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What are your favorite Palo Alto places?

Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Jun 22, 2007

The Palo Alto Weekly has launched its "Best Of" feature, with voting set to end July 13.

So what are some of your favorite Palo Alto places? Is there a restaurant you can't live without or place you love to stargaze? Which Palo Alto cafe has the best coffee? Which places give Palo Alto its identity?

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Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 22, 2007 at 10:45 am

Shady Lane on University Ave. is a godsend when it comes to buying unique gifts. And I don't know what I'd do without Gordon-Biersch. There are some great places around town. The new Old Pro is a lot of fun and the Stanford Theater is very special.


Posted by Crappy PA, a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 23, 2007 at 5:54 am

Shoreline Park in MV.

(it is close to PA !!)


Posted by Phyllis K., a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 23, 2007 at 11:28 am

All of the great pizza places (Pizza Chicago, New York Pizza, Pizza My Heart, etc.).


Posted by Philippe Rey, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jun 23, 2007 at 8:23 pm

The Green Elephant! Yum! As often as possible!


Posted by Lover of the Outdoors, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 24, 2007 at 7:15 am

I notice people are responding with man made places where you spend money. How about a hike in Foothill Park, a walk through the Atrastra preserve or bird watching in the Baylands. Palo Alto has some very beautiful natural places to relax and just enjoy the scenery.






Posted by Merge MV and PA, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jun 24, 2007 at 11:02 am

Castro street restaurants.
Darn... it is Mountain View.


Posted by Jane Dick, a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 24, 2007 at 2:53 pm

-La Creme de Cafe coffee house (Middlefield and Loma Verde): every day!
-Rick's Ice Cream (Charleston center): most weeks!
-Douce France bakery in Town & Country

-Baylands
-Mitchell Park sprinklers in summer
-Palo Alto Family YMCA (Ross Road)


Posted by Don't merge MV and PA, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2007 at 8:18 pm


I do agree with lover of the outdoors. The character of a place does not boil down to its stores and eateries. I love foothills park. I love the Baylands. I love Stanford University. Those are 3 spots of great beauty.

BTW I don't find Shoreline all that great. It has too much of an artificial feel to me.


Posted by Logical, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2007 at 9:23 pm

Foothills Park, the million dollar view above Fire Station #8. There is only one place better on the whole peninsula. Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, but that's been off-limits to the public for over 20 years....



Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Jun 25, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

The Stanford Theatre. An oasis for lovers of classic movies and the best deal in town due to the non-profit status. Thank you David Packard!


Posted by anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 25, 2007 at 11:51 pm

The underpass on page mill (oregon expressway) is a lovely place
thanks to the local pigeons. It's a place for all to see, and is especially
nice on warm days like today!


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