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Fun things to do in downtown 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 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 buy jewelry offered by downtown merchants with a wide variety of lovely earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course diamond rings. You are sure to find the top artisan brands and jewelry maker that brings a special touch to each piece offered.

  • Downtown San Mateo is a great place to rent a bike and take it for a ride around downtown. There are many bike shops that sell bike and accessories as well as provide service and tuning on your ride. Donít forget your helmet and other protective gear such as reflective gear, headlight and horn.

  • Downtown San Mateo keeps your pets fed, groomed, clothed and entertained with a wide assortment of ts.s available online and in-store. Does your dog need a bit of training? Check with us for great referrals to dog walkers, trainers and veterinarians who can work with your pets.

Why do you love downtown?

Roberta Gomes
it's so quaint!

Kathleen Zimmerman
I get the best of both worlds of big city living and upper peninsula awareness.

DIANA MUEHLHAUSEN
Whenever we travel north, we stop for a couple extra days of shopping and relaxing in Ashland Oregon. Quaint, pretty, relaxing Ashland.

Stephanie Seavers
Close to work but also love all the small business owners, friendliness and just how supporting our local area makes me feel!

Carol Rotas
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Big Boy Janitorial

3555 South El Camino Real
Downtown San Mateo



Bay View Cafe

2121 South El Camino Real # B100
Downtown San Mateo



Al Sultan Restaurant

460 South Norfolk St
Downtown San Mateo



Bel Mateo Snack Bar

4330 Olympic Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Beard Papa Sweet Cafe

959 De Leon Lane
Downtown San Mateo



231 Ellsworth

231 South Ellsworth Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Bianchi Railroad CO

224 Aragon Boulevard
Downtown San Mateo



Bean Street Cafe

55 West 3rd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



Bay Watch Restaurant

201 2nd Avenue
Downtown San Mateo



213 Bistro

213 East 3rd 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:

  • Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

  • Bring an actual credit card to avoid deposits and pre-authorizations consuming money in your checking account which will reduce your available balance. Hotels that accept paper cash often ask for a hefty deposit to cover potential damages in your room leaving you scrambling to find an ATM.

  • 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.