Downtown San Mateo, California









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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 offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Downtown San Mateo helps you expand your skills and learn some new ways to expand your artisan flare? Sign up for classes at your kitchen supply store, yarn shop, art and craft shop and photo gallery. You'll be having great fun with your new friends as you you take on that next project.

Downtown San Mateo is the place to plan your wedding. You'll be spending a lot of time downtown as there are so many wonderful shops to find invitations, photographers, bakers, caterers and jewelers. Planning your wedding will be a breeze with so much support from local merchants to make a perfect and memorable day.

Downtown San Mateo makes shopping for wine and other spirits easy by bringing an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. Hit the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorite choice to be shipped home for your convenience.

Why do you love downtown?

Alicia Hansen
I love the unique products and small town vibe.

Crstal Howley
Hoping to enjoy your downtown. This is my first trip!!!

Tammy Benson
Shopping eating and site seing

Jeremy Holmes
Supporting small business downtown is a very real way to support your local community. Downtown businesses are locals, like us.

Jessica L Smith
Love the atmosphere and the people!

Restaurants in San Mateo, California


Al Sultan Restaurant

460 South Norfolk St
Downtown San Mateo



231 Ellsworth

231 South Ellsworth Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Beard Papa Sweet Cafe

959 De Leon Lane
Downtown San Mateo



213 Bistro

213 East 3rd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Bean Street Cafe

55 West 3rd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Bay View Cafe

2121 South El Camino Real # B100
Downtown San Mateo



Bay Watch Restaurant

201 2nd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Bel Mateo Snack Bar

4330 Olympic Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Big Boy Janitorial

3555 South El Camino Real
Downtown San Mateo



Bianchi Railroad CO

224 Aragon Boulevard
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:

Other sources of noise can be opening and closing trash dumpsters and also during collection by garbage trucks. Another great question is if they have any renovation plans, or underway that could affect your ability to relax. Pack earplugs and eyeshades!

Always tip staff when you feel the service was great and don't forget the housekeeping staff which you may never see. You should tip every day if you are staying multiple days as the staff may rotate out and miss the bounty at the end.

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.