Foster City CA in Santa Mateo County is a unique, one-of-a-kind planned community, one of the first in the U.S. It’s about 25 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles north of San Jose along the San Francisco Peninsula. It is literally an island built on landfill on the Bay . Foster City’s Werder Pier is a remainder of the original expanse of the San Mateo–Hayward Bridge. It is also one of the state’s longest and oldest piers in existence. Foster City CA boasts world-class kite surfing and world-class windsurfing. Take a look at Foster City CA, and start planning your vacation here today. For all the great area beaches, click here.
Weather – When to Visit Foster City
Foster City has a mild climate, with warm dry summers, and cool wet winters. The warmest month of the year is July with an average daytime temperature of 81° F and an average nighttime of 55° F , while the coldest month of the year is December with an average daytime temperature of 57° F and an average nighttime temperature of 39° F . The busiest months for travel to Foster City is June and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance.
Foster City Attractions
San Mateo Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden, in San Mateo Central Park is one of the finest gardens in California. It was designed by landscape architect, Nagao Sakurai of the Imperial Palace of Tokyo, and features a granite pagoda, tea house, koi pond and bamboo grove. The Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year, but be sure to visit in the late Winter and early Spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
The San Mateo–Hayward Bridge is a bridge crossing the U.S. state of California’s San Francisco Bay, linking the San Francisco Peninsula with the East Bay. The bridge’s western end is in Foster City.
Seal Point Park
Waterfront area featuring windsurfing, a biking trail, dog park & outdoor classrooms led by rangers. Seal Point Park includes a multitude of pathways for walking, cycling, bird watching and a 3-acre dog park. You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes where you can observe wildlife – including the endangered California Clapper Rail.
San Francisco Bay Trail
The San Francisco Bay Trail is a planned 500-mile walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay running through all nine Bay Area counties, 47 cities, and across seven toll bridges.
Hayward Region Shoreline
Hayward Regional Shoreline consists of 1,811 acres of salt, fresh, and brackish water marshes, seasonal wetlands, and public trails.
Things to do in Foster City
No matter the season, California Windsurfing has the perfect water adventure for you. Whether you’re vacationing or looking for something new and fun in your neighborhood. You want a better, or more fun and affordable place to Windsurf, Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayak, or Ride a Pedal Boat than California Windsurfing. Telephone: +1 650-594-0335 Web: California Windsurfing
Venture Jeeps is an all inclusive, family friendly, four-wheeling, camping, outdoor experience. What does that mean for YOU? It means for one fee, you are provided with: a modified & capable Jeep, all necessary camping gear* if two day trip was selected* meals, and a competent trail guide in his/her jeep to make your trip most memorable & worry free! Telephone:
+1 888-425-4884 Web: Venture Jeeps
California Canoe & Kayak
The West’s finest and most extensive Paddlesports company since 1972! They have been committed to providing safe and enjoyable classes and trips for over 40 years and would love to help you discover and develop your paddlesport endeavors. As paddlers, they will support you on your adventures in and around San Francisco bay & beyond! Telephone: +1 650-593-6060 Web: California Canoe & Kayak
Fly Bay Area
FlyBayArea offers U-Fly SkyTours around the Bay Area in airplanes. Choose from four different SkyTours and get a chance to fly the plane with one of our professional flight instructors. Fly over San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Pacific Coast. A unique aerial tour for locals and visitors alike. Telephone: +1 650-631-2927 Web: Fly Bay Area
Bay Area Ridge Riders
Trail rides for experienced riders. Bay Area Ridge Riders takes you on an equestrian adventure through forests, meadows and ridges in the San Francisco Bay Area. They specialize in rides for experienced riders and therefor provide responsive, well-conditioned horses for a vigorous ride. Telephone: +1 650-296-2236 Web: Bay Area Ridge Riders
Best Restaurants in Foster City
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$$ – $$$ Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
At Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine they offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try their delicious food. Eat delicious food. Grab a drink. But most of all, relax! Telephone: +1 650-212-5788 Web: Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
$$ – $$$ The Fish Market
The Fish Market serves only the freshest catches from waters near, far and everywhere in between. Their simple, smoky, mesquite grilled fish made them famous, and that’s just a fraction of their menu. Great oyster bar, and sashimi and sushi made fresh. Telephone: +1 650-349-3474 Web: The Fish Market
$$ – $$$ Waterfront Pizza
Waterfront Pizza has been serving the bay area for over 20 years. They are dedicated to providing customers with quality food and great prices. Each and every order is made from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients on the market. Telephone: +1 650-573-6634 Web: Waterfront Pizza
$$ – $$$ Godfather’s Burger Lounge
When you visit us at Godfather’s, you will experience two things, the peering eyes of the movie greats in a setting heavily influenced by the arts of the motion picture, and yes, the love for the best burger you will ever taste. Telephone: +1 650-637-9257 Web: Godfather’s Burger Lounge
$$$$ Iron Gate Restaurant
Dating back as far as the 1050s, the Iron Gate is one of the Peninsula’s oldest fine dining restaurants. They have raised the bar of excellence with fine French Continental Cuisine. Telephone: +1 650-592-7893 Web: Iron Gate Restaurant
Best Nightlife in Foster City
The Clubhouse Bistro is Foster City’s hottest nightclub, cocktail lounge and bistro restaurant. Located in the San Mateo area at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Clubhouse radiates an upscale club atmosphere with a laid-back, Northern California party vibe. From happy hour meet-ups, to private parties, live DJ’s, dancing, big-ticket sports events and an expertly crafted food and drink menu. Telephone: +1 650-570-5700 Web: Clubhouse Bistro
Super strong drinks for a tiny little price. Interesting clientele of mostly locals, but when you will feel right at home. No food, but the restaurants in the mall will deliver. Pool tables, TV sets and jute box round out this corner hot spot. Great little cozy bar! Telephone: +1 650-579-5539 Web: Club Shoreview
Kingkat Bar & Eatery
A place of enjoyment and relaxation at one of the most enchanting places of the city, in the middle of the San Mateo. Enjoy modern Asian Fusion at the highest level. The quality lies in the composition of best products. Telephone: +1 650-458-3838 Web: Kingkat Bar & Eatery
Antone’s Cocktail Lounge
This place is an old school bar; it even has that old-school bar smell. There is a video game cocktail table in the lounge, and it has all the old arcade classics on it. Telephone: +1 650-574-9672 Web: Antone’s Cocktail Lounge
Bucky’s Cocktail Lounge
Strong drinks, great sing-a-long music, and a pool table. They are also dog friendly! They have the bar top, some tables, and an outdoor patio in the back with string lights. Great little hole-in-the-wall! Telephone: +1 650-349-4711 Web: Bucky’s Cocktail Lounge
Best Hotels In Foster City
Courtyard by Marriott San Mateo Foster City
Make yourself at home in one of the 147 air-conditioned rooms featuring Smart televisions. Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room visit the Courtyard by Marriott San Mateo Foster City.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City – San Mateo
Welcome to the Crowne Plaza® Foster City – San Mateo, here to deliver you services and amenities you won’t find anywhere else. Dine at one of their 3 restaurants, dip in their indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and experience the height of relaxation with the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program, featuring complimentary sleep kits, in any one of the 353 well appointed guestrooms or suites. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room visit the Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City San Mateo.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Mateo Foster City
TownePlace Suites by Marriott® is an extended-stay hotel where you can balance work and life as you like, with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you require. Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen and wireless high-speed Internet access. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room visit the TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Mateo Foster City.
Cloud Metals B&B
Cloud Metals in Foster City provides accommodation with free bikes and barbecue facilities. All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Free WiFi is included. All units at the guest house are equipped with a seating area. The units feature a wardrobe. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room visit Cloud Metals B&B.