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Filoli

86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
650 364 8300
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Woodside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description: Filoli is a famous and beautiful house, a house with Georgian architecture (used in the TV series Dynasty). The house has an area of 36,000 square... more »
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Danville, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

All the other review have summed up the uniqueness of Filoli. I'm from England have have seen many truly great houses, but have lived in the Bay Area and have never heard of Filoli until a few weeks ago, and it up there with some of the great European houses. A lot smaller, but absolutely charming it was built by... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is magical from the house to the grounds that surround it. The house has so much detail to view that it is hard to soak it in. The folks in the house have wonderful tales to tell of the house. Then you step outside to an array of color and smells. We had a great time wandering around... More

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USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I actually learned about Filoli from a Groupon offer. Though I didn't buy the coupon, I made a mental note to drop by the next time I was in the area. I wasn't disappointed. My partner and I visited on a gorgeous sunny Saturday and spent quality time enjoying each other's company on strolling around the gardens. The huge mansion... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Filoli is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654–acre property, including the 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and spectacular 16–acre English Renaissance garden. Filoli, Located in Woodside, 30 miles south of San Francisco, is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation... More

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Corona del Mar, Ca, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Filling is worth visiting any time of the year. The gardens change with the seasons and the Georgian house worth a tour. There is a restaurant and lovely places to sit in the garden.

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BONANZA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my third or fourth visit to this estate. When visiting in the San Francisco Bay Area, I always plan a side trip here and I am never disappointed. My only slight complaint is the early hour that they close, 3:30 pm. It would be great if they would extend their hours to at least 5 PM. The gardens... More

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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had a Eureka moment when I discovered Filoli which not knowing for so long. We could not wait to visit her on Father's Day. It was gorgeous weather and Filoli was magnificant and gorgeous. Wandering throughout its vast garden and botanical garden we enjoyed so much every moment of staying there. This is a treasure hidden and embedded inside... More

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Central Coast California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I live on the Central Coast and had heard about Filoli probably 10 or 15 years ago. I wanted to go but as with things in your "own backyard" you just don't get around to seeing.. Then Groupon made it easy with a coupon. I treated my 2 traveling companions to admission and we were able to get into the... More

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Aptos, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wandering through the gardens is a wonderful way to relax for a few hours. The house is spectacular too. Allow plenty of time so you don't have to rush. If your feet get tired, take a break in the cafe; sit outside if you can.

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california
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I so enjoy Filoli, and am due for another visit, it is so beautiful at different times of the year, because there's always something new blooming. March is wonderful because of the Whysteria ! I will be back asap !

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