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The Entire California Experience

Balancing the sophistication of world-class cities with small town charm, San Mateo County is the link that connects San Francisco to Silicon Valley.

Nestled between the San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, explore the diverse offerings of San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley region. Getaways here place you right in the middle of world-class dining, events, attractions with forest escapes, and water adventures just minutes away.





The perfect jump-off point for exploring Silicon Valley, staying here means being close to the San Francisco International Airport with hundreds of hotels to consider. You’ll also be surrounded by your pick of accommodations, from the coast studded with beachside villages to boutique lodging options close to the windswept shores of the dazzling bay.

See for yourself how San Mateo County and Silicon Valley mix high-tech life with culture and the great outdoors for a destination like none other. Plan your trip today and get ready to play by the bay!



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