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.


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, BERRIES, HERBS AND MORE…

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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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The most "Insta-Worthy" Holiday locations!

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley always knows how to get in the holiday spirit! Check out some picture-worthy holiday locations in the area that are sure to transform your social media into a holiday aesthetic. Four Seasons Après Winter Lounge Want to go to Lake Tahoe for the holidays but couldn’t…

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Summers in San Mateo County bring higher temperatures and luckily for you, our destination is surrounded by water, which means we are home to many beautiful beaches. So, to make things easier for you, we’ve listed some of the top beaches in San Mateo County, along with some of the best restaurants…

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Summer is Coming!

With the summer season upon us, it’s time to start planning your next vacation. Instead of sticking to East Coast cities like Miami or hassling with travel abroad, visit our area for mild summer weather and just as much outdoor adventure. From kayak tours to outdoor dining and luxurious hotel…

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Last year, Elf Mateo had so much fun during his visit that he decided to come back again this year and spend a day in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley. He took advantage of some unusual free time before the Holiday season started and made another trip to our destination! This time, Elf Mateo…

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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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Where Fireplaces Crackle on Cool Romantic Nights

A stay in California’s scenic San Mateo County/Silicon Valley becomes even more scenic when your restaurant or hotel room has its own magnificent fireplace. Art deco fireplaces and fire pits are popular calling cards at several hospitality hotspots in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley, where the…

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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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