As the San Francisco Bay Area continues to move forward in the reopening process, the safety and security of our residents and visitors remain our top priority. As a destination, we understand the importance of following sanitation and safety protocols, and we all have been working extremely hard in order to reach these goals. Learn more about the latest reopening updates in San Mateo County and Palo Alto.

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

The Best of the Bay Area

Learn the ins & outs of San Mateo County & Silicon Valley from the cosmopolitan culture to the local beaches and places to eat.

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.

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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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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!

Summer is finally here and temperatures are on the rise! Luckily for you, our destination is surrounded by water and therefore we are home to many beautiful beaches. To make things easier for you, we’ve listed some of top beaches in San Mateo County, along with some of the best places to grab a…

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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 Returns — 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 started…

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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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Dog Friendly Restaurants with Gardens and Views

Planning to head out to grab something to eat, but your dog is giving you those famous, sad “puppy eyes”? As a dog owner you have most likely experienced this, and I know how terrible you feel leaving your best bud behind. Fortunately for you and the pup, our destination features many dog-friendly…

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