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Menlo Park

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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.

  • Roasted Chicken and Fresh Salad
    December 03

    Only the Best

    Delight in fresh, California cuisine at our on-site restaurant, Oak+Violet. This exclusive Park James Hotel dining experience offers guests options from grab-and-go breakfast to elaborate and luxurious brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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  • Christmas Tree Lighting
    November 05

    Cocoa, Carolers, and Of Course, Santa Claus

    A stay at the Park James Hotel can be a lot of different things – a business trip, a family getaway, or the chance to explore Menlo Park. And on Friday, November 30th, it can also be the perfect way for you and your family to kick off the holiday season by attending the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Fremont Park.

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  • 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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  • 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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