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.

BEST SPRING SELFIE LOCATIONS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

We love all the seasons here in San Mateo County, but there is one in particular that comes alive with vibrant, incredible colors - some so bright you may not even believe your eyes! Seasonal rain brings a spectacular display of flowers that bloom on the San Francisco Peninsula. I’ve spotlighted a…

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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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RESOLVE TO EXPLORE SAN MATEO COUNTY & SILICON VALLEY

It has been a LONG year, and 2022 is finally here! Although there are still restrictions, we can still resolve to go outside to experience the beautiful outdoors, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy nature. Luckily for you, here in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley, you'll find the perfect backyard to…

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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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BE YOUR OWN FARMER IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors this summer and beautiful fall weather? San Mateo County is home to multiple “U-pick” farms where you may take home fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. You’ll find information on many farms and fresh items below! STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, HERBS AND MORE…

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