Things to Do in San Mateo

Things to Do in San Mateo, CA - San Mateo Attractions

Things to Do in San Mateo

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  • Robert R
    San Mateo, CA10 contributions
    very cute , small nice and quiet well kept clean and lovely it is a walk through no strollers allowed. respectfully blissful
    Written April 17, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • SFTRVLR
    San Francisco, CA1,748 contributions
    Gorgeous trail alongside a reservoir. Favorite local place to run or walk. Lovely on both sunny and rainy days.
    Written December 12, 2021
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  • SFTRVLR
    San Francisco, CA1,748 contributions
    Nice area on the bay with frequent races . The bayside course runs up to SFO airport and down along the bay.
    Written December 12, 2021
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  • SFTRVLR
    San Francisco, CA1,748 contributions
    We enjoyed coming here when the kids were little. Very limited exhibits but managably sized for 2-3 hours with small kids.
    Written December 12, 2021
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  • Travel75_12
    Fremont, CA432 contributions
    Hillsdale has always been a good place to shop and eat. A wide variety of stores will fill almost anyone's needs. The new dining terrace will keep away the hunger.
    Written May 19, 2020
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA158,573 contributions
    We went to Central Park and enjoyed seeing the Japanese Gardens. There are also sports field. There are trails for walking and biking
    Written December 12, 2020
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  • Rosalie G
    15 contributions
    There is a dog park for large and small dogs. Also, with your dog on a leash, there are paved trails along the bay. You can go up the hill to view SF and windsurfers. Just be prepared for wind.
    Written March 19, 2019
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA158,573 contributions
    We like the Peninsula area of San Francisco Bay, There are nice places to go such as parks, museums, sports facilities, Stanford University and San Jose State is there. This is also where many high technology firms are located.
    Written September 24, 2020
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  • LH L
    San Mateo, CA142 contributions
    If one hikes to the top of Sugarloaf from this park, the views are spectacular. However the trails are NOT clearly marked, making it easy to get confused or lost. Even locals who go there regularly were not sure about some trails. Climb to the top whether by stairs or wooded trails is steep for some of us. There is also a lot of poison oak on some of the trails. The park also features a wonderful grassy area, new playground equipment for the kids and picnic area. There is a small parking lot and street parking. All FREE!
    Written July 21, 2016
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  • IMollyQ
    San Francisco, California, USA59 contributions
    Beautiful place for a hike. Nice clean area with beautiful views. Generally very safe, but always take precautions wherever you go. It is especially wonderful on warm summer days.
    Written March 11, 2018
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  • Global712484
    4 contributions
    Just north of highway 92 on north bound 280 at the rest stop area we find a statue that reflects our history. Fr. Serra helped to found several missions between Los Angeles and northern California .Curious structure hollow, has been used by homeless for shelter in the past but interesting.
    Written October 17, 2018
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  • Happy vegan travel
    San Francisco, CA78 contributions
    The market has relocated to the back of the campus which is a bit more tedious to get to, but it is now larger and has the most beautiful panoramic view of the bay you can get than any other markets.
    They open on Saturdays, and go early to select your best produce or before the lines for the bread gets too long.
    Written July 2, 2019
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  • demetrisdem76
    6 contributions
    Very smart escape room, great fun, nice people! It was just amazing. Only 25% can make it, wow! You must go and try to escape!
    Written January 12, 2020
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  • sunjoe075
    Princeton, NJ1,494 contributions
    Alleys with guardrails and rolling racks for young kids birthday parties. Very roomy seating area to allow people to mill around. There are arcade games and vending machines to keep people occupied. Staff are very efficient in managing the place. Complimentary coffee available. We ordered papa John pizza which is right nearby for our kids party
    Written January 3, 2019
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  • Piotr H.
    Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
    one of the greatest things I did while staying in San Francisco. I recommend it a lot. Especially if you work in the tech area :)
    Written March 31, 2018
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