Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Short Weekend in Palo Alto

Back from a short weekend in Palo Alto, California. My husband and I flew down for the Washington Huskies vs Stanford Cardinal football game. I wanted to write a short blog post about my weekend there. Both of us have never been to Palo Alto, but have been to the Bay area several times. I have a few places you should go visit if you are in the area. 

1. University Ave. If you want to be around people and have lots of dinner options you need to walk down University Ave. There were so many packed restaurants, lounges, and college sports bars. 
After surveying the area we decided to eat at LURE + TILL, a restaurant at the Epiphany Hotel. The menu might be short, but the food will not disappoint. I would recommend the Roasted Sonoma Duck Breast or Angus New York Strip! 
After dinner we wanted to get a good feel for the Stanford bar vibe so we headed to The Old Pro off Ramona St. Just to clarify, I am 6 month pregnant and was not drinking, but I was still able to appreciate a good college bar. However, I did get a few looks. :)

Go get yourself a treat at CREAM on University Ave.

2. Winchester Mystery House. Not sure if you like going to historical sites or not, but I think everyone at some point should visit the Winchester Mystery Mansion. The house was built by this little old lady (Sarah Winchester, widow of William Winchester), who believed the house was haunted by all the people the Winchester guns killed. Once she bought the house she never stopped construction, the mansion has 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 stairways, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens. That makes for one crazy house! There are doors that open to walls, stairs that lead to the ceiling, windows in the floors, they think she did all these crazy remodels to confuse the ghosts. Definitely a fun tour to go on if you have the free time! 

3. Stanford University. This is the obvious reason most people come to Palo Alto. You have to just walk around the campus. There is a beautiful old church and gorgeous architect everywhere you look.

 Two more... because my husband and I like to take vacation selfies!

Until next time,

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