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The <span>Best</span> of the San Francisco Bay Area

The Best of the San Francisco Bay Area

Discover San Mateo County & Silicon Valley from fun family events to Silicon Valley shopping and outdoor places to explore.

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Juan Camero

Juan is the Media & Public Relations Manager for the San Mateo County & Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Hospitality & Tourism Management with an emphasis in International Tourism. Juan is originally from Peru and has lived in the Bay Area for the past 17 years. The San Mateo County and Silicon Valley area holds a special place in his heart and he is always motivated to share what makes this destination so attractive and unique. When he’s not promoting tourism through the SMC/SV CVB, you can find Juan exploring the outdoors, catching a Lakers game, playing videogames, or spending time with his family and friends.

You can contact Juan Camero at juan@visitsmcsv.com.

RESOLVE TO EXPLORE SAN MATEO COUNTY & SILICON VALLEY

It has been a LONG year, and 2021 is finally here! Although there are still restrictions, we can still resolve to go outside to experience the beautiful outdoors, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy nature. Luckily for you, here in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley, you'll find the perfect backyard to…

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FALL INTO AUTUMN WITH US

As many of you may already know, the fall season is arguably the best season to visit San Mateo County and Silicon Valley. From a sea of orange pumpkin patches and farms to delicious pumpkin-inspired menus, there are countless ways to experience autumn in the Best of the San Francisco Bay Area…

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GREAT WINERIES TO VISIT DURING CALIFORNIA WINE MONTH

As some may know, September is California Wine Month! All month long, the entire state celebrates the annual harvest season with special events, wine tastings, classes, and more. One may immediately think “Wine Country”, but San Mateo County and Silicon Valley is home to numerous, award-winning…

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SF Beer Week is Here!

SF Beer Week is celebrating its 12th Annual Anniversary and the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley area is once again 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…

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TOP BEACHES IN SAN MATEO COUNTY!

Summers in San Mateo County bring higher temperatures and luckily for you, our destination is surrounded by water, which means we are home to many beautiful beaches. So, to make things easier for you, we’ve listed some of the top beaches in San Mateo County, along with some of the best restaurants…

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Unleash your Inner Artist

If you read our last blog, then you know we touched on art museums and centers where you can go and appreciate art. However, there are times when you may feel like creating your very own art piece. Luckily for you, here in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, there are plenty of options for you to…

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The Art of Travel

Normally, when I travel to new places, I always make an effort to schedule a visit to a couple of local art centers or museums. I’ve always been fascinated with art, and by visiting these places it allows me to get a cultural sense of the destination that I’m visiting. Our destination - San Mateo…

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ELF MATEO RETURNED - WHERE HAS HE BEEN THIS TIME?

Last year, Elf Mateo had so much fun during his visit that he decided to come back again this year and spend a day in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley. He took advantage of some unusual free time before the Holiday season started and made another trip to our destination! This time, Elf Mateo…

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Downtown Vibes with your Furry Friend!

Planning to head downtown with your furry friend but aren’t sure where you can grab something to eat together? Luckily for you, a lot of our downtown areas feature great, dog-friendly restaurants that are always happy to welcome you and your pups. Here are just a few! Flights Restaurant Where:…

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