Life in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is one of the most beautiful, scenic and diverse landscapes in the world. Home to many different cultures the Bay area offers open and fascinating experiences for everyone. 

Stanford Hospital is situated in Palo Alto, 30 miles south of San Francisco and 15 miles north of San Jose. 

Here are just some of the amazing sights and adventures for our residents and their families: 


San Francisco

A crimson bridge, cable cars, a sparkling bay, and streets lined with elegant Victorian homes—San Francisco is undeniably one of the world’s great cities. Located along the Northern California at the state’s distinctive bend in the coast, the region has an alluring magic that stretches beyond the bay to diverse cities with nightlife and trend-setting cuisine

San Jose/Silicon Valley

Thousands of tech companies are located in the Silicon Valley, also know as Santa Clara Valley. This is home to 39 business in the Fortune 1000, companies such as Apple Inc, Google and Facebook


Enjoy the beach and watersports such as surfing in locations like Santa Cruz and Ocean Beach. Don’t miss out on watching the annual Titans of Mavericks invitation-only surfing competition in Half Moon Bay!


Napa Valley

More than 400 wineries are located at Napa Valley, with so much to do whilst there. Take in a vineyard tour and wine tasting, stay in a lavish resort, visit the top-rated chefs who work alongside the local farmers or take in a hot air balloon ride. There is so adventure to have at Napa Valley!


Lake Tahoe

Go Skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling at one of the country’s premier winter destinations or take advantage of its breathtaking scenery and expansive lake in the summer.


With professional sports teams in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, major sporting events are almost always happening.  Watch the World Champion Golden State Warriors or San Francisco Giants perennially compete for a championship.