San Mateo is located on the Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
By air, San Mateo is conveniently located near San Francisco International Airport. Oakland and San Jose are alternative airports, though not preferable.
By rail, use CalTrain or BART from Millbrae.
By car, US-101 and I-280 run through the city. It is also connected to the East Bay via the San Mateo-Hayward Bay Bridge.
The most convenient way is by car. If you're using public transit, check out the trip planner on http://www.511.org.
It is also easy to get around by bike or by walking. Lots of good destinations. There are two downtown shopping areas: the primary downtown is between 2nd and 5th streets, bordered by El Camino Real and the train tracks. The big, new San Mateo Public Library is also downtown. The "other" downtown is south about 15 blocks, at 25th ave on the West side of El Camino Real. Continuing south on El Camino Real is the Hillsdale Mall.
Central Park is located off of El Camino Real between 5th Ave and 9th Ave. Inside the park is a beautiful Japanese Tea Garden. There is also a small train on rails for children that runs for a few hours each weekend day all year round and during the week during the summer.
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Burlingame, CA, United States. Nice little place.
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Born and raised. Millbrae - fond memories growing up there.
Foster City CA. Great surroundings. Lived right on a lagoon and could walk to the bay. Would live there again.
. Lived here for six months... I don't like the Peninsula so therefore I don't like Burlingame. Too much traffic, and very expensive cost of living.
san mateo. pumpkins and a beautiful seaside restaurant
First home in CA. yup, move to CA in 2000. Lived in SM for about 4 years.
My new home. Sadly, I spend more time at work than I do at home
Lived here. Met wonderful people that I miss a lot. Great (expensive) place to live
san mateo, CA. haha the start of my adventure/journey with j fish
Owned a Home. Lived here from May 1970 to May 1975
Great place to grow up.... Still a great place to visit.
1988-1994. Beautiful area, Beautiful weather, unbeleivably expensive area to live!
many times. worked here for a year or so in 1987
non profit. conference with ze maggie and krystal +)
Great cafe in Burlingame.. It's called Peter's Cafe.