The average price of a 7-day trip to Menlo Park is $2,245 for a solo traveler, $4,032 for a couple, and $7,559 for a family of 4. Menlo Park hotels range from $96 to $605 per night with an average of $149, while most vacation rentals will cost $280 to $560 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) are between $773 and $1,417 per person for economy flights and $2,426 to $4,447 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $69 to $127 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Menlo Park, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SJC and stay in a Menlo Park hotel:

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 11th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Menlo Park is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Menlo Park Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Menlo Park for a week is $1,719-$3,319($246-$474 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $69 to $127 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $444 to $1,134 for economy

Lodging: $132 to $142 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $176 to $216 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Menlo Park for a week is $3,304-$5,908($472-$844 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $138 to $254 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $888 to $2,268 for economy

Lodging: $132 to $142 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $176 to $216 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Menlo Park for a week is $5,184-$10,036($741-$1,434 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $276 to $508 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,776 to $4,536 for economy

Lodging: $264 to $284 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $246 to $324 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Menlo Park

How cheap can you make a vacation to Menlo Park? The cheapest trip to Menlo Park is about $167 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $160 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $79.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Menlo Park for a week is $1,170-$2,845($167-$406 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $73 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $444 to $1,134 for economy

Lodging: $79 to $96 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Menlo Park for a week is $1,866-$4,490($267-$641 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $146 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $888 to $2,268 for economy

Lodging: $79 to $96 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Menlo Park for a week is $3,732-$8,380($533-$1,197 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $292 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,776 to $4,536 for economy

Lodging: $158 to $192 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $256 to $300 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Menlo Park cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Menlo Park Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Menlo Park.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Menlo Park for a week is $3,625-$10,384($518-$1,483 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $241 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,163 to $2,313 for first class

Lodging: $233 to $605 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,064 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Menlo Park for a week is $5,852-$14,384($836-$2,055 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $304 to $482 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,326 to $4,626 for first class

Lodging: $233 to $605 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,064 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Menlo Park for a week is $11,704-$24,940($1,672-$3,563 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $608 to $964 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,652 to $9,252 for first class

Lodging: $466 to $1,210 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $784 to $1,490 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Menlo Park Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Menlo Park is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Menlo Park due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Menlo Park Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Menlo Park hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Menlo Park.

 

Flight Costs to Menlo Park

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,417 average in early January to a low of $773 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $895. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Menlo Park our data includes 1,292 originating airports, and 159 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Menlo Park from an airport like Komodo (LBJ) in Labuhan Bajo (Indonesia) for an average $9,556 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Los Angeles International (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA (the United States) at an average of just $115.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Menlo Park, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $645, so you can easily save about 83% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Menlo Park can easily cost $550 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $36 per person. Private tours can cost $1092 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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