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Burlingame, California

Welcome to the City of Burlingame

Originally settled by wealthy San Franciscans looking for more space and a nicer climate, Burlingame has evolved into a charming city known for affluent residents, incredible homes and a vast expanse of natural beauty. With over 18,000 trees that are owned, protected and maintained by the city, Burlingame is also known as the City of Trees. Stunning examples of original Victorian architecture can be seen all throughout the city, as well as many buildings reflecting Spanish influence. Fun events hosted throughout the year, beautiful wetlands, designer stores and excellent restaurants make Burlingame a popular destination.

Burlingame is a progressive city that has recently adopted a "think green" policy. Striving to reduce carbon emissions, water consumption and energy usage, this city has created everything from bicycle transportation plans to recycling events. The Burlingame Trolley provides free transportation between the most popular shopping and dining districts, and the subway, trains and busses provide great methods of transport to neighboring cities like San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Burlingame Hotels

Many of the hotels in Burlingame, such as the elegant Bay Landing Hotel and the sophisticated Sheraton Gateway Hotel, are situated along the San Francisco Bay, offering beautiful views and coastal breezes. Burlingame's hotels also offer easy access to the San Francisco International Airport; the Doubletree Hotel and the Hyatt Regency SFO are popular among business travelers for their expansive meeting and banquet space. There are also several hotels that cater to more budget-conscious travelers, such as the Vagabond Inn and the Red Roof Inn.

Burlingame Restaurants

Whether seeking delicious steaks, gourmet cuisine or authentic Mexican food, the restaurant scene in Burlingame is diverse and appealing to every palate. Fun restaurants like the Elephant Bar are great for families, while more intimate, five-star locations such as Nectar Wine Lounge and Trapeze set the perfect scene for dates. Sports lovers of every ilk will love the American Bull Bar & Grille and Knuckles Historical Sports Bar. Anyone who truly wants to indulge in the delicious treasures of the sea can visit Kincaid's Bayhouse and the playful Swiftwater Café.

Burlingame Travel and Attractions

From raucously fun times at Bay Area Paint Ball to elite rounds of golf at Crystal Springs Golf Course, there's something to see and do for everyone in Burlingame. Burlingame's attractions are so diverse that both young and old can find a way to be entertained. Visit the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia for an in-depth look at the oddly addicting candy, or satisfy your inner wild child at the GoKart Racer Indoor Racing Center. Transportation to and from the attractions in Burlingame is easy with the SuperShuttle Transportation Systems, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the fabulous Gateway Limousines.

Burlingame Shopping

Designer stores, eclectic boutiques and unique mom-and-pop stores abound in the Burlingame's two major shopping districts: Burlingame Avenue and Broadway. Burlingame Avenue is a lively, pedestrian-friendly with hundreds of places to shop; Broadway is a bit more subdued and focuses on quaint stores and street side cafés. Buying fragrant decoration or flowers for that special someone? Burlingame Laguna Florist is known for intricate creations designed for every occasion. Need the basics? The Burlingame Plaza Shopping Center is where you'll find a grocery store, a drug store and several specialty services.

Burlingame Real Estate

As part of the second richest county in the state, Burlingame is a beautiful city offering high residential quality of life and plenty of coastal real estate. While many surviving examples of Victorian architecture, each one impeccably restored, make up the most coveted pieces of real estate in Burlingame, homes on the San Francisco Bay are equally as popular. The beautiful tree-lined streets, bayside setting and the proximity to San Francisco make it a desirable Bay Area real estate market; buying a reasonably priced home can be a bit of a challenge—albeit a worthwhile one.

Burlingame Community

Burlingame is a city with devoted residents, plenty of community groups and an endless array of opportunities to have fun. The Burlingame Hillsborough Newcomers Club offers great ways for new residents to meet friends and find activities and organizations, such as the Girl and Boy Scouts Associations, the Burlingame Women's Club and the Burlingame Lions Club. The beautiful Kohl Manison, a historic architectural landmark surrounded by lush gardens, hosts everything from weddings to concerts with world-class musicians; the Mercy Center's tranquil grounds are popular for retreats and community spiritual events.