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Tree Lighting, Pancakes with Santa & Holiday Stories this season

Join the bright festivities, share pancakes with Santa, and hear to a story or two along the way. Read more

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Turkey's Gone A la Carte

Chefs are putting their heads together with a special holiday menu of appetizers and entrees this Thanksgiving. Read more

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The Spirit of the San Francisco Bay

Enjoy an up-close encounter with costumes, candy, and flying bats, with four days of Halloween festivities. Read more

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The Best of Last Century

Stanford University's prized collection of artwork has been recently reorganized from the ground up! See it and Irish playwright Samuel Beckett's puzzling play, Waiting for Godot, this September. Read more

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Brush Up On California History

Do you love learning about the history of this great coast? Well, then the Museum of American Heritage is a must do while in Palo Alto. Read more

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The Sound of Summer in San Francisco

It’s summer time in California and that means it’s time not just for some sunny summer weather but also a whole host of fun and exciting music festivals! Read more

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Oktoberfest Returns

You would most likely agree that Menlo Park is blessed to have not one, but two celebrations dedicated to everyone’s favorite Munich invention, and by that we mean Oktoberfest! Read more

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Concerts of the West Coast

Menlo Park is working up a sweat, nestled as it is between Stanford University and the cooling breezes of the bay. Read more

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California Streaming

Grab your spoons and loosen those belts, San Francisco Bay, the Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off is bringing the spice this July 4th. All the sizzle will be limited to Mitchell Park, a short car ride from our Menlo Park Inn, and beginning at the crack of noon. Admission is free! Read more

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Palo Alto's Best Brunch Spots

Everyone loves brunch, especially Californians! Choosing between the many brunch spots in Palo Alto can be overwhelming, but I’ve narrowed it down so you can enjoy more time eating pancakes and less time researching them Read more

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Go Collegiate at Stanford

This March get ready to go collegiate with a Stanford University campus tour. Palo Alto is a beautiful neighborhood that is home to Stanford University and is only ten minutes from our Menlo Park hotel. On a beautiful day, it’s best to tour th Read more

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Perfect Landmark for Your Inner Techie

Your inner techie will love a trip to the Hewlett Packard Garage. Less than fifteen minutes from Menlo Park Inn, visit the historic garage where the birthplace of Silicon Valley got its start. The HP garage is a private museum where the HP founders Read more

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Better at the Baylands

If you’re looking for a quiet patch of nature near our Menlo Park hotel, the Baylands Nature Preserve is a good start, the largest undisturbed marshland in the San Francisco Bay area, with a variety of hiking trails of different lengths that a Read more