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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.  Vocalists include Trance Thompson and Moorea Dickason, on sax is Tommy Occhiuto, and Adam Theis is on bass and …

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CURIODYSSEY

Give your family a unique vacation experience full of educational opportunities and captivating sights. Take a trip to CuriOdyssey Science Playground & Zoo to see what natural wonders they have in store for you! Home to more than 100 animals, mostly native to the area, CuriOdyssey gives visitors the chance to see a variety of …

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PENINSULA OKTOBERFEST 2019

Bust out the beer steins and put on your lederhosen, it’s time for Peninsula Oktoberfest 2019! On October 12th, you and your friends can gather for a roaring good time at the Hiller Aviation Museum, just a short drive away from your stay at the Park James Hotel. This is one of the most popular …

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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. Browse unique memorabilia, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, videos, and photographs in over 100 special collections all of which represent the …

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HIT THE LINKS

Stunning views and competitive gameplay await when you take a quick drive over to the Mariners Point Golf Center. A convenient 20-minute drive from the Park James Hotel, this course offers up a fantastic 9-hole, par-3 golf course to players of all skill levels. As you drive, chip, and putt, you will get to take …

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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. Open since 1929, this haven for working artists and art lovers is a gem you should not pass up on visiting. The gorgeous landscaping, fantastic architecture, and fascinating docent-led historical tours of The Allied …

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RED, WHITE & BREW

Join the locals of Menlo Park on Saturday, June 22nd for the 2nd Facebook Festival’s Red, White & Brew event. This family-friendly event goes from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and features live music, line dancing lessons, and even a bull riding competition. Browse the craft vendors to find a special souvenir or piece of …

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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. A wide array of food trucks, craft beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for purchase as you roam along 1 Hacker Way browsing the arts and crafts for sale, …

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Out of concern and caution for our guests and visitors, Oak + Violet will adhere to the San Mateo County's directive to cease regular service. We have temporarily closed our restaurant in order to ensure the health and safety of all members of our community and team. The situation is fluid and changing by the day, we will continue to keep the public informed as the situation unfolds on our website and social channels. We will get through this challenging time together. We encourage you to take care of one another and stay healthy. Thank you for your continued support. We will see you soon.