As our region continues to move forward in the reopening process, the safety and security of our residents and visitors remain our top priority.  Learn more about the latest COVID-19 travel updates in San Mateo County and Palo Alto.

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Plan your visit to San Mateo County & Silicon Valley

The challenge of visiting San Mateo County isn’t finding what to do, but rather finding time to do everything that you’ve been dreaming of doing here. It’s wise to have a list of priorities prepared to ensure that you make the most of your time in California. However, no matter how much planning you do, there will never be enough time to explore everything that San Mateo County has to offer in one trip. Luckily, with helpful info about the area, you can easily plan your trip without having to go out of your way.


Welcome


Once you’re here, you’re ready to begin the adventure. With San Francisco International Airport, several BART stops, rapid CalTrain stations, and excellent Interstate Highway connectivity, getting where you need to go will be easy. Our transportation resources make getting here and getting around the area as stress-free as possible.

Learn more about our region and all it has to offer. Our corner of the San Francisco Bay Area contains more geographic diversity than some entire states! From the rugged coast of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica to the humming processors of Silicon Valley, there’s quite a lot going on in a small area. There are so many routes to take through the cities and forests of San Mateo County, let us help you along the way.
 

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Explore


If you’re overwhelmed, our different Visitor Guides can help you plan the perfect trip. Even if you’re charting your own course, we can make sure that you find the best hotels, restaurants, and activities along the way.

It’s best to book ahead for most tours and sightseeing excursions around the Peninsula.  However, your ideal day in San Mateo might have already been curated for you via our day-long itineraries. For suggestions on where to go and how to best organize self-guided exploration of the area, check out the ideas we’ve put together for you.
 

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Our colleges and universities bring visitors from all over the world. Stanford University in Palo Alto is obviously of great renown, but there are numerous trade, community, state, and private colleges in the area that offer public events you might want to attend during your visit. You can even take a class while you’re here.
 

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Stay Up to Date


Get the latest news about San Mateo County with just one click. Our Covid-19 travel updates have vital information about the latest government mandates and a guide to which businesses are open in San Mateo. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly dispatches on the latest from San Mateo County.

As you explore all that the area has to offer, we know you might have a few more questions. Our FAQ page has the answers you seek. All you need to do is enjoy your stay.

 

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BOOK YOUR STAYCATION

During your visit, you will have plenty of hotel options for you and your family – from the gorgeous California Coastal Side to the heart of Silicon Valley, luxury resorts, quaint inns, full-service hotels, and bed & breakfasts all await your stay. Take advantage of these great hotel deals and book your staycation today!