Life on the Peninsula is scenic, and San Mateo itself offers easy access to places to stretch your legs, breathe fresh air and reconnect with both nature and family. Explore this amazing visual journey through some nearby scenery, just a short roll away from home at Bay Meadows and fall in love with where you live all over again.
Japanese Garden – Japanese Garden, Central Park, downtown San Mateo / 2.1 miles /10 minutes by bike – Park your bike while you take in the serenity of this local treasure.
Ryder Court Park, 1625 J Hart Clinton Dr. San Mateo / 3.0 miles / 16 minutes by bike – Ryder Park includes a water theme play park, picnic facilities, native history interpretive panels and an outdoor classroom created by the shell mound gurgles tidal flows from the bay.
Seal Point Park,1901 J Hart Clinton Dr. San Mateo / 3.5 miles / 20 minutes by bike – Seal Point Park offers a variety of terrain, hills for the pros and flat trails for the novice or family adventures. Keep your eyes open when on the trail and take your time wandering through restored natural habitats. Don’t forget your pooch! Seal Point Dog Park is a popular and spacious three acre off-leash dog park with big dog and small dog areas.
The Bay Trail, San Mateo (near Poplar Creek Golf Course and CuriOdyssey) / 3.7 miles / 20 minutes by bike – A great spot to catch windsurfers and sailboats, plus golfers! This is a segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail that runs through the inland area of the Coyote Point Recreation Area and you can begin the journey directly from Bay Meadows.
Coyote Point – Coyote Point Recreation Area, 1701 Coyote Point, San Mateo / 4.2 miles / 22 minutes by bike – If you’ve got the kids in tow on bike seats, explore the Magic Mountain Playground, watch the sailboats from the marina or just set up lunch at a picnic table by the bay.
Sawyer Camp Trail: (Skyline Blvd & Crystal Springs Rd), San Mateo / 5.7 miles / 27 minutes by bike – Enjoy a beautiful paved trail with some gorgeous scenery! The trail is approximately twelve miles long and there are markers at each mile to let you know how far you have gone.
Crystal Springs Reservoir, San Mateo / 5.9 miles / 29 minutes by bike – Ride an easy paved path along the Shoreline of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir to San Andreas Lake on a warm day. The views are gorgeous and the path is most shaded.
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.