By Vanessa Brown
San Mateo
California
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Situated just south of San Francisco and nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east San Mateo California is an idyllic location for both work and play. Home to San Mateo College, Coyote Point Reserve natural area, and a long list of nationally registered historic places; visitors come from around the world to experience both the old and new.

San Mateo city center is just a short 10 minute ride from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). To book your flight, vacationers can follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  EscapeWizard.com can also assist with booking your hotel reservations.  Click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl), to utilize our hotel finder to search for great quality rooms at affordable rates.

San Mateo enjoys a mild Mediterranean like climate throughout the year. Shielded from the Pacific Ocean by the Montara Mountain block of the Santa Cruz Mountains temperatures are somewhat more stable than on the ocean side of the mountains. There is however a gap in the mountains, west of the College of San Mateo, where State Route 92 meets State Route 35, which can result in gusty afternoon winds and does allow fog to flow toward San Mateo in the late afternoon through early morning in the summer months.

EscapeWizard.com has found that there are many notable sites in San Mateo including excellent shopping, night life, and cultural events. Shoppers will not want to miss the wide variety of stores at Bridgepoint and Hillsdale Shopping Centers. EscapeWizard.com invites guests to take a stroll along historic El Camino Real, visit one of 3 world class golf courses, or just relax in the many picturesque parks around town.

The city of San Mateo is an exciting historical location. The earliest recorded history of the area is in the archives of Mission Delores and dates back to 1789. Visitors can explore California history through the Mission period, Rancho period, Statehood and beyond. Among the many historic places guests may also explore stately mansions erected by wealthy San Franciscans seeking summer refuge in the mid 1800s. 

The Coyote Point Park is the areas best-known natural attraction. The park is located on a rocky outcrop that juts into the San Francisco Bay. There is a splendid view from the point on all sides and was once a very popular beach. Today the Coyote Point is home to CuriOdyssey. Once known as the Coyote Point Museum, CuriOdyssey is an interactive and fun place for all that is known as one of the best natural history museums and wildlife centers in California. At EscapeWizard.com we highly recommend a trip to the CuriOdyssey while visiting San Mateo.

The College of San Mateo is one of the leading community colleges in Northern California. Here technology and instruction blend together with a very diverse student population to make this one of the most forward thinking schools around. While pioneering such ground breaking methods as T.V. in the classroom, distance learning and telecommuting this school also cultivates a very friendly and inviting atmosphere. It is easy to feel right at home walking the campus or stopping in for information. All are welcome at this friendly and fast-paced institution and at EscapeWizard.com we encourage all guests to visit.

Flower and gardening enthusiasts will love one of the most notable locations in the city, Central Park. Central Park houses both the San Mateo Arboretum as well as the Japanese Tea Garden at Central Park. The Japanese Tea Garden was established to commemorate one of San Mateo’s sister cities Toyonaka Japan and is beautiful year round.  

Great weather, beautiful scenery, historic interest, nightlife and more; EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your trip today and explore what San Mateo has in store. Follow this link to a wonderful vacation.
Hotels in San Mateo
By Tekisha Slack
Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo
2000 Bridgepointe Circle, San Mateo, CA
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Enjoy the luxury of contemporary accommodations and full-service hotel amenities in the San Francisco Bay Area when you stay at Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo. Located just six miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo hotel is an AAA, three-diamond hotel.

These accommodations provide the latest technology and conveniences to ensure you make the most of your stay.  It has 150 spacious hotel rooms with your choice of a king bed, two double beds, or a king bed and twin sofa bed. Free internet access and a microwave and refrigerator are standard room amenities. Suite accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo are perfect for families or guests requiring extra space. The spacious floor plan is 50% larger than their standard hotel rooms. Suites feature deluxe amenities and a sitting area with a twin sofa bed. The hotel offers accessible rooms that are specially designed for travelers with special needs.

This Hilton also has a 24/7 Fitness center with deluxe cardio and weight training equipment, swimming pool and whirlpool, complimentary shuttle service to SFO airport and shopping mall and a 24-hour business center. It is also located just 3 miles from San Mateo County Event Center.

Enjoy delicious California cuisine in a casual atmosphere at the Great American Grill restaurant located at Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo. Complimentary Starbucks coffee is served every morning. Satisfy your hunger any time of day with take-out selections from the Pavilion Pantry. Open 24 hours a day, the Pavilion Pantry sells a variety of snacks, beverages, prepared foods, and microwavable meals. Or, enjoy a quiet dinner in the privacy of your room if you feel like staying in.

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