Menlo Park

through our lens

From hot spots along our main drag, El Camino Real, to new attractions, to our favorite events, the Park James staff will keep you in the Menlo Park loop. Check in regularly for insider tips to make the most of your stay.

  • Side View of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose CA
    October 01

    Fairs, Festivals, and Frights at Night

    This month, Menlo Park and the surrounding area offers guests a myriad of events and attractions from which to choose, and a few of our favorites are listed here. First, don’t miss Facebook’s Truck Yeah! Fair on October 13 at Facebook headquarters on Hacker Way.

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  • Pulcinella mask from the commedia dellarte
    September 03

    Dragon Productions Theatre Company and the Tale of Four Watsons

    One of the great advantages of staying in Menlo Park is its close proximity to San Francisco and all the art, music, shopping, food, and nightlife the city has to offer. 

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  • Fresh fruits on a table
    August 06

    Healthy, Delicious Eating at The Palo Alto Farmers’ Market

    One of the great advantages of living here in California is that you have easy access to some of the freshest organic fruits and vegetables anywhere in the country.

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  • Stanford University building with fountain in front
    July 05

    The Best University in the West

    Legend has it that, in the late 19th-century, a man and his wife requested an audience with the president of Harvard University. They wanted to make a donation to the university in honor of their 15-year-old son, who had recently passed away.

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  • girl reading in a book store
    June 04

    Say ‘hello’ to your new favorite book store

    Who’d have thought, right here in the epicenter of all things tech, that a good old-fashioned neighborhood bookstore would actually be thriving? It’s true: Kepler’s Books and Magazines, our neighbor just down the block, fuels and feeds on the intellectual energy of Silicon Valley.

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