If you haven’t hopped on Instagram and joined the visual journey yet, we’re going to tempt you to give it a try. In addition to our Annual San Mateo Photo Contest + Exhibit, where we give away monthly prizes and $500 each year, following a few favorites for a daily dose of beauty can double to keep you in the know. We’ve listed five local IG accounts that will definitely get you inspired to give it a go! (Well, maybe six, simply because it was too difficult to decide!)
@oishiimoments Bay Area native and food explorer, Mindy shares colorful food adventures through Instagram – many of which feature favorite spots in San Mateo, Burlingame and more! You’ll get great ideas for date night and great ideas to mix up your own menu at home! In fact, this pic was taken at Bay Meadows…
@pointfetchmatch and @playandpaws.peninsula If you are like us, you cannot get enough of seeing the goofy adventures, playful romps and tail wagging, local doggie playdates of four-legged friends. If your dog is lucky enough to employ Micah or our friends at Play and Paws, you may just see a real-time shot of your best friend in motion every now and again.
@pcfma Enjoy fresh shots of seasonal bounty, tips and announcements from PCFMA Bay Area Farmers’ Markets, including College of San Mateo Market
@tinpotcreamery Get the latest scoop and updates from Tin Pot Creamery on arrival dates of seasonal flavors, sundaes, shop specials and opening news as we anticipate the arrival at Bay Meadows soon! This Pumpkin Pie Sundae made with a scoop of Pumpkin ice cream w /Bourbon Caramel Swirl in a waffle cone bowl with whipped cream & toasted pecans has us drooling!
@gopro Headquartered in our hometown of San Mateo, the makers of the world’s most versatile camera know full well how to dazzle its followers with stunning and inspired imagery. This feed is for those of us with wanderlust. Be a part of the #GoProAwards: What can you do in a Quik minute? GoPro is giving away $5k to 10 favorite videos that are one minute or less. Submit a video made on Quik for Desktop or Quik for Mobile for a chance to earn a GoPro Award! Share your best video: http://g.gopro.com/AQuikMinute
Stay tuned for announcements of our Annual Photo Exhibit featuring 100 of our favorite San Mateo photos submitted in 2016, where you (our guests) will vote on the favorite to WIN $500. There’s still time to hop on Instagram and enter by using #baymeadowslife on your favorite San Mateo photos. View the official rules here.
Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. San Mateo’s shared Bay Bikes are on-site, so no need to own your own. And Caltrain is a quick stroll from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.