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.

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Rosalynn Sarvi

Rosalynn is the Digital Content Manager for the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rosalynn is thrilled to be part of the Bureau, continuously discovering and sharing all that San Mateo County has to offer! In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, bird watching, and exploring the great outdoors.

WHERE TO GO BIRDING IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

Fall through spring is a great time to go birdwatching in the San Francisco Peninsula, as flocks of birds migrate from as far as Alaska to South America (and back) in a region known as the Pacific Flyway. San Mateo County's open spaces and coastlines are an important stop for these birds along the…

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A DAY IN HALF MOON BAY

If you’re looking for scenic views and delicious seafood, look no further than Half Moon Bay. With year-round activities and special seasonal events, this charming coastal city 30 miles south of San Francisco is always worth a visit. In the spring and summer, kayak among wildlife and witness blooms…

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EXPERIENCES TO GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Look beyond traditional gifts this year and give an experience that will last! From adventurous outdoor activities to hands-on arts & crafts, these experiences will make an impression and show you care without the hassle of wrapping presents. These activities are great on their own, or you can join…

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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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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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