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Things to Do During Your Stanford Visit

If you’re planning a visit to Stanford University, look no further than Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection for your ideal accommodations. No matter your reason for heading to Stanford University, when you stay at Hotel Nia, the campus and all it has to offer are right at your fingertips. Here are a few of our tried-and-true tips for making the most out of your Stanford visit.

Find Sophisticated Comfort at Hotel Nia

Situated just a short 15-minute drive from Stanford University, we offer contemporary luxury and convenience. Our generously appointed rooms come with premium amenities, ensuring that you’re comfortable for campus tours, graduation ceremonies, or any Stanford-related event. Unwind by our outdoor pool, gather around communal fire pits, and dine at Porta Blu, where California's freshest ingredients meet European-inspired cuisine. Coffee enthusiasts can also enjoy a cup at Verve Cafe, so they can fuel up for the day ahead.

Uncover Stanford's Cultural Gems

Of course, it’s great to wander around campus and discover it for yourself, but we suggest taking advantage of all the tours and exhibitions put on by the university to gain even more insight. Join a guided outdoor sculpture walk at the Cantor Art Center, or explore the revolutionary Auguste Rodin exhibit. To truly experience Stanford University to the fullest, join in on one of the many campus tours, presentations, and miscellaneous events.

Brush Up on Stanford's History

The history of Stanford University is one of resilience and innovation. Established by Leland Stanford in 1885, the campus stands as a testament to its commitment to education and progress. From its formative years to its contributions during World War II, Stanford's architecture and impact are truly awe-inspiring. Dive into its history yourself to appreciate your visit on another level.

Savor Palo Alto's Culinary Scene

Palo Alto's diverse dining landscape offers plenty of flavors to enjoy. Freewheel Brewing Company is ideal for sipping on award-winning ales and inventive dishes. Back A Yard serves up a blend of Caribbean and American cuisine that's sure to be a standout of your trip. For meat lovers, Harry's Hofbrau is a haven of the highest-quality carved meats. As always, our Hotel Nia staff is more than happy to suggest local spots to explore.

Venture Beyond Stanford

There’s so much to explore beyond the campus grounds. Take a scenic hike at Almaden Quicksilver County Park, delve into technological history at the Intel Museum, or indulge in a bit of retail therapy at the Great Mall. Hotel Nia's strategic location ensures you can experience it all.

Secure Your Unforgettable Stay

At Hotel Nia, we are ready to elevate your visit to Stanford and beyond. With our modern comforts and prime location, your stay is bound to be exceptional. And now, with our exclusive Stanford rate offering up to 15% off room rates and complimentary parking, there's no better time to secure your stay. Whether you delve into Stanford's legacy, indulge in culinary experiences, or venture beyond the campus, a stay at Hotel Nia will be sure to enhance your visit to the Bay Area.