Welcome to San Mateo County
San Mateo County gives visitors the best of both worlds, offering the breathtaking natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Ocean as well as bustling downtown scenes. Burlingame has some of the most celebrated restaurants in the area, boasting everything from hearty steaks and sports bars to posh lounges perfect for romantic evenings. Downtown Redwood City offers specialty boutique shopping featuring local art and jewelry as well as the Little Fox Theatre, a historic theatre hosting Broadway productions and nationally touring music acts. Visitors looking for a relaxing weekend destination will marvel at Half Moon Bay's pristine beaches and fresh cuisine, business travelers will appreciate convention sites such as the San Mateo County Event Center or South San Francisco Conference Center and first-time visitors to the Bay Area will enjoy taking drives along California's scenic coastal Highway 1, making sure to stop for an oceanfront dinner in a small beach town like Princeton-by-the-Sea or Moss Beach, where meals are made with locally grown produce and fresh-caught seafood.
San Mateo County's proximity to the San Francisco International Airport, CalTrain and BART make it easy for visitors to enjoy the county's many diverse offerings. Whether seeking business or pleasure, visitors will find something to satisfy their needs. The San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau is an asset to both local businesses and visitors in planning their travels.
Businesses wishing to join the SMCCVB will receive invaluable benefits—bureau members will receive invitations to exclusive membership events, improved marketing of a corporation's offerings and benefits, notices regarding county events and inclusion in both an online membership roster and county visitors guide.
Professionals at the San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau also provide complimentary assistance to individuals and groups looking to plan events in San Mateo County. Representing over 130 properties and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, the SMCCVB offers timely support and individualized assistance. Agents of the SMCCVB will personally take clients to prospective sites for meetings, banquets or conventions to help select the right facility for an event. Once an event has been booked, guides will also provide visitors with both pre- and post- event assistance such as tours of the area, pamphlets about a facility's offerings and maps of the county to make a visit to San Mateo County a memorable one.