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Extra things to do in and around Stanford University
Here are some ideas for things to see and do near the
campus. If you are here with your loved ones who are not
attending the conference there are some day trips that
they might like including some things suitable for kids.
Those are also worth thinking of if you are tacking on
a vacation before or after the meeting.
MCQMC 2016 takes place in August in California.
For outdoor activities, be sure to have water and good sun protection
(hats and/or sunscreen).
Things to do in Palo Alto
Things to do in Mountain View (Computer History Museum is good.)
Things to do in California
From local organizers
It plays movies from Hollywood's golden age; a lot of movies from
the 1920s to 1950s. It is right in downtown Palo Alto.
There is a Wurlitzer organ. Overlaps dinner time. Two Maurice Chevalier
movies during beginning of conference.
In the hills above Stanford campus there is The Dish. It is a
46 meter radio telescope. It is a beautiful place to hike. Parking
is a bit tricky on weekends. If you are jetlagged and up early
then it might be a good place to take a morning walk (August opening
time is 6am). It is 4 miles (6.5 km). You get a good view of the
Stanford's dish web site
Before or after the conference there are lots of good places
to bicycle in the area. Bikes might also be a good
way to get around during the meeting.
Here is Stanford's
Serious cyclists might like the foothills above Stanford. Very serious cyclists
might bike to the coast and back. (This is not meant to challenge anybody!)
The following are interesting places to visit just before
or just after the conference. Some of them might also make good
side trips for loved ones who have come out to the meeting
This is a museum focused on science and technology, including
lots of connections to Silicon Valley memes. It is in San Jose.
Very suitable for kids.
This national park service site is beautiful and geologically interesting. It could take 3 hours to drive
each way, so an overnight stay might be easier.
This is a really great aquarium. It is about 2 hours drive when traffic
is low, so it could be a long day. It is fun and educational for kids
and very interesting for adults. The cafe inside is good. Buying tickets
online sometimes saves a line up at the door.