Nearby to San Mateo’s thriving downtown, Bay Meadows offers its residents all the conveniences afforded to an urban dweller. San Mateo’s center strives to be known as the preferred downtown destination for shopping and dining on the San Francisco Peninsula. Teeming with a growing food scene, downtown offers access to a number of highly rated restaurants, including a multitude of ethnic spots, local favorite wine and tapas hotspot Grape & Grain, or even Michelin-recommended 231 Ellsworth. Bay Meadows is also within walking distance of a Whole Foods and one of the best farmers' markets on the Peninsula. With ample bike paths and hiking trails nearby, there are plenty of opportunities for Bay Meadows' residents to stretch their legs and enjoy the outdoors.