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5 Ways to Tailor Your Perfect Trip to San Francisco

Planning a trip to San Francisco? We’ve partnered with men’s lifestyle and travel expert Joe Miragliotta from Joe’s Daily to help make your vacation in the Bay area one you’ll never forget. A few weeks ago, the wife and I were invited out to San Francisco to experience their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. […]

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The Best Chinatowns in the US

Chinatown has become a cultural institution in many cities across the country, and it’s easy to see why they’ve evolved into major tourist attractions. The crowded markets, unique architecture, rich heritage, and of course, the food! Endless options for authentic dining that you wouldn’t normally experience anywhere else, and all of it is jam packed […]

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A Family Guide To Fisherman’s Wharf

Traveling to San Francisco with the family requires a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Travel expert Pattie Cordova, from the blog Living Mi Vida Loca, shares her favorite spots along this iconic attraction.  Fisherman’s Wharf is immensely popular and you’ll always catch a crowd, no matter what day of the year you visit. But that’s okay because there’s something for everyone […]

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San Mateo Hotel & Travel Guide

Halfway between Silicon Valley and San Francisco lies the cozy city of San Mateo. With a year-round Mediterranean climate and suburban downtown area, there's something for everyone. Whether shopping, eating, or enjoying nature, San Mateo visitors will find plenty to do both indoors and out. Those with extra wanderlust can take the "King's Highway" or El Camino Real to some of California's historic missions or dog-friendly beaches. With plenty of dog-friendly parks, restaurants, and pet-friendly hotels in San Mateo, your furry friend will feel welcome too!

Out and About in San Mateo

Forget New York City! San Mateo has its own Central Park that's home to the Bianchi mini train for kids of all ages. After your train ride you can relax in the granite pagoda of the Japanese Tea Garden, complete with bamboo grove, tea house and koi pond. The Tea Garden is especially idyllic during early spring when the first cherry blossoms are in bloom. Cheap hotels in San Mateo offer an affordable and sweet respite and with all the money you'll save, you can afford to visit nearby Hillsdale Shopping Center. If the 130 stores and restaurants wear you out, there are plenty of Hillsdale Shopping Center hotels where you can rest your feet or try on your new threads.

Eating and Drinking

Once a place for wealthy San Franciscans to build their summer homes, San Mateo has come into its own as a formidable tourist attraction. The intimate size of downtown San Mateo makes it easy to try many restaurants. For an exotic dining experience that rivals anything in San Francisco, visitors can choose from authentic Indian, Mexican, seafood, Thai, or Burmese restaurants. And with Napa Valley nearby, these restaurants offer plenty of delicious wines in every varietal available.

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