Redwood City

Like its namesake tree, this city is the kind of place that can stand the test of time. Stick around awhile and experience its grand architecture and tried-and-tested Californian hospitality.

From its glorious old buildings to its new developments, Redwood City ticks all the right boxes. Arrive here and in half a minute you’re under its spell. Experience streetscapes so sun soaked they almost look sepia toned or head downtown to dip your toes into Redwood City’s calendar of local events.

Here’s a little fact to help you brush up on your Redwood City trivia: this San Mateo metropolis basks under no less than 255 days of sunshine a year. Yep – we’ve done the math. That’s golden sunshine beaming down on Redwood City’s streets almost 70 percent of the year. Amazingly, all that sun doesn’t seem to fade the city’s century-old landmarks. In fact, it seems to polish them to a glowing sheen.

Check out the Fox Theater to see what we mean. This beauty hasn’t aged a day since it opened its doors in 1929. Ditto with Lathrop House, the city’s gingerbread-house Georgian manor, which dates back to 1863. San Mateo County’s original 1910 courthouse might hold the secret of Redwood City’s elixir of youth. The neoclassical building now houses the San Mateo County History Museum and captures the cultural heritage of the county with exhibitions and displays. Soak up the sunbeams in Courthouse Square or head to Redwood Morton Community Park to watch a local sports match.

Feel like finding out what makes Redwood Citysiders tick? Visit the city’s downtown district to experience the local dining, entertainment, and shopping options. Century Redwood City 20 is the local pick for movie nights. Take your date to the Shops on Broadway precinct and pick from the range of restaurants. This is Northern California’s Bay Area after all, so the paddock is never far from the plate.

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