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How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in San Mateo

San Mateo is an urban jewel of the Bay Area’s Peninsula region with a thriving downtown shopping and dining district, ample green space, and friendly residents. 

Weekend Sherpa: Bike Riding Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo

If your idea of two-wheel fun is a car-free and paved path through a nature symposium then we've got a match for you. The Sawyer Camp Trail near San Mateo is 6 miles (one-way) of cruising cushiness along two reservoirs, Crystal Springs and San Andreas. Inline skaters, hikers, and baby strollers also enjoy this popular trail most weekends.

Maker Faire: A Celebration of All Things DIY

Once a year, crafters, tinkerers, hackers, musicians, amateur scientists, robot makers, gardeners, steampunk fans, and everyone in between take over the San Mateo County Expo Center for MAKE Magazine's annual Maker Faire, a celebration of all things DIY. This year's Faire takes place this weekend, May 30 & 31. Inspired by President Obama's call to action—begin again the work of remaking America—the 2009 theme is "Re-Make America."

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