San Carlos is a city in San Mateo County, California on the San Francisco Peninsula, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. It is a small residential suburb located between Belmont (north) and Redwood City (south). The population is 28,406 per the 2010 census.
Restaurants in San Carlos
4.5 based on 381 reviews
Filoli offers unique restorative experiences for the whole family every season. From the historic home and manicured gardens to a vast estate and natural trails, come explore the beauty and tranquility of another time. Guests can visit the cafe, have a glass of wine or enjoy afternoon tea. Filoli also hosts seasonal activities, including tours of the home and grounds, art shows, education programs and special events. Conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose, this 654-acre estate is open to the public to visit as a guest, or become a member and drop by any time.
We visited on a day of sunshine in a week of rain. The old mansion is interesting with many period furnishings. The gardens were not in full bloom in February so not much to see there. The daffodils & tulips were pretty. The cafe was ok for a bite to eat. The estate walk was a pleasant stroll in a wooded area. Overall was a enjoyable day but given the cost I don't plan to return.
4.5 based on 190 reviews
Japanese garden located in Central Park, a tranquil spot among the high rise buildings.
Spot. Ahhhhh the bliss we feel when we come to this park. Our family loves coming here and we have been many times. The Koi fish, the sound of the water, the bridges, the Buddha’s and the magical flowers. There are days we just go and hang out especially on a beautiful sunny day. It’s not a huge garden but a pretty one!
4.5 based on 175 reviews
What this is not: a war bird museum like most. Hiller was a pioneer in vertical flight and much of the display is dedicated to that. The only outside static display is the nose section of an old 747. Inside there are early 1900's craft, a couple of rare cars and a few craft with a noted ownership. It seems much of their effort is to use this place to help educate youngsters about flight and it's history. For that I give it an extra point. There is a mezzanine that is only open on weekends.
4.5 based on 58 reviews
This lovely museum is easy for children and their parents to enjoy. Supported by the wonderful bookstore in its basement, most people don't even know that it is there, in the center of Redwood City. Parking is nearby. The museum is usually quiet. Recommended for families with school-age children.
5 based on 28 reviews
The section of the Redwood National Park with the tallest trees.
This is a special place that requires a bit of planning. Access to the one lane road is via a locked gate. You get the combination at the park visitor center which opens at nine, and they limit access, so plan accordingly, particularly if you visit during peak season. Once at the trail head you take about a 1.25 downhill (~800 ft) hike to reach a 1.0 mile loop through the Tall Trees Grove. If you're up for the hike you'll find the beauty and seclusion well worth it. We were there in mid May and saw only a few other people on the trail.
4 based on 67 reviews
This is a nice place to stop and sit for a bit. Lovely grounds and shade trees make a nice break from the everyday. For film buffs, this was also a film location for The Doors.
5 based on 62 reviews
FlyBayArea offers U-Fly SkyTours around the Bay Area in airplanes. Choose from four different SkyTours and get a chance to fly the plane with one of our professional flight instructors. Fly over San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Pacific Coast. A unique aerial tour for locals and visitors alike.
My family booked 2 planes for the Ultimate Air Tour. The pilots were professional and thoughtful. We had an extremely calm flight with effectively no turbulence, which was truly remarkable given the small plane and altitude. As promised, the tour provided amazing views of Palo Alto and Stanford, the Apple campus, San Jose, East Bay mountains, Oakland, SF, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate bridge, and then the coastline. It was quite a beautiful day, and the pilot was attentive to our requests and provided great explanations. It was a fabulous trip and well worth the cost!
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Stumbled upon this place while visiting WaxWing Winery in the same complex. Beers are reasonably priced and they do have a small selection of beers on tap which are very good. They have a few tables inside where you sit and enjoy your beer. You would never think a brewery would be in this office/industrial complex. We will be back and try the other beers.
5 based on 21 reviews
The staff here is very helpful. My grandson loves books about trucks, and they have a whole section dedicated to things that move--trucks, trains, boats, planes. Since I am little tired of reading about trucks, they were very helpful in assisting me in picking out a couple of other books that are not truck related! Highly recommend.
5 based on 18 reviews
There are a number of trails which range in difficulty levels but none too strenuous for the casual hiker. Decent views await at the top and the trails are clearly marked and in good repair. There are bathroom and water facilities at the bottom as well as picnic areas. Do note that parking is really limited.
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