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When you visit Menlo Park, you will definitely feel right at home. It is not hard to see why Menlo Park tourism is a thriving business throughout the year. The first thing Menlo Park visitors notice when arriving is the city's dual dynamics. The more than 10,000 trees scattered throughout the city add plenty of rural charm to the communities that make up this city, yet the close proximity to nearby cities and some of the area's top attractions characterize the city's modern conveniences and amenities.

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If you're going to spend any time in Menlo Park, you need a place to stay. Here's a sampling of local hotels in the Menlo Park area.

Stanford Park Hotel
Red Cottage Inn
Rosewood Sand Hill
• Stanford Guest House
Menlo Park Inn
Best Western Plus Riviera
Mermaid Inn
Stanford Inn


You won't have any problem finding something to eat in Menlo Park. Many of the area's top rated restaurants echo the same charm and friendly attitude you'll find throughout the city.

Flea Street Cafe
Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar
Cafe Borrone
• Madera
• Gambardella's Ristorante Italiano
• Jeffrey's Hamburgers
• Sultana
• BONA Restaurant
• Cook's Seafood


Menlo Park neighborhoods have a charm all their own. You'll find neighborhood block parties, festivals, and other local celebrations throughout the year. The city's neighborhoods include 14 playgrounds with amenities including special kid's play areas and fields to play baseball, volleyball and soccer. If you want to soak in the best of Menlo Park, take a walk along Santa Cruz Avenue, right in the heart of the city. You'll find museums, restaurants, and a busy shopping district all within one general area, although each neighborhood has its own unique charm. Here are some other attractions that tend to be popular when visiting Menlo Park.

• Sunset Magazine - Home to the annual Weekend Festival at the beginning of June, the grounds of the magazine are open to the public.
• Menlo Park Railroad Station (Caltrain Station) - The oldest train station in California that's still in operation today. Nearly 5,000 passengers travel through the station.
• Church of the Nativity - One of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in California.
• Menlo Park Presbyterian Church - One of the largest churches in the area, dating back to 1873.
• Civic Center grounds - Includes the iconic California live oak that's featured on the city's logo.

Menlo Park visitors certainly won't have to try too hard to find something to do. Staring with the city's thriving downtown district, Menlo Park, California tourists will find plenty to remember about their trip to Menlo Park. Menlo Park, CA tourism isn't about putting on a good face for the sake of bringing in revenue, it's about making every visitor to the city feel right at home.

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