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The Best Time to be Crabby

There is nothing quite like delicious seafood fresh from the ocean. Well, California wine might be one challenger. Read more

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Microbrews for You

Microbreweries are fast becoming some of the most popular places to hang out, sample some delicious food, and try some new beers. Read more

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Classical Music for the Holiday Season

When a particularly talented ensemble performs beautiful classical music, the audience can feel like they have been taken transported back to the heights of the greatest composers of all time. Read more

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Hit the Ice

In recent years, the San Jose Sharks have been one of the most consistent and exciting teams in the entire NHL. Read more

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Pumpkin Picking on the Ranch

If you are looking for some family fun this Halloween season, then you will want to visit the Webb Ranch. Read more

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A Museum as Sweet as Candy

The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia is the perfect place to experience the nostalgia of old toys, classic collectibles, and, of course, Pez.  Read more

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Hayward Zucchini Festival

Zucchinis are probably the most popular summer squash in the country, and on August 18-19, they will be celebrated at the Hayward Zucchini Festival. Read more

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A Church for Everyone

The Stanford Memorial Church is one of the oldest and most famous interdenominational churches in the United States.  Read more

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It's a Kick

Even though the United States will not be participating in the World Cup this year, there is still phenomenal American soccer available to enjoy. Read more

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Visit The Museum of American Heritage

Do you consider yourself a collector, a lover of all things that have the slightest bit of historical significance? Read more

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Moneyball in Action

Ever since he was portrayed by Brad Pitt in the film Moneyball in 2011, Oakland A’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane has become one of the most famous and popular front office person in all of Major League Baseball. Read more

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Game Developers Conference

If you love video games and you are thinking about entering into the fast-paced world of video game design, then you will want to attend the Game Developers Conference that is taking place March 19-23, 2018. Read more

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Your New Favorite Book Store

With the proliferation of ebooks, Kindles, and chain bookstores, local neighborhood bookstores have become fewer in number. Read more

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Hoop It Up

With NBA Championship runs in 2015 and 2017, the Golden State Warriors are in the midst of an incredible run of basketball that has some people using the word dynasty. Read more

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It's a Wonderful Nutcracker

The Nutcracker by Peter Tchaikovsky and It’s A Wonderful Life by Frank Capra are two of the most popular and famous Christmas stories of all time. Read more

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49ers Football

Fall and NFL football seem to be synonymous these days. Attending an NFL game in person is one of the most exciting experiences that football fans can have. Read more

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Scaring Up Some Fun in Menlo Park

During the month of October, things get a little spooky around here. If you’re looking for some frighteningly fun activities that are also family friendly, we suggest you check out these upcoming festivals in and around Menlo Park. Read more

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The Dragon Productions Theatre Company: Illusion and Reality at the Heart of an Evil Empire

Less than 15 minutes by car from the Menlo Park Inn, Dragon Productions Theatre Company brings together a vibrant ensemble of performers dedicated to providing the Bay Area community top-notch theater that is both affordably priced and responsive to its audience’s cultural needs and curiosities. Read more

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AutoVino: Two Quintessential California Passions in One Unforgettable Venue

With its idyllic Mediterranean climate and fertile soil, California has long been acclaimed as North America’s premier locale for wine-making. Now you can indulge your love for sophisticated wines in the company of friends and another great American love, collector cars.  Read more

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Free Concerts at Fremont's Central Park Summer Concert Series

The gorgeous scenery and temperate climate here in Northern California mean that you’ll have no trouble finding outdoor entertainment this time of year. If you’re looking for a top-notch music fest, we recommend a relaxing drive down to Fremont for the Central Park Summer Concert Series. Read more

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Turn It Up: Music Festivals in the Bay Area

If you’re looking for a music festival, then you’re in luck because summer abounds with soulful sounds in the Bay Area. Read more

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The Birthplace of Silicon Valley

Indulge your inner techie with a trip to the actual spot where Silicon Valley was born: the Hewlett Packard Garage. Read more

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The Ivy of the West Coast

One of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, Stanford University, "the Ivy of the West Coast,” comprises a gorgeous campus sprawling over thousands of acres. Though you won’t have time to see it all, it’s definitely worth your time to hit the highlights. Read more

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A Green Parade That Praises Spring

It took a while but the spirit of Ireland finally made its lucky way to California. Read more

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A Black Tie and Sandals on Valentine's Day

California’s Baja Peninsula is a romantic melting pot of climates and cultures. Read more

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A Belgian Message in the New Year

Have your entertainment in Menlo Park's playground and be up in time for breakfast too.  Read more