Portola Valley Garage has been providing locals with high-quality auto repairs and service since its opening in 1948. The garage boasts, in addition to its repair services, 24-hour vehicle drop-off, online appointments, free loaner cars, and "dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing."
4170 Alpine Road, Portola Valley | (650) 851-7442 | pvgarage.com
Menlo Park Barber Shop is our readers' choice as best barber for the fourth consecutive year. The barbers there pride themselves on developing close relationships with clients, giving excellent cuts, and "blending craft and tradition with a strong dose of humor."
2100 Avy Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 391-9008 | menloparkbarbershop.com
With its high-quality one-day cleaning, alterations, mending, and reweaving services, Ladera Cleaners has been voted best dry cleaner for the fifth year in a row. In addition to clothing, the popular shop also cleans and alters draperies and bedding, and boasts quick and convenient service.
3130 Alpine Road, Portola Valley | (650) 854-2291 | laderacleaners.net
Watercourse Way offers a truly relaxing and luxurious experience to spa-goers, with nine hot tub rooms, and an impressive array of massages, facials, and spa treatments. The spa focuses on providing a serene and peaceful experience for clients and therefore avoids communal hot tubs and locker rooms, instead providing private massage and hot tub rooms. The spa offers individual, couple and group options.
165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto | (650) 462-2000 | watercourseway.com
FITNESS CLASSES, GYM
Studio K-Fit is No. 1, our readers say. The studio offers high-intensity but low-impact workouts focused on strength, mobility and cardio through high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Class sizes are small so that instructors can focus on each individual. Personal and corporate training options are also available. In addition to their fitness options, Studio K-Fit also offers lifestyle coaching, personalized nutrition help and outdoor gatherings.
3708 Florence St., Redwood City | [email protected] | studiokfit.com
Its charming setting and commitment to its clients are just a few of the reasons readers voted Olive Hill Salon the best hair salon. Olive Hill specializes in hair cutting, coloring, and styling. In addition to its hair services, Olive Hill is committed to the community, supporting multiple local schools including Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools as well as organizations including the Girl Scouts and Toys for Tots.
2920 Woodside Road, Woodside | (650) 851-1150 | olivehillsalon.com
Stanford Park Hotel describes itself as an "oasis" that offers "genuine tranquility in one of the world's most innovative cities." With the hotel's "classic collegiate" spirit, luxurious pool and spa, complimentary in-room snacks, and fireside spots for conversing and reading, our readers think that Stanford Park has accomplished the task.
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | (650) 322-1234 | stanfordparkhotel.com
Customers can expect quality service, a friendly staff and reasonable pricing at A Touch of Elegance Nail Care, a longtime favorite of Almanac readers. In addition to manicures and pedicures, A Touch of Elegance also offers facials and other services. Walk-ins are also always welcome.
1150 Crane St., Menlo Park | (650) 321-0679
Dr. Jane Weston has been bringing expertise in plastic surgery to Bay Area patients since 1985. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, Weston has served as chair of both the Ethics Committee and Women Plastic Surgeons Committee of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
1047 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | (650) 457-6291 | janewestonmd.com
Founded in 1948, Guy Plumbing & Heating is in its fourth generation of family ownership and operation. Guy Plumbing is known for its fast service and friendly and knowledgeable staff. In addition to its plumbing services, Guy Plumbing is an authorized parts distributor with thousands of items stocked. It has an online store as well as a showroom in Menlo Park.
1265 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | (650) 323-8415 | guyplumbing.com
Studio Rincon has been our readers' choice for best yoga studio since 2012. Studio Rincon offers a variety of different yoga and fitness classes for all levels, as well as ballet and hip-hop classes for children. Adult classes include gentle, power, and vinyasa yoga, as well as Zumba and cardio hip-hop. The studio ensures small class sizes so that instructors can focus on each individual, and classes are designed to be fun while still providing a good workout.
3536 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park | (650) 861-0242