San Carlos, California (650) 209-7208

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Do you miss the sights, sounds, and excitement of the old movie palaces?

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To quote Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, “How can you not be romantic about baseball?”

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Did you know that the San Francisco Ballet is the oldest ballet company in the entire United States?

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Scratch golfers, newcomers to the game, and everyone in between are sure to enjoy a day on the links at Emerald Hills Golf Course.

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The San Mateo County History Museum has a wide variety of exhibits and attractions that your whole family is sure to enjoy.

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The casual wine fan and the wine connoisseur alike are sure to enjoy a weekend afternoon spent at the Flying Suitcase Winery Tasting Room.

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As 2016 comes to a close, it is time to start planning for New Year’s Eve!

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Picture yourself walking down the snowy streets of Victorian London on a beautiful Christmas Eve.

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If you are looking for a fish taco that has been rated as one of the top 10 spots in the Bay Area, you should definitely check out Garaje.

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Die hard football fans will surely enjoy spending an afternoon rooting on the San Francisco 49ers at their beautiful new home field - Levi’s Stadium.

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Families looking for an imaginative day full of books, toys, and playful adventures will definitely want to make time for The Reading Bug bookstore.

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Life has a tendency to move so fast sometimes,  it is nearly impossible to find a moment of peace and relaxation.

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Savanna Jazz is a cool and laid play jazz club that anyone who is a fan of jazz or even just live music will enjoy. Every night, the club offers live jazz performances to go along with their signature cocktails, beer, and wine.

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San Carlos is a little Californian suburb with a big history. If you enjoy learning about history, then the San Carlos Museum of History is just for you. Located in... View Details >

If you are looking for some fun on your weekend stay at Hotel Lia this summer, you might want to stop by the Russian Ridge Winery Tasting Room. The warm... View Details >

Interested in world-class art? Then, it’s time to get collegiate at Stanford University. Home to five thousand years of art history and a diverse collection that spans the globe, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford is just a twenty-minute drive from our San Carlos hotel.

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Are you a history buff? Well then a visit to the Hiller Aviation Museum will make your heart soar with happiness. Dedicated to the dreams of flight, innovation, and adventure,... View Details >

Even if you’re only in town for a night or two, it’s worth penciling in an evening at the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, a fantastic piece of history that’s like taking a cinematic trip back through time. Located just fifteen minutes from our San Carlos hotel, the theater specializes in old Hollywood classics, which visitors can enjoy in the authentic Art Deco atmosphere of the historic theater, which is complete with a pipe organ built into the stage that plays before shows and during intermission

 

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While there may not be a "white Christmas" in California, it certainly doesn’t stop people from getting into the Christmas spirit, especially in San Carlos, where, on December 4th, visitors can take part in the Night of Holiday Lights!

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As the holiday season makes its way to California, Fremont has its own unique way of celebrating it with the Train of Lights! Located at the Niles Canyon Railway about a half hour from our San Carlos hotel, the trip is worth it, as this is a rare opportunity to ride through the canyon at night, with refreshments and live music. ... View Details >

A quiet bit of nature in Palo Alto, the Baylands Nature Preserve is the largest undisturbed marshland in the San Francisco Bay area, with lots of hiking trails of different lengths that are easy enough for a pleasant walk or a leisurely bike ride. ... View Details >

You don't have to go far to find a fantastic winery in San Carlos, in fact, there's one less than five minutes from Hotel Lia! The Domenico Winery is a small, independent winery that creates award-winning and hand-crafted Primitivo and Syrah wines.... View Details >

If you're looking for something a little different for dinner, why not branch out and try some top-notch Afghan cuisine. Our pick? Kabul Afghan Cuisine, the number one rated San Carlos restaurant on TripAdvisor. ... View Details >

Summer has come to San Carlos, which means it's time for the Summer Concert Series in Burton Park! Beginning on July 10th, the city of San Carlos will be offering free concerts at Burton Park every Friday evening until August 14th.... View Details >

Wine may be the first beverage that comes to mind when you think of California, but craft beer has a huge presence in the state as well, with new breweries cropping up and quickly becoming beloved local institutions.... View Details >

Picture-perfect views of the Pacific Coast - from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz - are the reward for San Carolos hotel guests who have the courage (and spare cash) for a helicopter tour.... View Details >