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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vintage Fashion Expo

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

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Orchids in Wonderland

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

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Make Mine Music

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

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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

Flight of Beer Samples

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

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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

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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

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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

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Soccer Under the Sun

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

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The Stanford Theatre

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

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The Old Ballgame

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

War Memorial Opera House

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

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Fore!

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

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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

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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

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Cruise into the New Year

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

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A Victorian Christmas Party

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

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Fantastic Fish Tacos

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. Read more

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Hut, Hut, Hike!

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. Read more

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Catch the Reading Bug

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

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Come Float With Us

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

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All That Jazz!

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. Read more

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The San Carlos Museum | Near San Carlos Hotel

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 downtown San Carlos, less than ten minutes from our San Carlos hotel, a day at the mu Read more

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Take Time for Wine | Wineries Near San Carlos Hotel

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 and welcoming tasting room is open weekly on Friday nights from 5PM-9PM and Saturdays and Sunday Read more

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April is for Art

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. Read more

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Ready to Take Flight

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, the museum showcases aviation history dating back as far as 1869. Located Read more

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Catch the Classics

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   Read more

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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