Best Of Palo Alto

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Check out Palo Alto's 'Best' attractions

Buckle up and hold on! Palo Alto's "Best" attractions are back for an exciting new season. Some are old-time favorites that have been revamped, while others are making their debut — but all promise to bring new thrills, chills and rip-roaring adventures in 2022.

From innovative dining options to the return of in-person workouts and live theater to a plethora of expanded hybrid services, this year's Best Of winners have once again shown the grit and creativity needed to push the notion of business as usual to exhilarating new heights, no matter the times.

To show appreciation for the local business community, readers cast 10,123 votes for their favorite places to eat, shop, workout or spend time with family and friends in 84 categories for the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Best Of edition.

In this issue, find out which restaurant hosts Cuban social hours in an outdoor cantina, what favorite outdoor escape provides sweeping views of the Midpeninsula, who to call for home laundry pickup and which neighborhood ice cream shop menu features Fruit-Loops-flavored ice cream along with more than 48 other specialty flavors.

Also, discover which stand-out businesses have won their categories five years in row and have been inducted into our Hall of Fame.

Here's your crowd-sourced guide to the very best of Palo Alto.

Enjoy your ride!