Pet-Friendly San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

April 12, 2017

Calling all dog lovers! San Mateo County/Silicon Valley is the perfect place to vacation with your favorite pooch. Whether heading to the dog park for a game of fetch or craving a glass of red wine at La Nebbia, your dog is more than welcome to join. Here’s your ultimate guide to day tripping in pet-friendly San Mateo County/Silicon Valley with your furry friend.

Festivals, Fairs and Footraces

March 21, 2017

Few places combine the magic of scenery, seashores and the outdoor lifestyle quite like San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. You might know the area for its famous high-tech workplaces, but it’s the places to play that really show off its unique and active spirit.

Highway 1 Highlights: Half Moon Bay to Pescadero

March 13, 2017

Highway 1 isn’t just a road; it’s a gateway to beaches and bird’s-eye views. Take your time exploring the varied landscapes and, if you like what you see, stay for a while. Places like Half Moon Bay and Pescadero are especially tourist-friendly, with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to peruse. Here are a few must-see stops along the way.

Highway 1 Highlights: Pacifica to Princeton-by-the-Sea

March 08, 2017

The most famous drive in America may be Highway 1, the 650-mile mountain highway along the Pacific coastline of California. Though its real name is technically California State Route 1, Highway 1 has dazzled visitors for generations—particularly in the famed region of San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. There is no sight in the country quite like the sun setting into the Pacific Ocean, and there’s nowhere like Highway 1’s hidden-gem towns like Pacifica, Montara, Princeton-by-the-Sea and Moss Beach to take it in.

10 Unique Wedding and Event Venues in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

February 15, 2017

Planning a wedding is some serious business, but don’t let the details stress you out. Consider hosting your wedding in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. Great year-round weather coupled with beautiful backdrops makes for the perfect destination wedding. Here are 10 unique venues for small and large parties.

Let Us Teach You Something New on Spring Break

February 09, 2017

School may be out on spring break, but San Mateo County/Silicon Valley is always in session for learning, fun and activities—all with easy (often free) transit access from San Francisco International Airport, but more affordable accommodations than you’ll find in San Francisco.

SF Beer Week Is Strong

January 30, 2017

Some of the best events of SF Beer Week are not in San Francisco. While the annual SF Beer Week (Feb. 10-19, 2017) has “SF” in its title, many of the best gala beer openings, curated beer connoisseur events, beer tastings and beer competitions are being held in the greater San Francisco Bay Area—most notably in the diverse and scenic work-hard, play-hard region of San Mateo County/Silicon Valley.

Romance by Region

January 25, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning a special surprise for that special someone. In San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, there’s a hotel for every preference and price point, from high-end boutiques to cozy cottages. So whether in the mood for soft adventure or sunset dinner views, you’re in for a real treat.

Resolve to get outside in 2017

December 20, 2016

The New Year is arriving and like most we resolved to get outside more and enjoy nature. San Mateo County/Silicon Valley is the perfect backyard for to start on a new path. Here are five hikes to get you started…

7 Experiences to Gift this Holiday Season

December 01, 2016

Research shows that experiences make us happier than things do. We have compiled a short list of local experience to gift any friend or family member. Some you can enjoy all year long. Create lifelong memories this holiday season with these experiences.

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