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San Carlos, California (650) 209-7208

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California Christmas

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! Read more

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All Aboard!

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. Read more

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City by the Baylands

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. Read more

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Winning Winery

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. Read more

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Kabul Kabobs

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. Read more

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Party in the Park

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. Read more

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Drink with the Devil

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. Read more

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Art of the Aerial

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. Read more