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shop till you drop

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. Different from your average shopping mall, this locale is surrounded by beautiful gardens and sculptures. It …

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the arizona garden

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. Also known as the Cactus Garden, this hidden gem gives visitors the chance to see strange …

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people at the computer history museum

TECHNOLOGY UNVEILED

A winding tale of progress in the Information Age, the museum offers up oral histories, a vast array of hardware, and hands-on activities to spark your imagination and give you a new understanding of the devices that have become a part of all of our lives. Whether you’re learning about popular applications and software, like …

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cantor arts center

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. The museum’s iconic collection of Rodin bronze …

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oak + violet

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. Fabulous lunch, courtyard, and dinner menus are available, all of which feature the best ingredients California has to offer. Visitors can enjoy Wagyu …

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fall fairs and festivals

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. This event will feature Country and Bluegrass bands, line dancing, games, …

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Menlo Park theatre and art scene

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. The Dragon Productions Theatre Company, located less than 15 minutes by car from our hotel, has long been one of Northern California’s top dramatic …

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la verdura at oak and violet
Escape to Italy for the evening! Oak + Violet is offering a Sicilian Summer Nights dinner menu featuring Sicilian-inspired dishes from Chef Simona Oliveri and a curated list of Italian wines by James Beard Award Winner, Shelley Lindgren.