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Visit the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, on Lomita Drive, featuring a wide range of art displays offered through 24 galleries and outdoor sculpture gardens, including ancient art displays from Egyptian and Chinese to contemporary times.


See the Hoover Tower, on Stanford University campus, from where you can get interesting information regarding war, revolution and peace.


Show your kids a good time, during your stay in Stanford, by taking a 9-minute drive to Palo Alto, to the Junior Museum and Zoo, which can be found on Middlefield Road, featuring hands-on children exhibits, classes and a great zoo.


Visit the Museum of American Heritage, also located in Palo Alto, where you can see weird-looking antique technological devices, crystal radios and old turntables.


Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Stanford Powwow Fun Run, which will be celebrating its 14th edition, in May 2010, is perhaps one of the most popular and favorite annual sporting event in Stanford. The starting and finish line of this entertaining fun run are at the Powwow Arena, across Galvez Street from Stanford Stadium.


The Stanford Powwow, the actual event, in which the Fun Run is incorporated, is the largest multi-cultural event which happens on Stanford campus, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the region, offering them a 3-day fun-filled celebration, every year.



There are numerous celebrations which are happening all over California, throughout the year, and some of the most popular and favorite ones, which are taking place near Stanford, are listed below. Check it out!


Cherry Blossom Festival – Taking place in San Francisco, in April.


Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair – Happening in San Francisco’s Japantown, in August.


San Francisco International Art Fair – Taking place in San Francisco, in May.


Independence Fruitcake Festival – Celebrated in January, in Independence.


California Wine Festival – Scheduled in April and taking place in Dana Point.


Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival – Taking place in Anaheim, in April.



If you ask somebody how Stanford’s nightlife scene is, most of them tend to talk about Palo Alto’s nightlife scene. Maybe that’s because Stanford students often drive to Palo Alto, which is only minutes away from Stanford, when they get in the mood to party, because here, they can enjoy a wider range of popular and ‘’hot’’ nightspots that offers them all the nightly excitement they need.


Among the Stanford favorite spots in Palo Alto, there is the Blue Chalk Café, on Ramona Street, the Cocktail Lounge at Palo Alto Bowl, on El Camino Real, Antonio’s Nut House, on S. California Ave., the Empire Grill and Tap Room, on Emerson Street, the Hukilau, on Ramona Street, which is a Hawaiian oasis, right in the middle of Palo Alto’s downtown area, Rose and Crown Pub, also located downtown Palo Alto and Rudy’s Pub at Elbe Restaurant, on University Avenue, considered to be the best place in town to have a beer with friends.

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