About the Region
The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley area is located on a 60-mile peninsula immediately south of San Francisco, bordered on the east by San Francisco Bay, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Average annual temperature is a pleasant 68 degrees (summer highs rarely over 78 degrees and winter lows in the mid-50s).
Just a stone’s throw from San Francisco (20 minutes by car or mass transit), with San Francisco International Airport conveniently located in its midst, this incredibly beautiful, scenic area is safe, sunny and affordable. With 30 miles of San Francisco Bay front and nearly 60 miles of Pacific Ocean frontage, the possibilities are endless. Where else can you take in a San Francisco Giants game and a Stanford game in the same day? Or hop on a San Francisco Bay cruise or Pacific Ocean whale watching expedition, then head back for wine tasting in the afternoon? It’s the perfect destination for foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, arts lovers and fun seekers.