bats, hedgehogs, bobcats and more.
Rinconada Pool is a swimming pool offering several swimming related opportunities. The pool hosts lap swim sessions, recreational swimming sessions, swimming lessons, fitness classes, camps, and special events. The pool is also available for private party hosting.
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The official football stadium of Stanford University, Stanford Stadium hosts all of that team's home games as well as a variety of other special events. The stadium offers a variety of ticket packages.
Featuring a community garden maintained by volunteers, Edith Johnson Park has amenities like a multiple story playground structure, sand volleyball courts, and a basketball hoop. The park has multiple shaded areas with picnic tables.
Palo Alto's The Stanford Theatre is dedicated to the art of cinema and its role in American culture. The theater has a Wurlitzer organ for silent film screenings, and frequently hosts independent festivals.
Cornelis Bol Park is 13.8 acres and includes a path for biking and jogging, a separate footpath, children's playground, benches and a native plant garden. Two donkeys live in an adjacent area and frequently visit the park.
Spanning 21 acres, Mitchell Park offers sporting areas for tennis, handball, and horseshoes, a fenced dog run, a playground with 'faux' wading pool, and a quarter-mile walking path. Public art and picnic areas with grills are also available.
A grassy park surrounded by redwoods, Peers Park is 4.7 acres and features tennis courts, picnic tables, two play areas for children of different ages and a basketball court. They also have a field house and restrooms.
A 4.1-acre park with trees and open space, Juana Briones Park also includes two childrenâ€™s playgrounds, a basketball court, picnic tables, benches and a footpath. The playgrounds feature a climbing rock and a sand and water feature.
The Aquarius Theatre is a retro styled movie theater that offers a vintage theater experience. One of a few small theaters showing limited release, independent, and foreign films, this double theater features a concession stand and an old-fashioned atmosphere.