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A Very Merry Breakfast

While California may not seem like the place for a typical Christmas season, it certainly doesn’t stop people from getting into the holiday spirit, and you can too, by doing something good for others – and eating some delicious pancakes – at the Menlo Park Breakfast with Santa event on December 5th. Read more

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Spend Some Time with A Good Book

If you're looking to take some time to unplug and have a quiet moment, we recommend checking out Kepler's Books, considered one of the finest independent bookstores in the country, and within a five-minute walk from our Menlo Park hotel. Read more

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Farm Fresh

Autumn may have arrived, but that won't stop the Menlo Park Farmer's Market. Held year round, it's a treasure trove of seasonal fruits and veggies. Read more

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Movies at Menlo Park

Throughout the month of September, spend a night at the movies with the Menlo Movies Series community event. Every Friday night, the city will be showing a film on the Chestnut Paseo in downtown Menlo Park, located just half a mile from our Menlo Park hotel. Read more

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Stop and Smell the Roses

Sometimes you've got to relax and take things slow, and where better to stop and smell the roses than the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden? Read more

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Experience the Mystery

Think all historic home tours are the same? Then you haven't seen the Winchester Mystery House. Owned by Sarah Winchester, widow of William Winchester, the manufacturer of the famous Winchester rifle, she used the house as an outlet for her grief upon losing her husband and child.f Read more

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The Best Art Museum You've Never Seen

Even the most enthusiastic art lovers are unaware of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Read more

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For Fans of Film

If you love film, mark your calendar for the upcoming San Francisco International Film Festival. Hands down, it's your best chance to catch next year's Oscar winners earlier than anyone else or see a rare art house feature you might otherwise miss. Read more

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Experience Innovation at Maker Faire

Enter the world of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) technology and get into the local entrepreneurial spirit of things at the upcoming 10th Annual Maker Faire in neighboring San Mateo. Read more

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Easter Fun

The only thing better than an Easter Egg Hunt? Two Easter Egg Hunts, of course! You'll have to hop to it if you plan to make both of Menlo Park's egg-cellent egg hunts, though, as they kick off simultaneously at 10 am on April 4. Read more

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Meet the Brewers

If you're a fan of craft beer, you won't want to miss the San Jose Craft Beer Festival at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 28. Read more

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A Fresh Focus on Female Photographers

One of the things we love about our Menlo Park hotel location is our close proximity to the vast number of programs and exhibits open to the public at nearby Stanford University. Read more