MCQMC 2016, Stanford
12th International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo
  Methods in Scientific Computing. Stanford, California, August 14-19, 2016
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When you're here: Venue | Wireless | Shuttles | Parking | Bicycle | Lunch | Dinners | Reception | Banquet
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Now its over: Proceedings | Contest results | Plenary + Tutorial slides | Photos

Dining options

There are several good areas with lots of dining options in and around Stanford's campus. In addition to the suggestions below you can search at Yelp and TripAdvisor.

Downtown Palo Alto

The downtown Palo Alto area is within walking distance of the MCQMC 2016 venue. It is an ideal location to find restaurants for dinner. There is a lot of variety in the region centered on University Avenue between the Caltrain station near campus and Webster street. Here is a map of Palo Alto restaurants (Spring 2013) and here is a Google map of the area. Here is a map of how to get downtown (blue dots from LKSC).

If you know the kind of food you want and the price range then there is a restaurant search page provided by Destination Palo Alto.

Stanford Shopping Center

This shopping mall is somewhat closer to the conference venue than downtown Palo Alto is. It has an assortment of restaurants. Here is a Google map.

Downtown Mountain View

There is a very vibrant dining area in Mountain View centered on Castro Street between El Camino Real and the Caltrain tracks. It is about 5.6 miles (9 km) from campus so most people would want to drive/carpool. Here is a map of Menlo Park and Mountain View restaurants (Spring 2013). Here is a Google map.

Grocery stores

It is possible to save some money by buying groceries, and making a picnic with some friends or colleagues. Here is a Google map of nearby grocery stores. Some are an easy walk, others will require a ride. A few notable ones:

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