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Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
"The Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between. Monterey Bay has great geologic and b which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Monterey Bay was the site of the first Europeans to visit the land that became California. Several waves of industrial scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea tren California Highway 1 (fog permitting). After an optional stop in Santa Cruz a rest break and optional photo stops along the way you will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. If you bring your own lunch you might be able to squeeze in a short trip to the world famous Monterey Aquarium (admission not included). After lunch
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Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from San Francisco
"Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
From $1,100.00
 
San Francisco City Insider Tour with Optional Bay Cruise and Ferry to Sausalito
"You’ll be picked up from your downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf hotel in San Francisco and taken on a 4- to 5-hour city tour aboard a comfortable minivan. Your guide will show you must-see attractions such as Union Square Chinatown Haight-Ashbury Twin Peaks and North Beach and will also take you to off the beaten path places offering you a unique experience of the city from a local’s perspective. Your tour is semi-customizable so you can request places you’d like to see. Simply let your guide know which attractions you'd like to stop at to enjoy photo opportunities. If option selected
From $65.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Palo Alto

Look Both Ways!

California Law states that pedestrians always have the right of way, however many times in the "cell phone" era, you will see drivers on the phone talking rather than focusing on their already bad...
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ATXtraveler
Jan 15, 2005

Downtown Palo Alto Parking Tickets

Street parking in most areas of downtown Palo Alto is limited to 2 hours or 3 hours depending on the location, and there is not a single lot downtown where you can pay to park for a full day. (Well,...
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elji
Dec 03, 2004

Others have mentioned the...

Others have mentioned the dangers of East Palo Alto... It's not nearly as bad as it used to be, and is even starting to build up a retail base. Don't walk East Palo Alto alone or late at night and use...
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Zartenejal
Aug 25, 2002

Avoid EAST Palo Alto

Although Palo Alto, on the west side of Hwy 101 is quaint and wonderful, East Palo Alto, on the east side of the highway, should be avoided at all costs! It's a dangerous drug and gang-ridden area --...
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Kiisu
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Top Things to Do in Palo Alto

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Hoover Tower

Hoover Tower is visible from almost anywhere in the surrounding area. It was built in 1941 to celebrate the university's 50th anniversary. The structure is 285 feet tall. The observation deck at 250...
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Downtown

Downtown Palo Alto is a lovely tourist destination. There lies my disappointment. I like my college towns to be edgy, progressive and artsy. This town caters to the rich tourist more so than the poor...
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Stanford Theater

Stanford University is gorgeous, colorful and easy to get around. The best bet for parking is to go to the main quad area, there you will see a circled parking area for guests. This is metered parking...
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Water Tower Park

What to do with a 100 year old concrete water tower that is a foot thick concrete and might cost the city tens of thousands of dollars to remove? This water tower and nearby well in Palo Alto were...
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Stanford University Memorial Church

If you enter the Stanford campus from Palo Alto's University Avenue, off in the distance you will see the impressive architecture of the main campus quadrangle backed by the amazing chapel. The...
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Stanford University

Leland Stanford Junior University, is commonly known as Stanford University or just Stanford. It was founded in 1885 by the former governor of California Leland Stanford in memory of his son who had...
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"Palo Alto - Stanford University's hometown"
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"The Tall Tree"
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elji

"Palo Alto, California, USA"
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Rixie

"Upscale University Town"
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AlbuqRay

"Palo Alto - Home of Stanford University"
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