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Ben's Guidebook to the Local Area

Benjamin

Ben's Guidebook to the Local Area

Sightseeing
Great place for hiking or trail running. Pretty hilly.
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Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve
10 Old Stage Coach Rd
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Great place for hiking or trail running. Pretty hilly.
Flat bike path and running trail. Great for walking, running, and cycling. Path is roughly 6 miles one way with every 1/2 mile marked.
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Sawyer Camp Trail
Skyline Boulevard
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Flat bike path and running trail. Great for walking, running, and cycling. Path is roughly 6 miles one way with every 1/2 mile marked.
Not Oracle itself, but there are a couple flat bikepaths and dirt walking trails from that location. There's a free public parking lot to the left when exiting highway 101 Ralston exit to start from. Great views and great for walking, running, and cycling. The afternoons/evenings can be windy. Get out far enough and trails overlook the bay.
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Oracle
100 Oracle Parkway
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Not Oracle itself, but there are a couple flat bikepaths and dirt walking trails from that location. There's a free public parking lot to the left when exiting highway 101 Ralston exit to start from. Great views and great for walking, running, and cycling. The afternoons/evenings can be windy. Get out far enough and trails overlook the bay.
Great hiking through the woods. I could (and have) get lost in this park for hours.
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Huddart Park
1100 Kings Mountain Road
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Great hiking through the woods. I could (and have) get lost in this park for hours.
Food scene
Best ice cream around. A little on the expensive side, but definitely worth it. There's also a location in downtown Burlingame.
Salt & Straw
250 University Avenue
Best ice cream around. A little on the expensive side, but definitely worth it. There's also a location in downtown Burlingame.
Favorite low key coffee shop. Don't expect the fancy flavored drinks, but their coffee is great and locally owned.
Papachay Peruvian Coffee
1431 Old County Road
Favorite low key coffee shop. Don't expect the fancy flavored drinks, but their coffee is great and locally owned.
Best dumplings in the area, hands down. Great price as well. Recommend the pork and sauerkraut. Two orders of dumplings are perfect for a couple.
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I Dumpling
2660 Broadway
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Best dumplings in the area, hands down. Great price as well. Recommend the pork and sauerkraut. Two orders of dumplings are perfect for a couple.
Best cheesesteaks in the Bay Area. Go with the original.
Jersey Joe's Cheesesteak
21 El Camino Real
Best cheesesteaks in the Bay Area. Go with the original.
Our local winery we are members to, their wine is delicious. Owned by Italian brothers and producing Italian wine. Their white truffle pizza is also delicious.
Domenico Winery
1697 Industrial Rd
Our local winery we are members to, their wine is delicious. Owned by Italian brothers and producing Italian wine. Their white truffle pizza is also delicious.
Local grocery store. On the pricier side compared to Trader Joes and Safeway, but worth it in our opinion. Their quality is very good. Also great for pre-made food. Their selection of cheese is great.
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Bianchini's Market
810 Laurel Street
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Local grocery store. On the pricier side compared to Trader Joes and Safeway, but worth it in our opinion. Their quality is very good. Also great for pre-made food. Their selection of cheese is great.
TACO BELL ON THE BEACH. The ONLY Taco Bell on the beach, this is definitely a one of a kind. Parking is a nightmare so be prepared.
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Taco Bell
5200 Pacific Coast Highway
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TACO BELL ON THE BEACH. The ONLY Taco Bell on the beach, this is definitely a one of a kind. Parking is a nightmare so be prepared.
Another great coffee shop that also sells wine, beer, and kombucha. They have more options than Papachay and are in downtown Redwood City, so there's lots of restaurants walking distance away.
Coffeebar
2020 Broadway
Another great coffee shop that also sells wine, beer, and kombucha. They have more options than Papachay and are in downtown Redwood City, so there's lots of restaurants walking distance away.
Very small, locally owned brewery very close by. Known for pale ales, IPAs, and DIPAs. They do not typically serve food, although sometimes there is a food truck parked outside.
Alpha Acid Brewing Company
121 Industrial Rd
Very small, locally owned brewery very close by. Known for pale ales, IPAs, and DIPAs. They do not typically serve food, although sometimes there is a food truck parked outside.
Makes some of the best tropical cocktails in the area.
Noelani's Island Grill
1037 Laurel St
Makes some of the best tropical cocktails in the area.
A fancier and pricier restaurant, but is probably the most known and respected in San Carlos.
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Town
716 Laurel Street
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A fancier and pricier restaurant, but is probably the most known and respected in San Carlos.
Neighborhoods
Laurel street represents the "downtown" of San Carlos that is loaded with shops, dining, and bars. It has just about everything you can think of. Stick to the side north of arroyo street for the most amount of shopping/dining.
Laurel Street
Laurel street represents the "downtown" of San Carlos that is loaded with shops, dining, and bars. It has just about everything you can think of. Stick to the side north of arroyo street for the most amount of shopping/dining.
City/town information
Great place to visit for a day trip. Make sure to leave earlier in the morning (before 10am) as traffic can get really bad. Lots of beaches, good food, wine tasting, and 2 breweries. Food places to look up: Ketch Joanne, Granola Coffee House, Old Princeton Landing (bar), Barbara's Fishtrap, and Hop Dogma Brewing
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Half Moon Bay
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Great place to visit for a day trip. Make sure to leave earlier in the morning (before 10am) as traffic can get really bad. Lots of beaches, good food, wine tasting, and 2 breweries. Food places to look up: Ketch Joanne, Granola Coffee House, Old Princeton Landing (bar), Barbara's Fishtrap, and Hop Dogma Brewing
Interesting town with a mixture of extremely gentrified and historic areas. Downtown Redwood City is a great time with lots of shopping and dining. Favorite places to go: Gourmet Haus Staudt (German brew house), Coffeebar, FreeWheel Brewing, Milagros, Taqueria El Grullense.
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Redwood City
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Interesting town with a mixture of extremely gentrified and historic areas. Downtown Redwood City is a great time with lots of shopping and dining. Favorite places to go: Gourmet Haus Staudt (German brew house), Coffeebar, FreeWheel Brewing, Milagros, Taqueria El Grullense.
Favorite Breweries
Very small, locally owned brewery very close by. Known for pale ales, IPAs, and DIPAs. They do not typically serve food, although sometimes there is a food truck parked outside.
Alpha Acid Brewing Company
121 Industrial Rd
Very small, locally owned brewery very close by. Known for pale ales, IPAs, and DIPAs. They do not typically serve food, although sometimes there is a food truck parked outside.
My personal favorite brewery. About 20 miles away across the bridge, but definitely worth the drive. It is where they make their beer and therefore have beers their satellite locations do not have.
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Drake's Brewing Company
1933 Davis St
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My personal favorite brewery. About 20 miles away across the bridge, but definitely worth the drive. It is where they make their beer and therefore have beers their satellite locations do not have.
A great all outdoor taproom. On the weekends this place can be crowded in the evening. Parking is not always the best, but if you can grab a spot it is worth it.
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Fieldwork Brewing Company
3030 S Delaware St
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A great all outdoor taproom. On the weekends this place can be crowded in the evening. Parking is not always the best, but if you can grab a spot it is worth it.
Great brewery, especially for cask-conditioned beer. Small interior means you should plan to get there early. They often have bands, trivia, comedians, and other events. Parking is not usually a problem here.
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Freewheel Brewing Company
3736 Florence Street
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Great brewery, especially for cask-conditioned beer. Small interior means you should plan to get there early. They often have bands, trivia, comedians, and other events. Parking is not usually a problem here.