Destination guide

Travel to arty San Mateo

The area's festivals and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to San Mateo. Renowned for its restaurants, sporting events and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Mavericks and Computer History Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in San Mateo

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes San Mateo a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (18.7 mi / 30 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Mariners Point Golf Center (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Poplar Creek Golf Course (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in San Mateo

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in San Mateo. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mavericks (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Twin Peaks (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Shoreline Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (17.6 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Fiesta Meadows Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around San Mateo

The nearest airport is in San Carlos, CA (SQL), located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 6.3 mi (10.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Mateo Hayward Park Station, San Mateo Hillsdale Station and San Mateo Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near San Mateo?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,703 holiday rentals near San Mateo. From 583 Houses to 881 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Mateo is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Mateo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Mateo:

  • South San Mateo: 30 holiday homes
  • Beresford Park: 19 holiday homes
  • North Central: 26 holiday homes
  • Central San Mateo: 38 holiday homes
  • East San Mateo: 28 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Mateo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in San Mateo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Central Park: 1,865 holiday rentals
  • JoinVille Park: 1,918 holiday rentals
  • The San Mateo Japanese Garden: 1,861 holiday rentals
  • Poplar Creek Golf Course: 1,943 holiday rentals
  • Coyote Point Museum: 1,978 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Mateo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Mateo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 583 Houses in San Mateo. Our other popular types of San Mateo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 881 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 28 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 28 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Mateo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 219 holiday homes with pool available in San Mateo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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