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.

Summer is Coming!

With the summer season upon us, it’s time to start planning your next vacation. Instead of sticking to East Coast cities like Miami or hassling with travel abroad, visit our area for mild summer weather and just as much outdoor adventure. From kayak tours to outdoor dining and luxurious hotel…

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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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Gardens are blooming in Spring

Spring has fully arrived in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley and we are super excited! Every season in our destination brings its own uniqueness, but there’s something about spring that makes us feel so blissful. From the beautiful flowers blooming all across the San Francisco Bay Area, to the…

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5 Reasons To Visit During the Fall!

Revised by the CVB from an article originally published by Megan Eileen McDonough Fall is arguably the best season to visit San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. From a sea of orange pumpkin patches and farms to farm-to-table fare, there are countless ways to experience autumn in the Best of the San…

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Music in the Park!

Summer is here and that means late sunsets, warm evenings and a chance to spend more time outdoors. Whether you make San Mateo County/Silicon Valley your home or you are lucky enough be visiting us, our cities offer a huge variety of outdoor family-friendly concerts and live music in parks…

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Festivals, Fairs and Foot Races

Few places combine the magic of scenery, seashores and the outdoor lifestyle quite like San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. You might know the area for its famous high-tech workplaces, but it’s the places to play that really show off its unique and active spirit. The vast majority of San Mateo…

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