If you call San Mateo home, or are thinking about it, this section is for you!  From local government information to performance venues and relaxing walks to exciting adventures San Mateo provides residents with a high quality of life at any age.

If you are curious about San Mateo, check out the Community Guide.  If you are looking for some fun, head over to the Events Calendar or the Things To Do pages.

Event Calendar

Check upcoming events in and around San Mateo

Community Guide

This guide links you to the San Mateo City’s resources to thrive locally away from big city life in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, or San Jose.

Parks, Pools, & Community Centers

The City manages 200 acres of green spaces including 6 community centers with 2 pool areas. Explore the activities that San Mateans enjoys the most.

Performance Venues

From the San Mateo Event Center to high school performing arts centers San Mateo has a variety public and private places to host events.

Downtown San Mateo

Downtown San Mateo is full of history and features central park a relaxing place for residents and tourists to gather.


San Mateo provides several shopping options from the Hillsdale Mall to smaller shopping centers.

Events and Things to Do in San Mateo California

Things to Do and See

San Mateo provides new and long-time residents a strategic location. See what types of things there are to do in San Mateo.

San Mateo California Restaurants

Restaurant Guide

Elegant, modern, romantic, organic, fusion or purist choose a favorite cuisine.