SAN MATEO COUNTY EVENT CENTER VISITORS INFORMATION

We hope you enjoy your visit to the San Mateo County Event Center, we are conveniently located at the crossroads of the 101/92 and 280 Freeways, just 10 minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport.

We are also walking distance from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station.

San Mateo County is located at the North end of the Silicon Valley and just South of San Francisco bordering the Pacific Ocean with miles of pristine coastline to the Bay.

From local gourmet creations featuring the fresh catch of the day to unique shopping experiences, we have all the ingredients to make the most of your time. With so much to see and do, San Mateo County is easy to get to but very hard to leave.

Within walking distance to the Event Center you will find shops and restaurants along 25th Avenue and El Camino.

We hope you enjoy your time at the San Mateo Event Center and experience all we have to offer!

SHOPPING

San Mateo offers a wide variety of retail shops and dining. From Hillsdale Shopping Center, the largest regional shopping center in San Mateo County with over 130 stores and restaurants, to 25th Avenue, Downtown San Mateo, and El Camino Real with their smaller, more eclectic choice of shopping and dining.

Downtown San Mateo

Downtown San Mateo is located between Tilton and 9th Avenue and between Delaware Avenue and El Camino Real. With over 800 businesses and beautiful historic buildings, as well as a Century 12 movie theater, Downtown San Mateo is a unique place to shop, dine and enjoy.

Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of charming boutiques, specialty retailers, and restaurants to tempt any palate. Downtown San Mateo offers a wide array of products and services to meet any shopper’s needs. With plenty of public parking – all free after 6:00pm – Downtown businesses are readily accessible. Visit www.dsma.org for more information.


Hillsdale Shopping Center

Hillsdale Shopping Center is one of the Bay Area’s finest retail destinations, featuring Apple Store, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and over 100 additional specialty shops and boutiques such as Bebe and The Body Shop.

Marble and limestone flooring, crafted mahogany benches, and extensive greenery and skylights combine to create an inviting and attractive shopping environment. For dining, options include Outback Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen, Food31 food court, Macaroni Grill, and T.G.I. Friday’s just across the street. Visit www.hillsdale.com for more information.


Park Place Plaza

This is a higher-end neighborhood center in San Mateo across Highway 101. Park Place Plaza features Whole Foods Market, Peets Coffee and the Habit Burger Grill. Located at Saratoga Drive and Park Place.


Bridgepointe Shopping Center

Bridgepointe Shopping Center is located at Mariner’s Island off Highway 92 between Highway 101 and the San Mateo Bridge. Bridgepointe Shopping Center features retail, dining, office, hotel and residential uses. Bridgepointe Shopping Center has several major stores including Target, Old Navy, Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond and more.

RESTAURANTS

The Cheesecake Factory
American dining chain with jumbo plates
398 E Sailer Drive

Pantry Family Restaurant
Simple cafe for American & Filipino eats
1855 S. Delaware Street

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Chain for pub grub & house-brewed beer
2206 Bridgepointe Pkwy

La Lanterna
Charming Italian eatery serving classic dishes
180 W 25th Avenue

Paul Martin’s American Grill
Stylish, eco-minded local chain serving seasonal American fare, craft beers & artisanal cocktails
101 Hillsdale Shopping Center

California Pizza Kitchen
Chain eatery serving up inventive pizzas plus pastas & salads in a modern setting
100 E. Sailer Drive

The Melting Pot
Fondue restaurant chain offering heated pots of cheese, chocolate or broth for dipping & cooking
1 Transit Center Way

Luceti’s
Quaint, homey trattoria with regular live music offering classic Tuscan-style fare since 1980
109 W 25th Avenue

Central Park Bistro
A stainless-steel bar & cherry-wood tables set the stage for contemporary American dining
181 E 4th Avenue

B Street & Vine
Festive indoor-outdoor nook pairs an extensive wine list with small plates & live jazz some nights
320 S B Street

31st Union
Rustic-chic gastropub specializing in local & organic grown, cooked & poured menu items
5 S Ellsworth Avenue

Kingfish Restaurant
American-Creole spot with a speakeasy, oyster bar & private rooms set in a 1920s art deco building
201 S B Street