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Attractions in San Mateo

San Mateo, California's many attractions will keep you shopping, sightseeing and exploring from morning to night! Find fun things to do all around you in the greater San Mateo area, from museums to the great outdoors. Whether you're in the San Francisco area for a conference and want to play one of San Mateo's championship golf courses, or in town for a wedding and looking to explore some of the astounding natural beauty in Half Moon Bay and surrounding areas - the Crowne Plaza, Foster City, California is the perfect place to see and do it all!
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Bridgepointe Shopping Center.

Walking Distance Bridgepointe shopping center features retail, dining, office and residential uses. Bridgepointe shopping center has several major stores including Target, Old Navy, Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Toys R Us, Ethan Allen, Hallmark, Ulta, Pier 1 Imports and Sports Authority.
A variety of dining opportunities are available at Bridgepointe: BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Mimi's Café, Red Robin, Armadillo Willy's and American Grill.

Market Place / Metro Center.

Walking Distance on E. Hillsdale Boulevard provides shops and services for both residents and employees at Metro Center. The restaurants, shops or services at Metro Center include CVS Pharmacy , ABC Seafood, TOGO Subs, Chase and Wells Farbo Bank, Metro Cleaners, Great Clippers, Massage Envy, Safeway, Salon Salon Nails & Hair and Turtle Bay Seafood & Grill.
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San Mateo Events

Mariner's Point Golf Course.

Walking Distance Mariner's Point Golf has been rated one of America's Top 10 favorite driving ranges with 64 practice stalls, well-marked target greens and grass practice tees. The course itself runs for 9 holes of challenging and picturesque play overlooking San Francisco Bay. To learn more about Mariner's Point Golf Course and practice center, visit www.marinerspoint.com.

Hillsdale Shopping Center.

Complimentary Shuttle Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California is a premier shopping and dining destination rolled into one. At Hillsdale Shopping Center, shop at department stores, Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears plus over more than 100 boutiques and shops like Aveda, LEGO and Old Navy. Restaurants and Hillsdale Shopping Center offer everything from Burger King to Panda Expres. To learn more about shops and restaurants at San Mateo's Hillsdale Shopping Center , visit www.hillsdale.com
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Poplar Creek Golf Course

Poplar Creek Golf Course is one of the most popular golf courses in the San Francisco Bay Area with a 12,000 square foot clubhouse and recently renovated 18-hole course stretching for approximately 5,500 square feet. Facilities include the Poplar Creek Grill, pro shop and an all-glass wall looking out over the waterfalls and lake surrounding the 18th fairway. To learn more about tee times at and play at Poplar Creek Golf Course, visit www.poplarcreekgolf.com.

Downtown San Mateo

offers variety, excitement and diversity. There is something for everyone in this fun-filled commercial area. With a new 12- screen movie theater, nearly 100 restaurants and a variety of shopping for running errands, looking for gifts, furniture or clothing and gourmet food you will find it downtown.
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San Mateo Events

Downtown Burlingame.

Burlingame Avenue has become one of the premier shopping districts in the area. From high end specialty shops to small boutiques, you will fulfil all your fashion desires here. Sprinkled among the shops are destination restaurants that cater to every taste.

Coyote Point Recreation Area.

Coyote Point is a 670-acre park and recreation area that provides a wide variety of recreational experiences: famed bay trail, golf, picnicking, swimming, windsurfing, bicycling, jogging, fishing, boating and sailing. Stroll along the beach promenade, visit the marina and its breakwater or check out the saltwater marsh. See shorebirds, colorful boats and windsurfers or watch the planes take off and land at San Francisco International Airport.

The Coyote Point Recreation area also feature the Coyote Point Museum founded in 1954 the Museum provides engaging, environmental science experiences for over 75,000 visitors a year through exhibits, wildlife and gardens overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
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Stanford University.

Stanford University in Palo Alto, California was founded in 1884 by Leland Stanford and his wife. Today, Stanford University ranks as one of the world's most highly regarded institutions of higher learning and is surrounded by hiking trails and a charming downtown Palo Alto shopping and restaurant scene. To learn more about athletics and events at Stanford University, visit www.stanford.edu.

Stanford Shopping Center.

Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto is an outdoor mall offering some of the Peninsula's most sophisticated shopping experiences and an exciting array of dining spots. A delightful place to take a sunny stroll, you'll shop top department stores Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus and boutiques and stores like Kate Spade, Coach, Sephora, Armani Exchange, Louis Vuitton and Brooks Brothers. To learn more about stores and dining at Stanford Shopping Center, visit www.stanfordshop.com.
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San Mateo Events

Half Moon Bay.

Half Moon Bay, California is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the San Francisco Bay area. Home to splendid beaches and cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Half Moon Bay is well known for hosting the Maverick's surf competition, which takes place off Pillar Point. To learn more about the many things to see and do in Half Moon Bay, California, visit www.halfmoonbaychamber.org.

Ralston Hall.

Ralston Hall in Belmont, California was William Chapman Ralston's dazzling country estate. Founder of the Bank of California, Ralston the Italian villa-style mansion in 1867. Today, Ralston Hall is an events center and National Historic Landmark located on the grounds of Notre Dame de Namur University. To learn more about Ralston Hall, visit www.ralstonhall.com.

Paramount's Great America.

Paramount's Great America is the ultimate family fun day with roller coasters, rides and entertainment. Walking around the amusement park, you'll have the chance to interact with favorite Nickelodeon characters, plus see live shows and headliner concerts. Paramount's Great America features an annual summer concert series that draws some of today's most famous entertainers. Check upcoming concerts and events at Paramount's Great America and learn more about visiting the park at www.pgathrills.com.
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San Mateo Events
Crowne Plaza - Foster City Hotel, California
Located at
1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, California 94404
Main Number: (650) 570-5700
Fax: (650) 295-0540
Email:  reservations@cpfcc.com 

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