Stanford and the Bay Area

These links to external website will give you more information about the Stanford community.

Housing

* Stanford Community Housing Services
Information and listings of off-campus housing for Stanford affiliates – includes subsidized off-campus housing

* Stanford Graduate Housing
Information about on-campus housing for graduate students

* Google Housing Maps with rental listings
A unique tool that couples Google Maps with Craigslist

* Craigslist
Arguably the most useful tool for finding Bay Area housing

Transportation

* Stanford Parking and Transportation
Buy your parking permit, Cal Train “Go Pass,” register your bike, and more.

* Bicycling
A great resource for people who bike for transportation or recreation.

* 511.org
Bay Area's interactive guide to comprehensive, accurate, reliable and useful multimodal travel information to meet the needs of Bay Area travelers

* Cal Train
The public train that runs from San Francisco through Stanford/Palo Alto (and other towns) down to San Jose/Gilroy; and back.

* Sam Trans
Public transportation in San Mateo county

* Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Local busses (many that serve the Stanford community) and light rail

* BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
Public transportation serving San Francisco and the East Bay (Berkeley, Oakland, etc.)

* Muni Metro System
San Francisco buses, subway, and streetcars.

Free Shuttle Services

* Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
Free Stanford shuttle with multiple lines to take you from point A to B on campus, to downtown Palo Alto, and also many local shopping areas.

* Palo Alto Shuttle
The local free shuttle

Utilities

* AT&T
Telephone and high-speed internet for off-campus living.

* City of Palo Alto Utilities
Electric, gas, sewer, and refuse for Palo Alto residents.

* Comcast Cable
Cable and high-speed internet for off-campus living.

* Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation (PG&E)
Electricity and gas for area living (non-Palo Alto).

Recreation

* Outdoors
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Greenbelt resources, news, and events.

* Golden Gate National Recreation Area
About the Golden Gate National Parks.

* Point Reyes National Seashore
About the Point Reyes recreation area.

* East Bay Regional Park District
About parks and recreation in the East Bay.

Restaurants

* Best of San Francisco Restaurant Guide

* City Search Restaurant Guide

* Jatbar:Jason and Terry's Bay Area Review
Regular folks write reviews of restaurants, clubs, and more.

* Palo Alto Online Restaurant Reviews
Reviews published in the community newspaper.

Local and Regional Museums and Related Institutions

* Alcatraz Island
* Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
* Bay Area Discovery Museum
* California Academy of Sciences
* California Palace of Legion of Honor
* Cantor Center for Visual Arts
* Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens
* Children's Discovery Museum
* Computer History Museum
* Exploratorium
* Filoli Gardens
* M.H. de Young Museum
* Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts
* Monterey Bay Aquarium
* Museum of the African Diaspora
* Palo Alto Art Center
* Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center