Before you visit...
Free parking in the downtown area is available on the street, in off-street parking lots, and in parking garages. Two-hour parking is provided in on-street spaces and in surface lots. Three-hour parking is provided in parking garages except in designated permit areas. Enforcement of parking regulations is conducted Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.
You can find a list of downtown Palo Alto parking facilities here.
All-day visitor parking permits are available for purchase for $25.00 at City Hall and selected parking garages. All-day permits are valid in all off-street parking lots and garages; permits are not valid for on-street parking spaces. Read more about Palo Alto's visitor parking here.
- San Francisco International (SFO) - 21 miles from IFTF
- Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) - 18 miles from IFTF
- Oakland International (OAK) - 28 miles from IFTF
- Mosaic Global Transportation (800) 389-7881 - Discount Code: Institute for the Future
- Host Limousine Services (888) 740-5727 - Mention Institute for the Future
- Nobu Hotel Palo Alto 180 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto CA 94301
- The Cardinal Hotel 235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto CA 94301, +1-650-323-5101 - Mention IFTF
- Hotel Keen 425 High Street, Palo Alto CA 94301 - Corporate Code: IFTF
- el PRADO Hotel (formerly Garden Court Hotel) 520 Cowper St, Palo Alto CA 94301
- Sheraton Palo Alto 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301
- The Westin Palo Alto 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301
- Cowper Inn 705 Cowper St, Palo Alto CA 94301
- The Stanford Park Hotel 100 El Camino Real Menlo Park CA 94025
- Park James Hotel 1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park CA 94025
- Creekside Inn 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306 - Promo Code: IFU
- The Nest Hotel 3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306
- Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto 4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306
- Crowne Plaza Palo Alto 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306
- Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos 4320 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94022
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto 4329 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306
- Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto Mountain View 1854 El Camino West, Mountain View CA 94040
- Hyatt Centric Mountain View 409 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA 94040
- AC Hotel Palo Alto 744 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto CA 94303
- Hotel Citrine 750 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto CA 94303
- Four Seasons Silicon Valley 2050 University Ave, Palo Alto CA 94303
- Hotel Nia 200 Independence Drive, Menlo Park CA 94025