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Escape into Nature

Sometimes we can get a little caught up in the day to day routine of work, eat, sleep, and repeat. In times like these, we can easily overlook the beauty and majesty of nature that is all around us. Read more

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A Silicon Valley 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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Fair Food Drive-Thru

From now until December 13, The Shops at Tanforan is hosting a drive-through carnival food event, located just about 20 minutes from LiA Hotel. Read more

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Throw on your best flannel and celebrate the spooky season with a family trip to ABC Tree Farms Pumpkin Patches, located less than 20 minutes from LiA Hotel.  Read more

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Take A Swing At These 3 Golf Courses

California is home to some of the most acclaimed golf courses in the entire country. During your stay at the LiA Hotel, make time to play one or all three of the following world-class courses. 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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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 Concept of Caring at LiA Hotel

In partnership with our parent company Concept Hotels, LiA Hotel is tremendously proud to announce our newest program, the Concept of Caring, a multifold initiative that supports the sentiment and spirit of our highest priority, taking care of our guests. Read more

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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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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