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Redwood CityUnited States of America

From a vintage theater to a bustling downtown scene, discover the varied treasures of this city on the San Francisco Peninsula. 

Experience California charm in Redwood City, a friendly spot on the peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose. Enjoy great weather and exciting activities.

Step back to cinema’s golden age at historic Fox Theatre, which looks much the same as when it opened its doors in 1929. Red-carpeted stairs invite you to relax inside. See performances ranging from live concerts and plays to acclaimed films.

Learn about the area’s history in the San Mateo County History Museum in the county’s original 1910 courthouse. The imposing gray stone structure has striking columns and a stained-glass dome. Inside see how early people used natural resources to survive and build the community in the Nature’s Bounty exhibit. Examine two dozen intricate model ships based on historic models in the Ships of the World exhibit. Simulate riding a wave and learn about Half Moon Bay’s famous surfing conditions in the Maverick’s exhibit.

Walk past Lathrop House, just behind the courthouse. The Gothic-style home is actually one of the Peninsula’s oldest mansions, built in 1863. Enjoy the area’s beautiful weather in the sprawling Courthouse Square.

Relax under a pine tree or see a live concert. Find out why Redwood City has its name. Although you’ll have to go to Redwood National Forest to see the real giants, look for redwood trees soaring throughout the city.

Check out Redwood City’s burgeoning downtown. From the packed calendar of events and rich variety of shops and restaurants, find many choices to meet your interests. Watch a movie in the state-of-the-art Century Redwood City 20. Stroll through Shops on Broadway, an up-and-coming cluster of restaurants with shops and a theater.

Redwood City is conveniently located along San Francisco Bay. Go to Redwood City Station and hop on Caltrain, a commuter train connecting to San Francisco in the north and San Jose in the south. Without traffic, drive between Redwood City and downtown San Francisco in 40 minutes. Reach San Francisco International Airport in 20 minutes by car.

Where to stay in Redwood City

Great place, great food, great friends

Woodside

Visitors to Woodside like its mountain views and restaurants, and Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve is a sight worth a stop.

Woodside
You can fin the oldest trees in this park

Redwood Shores

4.5/5Wonderful!(315 area reviews)

Redwood Shores is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Marlin Park and Elmar Beach while you're in town.

Redwood Shores
Redwood City featuring an administrative buidling, a fountain and heritage architecture

Centennial

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

Though Centennial might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Fox Theatre and Hiller Aviation Museum.

Centennial
Beautiful views from the patio in San Fran. Thanksgiving vacation 2016 🌁

Mount Carmel

3.5/5Good!(27 area reviews)

Though Mount Carmel might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Fox Theatre and Filoli.

Mount Carmel
Beautiful views from the patio in San Fran. Thanksgiving vacation 2016 🌁

Roosevelt

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

While Roosevelt might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Fox Theatre and Filoli.

Roosevelt
Beautiful views from the patio in San Fran. Thanksgiving vacation 2016 🌁

Oak Knoll - Redwood Park

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Oak Knoll - Redwood Park and surrounding area, you can visit Fox Theatre and Filoli.

Oak Knoll - Redwood Park

Top Hotels in Redwood City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Pullman San Francisco Bay
Pullman San Francisco Bay
4 out of 5
223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA
The price is $104 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Located in Redwood Shores, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marlin Park and Hiller Aviation Museum. Laurie Meadows Park and Los Prados Park are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,796 reviews)

"Easy, convenient and friendly. Happy with my stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Pullman San Francisco Bay
Good Nite Inn - Redwood City
Good Nite Inn - Redwood City
2.5 out of 5
485 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bedwell Bayfront Park, Peninsula Museum of Art, and Menlo College. Facebook Campus and Stanford ...

4.3/5Excellent! (853 reviews)

"Room was huge,and comfortable. Better than I expected for the price I paid."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Good Nite Inn - Redwood City
Days Inn by Wyndham Redwood City
Days Inn by Wyndham Redwood City
2 out of 5
2650 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA
The price is $72 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in South Fair Oaks, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sequoia Hospital. Stanford ...

3.1/5 (290 reviews)

"The hotel is not perfect but for one night is good."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Redwood City

Popular places to visit in Redwood City

Filoli
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Filoli

Find out about the history of Redwood City when you spend time at Filoli. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Fox Theatre
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Fox Theatre

4/5(10 reviews)

You can enjoy a show at Fox Theatre during your trip to Redwood City. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Marlin Park
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Marlin Park

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Explore the lovely green spaces of Marlin Park and also enjoy the biking trails in Redwood City. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Levi's Stadium
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Levi's Stadium

4.5/5(815 reviews)

Catch an event at Levi's Stadium during your trip to Santa Clara. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Golden Gate Park
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Golden Gate Park

4.5/5(5,122 reviews)

This beloved park offers relaxation among trees, flowers and wildlife, right in San Francisco’s backyard. 

San Jose Convention Center
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San Jose Convention Center

4/5(561 reviews)

Find out what's happening at San Jose Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in San Jose. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Redwood City

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

$55
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Napa Valley & Sonoma - Wine Country Tour from San Francisco
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Napa Valley & Sonoma - Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

$129
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Muir Woods and Sausalito - Return by Bus, Ferry or Bike ride
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Muir Woods and Sausalito - Return by Bus, Ferry or Bike ride

$89
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Total Yosemite Experience with Giant Sequoias
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Total Yosemite Experience with Giant Sequoias

$189
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Redwoods & Wine Country Escape to Sonoma & Napa with Optional Gourmet Lunch
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Redwoods & Wine Country Escape to Sonoma & Napa with Optional Gourmet Lunch

$144
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Legion of Honor Museum General Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Legion of Honor Museum General Admission Ticket

$15
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Redwood City

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 29.754601226993866%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 46.77914110429448%
3 - Okay
129
3 - Okay 19.78527607361963%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.3006134969325154%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.3803680981595092%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 27, 2020

The city of redwood is clean

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 15, 2020

Is ok Note; The Chavez market across the street from here has good burritos and tacos

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 21, 2020

No,lots of traffic

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 15, 2020

too many people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Excellent coffee shops nearby and a square with leisurely strolls.

4/5 - Good

Raymond

Feb 6, 2020

Its improving, i can remember when it wasnt so pleasant

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