Area Dining & Attractions

The towns of Menlo Park and Palo Alto offer streets lined with abundant trees and attractive boutiques. The nearby Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto is a bustling open-air mall with a host of high-end shops and several dining options. The food and wine of the region are legendary, and there are many outstanding restaurants serving cuisine to suit any taste.

To learn more about shopping, dining, and other activities in the area, please consult the following websites:

MetroActive Dining
Restaurant listings and links to music and arts events

Palo Alto Live
Shopping, entertainment, and events guide for the Palo Alto area

Palo Alto Online
News, events, shopping, restaurants, lodging, and more for the Palo Alto area

San Jose Mercury News
Online version of the San Jose Mercury News, the newspaper of Silicon Valley

San Francisco Chronicle
Online version of the San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Visitors Bureau
Information about lodging, dining, and events in San Francisco
Independent, “brutally honest guide” to what’s worth seeing and how to avoid tourist traps in San Francisco, with in-depth visitor reviews of hotels, restaurants, and activities

San Francisco Travel Guide
Guide with hotels, maps, photos, activities, visitor attractions, and more to help you plan a successful visit to the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Classical Voice
The Bay Area’s online journal of classical music criticism with reviews of musical performances in the greater Bay Area. The Performance Calendar lists events for the current and following month in five regions, usually including links to the presenters’ websites