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 here.

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Nova Maldonado

Nova is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for The San Francisco Peninsula. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Art Studio and a minor in Animal Science. Before joining The San Francisco Peninsula in 2018, Nova worked as the Special Events Coordinator for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA combining her love of animals, marketing, events, and fundraising. She now manages partnerships, events, the San Mateo County “As Fresh as it Gets” Program, and our Convention Services Program. If you ever need help planning your next event, Nova is here to help with expert advice on The San Francisco Peninsula!

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Top 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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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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Living in the San Francisco Bay Area you’d think a visit to Alcatraz would be a notch in the ol’ belt, but sadly I had never visited this famous landmark until recently! How did I go so long being a San Mateo County native and not experience this Bay Area icon? Needless to say, Alcatraz is a…

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Okay, Rudolph …. Looking to impress all your reindeer friends? We have the perfect ideas for your 2020 holiday party planning. Does quarantine have you worried or stressed for ideas - well forget the boring Zoom Happy Hour - these easy virtual parties will put the traditional reindeer games to…

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