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Senior Getaways in San Mateo

If you are a senior traveler looking to experience sunshine, seashores, spectacular views, fresh cuisine, never-ending outdoor activities and sporting events, then San Mateo County is just the place to be. Located south of San Francisco and bordered by San Francisco Bay on the east, and Pacific Ocean on the west, the area comprises of more than 450 square miles of land, mild temperatures and sunshine.

SM County is right in the middle of the action of the entire San Francisco Bay. You can travel to the famous Silicon Valley, which is home to several technology giants as well as thousands of startups. Apart from the awe-inspiring advancements, you will also find the untouched coastline, the gourmet cuisine made with fresh catch and the unique shopping experiences worth your while.

The Historical San Mateo:

Several cities within San Mateo County are laden with history tracing back to the seventeenth century. The railroad, undoubtedly, had put the county on the map by attracting numerous wealthy Americans to the area. San Mateo became the perfect place for constructing weekend and summer homes for those who worked in San Francisco. These properties were built for some of the most influential people in the West.

As San Mateo grew into a community, the citizens wanted to form permanent worship houses. The first church that was constructed in San Mateo was the Roman Catholic Church at what is today Ellsworth and Third Avenue on a piece of land offered by Charles Polhemus. These historical places and museums make an interesting site to visit if you love to find out how things were back then.

Other tourist spots:

Apart from relishing the rich history, tourists can flock to the Japanese Tea Garden that includes a tea house and a koi pond. In addition, the Coyote Point Recreation Area is also among the favorites among senior visitors. You will find that San Mateo County is filled with parks where you can relax and spend some time enjoying the atmosphere. The parks represent a variety of settings including a bayside recreational area, coast side marine reserve, coastal mountain areas, woodland and urban sites.

Buses, trolleys, bikes, kayaks, boats, and Segways are only a few unique ways to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the area. Spend a morning on a whale-watching boat to witness the wonderful marine life. Try wine tastings or beer pairings, and take home your favorites. Sightseeing and touring trips are available all through the year in almost all parts of San Mateo County—the perfect way for seniors to make their trip a memorable one.

Another great facility that San Mateo offers is non-medical transportation for seniors. If you have physical problems that restrict you from taking the bus or hailing a normal cab, then you can call up a medical transportation van to meet your travelling needs. These vans are spacious, wheelchair friendly and come with all the medical facilities a senior may need during the trip. There are several providers in San Mateo who offer this service. The best way to choose a good company is to research online.

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