Leo Ryan Park is on the water in Foster City. Easy to walk to from anywhere in Foster City and many parts of San Mateo depending on how far you like to walk. Late summer they have concerts on Friday evenings which is such a great time. Bring your own chairs, food & beverages, sit back, relax and enjoy the music.
A new restaurant opened by the Crystal Springs shopping center (finally)! They do have a limited menu as they have only been open a few months. Great bar, good food and happy hour! We've been waiting for a nice bar / restaurant within walking distance to open right in our backyard - and now we have one.
BJ's is on our list as they have a Happy Hour menu and there is retail nearby, i.e., Target, Ulta, Marshalls, etc. It is typically always crowded so you have to hover to get tables in the bar. Love their ranch flat bread pizza and 1/2 off wine on Tuesdays! They do also have an outdoor patio which is awesome when the weather is nice.
Food is okay, but they have Happy Hour from 3:00 to 7:00 M-F. They used to serve a free quesadilla to each person in your party for Happy Hour but then limited it to one per table. Great destination for a walk, snack and a lite beer and depending on where you start your walk, you will encounter a lot of hills along the way for a good workout.
Nice Happy Hour menu and good walk from either Foster City or San Mateo. Also easy to access to/from Bridgepointe if you want to do a little shopping. We typically arrive around 6:00 and it does get crowded so can be difficult to get a table in the bar for Happy Hour.
Want a great Mimosa or Bloody Mary - walk to Crepevine in Burlingame. Just beware it gets pretty crowded so the earlier the better on weekends, especially if you want a table outside. A great way to get in a little retail therapy also!
There are many options to grab a bite or coffee along Burlingame Avenue.
Farmer's Market CSM
Looking for a few good hills? Walk up to the CSM farmer's market!
Crystal Springs Regional Trail
In total approx. 16.5 mile trek along the water. Depending on where you start you can also drive and park. There are benches along the way and great places to stop and enjoy the scenery. It is common to see deer and rabbits along the trail.