What are Some Fun Things to Do in San Mateo?

The many attractions of San Mateo keep the visitors busy with sightseeing, shopping, and exploring. From San Mateo's golf courses to amazing natural beauty, this place offers something to all!

San Mateo Attractions

Bridgepointe Shopping Center:

The shopping mall features dining, retail, residential and office spaces. Bridgepointe shopping center boasts of several stores such as, Old Navy, Target, Home Depot, Toys R Us, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Ethan Allen, and the like. There are also several dining opportunities available at the mall such as, Mimi's Café, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Red Robin, and American Grill. Another attraction is the Ice Chalet Skating Rink that offers hockey, party facilities, skating, and a lot more.

Mariner's Point Golf Course:

The golf course is known to have ten most wanted driving ranges with about sixty four practice stalls, and correctly -marked target greens. The course runs for nine holes of picturesque and challenging play that overlooks the San Francisco Bay.

Downtown San Mateo:

This place offers excitement, diversity, and variety. There is something for everybody in this entertaining commercial area. With a twelve screen movie theater, about 100 restaurants, shopping and gourmet food there is nothing one can’t do.

Central park:

Central park is situated near downtown San Mateo and boasts of a big playground, tennis court, Japanese Tea Garden, and lounging area. It also has several restaurants close by with facilities to barbeque.

San Mateo's Best Brunch:

Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Crowne Plaza offers the most amazing seafood and fresh shellfish and profusion of salads and desserts. It is a must visit for everyone traveling to the place.

San Mateo County fair:

The pig race at the San Mateo County Fair is one of the most interesting attractions visitors need to attend. There's also the ride the bull attraction at the fair.

Ryder Park:

This park makes for an excellent area for children. There are restrooms, picnic areas, outdoor classrooms, and beautiful paths that have been landscaped and planted with local flora. There is also an aquatic play area for the children. Apart from this, kids can also ride their bikes at the bay trail. In fact, there is no dearth of adventure and entertainment that one can have at the park. 

Mode of Transportation In and Around San Mateo:

The transportation system in San Mateo is highly developed. The area boasts of several ways of commutation for locals and visitors alike, including,


The Bay Area is serviced by the mass transit system. For instance, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a commuter rail service that serves several parts of San Francisco and is directly connection to the SF International Airport. Apart from this, light rail services also operate in the area and normally run on street car lines that have been converted.


Numerous bus transit agencies run in the area and cover almost every nook and corner of the place.

Traveling in a yellow cab, however, is one of the best ways to explore San Mateo. The place boasts of several reputed operators that cover every nook and corner. The cabs are driven by reputed, trained drivers that are well versed with the shortest routes and attractions. Apart from this, these yellow cabs also have an in-built GPS system and credit card machines. One of the best things about these vehicles is that they can be booked online. All the customer has to do is log onto the internet, visit the company’s website and fill a simple form.  They work 24 hours per day, seven days in a week and 365 days every year.