Changing “Where” to “Why” – 6 reasons to put San Mateo on your travel list

February 28, 2018

Recently, I made my way to California, and - through the world that is social media - I had many people following my journey. When I arrived home, friends asked me the normal questions such as how did my trip go, did I have fun, and where exactly was I? My first two responses – “amazing” and “absolutely” – were met with fairly normal reactions from my questioners, but when I answered the third question of my whereabouts, I always received a queried look and a response of “where did you go?”

Staying Active While Visiting San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

February 14, 2018

Going on a trip, whether it is for business or leisure, usually means breaking up your normal workout routine. However, our destination offers several fun ways for you to stay active while also enjoying your time here in the Best of the San Francisco Bay Area. From going on walks to hiking to kayaking, we promise there is something for everyone to enjoy!

SF Beer Week in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

January 18, 2018

The SF Beer Week is celebrating its 10th Annual Anniversary and the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley area is joining in the fun! For those that may not be aware, SF Beer Week is a collection of events spanning multiple days, celebrating craft beer and the craft beer community. This year, Beer Week will take place from February 9 -18, and it is loaded with special events, fun times and, of course, great beer. Breweries, venues and distributors from across the entire San Francisco Bay Area are participating, so we’ve listed some top events featuring some of our local partners to help you better plan your celebration!

Great Restaurants with a View in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

January 03, 2018

Planning on going out for dinner? Well, nothing beats having a great view while enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends.  Our destination offers numerous options for visitors to enjoy a lunch or dinner overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Pacific Ocean or scenic lagoons.  And, with “Restaurant Week” coming up very soon, we thought you might want a list of some restaurants with a beautiful view - in order to make your dining experience an unforgettable one!

Live Music and Entertainment (Part 2)

December 20, 2017

Our last blog on live music and entertainment listed just a handful of places in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, therefore we’ve decided to write a “Part 2” in order to include some additional venues.  Here are some more of our favorite places to visit when we’re in the mood for live music, karaoke, dancing or live performances!

Where Fireplaces Crackle on Cool Romantic Nights

December 06, 2017

A stay in California’s scenic San Mateo County/Silicon Valley becomes even more scenic when your restaurant or hotel room has its own magnificent fireplace. Art deco fireplaces and fire pits are popular calling cards at several hospitality hotspots in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, where the days are mild and the cool evenings pair perfectly with a romantic fire. We’ve sized up these restaurants, hotels and bed-and-breakfast resorts to create a list of the finest fireplaces and fire pits to sit, stay or dine alongside when you visit this great destination.

The Adventures of Elf Mateo

November 22, 2017

Have you ever wondered what elves do before the holiday season starts? Well, our curious and adventurous Elf Mateo decided to take a trip around San Mateo County/Silicon Valley before reporting to Santa up in the North Pole. Elf Mateo took advantage of the great weather and visited some of the most beautiful places our destination has to offer!


Holiday Fun While Shopping in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

November 08, 2017

The holiday season normally means multiple trips to your local stores and shopping centers in order to find that perfect gift for your family and friends. Nonetheless, here in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, shopping centers and malls offer more than just “a place to shop”. Throughout the holiday season, our shopping centers are filled with holiday joy, family-friendly events, meet-and-greets with Santa, and much more! Here is a list of some of the events going on at our shopping centers this holiday season. 

Live Music & Entertainment in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

October 25, 2017

Looking for live music and entertainment while in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite places to visit when we’re in the mood for live music, dancing or live performances. Bonus: You can indulge in some delicious beverages or food – sometimes both—at each of these places!

A Guide to Unique Shopping in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

October 11, 2017

The holidays are right around the corner, and you’ll want to snatch up a special gift for that special someone. Whether perusing San Mateo County for inspiration or actual gift giving, you’ll find just what you’re looking for…plus a few surprises! Here is our ultimate guide to unique shops in our area, plus tips on what to buy at each.


STAY. MEET. EAT. and PLAY. with us! We’ve added a handy tool to help our visitors map out their stay with us. Learn about all the things to see and do in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley.



Silicon Valley Tech Day Tour by Incredible Adventures

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 8:00am
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