Your Guide to a Romantic Stay in Menlo Park

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This year, plan a romantic stay in Menlo Park, filled with relaxing museum tours, entertaining performances and couples’ packages. Not sure what to do? Keep scrolling for some itinerary inspiration.


Explore a Local Art Museum

While many might consider Menlo Park, CA to be the hub for technology, it’s also home to a wide variety of eclectic art galleries. Located just 10 minutes outside of Menlo Park, the Palo Alto Art Center is home to an extensive range of art classes, exhibits and events. Spend a day exploring the exhibits or tap into your creative side by signing up for one of their adult programs that cover art forms like ceramics and printmaking. The Cantor Arts Center is another haven for unique art. Stroll through their multiple outdoor sculpture gardens or spend time inside with their 24 changing galleries. Permanent art inside the Center includes everything from traditional African pieces and contemporary art, to photographs and sketchbooks.


Watch a Performance at The Stanford Theatre   

A night at the movies takes on a completely new meaning at The Stanford Theatre. Opened in 1925, the Theatre served for decades as Palo Alto’s premier movie house and today preserves the authentic movie-going experience of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Treat your sweetheart to an evening performance inside the Theatre, surrounded by authentic décor and historic memorabilia. Visit The Stanford Theatre’s website for current showtimes.


Enjoy an Elegant Meal

There’s a wide variety of fine dining restaurants in the Menlo Park area to choose from. Madera in Silicon Valley features an open artisan wood-burning kitchen, serving up rustic American dishes. For inventive dishes and a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian options, visit Flea Street Café. Or, try elegant Greek cuisine at Evvia, the sister restaurant of Kokkari. Their menu features fish, roasted meats and sun-soaked vegetables, all seasoned with a delicious Greek herb mix.


Choose the Date Package at Park James Hotel

A romantic stay in Menlo Park is only complete with a night or two at an equally romantic hotel, right? At Park James Hotel in Menlo Park, romance is taken to the next level with their Date in Menlo Park package. This package includes:

  • Welcome bottle of Domaine Carneros sparkling wine
  • $50 daily dining credit to Oak + Violet
  • Complimentary Google Chrome Cast to stream your favorite romantic movie
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Late checkout at 1 p.m.
  • Must arrive Thursday through Sunday


As you plan your romantic visit to Menlo Park, make sure to book your stay in the beautifully elegant Park James Hotel.




Park James Hotel
Park James brings California craft style and hands-on service to Silicon Valley. Expect a flexible and inspiring hub for working and an on-site California-style restaurant for cuisine and cocktails. 1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. 650.304.3880