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TetraHotel

Hotel Review: Tetra Hotel, Sunnyvale Doubles as Family Staycation or Romantic Parent Getaway

Swanky. Swanky. Swanky. The moody and brooding Tetra Hotel struts into Silicon Valley with  muscle and bravado, given its eight-story steel and glass modern build, big scale original art, and outdoor pool suspended as a bridge between two structures.  Tetra is the newest bauble on the Marriott chain of Autograph Collection boutique hotels. Fans adore the …

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CarmelMissionInn

Carmel Mission Inn: New and improved, and it’s all about the kids

It is one of the coolest innovations in the industry where aging motels become swanky lodges, stripping away the icky motel memories of my childhood. Gone are the little paper strips across the toilet bowls that read “Sanitized for your Safety.”  Now in the 21st century, these miraculous makeover motels are destinations in themselves. Thanks …

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El Palo Alto

Take the Fam to Palo Alto this Weekend Eight Places to Play or Stay

Looking to do something fun but not too far?  Take the family to Palo Alto and explore the entire weekend.  In addition to the new Junior Museum (see this story), an abundance of places to see and things to do await.   1. Bring the bikes to check out Stanford University. Did you know that in the …

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