Talk:Palo Alto

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Moved some non-Palo Alto restaurants to this page; these need to be put on their own city pages:


  • Chantilly II, 3001 El Camino Real, Redwood City (at Selby Lane in Atherton)

650-321-4080. Pricey but outstanding continental cuisine and a first rate wine cellar.


--(WT-en) Evan 13:45, 29 Mar 2004 (EST)

Actually, Stanford is not in Palo Alto, but rather in Stanford, CA. Perhaps it should read, "and borders Stanford University"?

In general Wikivoyage avoids government designations if they don't make sense, and it can be argued that splitting up Stanford University and Palo Alto simply because the government designates them as two separate places probably doesn't make much sense. Visitors who want to read about Stanford will also want to read about Palo Alto, so having them both in the same article seems like it makes the most sense. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 02:46, 23 May 2007 (EDT)
Except for the fact that Menlo Park has a government, you could say the same thing about it, and Stanford has much more to interest a visitor. I will discuss this more in a new thread, below. Peter Chastain (talk) 09:34, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia is high[edit]

Wikipedia says "Palo" in the context of "Palo Alto" means tall stick -- this is simply wrong. The word Palo has multiple meanings [1] including stick (the most common), club, tree, and others. In the context of city names like "Palo Alto", "Dos Palos", or "Palos Verdes" it clearly means tree because "tall stick", "two sticks", and "green sticks" make far less sense than "tall tree", "two trees", and "green trees". -- (WT-en) Colin 20:27, 27 September 2009 (EDT)

I've reverted my revert, so the translation is now listed as "tall tree". As to Wikipedia smoking the dope, that's a matter for someone else to resolve. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 21:18, 27 September 2009 (EDT)

Steve Jobs' home[edit]

While a neat house, it holds little historical or current significance other than a celebrity lived there (e.g. such as the "Apple garage" in Los Altos or the site Jobs was born in SF). Even more so since his widow still primarily resides there it seems in poor taste to advertise it as a destination since in some cultures ringing the door would be quite acceptable. They were and are private people by American standards. Should we remove this "to see" item? Aerotheque (talk) 05:04, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

That listing seems inappropriate to me as well. I don't think there is any official project policy that applies directly to this matter, but I'd be fully in favor of your proposal. -- Ryan • (talk) • 05:18, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
I agree and have deleted that. --Rogerhc (talk) 23:50, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

To do 2014-02[edit]

Based on a trip to Palo Alto in Jan-Feb 2014, I'm making a note to myself to add the following items.

No action required by anyone else, unless you also know these places and want to help. JimDeLaHunt (talk) 09:17, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Stanford[edit]

Stanford is full of things to interest a visitor—much more than many of our city articles. It is a destination in its own right, very easy to get to from anywhere on the Peninsula, but it fails the Sleep There test for having its own article. So, I would suggest creating a Palo Alto#Stanford section with listings for the various museums, outdoor sculpture displays, Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, performing-arts venues, athletic events, libraries, eateries, etc. We should also move the existing listings Stanford University Free Lectures and Events and The Dish Walk into the new section. I do have some questions about where to put the new section, e.g., do we divide Palo Alto into two "districts", Stanford and Everything-else? Peter Chastain (talk) 09:34, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Palo Alto is not big enough to district, surely. However, it makes plenty of sense to have a separate subsection for Stanford in "See", and probably in "Do" and some other sections. So go ahead and make the subdivisions within sections, as appropriate. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:37, 19 January 2016 (UTC)