Though Palo Alto is in the heart of San Francisco Bay
, the city can still behave like a small town. The Baylands Nature Preserve and the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve let you feel like you are in the wilderness while in the midst of a bustling city. The Farmer's Market in downtown Palo Alto lets you enjoy farm fresh produce every Saturday morning. If you prefer to stay indoors, visit Stanford University. You can see the Hoover Tower, tour the Cantor Arts Center, or take a guided one-hour tour. When planning your getaway, remember that a vacation in Palo Alto is not cheap. However, it is worth the price. Save where you can by taking advantage of discounts on your rental car through CarRentals.com.