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The Elizabeth Gamble Garden is a 2.5-acre (one hectare) property that includes a historic Victorian home, carriage house, tea house, a gazebo, and formal and demonstration gardens. The garden is home to fruit trees, a herb garden, several varieties of irises, perennials, roses, wisterias and a Mediterranean garden. If you come at just the right time of year, you may even see the garden at the peak of its cherry blossom season! Home gardening classes taught by master gardeners are offered throughout the year, and tours are available for groups of eight or more who call in advance; the property is also a popular site for weddings and wedding receptions. Admission is free to the public every day during daylight hours, though the office is only open during weekdays.
A huge variety of healthy rejuvenating spa and skin care packages are available at this exquisite oasis located in Palo Alto. Your own private hot tub is only one of the facets of this establishment, where you can enjoy extreme pampering with a wide assortment of treatments including hot stone massages, aroma-therapies, and even Eastern-inspired Ayurvedic rituals. Gift certificates are available and the staff is comprised of top notch massage therapists and practitioners. This is one of the most renowned spas of the Bay Area.
Immersion Spa is inspired by Korean rejuvenation techniques of body scrubbing and acupressure massages. The spa is very popular in the city for their therapeutic treatments which not only relax your being but also target the problem areas of your body. This 6000 square feet (550 Square meter) facility houses a sauna room, a tranquil swimming pool as well as Jacuzzi. Do not be overwhelmed by the luxurious ambiance here because their prices are quite reasonable and they only believe in offering value for money. While the trained masseuses work their magic on your sore body, you can fall into bliss and soak in the aromas of Aveda products. As you leave the spa, you are sure to book an appointment for your next visit.
Byxbee Park is a great place to spend a few hours away from the city. What was once a landfill is now an urban park filled with various modern concrete sculptures. It's also a great place to ride bikes along the trails, go birdwatching, or watch the windsurfers.
A fabulous mix of undulating savanna grassland and evergreen forests, Enid Pearson-Arastradero Preserve teems with wildlife and natural bounty. Hugging the Arastradero Lake, the grassy knolls and hills make way for forested areas and nature trails. Much favored among bikers and hikers, most of the trails in the park are open through the year. Mountain lions, bobcats and deer are found aplenty here, so are many species of birds that flock around its pristine water bodies.
Alberto's is a Latin nightclub that offers salsa, tango, bachata, and more. Lessons are often available before the club opens, so beginners and the experienced alike can come to practice their moves. Live bands are occasionally featured. Bring a partner or come alone! Call or visit their website to view their schedule and hours.