Palo Alto for Couples
Collected by Max Power
Palo Alto is a beautiful little slice of California life. Home to one of the world’s foremost universities, Palo Alto has small town appeal coupled with cosmopolitan culture and cuisine, and a warm climate tempered by proximity to San Francisco Bay.
Woodside, CA, USA
State Route 35, also known as Skyline Boulevard, is a 54-mile road that runs through an escarpment of hills that make up the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located in the San Francisco Peninsula, this ridge of luscious green, separates the Pacific Ocean...
205 Constitution Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Ah the gentleman farmer's life. If you have an inkling to open a winery in this area be prepared to spend 4 to 5 million an acre, if you can find it at all in Woodside, California. Luis (Buff) Giurlani has one and is living the dream. Woodside...
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Enjoy simple pleasures like nibbling a chocolate croissant or sipping wine at the authentic French bistro Pastis. Best for brunch and lunch, favorites include the croque monsieur, eggs benedict, and bread pudding french toast. With charming decor...
221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
The baroque one-screen “Movie Palaces” that were common in the early part of the 20th century are almost totally a thing of the past. Apparently, beauty couldn’t conquer the bland beasts with 20+ screens. Though movie-goers no longer dress up in...
2775 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
For fifteen miles the Baylands Preserve stretches out around you and from here it's easy to imagine what the marshy San Francisco Bay looked like before it was developed. Fresh and tidal habitats serve countless species of birds, making it a...
Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Palo Alto’s year-round comfortable weather just begs for fun in the sun. What better way to spend time outdoors than enjoying a rousing game of lawn bowling at Palo Alto’s Lawn Bowling Green. First-time bowlers can learn this relaxing sport...
180 El Camino Real #700, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
This modern Chinese restaurant serves traditional Hong Kong food with a modern touch. Perfect for lunch and dinner, Yucca De Lac offers appetizers and various dim sum dishes. I recommend the Ahi Poke—a great starter. The prices are fair, with a...
140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
St. Michael's Alley is a truly Californian experience. With a casual, comfortable atmosphere, the menu (influenced by Mediterranean, American, and Latin American cuisines) surpasses the norm, elevating traditional dishes and adding a modern twist—...
3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Executive Chef Tommy Charoen was born in Thailand, and brings his international experience to his work at INDO. The menu is based on Southeast Asian cuisine, and the drinks include a number of specialty cocktails, including a refreshing basil...
544 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
It's hard not to feel suave at Gravity when tasting a flight of sparkling wine, complemented by the accompanying cheese and charcuterie pairings. The comfortably sophisticated atmosphere makes it the perfect location for a romantic dinner date, or...
536 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Palo Alto remains home to many long-running family businesses, one of the eldest being Bell’s Bookstore in downtown. It is nigh-impossible to comprehend the incredible selection of literature and artistry Bell’s has managed to accumulate without...
325 Sharon Park Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Often the term 'local artisans' conjures up images of macrame owls and decoupage jewelry boxes—but at Shady Lane you'll find goods with boutique style and designer quality. With a creative population and an increasing maker's movement, the Bay...
831 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041, USA
Known for being one of the only vintage clothing stores in the entire Peninsula, Empire Clothing is haven to thrifters and to those seeking to put together festive costumes. The $5 clothing rack of vintage tops and trousers is an open invitation...
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