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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.

  • December 02

    Holiday Heist

    Take a quick trip to the Bing Studio for this year’s Holiday Heist! The Bay Area’s Jazz Mafia is back to put on a great show that will have you dancing along with the Bing Studio cabaret. 

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  • November 04

    CuriOdyssey

    Give your family a unique vacation experience full of educational opportunities and captivating sights.

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  • October 07

    Peninsula Oktoberfest 2019

    Bust out the beer steins and put on your lederhosen, it’s time for Peninsula Oktoberfest 2019!

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  • September 02

    Menlo Park Historical Association

    Less than a mile away from your stay at the Park James Hotel you can learn about the history, traditions, and people that made Menlo Park what it is today at the Menlo Park Historical Association.

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  • August 05

    Hit the Links

    Stunning views and competitive gameplay await when you take a quick drive over to the Mariners Point Golf Center.

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  • July 01

    Art, Gardens, and More

    The Allied Arts Guild Menlo Park is home to some of the finest galleries, shops, studios, and gardens in the area.

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  • June 03

    Red, White & Brew

    Join the locals of Menlo Park on Saturday, June 22nd for the 2nd Facebook Festival’s Red, White & Brew event.

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  • May 06

    Fun for Everyone

    Join in on all the fun at the Cajun Carnival Mardi Gras & Blues Festival on Saturday, May 18th, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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  • April 01

    Shop Till You Drop

    If you are looking for a little retail therapy during your stay, then you have made the right choice in staying at the Park James Hotel, which is located only about 2 miles from the fabulous Stanford Shopping Center.

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  • March 04

    The Arizona Garden

    Stunning California deserves to be explored by you and your family. At your next stay at the Park James Hotel, take the 8-minute drive to Stanford University’s Arizona Garden and soak in a little of our area’s unique beauty.

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  • February 04

    Technology Unveiled

    Just down the road from you accommodations at the Park James Hotel, you can explore the nuances of science and technology through the exhibits and collections at the Computer History Museum.

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  • January 07

    Inspiration Awaits

    A stay at the Park James Hotel wouldn’t be complete without exploring the exhibitions available at the Cantor Arts Center. With a collection that boasts more than 38,000 pieces from around the world, this free university art museum has works to educate and inspire you and your family.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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