P L A C E S TO G O & G E T TO K N O W
PA LO A LTO
LOS TRANCOS OPEN SPACE PRESERVE– Enjoy nature to its fullest at the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, a 274-acre area located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Palo Alto. The preserve is situated at about 2,000 feet and always has fresh air scented with pungent bay leaves, sweet grass and damp woods. Visitors will find a pleasant environment of rolling grassland knolls alternating with oak woodland and cool shaded forest. On a clear day, one can spot the gleaming skyscrapers of San Francisco and pick out Mt. Diablo across the bay. www.openspace.org/preserves/los-trancos
PALO ALTO DUCK POND (near the airport and Nature Center) – The pond is home to geese, gulls, pigeons and two dozen species of ducks. It is a nice place out in the Baylands to take your kids to for an hour, or to stop and rest your legs on a bike ride up the Bay Trail.
✶ FARMERS MARKETS
Take the whole family down to Shoreline lake for a nice afternoon boating session. There are small boats for rent and a chic lakeside restaurant. https://shorelinelake.com
✶ ELIZABETH F.
Relax, read a novel or take a stroll amidst the beautiful flower-decked paths of the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. www.gamblegarden.org
CALIFORNIA AVENUE FARMERS MARKET – Wander through the delightful Farmers Market on California Avenue and enjoy naturally local grown produce. Open every Sunday. www.urbanvillageonline.com/markets/california-avenue
DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Open every Saturday May through December. http://pafarmersmarket.org
✶ GOLF COURSES Enjoy a day at of golf and fun times with family, friends and colleagues at Palo Alto Golf course. The golf facility consists of a sporty 18-hole layout par 67 with great greens and a new faster pace of play, lighted driving range, full-service restaurant and bar, fully stocked golf shop, practice putting green area and bunker and golf carts with canopy tops. www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/golf
✶ PALO ALTO AIRPORT Flying lessons and plane watching with the Stanford Flying Club. http://flystanford.com
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