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The first inhabitants of what is now the City of San Mateo were members a triblet of the Ohlone Indians (called Coastanoans by Spanish explorers).

A residential suburb of San Francisco, San Mateo is on the San Francisco Peninsula south of San Francisco and the San Francisco International Airport. San Mateo is connected to communities and cities north and south by two freeways, Highway 101 and Interstate 280, and via the commuter train, CALTRAIN. San Mateo is connected to the east side of San Francisco Bay by the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, one of the longest highway bridges in the country.

San Mateo is part of the San Francisco, California metro area.

Dons Beauty School | Northern California Graduate University | San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport |
Sports and Sporting Events Bay Meadows Race Track |
Wildlife Viewing Riptide Sportfishing & Whalewatching |

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12/11 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.