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ShopDowntown.org and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have launched a new program that provides discounts at local stores while raising money to fund cancer research, programs and services. Shoppers who donate $20 or more to the American Cancer Society are eligible to receive a free Shop Downtown Discount Card. Simply make a donation online, get your receipt verified, and receive your digital discount card to save up to 15% off at participating businesses.

When you get a Shop Downtown Discount Card, you help support your neighbors, the local economy, and the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also can get great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating business. It’s a win/win situation.










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Things to do in San Mateo, California

Main Street of old Downtown San Mateo speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As San Mateo the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown San Mateo visitors are always welcome and you will receive exceptional service from local merchant-owners as opposed to staff at the big box retailers. We take the extra time to make sure that you how to make best use of your purchase and that you get exactly what you need.

Downtown San Mateo has several options for shopping for specialty food items that are not found in regular grocery stores. Shops tailored for "foodies" offer tastings of the products as well as scheduled culinary classes to perfect your skills. Shop for infused oils, salts and spices from around the World!

Downtown San Mateo has that special dining venue and you are sure to find something to please with numerous meals served to satisfy each palette. A wide variety of restaurants and delis are available to choose from with a nice selection of entrees and especially desserts.

Downtown San Mateo has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Why do you love downtown?

Jolette Kosier
We are coming to Anoka this weekend we would like to see what this area has to see and enjoy.

Tracy Hart
Just purchased a home nearby and am looking forward to shopping in the area

Dianna Branden
I love the quaint little boutiques.

Channal Styers
Will be my first visit taking Easter train ride on Saturday to Watertown super excited see what in this great town!

Jerretta O'Haver
Heading Downtown in August 2017 !

Restaurants in San Mateo, California


Big Boy Janitorial

3555 South El Camino Real
Downtown San Mateo



Al Sultan Restaurant

460 South Norfolk St
Downtown San Mateo



Bean Street Cafe

55 West 3rd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



213 Bistro

213 East 3rd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



231 Ellsworth

231 South Ellsworth Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Bianchi Railroad CO

224 Aragon Boulevard
Downtown San Mateo



Bay View Cafe

2121 South El Camino Real # B100
Downtown San Mateo



Beard Papa Sweet Cafe

959 De Leon Lane
Downtown San Mateo



Bel Mateo Snack Bar

4330 Olympic Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Bay Watch Restaurant

201 2nd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo




Downtown San Mateo Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown San Mateo can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Ask to be shown a room before you check-in which signals the front desk agent to show the best room available to sell it right away. This can put you in the best room available at that time and gives you the ability to check for cleanliness, smells and sounds before transacting with the hotel.

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.

Elevators are notorious for being a nuisance so ask to be roomed on the top floor and as far away as possible. Most hotels book nearby rooms last so hopefully they have availability elsewhere.