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- Stanford University campus
- Nature preserves
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Set on the peninsula between San Jose and San Francisco, Menlo Park is a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is most known for being the home of Stanford University campus, as well as for its mild year-round climate, spectacular natural spaces, and big-tech companies. If you’re looking for a small-town atmosphere near San Francisco, Menlo Park is a fantastic option. It’s a family-friendly destination with plenty of excellent shopping, dining, and educational offerings.Finding your perfect Menlo Park vacation rental
Enjoy a leafy, low-key neighborhood in the Bay Area. Menlo Park is home to countless vacation rentals, with a little something for every type of traveler. Rentals in this area typically feature a modern design style with tasteful decor and homey furnishings. Most rentals come with a fully equipped kitchen and up-to-date appliances. Book a rental with a garden in a quiet part of the city. Splash around in your own private pool during the summer months. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets. With so many fantastic rental options, you may never want to leave Menlo Park!
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The area and getting around
Menlo Park is served by San Francisco International Airport, which is just 18 miles, or a 25-minute drive away. Oakland International Airport is also close by, at just 28 miles away. There are several car rental companies at both airports if you plan to rent a car during your stay.Getting around Menlo Park
Except for the downtown district, the majority of Menlo Park is not very walkable. You can get around downtown on foot, otherwise, you’ll need a car or a bike to get around. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are widely available throughout the city. Bicycles are available for rent and are a wonderful way to explore the city.
Travelers and activities
Menlo Park has several historical and fascinating offerings for couples to explore. Head to Rodin Sculpture Garden on the Stanford University campus, where you can see a variety of outdoor sculptures situated throughout a beautiful garden. Menlo Park is home to several wonderful restaurant options. Enjoy a memorable date night at Flea Street, which offers spectacular 5-star cuisine made from seasonal, local ingredients. The Refuge is a laid-back gastropub serving fantastic food and drink options.Menlo Park for nature lovers
If you’re craving some fresh air and natural surroundings during your stay in the city, you’re in luck. Menlo Park is home to several open green spaces and nature preserves. Ravenswood Open Space Preserve is a 376-acre preserve set on the border of East Palo Alto. There are several walking paths, benches, and overlook platforms that you can enjoy inside the park. Flood Park is a 21-acre urban park known for its abundance of oak trees. There are sports fields, tennis courts, walking trails, and picnic areas.
„In 1854, Menlo Park was founded by two Irishmen who named the city after Menlough in Galway, Ireland.“
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This museum was formerly called the Stanford University Museum of Art. It has since been renamed to Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts and remains on the campus of Stanford University. You can spend several hours strolling the massive museum space, which features several indoor and outdoor exhibits, informative displays, and historical art collections. Plus, admission is free.2. Explore Bedwell Bayfront Park
Explore the outdoors in this wonderful city park. Bedwell Bayfront Park is home to several trails, hills, spectacular bay views, salt plains, and restroom facilities. It’s a great place to take a break from the busy city and take a walk in nature. The best time to go is around sunset.3. See the gardens at the Allied Arts Guild
Founded in 1928, Allied Arts Guild is a place where artists come together and share their creations. The stunning grounds consist of beautiful fairy tale-like gardens, shops, artist studios, and a café. It’s worth the visit just to see how beautiful the space is. You can grab a cup of coffee from the café and explore the grounds on foot.4. Browse the best bookshops in the city
Menlo Park is known for two spectacular book stores, Kepler’s Books and Feldman’s Books. Kepler’s Books is a popular intellectual hub in the Menlo Park area. It was founded in 1955 and is known for its diverse selection of books and magazines, as well as regular literary events. Feldman’s Books embodies a true indie-bookstore vibe. The store was founded in the late 1800s and features a massive selection of over 50,000 books, including specialized genres. There are plenty of antique and hard-to-find books here, and you can hang out in the cozy reading nooks.5. See the Anderson Collection at Stanford University
The Anderson Collection is regarded as one of the best private collections of American modern and contemporary art in the world. The collection features over 120 sculptures and paintings and is displayed inside of one of America’s top schools, Stanford University. This activity makes a great day trip for art lovers.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Menlo Park
What was the average price for a vacation rental in Menlo Park in 2020, during the corona crisis?
Our data shows that Menlo Park has an average price of $345.24 per night, a relatively high one compared to the cities in the USA.
When are vacation rentals cheaper in Menlo Park?
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Menlo Park are February ($276.88 the average per night for accommodation), January ($288.61), and December ($295.42).
In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Menlo Park?
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Menlo Park, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, April, May and June, with average prices per night of $587.56, $419.97, and $388.43, respectively.
Is Menlo Park a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Menlo Park, as only 30% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Menlo Park are February (the average amount of properties that are available reached 46.75% of the total in 2020), April (40%), and June (39.75%).
When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Menlo Park?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Menlo Park are, in order, November (with 18% of available rentals), October (19.4%), and December (23.75%).
How many rentals are there in Menlo Park?
Holidu has around 20 properties in Menlo Park, provided by 2 different partners.