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 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.

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Making Holiday Shopping Fun & Easy!

The holidays can be stressful, especially when it comes to shopping and picking out the best gifts for your loved ones. Luckily, San Mateo County/Silicon Valley has plenty of places to find the perfect holiday gift, and their holiday décor and activities make shopping more enjoyable! Learn about…

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The most "Insta-Worthy" Holiday locations!

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley always knows how to get in the holiday spirit! Check out some picture-worthy holiday locations in the area that are sure to transform your social media into a holiday aesthetic. Four Seasons Après Winter Lounge Want to go to Lake Tahoe for the holidays but couldn’t…

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A Day in Palo Alto

There’s so much to do in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley – whether you’re looking for a good place to eat, take a hike for beautiful views, or spend the day near the ocean – the possibilities are endless! I’ve lived in the area my whole life and still find new things to do here every day. When I…

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San Mateo County – home to the Brussels sprout!

HISTORY The first planting of the Brussels sprout in California was in the 1920’s and significant production beginning in the 1940’s. Today, in San Mateo County, our farmers dedicate 788 acres to growing the Brussels sprout, and in 2018, it was the top vegetable grown in our county with a crop…

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Dominick Chirichillo – making wine since 1987

THE BEGINNING Dominick Chirichillo’s first wine memory took place in his grandfather’s basement in Staten Island, New York. He vividly remembers fighting with his cousins over who got to press the bar of his grandfather’s wine press when he was just two years old. Now, owner of Domenico Winery &…

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Meet the Minolettis — new owners of Barterra Winery!

Just eight months ago, Ginger, Paul, and their son, Chris Minoletti—became the new owners of Barterra Winery in Half Moon Bay. Founded in 2005, Barterra Winery was previously owned by Bart and Mary Colucci. After years of growing the winery, Bart and Mary felt it was time to pass the baton to their…

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Be your own Farmer!

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the end of summer and beautiful fall weather? San Mateo County is home to multiple “U-pick” farms where you may take home fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. You’ll find information on many farms and fresh items below! Berries Blue House Farm Blue House Farm is…

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