Stanford University is located midway between some of the most traveled, interesting, and beautiful sights and cities in the country. Enjoy the long weekend after your week of learning and motivation with a trip to some of the many attractions just a short distance away. If this is your first time in the area, you'll probably want to head north to the Golden Gate Bridge. Come back next year and go South to see Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. There is also plenty to do right here on campus.