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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 Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour
"Design your own itinerary of San Francisco on this hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour. Tickets are valid for 2 days and there are numerous stops with multiple attractions and landmarks for you to explore. You can hop on and off the tour as many times the top deck is open and in the winter clear screens shelter you from the cold and offer unobstructed views of the city. Jump on the ferry to discover where some of the most notorious inmates were incarcerated at Alcatraz one of San Francisco's most popular attractions. This penitentiary formally known as ""The Rock"" is famous for having housed ruthless criminals such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly.The total duration of the loop is approximately 1.5 hours Stop highlights are listed below in the Itinerary """
From $120.00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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El Palo Alto Park

El Palo Alto park is a .5 acre park and is the home of "El Palo Alto" the redwood tree which was the source of the the city of Palo Alto's name. The park exists to preserve this tree and the town's...
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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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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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"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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