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Check out all there is to do in and around San Mateo!  The beaches are close as is San Francisco, or as we call it, “The City”, but if you are looking for something to do in and near San Mateo, you are in the right place.

Event Calendar

Local events in San Mateo and the greater peninsula area.

Restaurant Guide

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

Parks, Pools and Community Centers

The San Mateo is on the San Francisco Bay which has more parks, farmland, beaches and other open spaces than any other major urban area in the United States, largely due to 100 years of advocacy by park lovers, hikers and environmental groups like Peninsula Open Space Trust.

Roughly 75 percent of all the land in the Bay Area is either permanently protected in parks or open space, or at low risk of development because it is zoned for farming or other rural uses.

The City of San Mateo operates 19 parks with a combined 200 acres including 6 community centers with 2 pools.

Community Guide

We know and love San Mateo; see our a neighborhood overviews, bus and traffic info, the area’s history, schools and places to explore with kids, hiking and biking trails, government info, where to take pets and more.

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Coyote Point

Coyote Point has a playground, museum, trails and extends in to the water for fishing, windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking.

San Mateo Events Center

San Mateo Event Center is enormous. It has 7 buildings and hosts hundreds of events including hundreds of public events each year.


Senior Center

On any given day the Senior Center may host a yoga class, history seminar, bingo, billiards or mahjong.


From Hillsdale Mall to specialty food stores find the details on how the shopping in San Mateo is varied and casual.

Tours and Day Trips

This beautiful community park supports many kinds of uses and sits at the mouth of the Marina Lagoon and is within walking distance of Seal Point Park.

Ice skating rinks

Lighted tennis courts, bocce ball courts, ball-fields, a skate park, enclosed playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic areas – including a large sheltered area. The park is also home to the city’s only Community Garden as well as the San Mateo Garden Center.

Seal Point Park

Seal Point Park includes a multitude of pathways for walking, cycling, bird watching and a 3-acre dog park.


Water Sports

An overview of activities in San Mateo waters including surfing, sailing, swimming, and kayaking

Central Park, San Mateo CA

Central Park

Where the locals gather for many community events, rose garden, koi pond, train and more.