San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

Convention center
Guest Rooms16,471
Guest rooms at 1 hotel600 guest rooms
Special event venues42
Average room rate$160.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate12%
Tax rate9.5%

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Looking for the ultimate California experience for your next meeting? You'll find it all in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. - 14 charming and picturesque Cities and Towns on the San Francisco Peninsula (Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco); - 170+ Hotels, 16,000+ Guestrooms; - Home to San Francisco Int'l Airport and Stanford University; - 3 Conference and Event Facilities; - Multiple Unique Venues; - Hotels with Bay and Ocean Views; - Only minutes from San Francisco.


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Distance from airport

  • San Jose International Airport

    24.14 km from city center

  • Oakland International Airport

    37.01 km from city center


Local Attractions

Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards

One of the Peninsula's most respected wineries, the mountain top setting has sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Located approximately 29 miles from the bay side, offering spectacular views and award-winning wine tasting and tours.
Woodside, CA, US

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Historical landmark
One of the tallest lighthouses in the U.S; built in 1872 following a string of shipwrecks. The lens occupies a lantern room that was constructed in New York at the Lighthouse Service’s general depot before being shipped around the Horn.
Pescadero, CA, US

Sanchez Adobe

A living-history site that was occupied from prehistoric Indian times until it became a historic landmark in 1953. The old adobe home on the site, a fine example of authentic Monterey architecture and furnished with period pieces, is the oldest building in San Mateo County.
Pacifica, CA, US

Millbrae Train Museum

Located at the former Train Station, which has been continuously in use since it was rebuilt in 1907. The inside has been set up as a display area with photos, artifacts, documents, books, and more. The entire museum is dedicated to railroad history of Millbrae, the Peninsula, and to some extent the Bay Area. Venture inside a 1941 Pullman sleeping car from the Premium Streamliner City of San Francisco. The car is in its original configuration and paint scheme, inside and out. Open Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm and by appointment.
Millbrae, CA, US

San Mateo County History Museum

Features exhibits depicting the history of the Peninsula through the times of the Ohlone Indians, the Spanish explorers, the ranchos, pioneer logging, agriculture, dairy farms, whaling, and the Victorian era of great estates. Visit the “Journey to Work” exhibit, chronicling the history of the commute from stagecoaches to the automobile. Largest stained glass dome in a public building on entire West Coast.
Redwood City, CA, US

Red and White Fleet

San Francisco's original sightseeing tradition since 1892 offers water, land and air tours. A one-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise offers breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and San Francisco with educational commentary in 12 languages. The two-hour California Sunset Cruise provides spectacular sunset views of San Francisco, Angel Island, Tiburon, Sausalito, and the Golden Gate Bridge. More sightseeing opportunities are available.
San Francisco, CA, US

Point Montara Lighthouse

Historical landmark
This picturesque light station stands just 30 feet tall, the perfect height for keeping its beam of light beneath the fog. Originally constructed in 1875, a new lighthouse tower arrived in 1928 from Mayo Beach on Cape Cod where it had served from 1881 to 1922. The lighthouse served as a naval training base during World War II.
Montara, CA, US


There is something for everyone at PIER 39, San Francisco's #1 Attraction, a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 13 Bay view restaurants, and variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages including, splashy sea lions, street performers and live daily entertainment.
San Francisco, CA, US

Convention Centers

  • South San Francisco Conference Center

    Conveniently located just north of SFO and minutes from downtown San Francisco, The South San Francisco Conference Center offers meeting space and is surrounded by a variety of hotels offering economy to deluxe guest rooms.

  • Seaport Conference Center

    Seaport Conference Centers unique waterfront setting provides a stimulating setting for your special events. Our full time event staff help you from start to finish including, event set up, theme decor, catering, A/V, music and much more.


Additional Information

Meet here and experience seashores, sunshine, spectacular views, incredible fresh cuisine, endless outdoor recreational activities and sporting events galore - all right next to San Francisco. Meet in a conference room overlooking San Francisco Bay, have a company retreat next to the Pacific Ocean, or hold a power lunch in the hear of Silicon Valley. The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB will tailor our complimentary services to meet your specifications.


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