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Peninsula Cities
Index

Click through these links to a selection of some of the best attractions and restaurants in Peninsula cities.

Articles
Best Holiday Lights and Sights in San Francisco Bay Area
Best Free Attractions on the Peninsula
5 Exceptional Bay Area Redwood Groves
5 Places to Excavate Your Inner Pharaoh
5 Tea Rooms
9 Idyllic San Francisco Bay Area Picnic Spots
Videos
Authors at Google-Weekend Adventures
delicious Bay Area chocolate places

(San Francisco is the starting point. Route follows Highway 101 south.)

Millbrae

Restaurants
Hong Kong Flower Lounge Restaurant
Shanghai Dumpling Shop
Hotels
Aloft San Francisco Airport
Best Western El Rancho Inn
The Westin San Francisco Airport

Burlingame

Attractions
Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
Restaurants
Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe
Fattoria e Mare
Mingalaba
New England Lobster Market & Eatery
Rise Pizzeria
Hotels
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

San Mateo

Attractions
Central Park
Coyote Point Recreation Area
CuriOdyssey
Talbot’s Toyland
Restaurants
Champagne Seafood Restaurant
Curry Up Now
Draeger’s Market+Viognier Restaurant
Espetus Churrascaria
Heidi Pies
Hotaru Japanese Restaurant
Pacific Catch
31st Union

Redwood City

Restaurants
Donato Enoteca

Menlo Park

Attraction
Allied Arts Guild
Hotel
Park James Hotel

Woodside

Attraction
Filoli

Palo Alto

Attractions
Baylands Nature Preserve
Bell’s Books
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
El Palo Alto Park
Hannah House
The Hewlett Packard Garage
Palo Alto Duck Pond
Stanford University campus
Winter Lodge
Restaurants
Baume
Coconuts Caribbean
Coupa Cafe
Oren’s Hummus Shop
Pluto’s
Sprout Cafe
Hotels

The Clement Hotel
Hotel Keen

Mountain View

Attractions
Computer History Museum
Restaurants
Oren’s Hummus Shop
Sakoon
Xanh

Los Altos

Attraction
Redwood Grove Nature Preserve

Portola Valley

Restaurants
Alpine Inn

Sunnyvale

Restaurants
Arka Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Santa Clara

Attractions
Halloween Hunt at Great America
mission Santa Clara de Asis

Cupertino

Attractions
Apple Park Visitor Center
Cupertino Village Shopping Center

San Jose

Introduction
Attractions
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Japantown
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
San Jose Improv
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose Museum of Art
Restaurants
Arcadia
Original Joe’s
Peggy Sue’s
Psycho Donuts
San Pedro Square
Teske’s Germania Restaurant and Beer Garden
Hotels
The Fairmont San Jose
Hotel Valencia

Santa Cruz Mountains

(west on Highway 17)

Los Gatos

Tucked in the lush, green Santa Cruz Mountains, this small upscale community is centered at Santa Cruz Avenue and Main Street, with many boutiques and restaurants lining each.  It also claims to have 330 days of sunshine each year.  Originally a logging town, its name is Spanish for “the cats,” in reference to the mountain lions that once roamed the hills in large numbers.

Attractions
History Museum at Forbes Gallery
Los Gatos Museums Gallery
Sierra Toy Soldier Co.
Restaurants
Andale Mexican Restaurant
Dio Deka
Fleur de Cocoa
We Olive & Wine Bar
Hotels
Hotel Los Gatos

Saratoga

Saratoga is a smaller, quieter, and even more picturesque town than Los Gatos.  It was originally founded as a logging town.

Attractions
Cooper-Garrod Estates Vineyards winery
Hakone Gardens
The Mountain Winery