Parking is at a premium on the Stanford campus. If you plan to visit the campus on a weekday, your best bet is to either park in the metered or visitor pay lots (bring lots of quarters) or purchase a one-day parking pass. The metered lots are enforced 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F and the "A," "C," or "Z" lots are enforced 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F. You are free to park in these areas after enforcement hours (from 4 p.m. on) and on the weekend at no charge. Please note that visitors cannot park in student lots, which are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The university's visitor parking services can help with maps and permits.
More information, including airport, public transportation, and campus eatery information, is available at Stanford's main visitor website.