Stanford University Campus Tour California
If you are in the Silicon Valley area or in San Francisco you should not miss to visit the Stanford University Campus. It is really beautiful and huge. It is not like other university campus where all the building are squeezed up in a small space.
There is a plenty of green spaces with palms, trees and flowers. Its old style architecture is really nice and gives a unique style to this amazing beautiful campus. The main entrance to the Stanford Campus is called Palm Drive, It links between University Avenue (Palo Alto) and Stanford. Several sport facilities are in the campus, and the infrastructure is really good. I used to play tennis there for free. They have a big nice stadium, I remember watching one of the Inter milan soccer game. I also recommend to visit the Stanford Hoover tower. I think it costs couple dollars but it really worth to go up and have a nice panoramic view over the whole campus (you can also see Palo Alto from there).
If you are there for a very short time and you want to see the most of the campus then I recommend to “take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour“. It is a daily tour (two times/day) led by a student from Stanford and it is free. During this 70 minutes tour, you will cover central campus including the Main Quad, Memorial Church, Science & Engineering Quad and White Plaza, The walking tour starts from the Stanford Visitor Center. I did this guided tour and I recommend it. This tour will let you explore the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus (Besides it is always fun and interesting to talk with Stanford Students). I would say take this guided tour first to have the most of the Stanford campus and then decide where to go.
Near the Campus there is also a Stanford Shopping Center. The architecture and the design of this mall is really beautiful but going shopping there will be very expensive (you can find there Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s). A Safeway grocery shop is about 15 minutes walking from the Stanford campus.
Finally and if you are without a car, then you can go there using the Caltrain (public transport) and stops at Palo Alto station. The Stanford university campus is just couple minutes walking from there.
Author: Karim Kanoun