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Guidebook for Menlo Park

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Guidebook for Menlo Park

Food Scene
Our local (walking distance) Mexican restaurant with friendly service and good food at good prices. Nice sangrias, chips and salsa.
El Cerrito
325 Sharon Park Dr
Our local (walking distance) Mexican restaurant with friendly service and good food at good prices. Nice sangrias, chips and salsa.
Driving distance, Menlo Park. Informal, inexpensive Japanese comfort food. Bento boxes, noodle soup.
Gombei Japanese Restaurant
1438 El Camino Real
Driving distance, Menlo Park. Informal, inexpensive Japanese comfort food. Bento boxes, noodle soup.
Closest thing to neighborhood bar. Great food (burgers, caesar salads, fries, pizza), full bar, beer on tap. Big screen TVs throughout for sports. Walking distance.
16
locals recommend
Dutch Goose
3567 Alameda de las Pulgas
16
locals recommend
Closest thing to neighborhood bar. Great food (burgers, caesar salads, fries, pizza), full bar, beer on tap. Big screen TVs throughout for sports. Walking distance.
Nearby - about 25 minute walk. Good, fresh Mexican food, friendly counter service.
9
locals recommend
Lulu's on the Alameda
3539 Alameda de las Pulgas
9
locals recommend
Nearby - about 25 minute walk. Good, fresh Mexican food, friendly counter service.
This is a family-friendly restaurant with pizza and pasta.
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
880 Santa Cruz Avenue
This is a family-friendly restaurant with pizza and pasta.
Drinks & Nightlife
If you don't want to deal with the parking and crowds of Palo Alto near Stanford, try going north to Redwood City (about 15 minute drive). Downtown Redwood City has a salsa club, lots of restaurants and gastropubs, movie theatre etc.
15
locals recommend
Redwood City
15
locals recommend
If you don't want to deal with the parking and crowds of Palo Alto near Stanford, try going north to Redwood City (about 15 minute drive). Downtown Redwood City has a salsa club, lots of restaurants and gastropubs, movie theatre etc.
Good food and drinks. Trendy.
22
locals recommend
Martins West Gastropub
831 Main Street
22
locals recommend
Good food and drinks. Trendy.
Bar and restaurant. Upscale. French/continental style cuisine.
15
locals recommend
Left Bank
635 Santa Cruz Avenue
15
locals recommend
Bar and restaurant. Upscale. French/continental style cuisine.
Bar and restaurant. Great selection of Belgian beers on tap and bottle. Great food as well. Can belly up to the bar and enjoy sports on screens while tasting Belgian ales.
16
locals recommend
The Refuge
1143 Crane Street
16
locals recommend
Bar and restaurant. Great selection of Belgian beers on tap and bottle. Great food as well. Can belly up to the bar and enjoy sports on screens while tasting Belgian ales.
Lots of restaurants and bars and fun to walk around. Parking may take a while but if not in a hurry there is more variety, more people, more noise etc.
37
locals recommend
Palo Alto
37
locals recommend
Lots of restaurants and bars and fun to walk around. Parking may take a while but if not in a hurry there is more variety, more people, more noise etc.
Everything Else
The Stanford Chapel is quite beautiful. The nearby Cantor Museum is free and has a nice collection and history on Stanford.
201
locals recommend
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
201
locals recommend
The Stanford Chapel is quite beautiful. The nearby Cantor Museum is free and has a nice collection and history on Stanford.
Sightseeing
What can I say? Everything. Golden Gate Bridge, park, Union Square, Alcatraz, Embarcadero, walk to Coit Tower.
205
locals recommend
San Francisco
205
locals recommend
What can I say? Everything. Golden Gate Bridge, park, Union Square, Alcatraz, Embarcadero, walk to Coit Tower.
Entertainment & Activities
So much to do and Carmel a bit further south. Need at least a full day to drive down, do the scenic drive down the coast, walk down Cannery Row, visit aquarium (a day in itself).
41
locals recommend
Monterey
41
locals recommend
So much to do and Carmel a bit further south. Need at least a full day to drive down, do the scenic drive down the coast, walk down Cannery Row, visit aquarium (a day in itself).
Shopping
32
locals recommend
Stanford Shopping Center
32
locals recommend
Walking distance to essentials: Safeways, CVS, Starbucks, bakery, frozen yogurt, deli, mexican restaurant, dry-cleaning, spa, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, Gas station (expensive).
Sharon Heights Shopping Center
Walking distance to essentials: Safeways, CVS, Starbucks, bakery, frozen yogurt, deli, mexican restaurant, dry-cleaning, spa, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, Gas station (expensive).
Parks & Nature
Drive west on 92 to Half Moon Bay. Beaches up and down coast. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve about 6 miles north of Half Moon Bay.
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locals recommend
Half Moon Bay
90
locals recommend
Drive west on 92 to Half Moon Bay. Beaches up and down coast. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve about 6 miles north of Half Moon Bay.