Destination guide

The picturesque setting of Menlo Park is ready to explore

The gardens and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Menlo Park. Renowned for its cafes, university setting and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Computer History Museum and California's Great America are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Menlo Park

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Menlo Park a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • California's Great America (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Mariners Point Golf Center (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Ridge Vineyards (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Golfland USA (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Menlo Park

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Menlo Park is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Shoreline Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Stanford University Arboretum (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Rodin Sculpture Garden (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Bedwell Bayfront Park (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Byxbee Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Horse Park at Woodside (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Menlo Park

The nearest airport is in Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), which is 5.6 mi (9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Menlo Park Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Menlo Park?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 356 holiday lettings around Menlo Park. From 144 houses to 143 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Menlo Park?

If you like the thought of rolling out of bed and coming across cool shops, restaurants and entertainment within a couple of minutes, then consider staying somewhere central. HomeAway has 27 centrally located holiday rentals available. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has stacks more rental options to look through, including:

  • 17 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 12 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 10 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Menlo Park?

If you're seeking a home away from home this trip, renting an entire house is a great idea. You'll have loads of space for all manner of getaway activities. There are 171 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £69 a night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 98 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £65 per night.
  • Hotel: 77 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Condo: 24 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £124 per night.

Can I stay in Menlo Park in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding time to meet up with your nearest and dearest. A holiday is the perfect way to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to stay under the same roof, HomeAway has places for you. 38 house holiday rentals are available. Currently, they're the most popular option here for big groups. In the area, the rental properties that can house larger sized groups include:

  • Are you looking for rentals that can fit 6 holiday makers? We have 106 that will be suitable. Prices start from £134 per night.
  • Need a place for 8 guests? We have 62 that will serve you well. The starting price is £115 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 5? We've got 44 accommodation for rent that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £99 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your grandpa and all your friends to Menlo Park.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Menlo Park?

HomeAway has a wide range of excellent economical possibilities. Treat your loved ones to an extravagant night out or hang around a bit longer with all the moolah leftover. North San Jose is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 162 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £143 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. Another 22 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Downtown. With an average price of £156 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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