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Palo Alto California Holiday Events

Palo Alto Things to See and Do

  • Shoreline Amphitheatre 4th of July Fireworks with the San Francisco Symphony

    Celebrate Independence Day 2014 at the 28th annual "Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" starring the San Francisco Symphony at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View starting at 8 pm on July 4, 2014. This unique concert and fireworks display is a favorite Bay Area 4th of July event.
  • 33rd Annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off

    Located at Mitchell Park on the 4th of July, this community favorite festival attracts thousands to celebrate summer. You will have the chance to taste an array of chili dishes prepared by teams of chefs battling for the chili championship. There will also be live music, dancing, children's activities, food vendors, and more!
  • Bank of the West Classic

    On July 28- August 3, cheer on some of the best professional women tennis players in the world at the USTA tournament, the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University. Past winners of the tournament include Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Lindsay Davenport.


  • Café Borrone

    This European style café in Menlo Park is just a quick drive from the Creekside Inn. With ample outdoor seating, it is the perfect place to enjoy a sandwich or salad in the warm California sunshine.
  • NOLA Restaurant & Bar

    This New Orleans style restaurant in the heart of downtown Palo Alto is a fun place for dining or dinks. Experience some Cajun Fusion - a fun and eclectic mix of cajun, creole, "southern contemporary" cuisine such as crawfish dumplings. This outdoor seating and lively crowd make this a great summer dining spot.
  • The Counter

    Enjoy custom built burgers at this local favorite restaurant. Located on California Avenue, just minutes from the Creekside, indulge on a variety of burgers, milkshakes and more!
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