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

The Best of the San Francisco Bay Area

Discover the San Francisco Peninsula! From fun family events to shopping and outdoor places to explore, you'll find it all in San Mateo County.

Juan Camero

Juan is the Media & Public Relations Manager for the San Mateo County & Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Hospitality & Tourism Management with an emphasis in International Tourism. Juan is originally from Peru and has lived in the Bay Area for the past 17 years. The San Mateo County and Silicon Valley area holds a special place in his heart and he is always motivated to share what makes this destination so attractive and unique. When he’s not promoting tourism through the SMC/SV CVB, you can find Juan exploring the outdoors, catching a Lakers game, playing videogames, or spending time with his family and friends.

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Downtown Vibes with your Furry Friend!

Planning to head downtown with your furry friend but aren’t sure where you can grab something to eat together? Luckily for you, a lot of our downtown areas feature great, dog-friendly restaurants that are always happy to welcome you and your pups. Here are just a few! Flights Restaurant Where:…

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Dog Friendly Restaurants with Gardens and Views

Planning to head out to grab something to eat, but your dog is giving you those famous, sad “puppy eyes”? As a dog owner you have most likely experienced this, and I know how terrible you feel leaving your best bud behind. Fortunately for you and the pup, our destination features many dog-friendly…

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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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Staying Active During your Visit

Going on a trip, whether it is for business or leisure, usually means breaking up your normal workout routine. However, our destination offers several fun ways for you to stay active while also enjoying your time here in the Best of the San Francisco Bay Area. From going on walks to hiking to…

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Great Restaurants with a View

Planning on going out for dinner? Well, nothing beats having a great view while enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends. Our destination offers numerous options for visitors to enjoy a lunch or dinner overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Pacific Ocean or scenic lagoons. And, with…

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The Adventures of Elf Mateo!

Have you ever wondered what elves do before the holiday season starts? Well, our curious and adventurous Elf Mateo decided to take a trip around San Mateo County/Silicon Valley before reporting to Santa up at the North Pole. Elf Mateo took advantage of the great weather and visited some of the…

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Have Fun While Shopping During the Holidays

The holiday season normally means multiple trips to your local stores and shopping centers in order to find that perfect gift for your family and friends. Nonetheless, here in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, shopping centers and malls offer more than just “a place to shop”. Throughout the holiday…

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