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Pulgas Ridge Preserve

Nature is never far off in San Carlos. Pulgas Ridge Reserve is open on weekdays for safe, socially distanced recreation. We wanted to share some information about this special 366-acre site for future visits. Read more

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The City of Good Living

San Carlos has a rich history that's worth reading into. While the City of San Carlos website has a more detailed historical timeline, below are a few highlights: Read more

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Celebrate Innovation

Intel has been one of the leaders in innovation and technology since it was first founded over 50 years ago.  Read more

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The Wonders of Virtual Reality

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like in outer space, or what the open ocean looked like aboard a pirate ship during the 1600s and 1700s? Read more

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Make Mine a Microbrew

Now that we have entered a new year and a new decade, it's the perfect time to be a little adventurous and find new favorite things to do, food to eat, and even beer to drink.  Read more

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Find the Perfect Gift

Do you have some people in your life that are seemingly impossible to shop for during the holiday season? Read more

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Winter Fun in Silicon Valley

On November 22, the holiday-themed ice skating rink in Sunnyvale opens for another season of fun.  Read more

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Paranormal Pods and Plays

If you are looking for a unique Halloween experience this year, then you will want to attend the Poltergeist Podcasts and Plays: A Halloween Podcast Festival at the Midpen Media Center on Halloween night. Read more

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Prost is the German word for “Cheers!” and it is sure to be heard quite often at the annual Oktoberfest by the Bay celebration in San Francisco. Read more

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Enjoy the Outdoors

Coyote Point is an incredible recreation area that has a variety of outdoor activities suitable for every member of your family.  Read more

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Jazz Up Your Summer

There is just something about summer that makes everyone want to listen to beautiful music and dance the night away. Read more

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Walk for a Good Cause

Summer is just around the corner, so if you are looking for some additional motivation to get in shape, you might want to participate in the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) San Jose Team Hope 5K Walk and 10K Timed Run on June 22.  Read more

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Dead & Company at Shoreline Amphitheatre

The Grateful Dead formed in 1965, and for the next 30 years, they were one of the most popular musical acts in the entire country. Read more

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Join the Hunt

Easter is not too far away, and, in recognition of the holiday, the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department will host the 42nd Annual Eggstravaganza on April 20.  Read more

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Enjoy the Tranquility of Nature

Sometimes we can get a little caught up in the day to day routine of work, eat, sleep, and repeat. Read more

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A Quick Stop for Fun

Often times, when people go on vacation, they pack the entire trip with lots of outings, experiences, and adventures that are lots of fun, but also time-consuming. Read more

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Come From Away

It has been almost 18 years since the horrible events of September 11, 2001, and the aftermath of that tragedy is still being felt today. Read more

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Hoop It Up

The Golden State Warriors are chasing history this season.  Read more

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The Art is Unleashed

If you are interested in a peaceful outing that includes beautiful art, impressive photography, and a view of the ocean, then you will want to visit the Unleashed Art Gallery in Half Moon Bay. Read more

Pick Your Pumpkin

It may seem hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner. Read more

Football is Back

The Oakland Raiders are one of the most iconic franchises in all of the sports, and you only have a few opportunities left to see them play before their big move to Las Vegas. Read more

Hit the Links on these Great Courses

California is home to some of the most exciting golf courses in the entire country. Read more

A Wine Tour of San Carlos

There are numerous wineries throughout the great state of California, but you do not have to venture too far from the LiA Hotel to enjoy some of the finest wine that the area has to offer. Read more

A Garden from the Golden Age

When you visit the gardens and country house at Filoli, you are stepping back in time to experience the Golden Age of American gardens and architecture. Read more

The Clock is Ticking

You and up to 9 of your closest friends enter a room, you are given a quick introduction, and then you have only an hour to solve the necessary puzzle to escape the room. Read more

To the Clouds

The Hiller Aviation Museum, located less than 2 miles from the LiA Hotel, offers a variety of hands-on exhibits that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the wonders of flight. Read more

Vintage Fashion Expo

Do you like your clothing to have history, a story, and a little bit of personality? Read more

Orchids in Wonderland

“Curiouser and curiouser” Alice proclaimed on more than one occasion during her travels through Wonderland. Read more

Make Mine Music

Throughout the month of January, the San Francisco Symphony will be performing an impressive slate of incredible performances. Read more

Christmas Tree Lane

One of Palo Alto’s most popular holiday traditions, Christmas Tree Lane, got its start way back in 1940 over a game of bridge. Read more

Blue Oak Brewing

Whether you consider yourself a beer connoisseur or you just enjoy a cold beer every now and again, you will to plan a visit to the Blue Oak Brewing company in San Carlos. Read more

Halloween Haunt

From 7pm to midnight on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October, California’s Great America will be putting on their annual Halloween Haunt. Read more

Shakespeare in the Park

This year, 2017, marks the 35th anniversary of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival which includes a free Shakespeare performance in the park. Read more

The Pulgas Water Temple

The Pulgas Water Temple is a beautiful monument to the incredible engineering feat that brought Hetch Hetchy mountain water more than 160 miles across California from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Bay Area. Read more

Soccer Under the Sun

American soccer has come a long way in the last 20 years. Read more

The Stanford Theatre

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

The Old Ballgame

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

A Day at the Ballet

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


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

History of San Mateo County

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

Flying Suitcase Wine

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