About Palo Alto
Palo Alto is a California charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, United States. The city shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. It is named after a redwood tree called El Palo Alto.
The city includes portions of Stanford University and is headquarters to a number of Silicon Valley high-technology companies.
Palo Alto has a Mediterranean Climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers.
Palo Alto serves as a central economic focal point of the Silicon Valley, and is home to more than 7,000 businesses employing more than 98,000 people.
Palo Alto Parking Guide
Parking is provided for visitors and customers in the Downtown Business District and California Avenue Business District on the street, in offstreet parking lots and in parking garages.
Color Zone Parking
The core business district of downtown Palo Alto is divided into four color-coded parking zones:
Purple, Coral, Lime and Blue.
Once the time limit expires in a given color zone you must move your vehicle out of that zone.
Vehicles will be ticketed if they are reparked in the same color zone within the same enforcement day.
All Day Visitor Parking
Visitors may purchase a one-day permit. Permits are valid in all off-street parking lots and garages. All-day permits are not valid for on-street parking spaces.
Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility
for off street parking via an interactive map. Most garages are
suitable options for economical long term parking. You can choose by: