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Menlo Park

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Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west. Menlo Park is one of the most educated cities in the state of California and the United States, with nearly 70% of its residents having earned a degree. Menlo Park had 32,026 inhabitants according to the 2010 United States Census.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of, of which is land and is water. The total area is 43.79% water. Menlo Park is long and narrow on a northeast to southwest axis. The northeast portion borders the San Francisco Bay and includes the Dumbarton Bridge that connects Menlo Park to Fremont on the east side of the bay. The city shoreline includes the city's largest park, Bedwell Bayfront Park 160acre and the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. San Francisquito Creek marks much of the southeast border of the city. West Menlo Park (not part of the city despite its name) along Alameda de las Pulgas nearly separates the southwestern part of the city (known as Sharon Heights) from the rest. The extreme southwest is clipped by Interstate 280.
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Hidden gems in Menlo Park

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kepler's Books
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Allied Arts Guild
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Art Gallery
Pace Art and Technology
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Educational Site
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Menlo Park

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University / School
Stanford University Palo Alto
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Computer History Museum Mountain View
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park Boulder Creek
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in Menlo Park

Garden
Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Flood Park
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Nak's Oriental Market
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Bedwell Bayfront Park
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

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