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

The Best of the San Francisco Bay Area

Discover San Mateo County & Silicon Valley from fun family events to Silicon Valley shopping and outdoor places to explore.

WHERE TO GO BIRDING IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

Fall through spring is a great time to go birdwatching in the San Francisco Peninsula, as flocks of birds migrate from as far as Alaska to South America (and back) in a region known as the Pacific Flyway. San Mateo County's open spaces and coastlines are an important stop for these birds along the…

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A DAY IN HALF MOON BAY

If you’re looking for scenic views and delicious seafood, look no further than Half Moon Bay. With year-round activities and special seasonal events, this charming coastal city 30 miles south of San Francisco is always worth a visit. In the spring and summer, kayak among wildlife and witness blooms…

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RESOLVE TO EXPLORE SAN MATEO COUNTY & SILICON VALLEY

It has been a LONG year, and 2022 is finally here! Although there are still restrictions, we can still resolve to go outside to experience the beautiful outdoors, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy nature. Luckily for you, here in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley, you'll find the perfect backyard to…

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EXPERIENCES TO GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Look beyond traditional gifts this year and give an experience that will last! From adventurous outdoor activities to hands-on arts & crafts, these experiences will make an impression and show you care without the hassle of wrapping presents. These activities are great on their own, or you can join…

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WELCOME TO SANTA'S TREE FARM & VILLAGE!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And that means is almost time to go out and get your Christmas tree! And, well, Santa’s Tree Farm & Village in Half Moon Bay is the perfect spot to start your Christmas celebration! Operating for almost 50 years and growing six different types of lush…

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BEST FALL SELFIE LOCATIONS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

Fall is here in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley! To make the most of the autumn scenery, we’ve rounded up a list of notable locations perfect for a selfie or Instagram post. From pumpkin patches to apple orchards to stunning sunsets, the region comes alive with color in the fall. Grab your…

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FALL INTO AUTUMN IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

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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THINGS TO DO IN SAN CARLOS & BELMONT, CA

When planning your next trip to the San Mateo County area, consider visiting two unique, neighboring cities: San Carlos and Belmont. Halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, these cities offer plenty of attractions and scenery while maintaining a small-town feel. San Carlos, known as the “City…

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