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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.

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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TOP CAMPGROUNDS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

The nights are still warm from late summer to early fall here in San Mateo County, making it a perfect time for a camping trip. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or just starting out, here is a list of scenic campsites that are currently open to fit your needs. MEMORIAL PARK A popular 673-acre…

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THINGS TO DO IN SAN MATEO, CA

When visiting the San Francisco Peninsula, make sure you carve out time to spend a day in the central tech hub of San Mateo County - the City of San Mateo! San Mateo is a thriving community with a charming downtown area and an upscale, state-of-the-art shopping center, Hillsdale Shopping Center…

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TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN REDWOOD CITY

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Redwood City is located approximately 27 miles from San Francisco and about 6 miles from Stanford University. A center of high-tech industry and the mid-point of the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula, Redwood City is known for its great climate and profound…

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HIDDEN GEMS IN THE BAY AREA - SAN BRUNO

I have lived in San Mateo County my entire life, and I have recently re-discovered a cultural hot spot hiding at the northern end of the peninsula – San Bruno! If you haven’t been here yet or experienced it recently, I highly suggest you stop by for a visit. Whether you are waiting for a flight and…

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