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.

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Kristen Friis

Kristen is the Film & Communication Liaison for the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Spanish. As a Silicon Valley native, Kristen considers herself an “expert” on all things Peninsula. When she’s not promoting tourism through SMC/SV CVB, she likes to write/record podcasts with her friends, play guitar and go to concerts in the Bay Area.

You can contact Kristen Friis at kristen@visitsmcsv.com.

FIND YOUR INNER PEACE AT CANYON RANCH WOODSIDE

Nestled in the rolling hills and tall rustic Redwood trees of Woodside, CA, there is a beautiful sanctuary called Canyon Ranch Woodside. These times of uncertainty and stress have us all in need of an escape - from the pandemic, working from home, and life in general! There is no better way to…

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WEEKEND STAYCATION IN SILICON VALLEY!

Need to get out of the house? Looking for a safe weekend staycation? Look no further! San Mateo County and Silicon Valley have dozens of places that are open for business and ready for you to enjoy - safely, of course. In order to simplify the planning process, we've put together an immersive…

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8 MUST-TRY RESTAURANTS FOR OUTDOOR DINING

We hope you’re hungry because restaurants in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley have recently reopened for outdoor dining! Our destination is packed to the brim with restaurants specializing in just about every type of cuisine, local and exotic. From craft breweries to northern Italian eateries…

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FIVE WAYS TO PRACTICE WELLNESS-AT-HOME

As the “Shelter in Place” order continues, it is important to remember that along with taking care of our physical health, we should also be equally mindful of our emotional and mental wellbeing. In order to do so, we wanted to share with you five great ways to practice wellness-at-home , to help…

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