San Mateo Vacations

San Mateo is in San Francisco. It makes up part of a dynamic city that is home to 800,000 residents. The central business of San Francisco is just 16 miles (26 kilometers) away and San Francisco International Airport can be found 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the south of San Mateo.

Many of San Francisco’s most popular attractions are close to San Mateo, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Among the most interesting places to explore are the fabulous Poplar Creek Golf Course and the fantastic Coyote Point Park. And don’t miss the Coyote Point Museum and the San Mateo County Event Center.

Check out Pier 39 and Lombard Street and see more of San Francisco’s city center.

When it’s time escape the city, head to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Enjoy some of the pleasant parklands such as the Leo J. Ryan Park in Foster City.

If you love to play golf, visit the Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame and the Mariners Point Golf Center in Foster City. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, explore the many stores at the Hillsdale Shopping Center.

At the end of a day exploring the streets of San Mateo, rest up at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Make reservations for the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront, Burlingame, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, or the Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport, Burlingame.

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