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BURLINGAME

Not without reason, Burlingame would like to be known as the first stop visitors should make after their planes land at San Francisco International Airport, and their… MORE

 



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CAPITOLA

A delightful hybrid of old and new, Capitola village is one of California’s most charming beach towns. With the azure waters of Monterey Bay as the backdrop, this in… MORE

 



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HALF MOON BAY

Just minutes “over the hill” from the heavily populated cities strung north to south along San Francisco Bay, Half Moon Bay provides a respite from the humdrum of… MORE

 



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LOS GATOS

Located beneath the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the town of Los Gatos is a perfect place to shop, dine and gather with friends… MORE

 



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MENLO PARK

Sandwiched between Palo Alto’s urban bustle and the mansions of sedately genteel Atherton, this peaceful enclave embodies a Mayberry-esque quality with its tree-shad… MORE

 



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MOUNTAIN VIEW

This bustling high-tech hub might be best known for playing host to the likes of Google, Symantec and AOL, but don’t think Mountain View is full of pocket protector-… MORE

 



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PALO ALTO

The phrase “college town” can carry a wide range of contrasting connotations, from that of a sleepy hamlet that shuts down at 6 p.m. to a free-for-all ­party metropo… MORE

 



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REDWOOD CITY

Redwood City’s once sleepy atmosphere has really heated up with the recent transformation of its downtown into a vibrant hub featuring an engaging medley of shops,… MORE

 



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SAN CARLOS

From the foothills with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay to the tree-lined residential streets near downtown, this small-town haven boasts a delightful mix of bo… MORE

 



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SAN JOSE

San Jose feels less like one of America’s biggest cities than an unusually large small town. Nonetheless, touch base with the Chamber of Commerce and they’ll quickly… MORE

 



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SAN MATEO

San Mateo has always been a crossroads for the Peninsula. Today, its downtown—the city’s cultural hub—has an impressive roster of dining, entertainment and shopping … MORE

 



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SANTA CLARA

If you happen to glance eastward as you’re driving through Santa Clara on Highway 101, you’ll catch glimpses of a surreal horizon of roller coasters and other thrill… MORE

 



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SANTA CRUZ

Combining the best of many worlds, Santa Cruz offers small town charm and close access to superb outdoor recreation, all just half an hour from San Jose… MORE

 



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SARATOGA

Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Saratoga is a lovely residential community with a small-town feel. The city is well known for its fine dining… MORE

 



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SUNNYVALE

The local population of sophisticated, upscale, ethnically diverse techies has nurtured a dining scene of culinary finesse and variety. One of the liveliest hot spot… MORE