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.

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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Fall into Autumn with Us!

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 Francisco Bay Area. The fall season brings a great opportunity to indulge in all…

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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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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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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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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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Escape the Heat, Find the Beat! (Part 1)

Summertime is upon us! The ideal time of year to head over to the coast, play in the sand, tan under the sun, or just enjoy the ocean breeze at one our many beautiful beaches. However, sometimes getting out to the coast can be challenging due to unforeseen circumstances, and we end up stuck at home…

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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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Where Fireplaces Crackle on Cool Romantic Nights

A stay in California’s scenic San Mateo County/Silicon Valley becomes even more scenic when your restaurant or hotel room has its own magnificent fireplace. Art deco fireplaces and fire pits are popular calling cards at several hospitality hotspots in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, where the…

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