San Carlos has been touted as the city in San Mateo where residents live exceptionally well. It is all at once safe, sunny, with great amenities, numerous dining and entertainment options, and a strong tight-knit community. San Carlos is located on the Peninsula and is perfectly situated between San Jose and San Francisco.

If what you seek is a very high standard of living for you and your family, then San Carlos is worth checking out. Here are a few things to do in San Carlos.

Downtown and Laurel Street

A hub of activity is the vibrant downtown and Laurel Street where you will find shops and restaurants, salons and spas, and doctor’s offices. Downtown and Laurel street is pretty much where everyone goes to do shop, dine, and pamper themselves. Spasso, Plantation Coffee Roastery, and The Toss, Town, and Delizie Cucina & Vino.

San Carlos History Museum and Hiller Museum

To really learn about the history of San Carlos, you can visit the San Carlos History Museum. It is housed in an old firehouse that had been restored beautifully. Examples of things you will see include but are not limited to old artifacts, maps, photographs, and clothing. The people who run the museum are dedicated to telling the story of San Carlos.

An aviation museum, the Hiller Museum is located right at the San Carlos airport. It is an aircraft museum for aviation enthusiasts and children alike. It is awe-inspiring to see vintage aircrafts and military jets, and basically a showcase of over 50 Northern California aircraft.

Brewing Companies and Wineries

The Devil’s Canyon is a local brewery that produces six types of beers and other seasonal flavors for those always looking to try something new. It has a beer garden and live entertainment every weekend. If you’re more into wine, there’s Domenico Winery, where they serve not just great wine but also great food. The wines are Cal-Italian varietals, all of which you can try in their tasting room.

Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve

San Carlos locals like to spend time outdoors, what with the perfect Mediterranean climate. Hiking is a popular activity and Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve is a favorite spot. It is an expansive area 467-acres wide and has 8 hiking trails to choose from. You can walk, run, camp, relax, and just spend time in nature. Every spring, locals and visitors alike are treated to an abundance of wildflowers on display.

Great Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods in San Carlos are charming and picturesque. The homes and laws are well-maintained. Melendy Dr / Bauer Dr and Cordilleras Ave / Brittan Ave attract wealthy executives, as reflected in the homes — they are stately and sprawling. Alameda / San Carlos Ave are where young, married professionals move to start a family. On Saint Francis Way & El Camino road, you will find historic homes built from 1940 through 1969. The City Center is where you will find one to two bedroom apartments and studio apartments, since it’s right in the center and spaces are smaller it draws a younger clientele.

Find The Perfect Home in San Carlos

If you’re looking to live in “The City of Good Living,” make sure to choose an experienced real estate professional with decades of experience. You do not want to miss out on your dream home, and Carolyn Botts understands this so well.

Carolyn has been named as a top real estate agent in Silicon Valley for the seamless and stress-free buying experience she provides her clients. She is sensitive to her clients’ needs and provides valuable advice on a property and provides access to properties that may not be publicly listed. She is with her clients every step of the way from the property search to the viewing, and property inspection and negotiation, and finalizing the purchase.

To reach Carolyn, call (650) 207-0246 or send a message at [email protected]. Her office is located at 1467 1st Street, Suite 200, Los Altos, CA 94022.