What to see in Burlingame

A hop, skip and a jump from SFO brings you into a hidden gem called Burlingame. Whether you are the business traveler that wants a quick in and out or the visitor to San Francisco that wants to stay near the airport at one of our hotels, Burlingame has much to offer. Burlingame offers some of the finest dining in the Bay Area, as well as first-class shopping. Hop on the Hyatt’s complimentary trolley to downtown Burlingame where you can explore the walkable shopping and restaurant scene. Visit the quirky Museum of Pez Memorabilia for something unique. You're sure to find something exciting to do here! 

 

 

SFO Museum

Located within the airport, these quirky exhibitions have showcased everything from aviation history to austere sculptures and design trends from America’s past.

Preston's Candy & Ice Cream Shop

For more than 60 years, Preston’s Candy and Ice Cream has been a fixture of Burlingame and the surrounding area. Supplying handmade candy to locals and tourists alike, this candy shop prides itself on locally made treats and is happy to welcome visitors into their shop. 

Bayfront Park

As a city with a coastal border along the San Francisco Bay, Burlingame has several waterfront attractions that are worth checking out. One of the most popular is Bayfront Park, a waterfront park maintained by the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department. With stunning views of the bay, as well as athletic fields and a dog exercise area, this park is a great place to relax, hang out with the locals and experience the great California weather this region has to offer. There are also hiking trails that connect through the park, providing the option for a leisurely stroll along the coast.

Kohl Mansion

A historical mansion built in the early 1900s, Kohl Mansion began its life as ‘The Oaks’ and was originally constructed by Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Kohl after they returned from visiting Europe. The mansion has 63 rooms, including a billiard room, organ and echo organ rooms, a china room, a scullery, two steel-lined fireproof vaults and more. Many of the stylistic choices show a very European influence as the inspiration for the mansion was inspired in part by the large villas and houses the Kohl’s had seen while in Europe. Since its origins, Kohl Mansion has passed through the hands of many owners and even been partially destroyed by an earthquake; however, today it stands as a historical landmark and a fixture of the region’s past.

 

 

 

Anza Lagoon

Anza Lagoon is a small inlet of the San Francisco Bay on the northeast part of the city. The lagoon itself is located on a small peninsula and is surrounded by several points of interest. There are several hotels nearby for those staying a few nights in Burlingame, as well as restaurants such as the Waterfront CaféKincaid’s Burlingame, and Fire | Vine Grill & Bar. In addition to the food, there are plenty of stunning views in this part of the city. Situated on the bay, the sunrise views are amazing over the water, and several trails circle the lagoon for those looking to get out on foot and explore all this area has to offer.

Peninsula Museum of Art

Located near the border of Burlingame and neighbouring Millbrae, the Peninsula Museum of Art is a complex of several galleries and artists’ studios with a mission of exposing more people to art and bridging the gap between the community and professional artists. The museum provides visitors with personal interactions with artists, as well as receptions, art talks and workshops for both children and adults. Because of the rotating exhibits, you could make this a stop on every trip to the Bay Area and still see something new each time. And on top of that, admission is free.

Coyote Point Park

Relax away from the hustle of downtown San Francisco as you enjoy fun, bayside adventures such as bike and hike trails, a marina, and the picnic areas of Coyote Point Park.

Dining Options:

New England Lobster Market & Eatery (seafood)

The Spicy Factory (Korean)

Tuna Kahuna (Hawaiian/ Poke)

Gabriel & Daniel’s Mexican Grill

Limon Rotisserie (Peruvian) 

Fattoria e Mare (seafood)

Stella Alpina Osteria (Italian)

 

Dining Within Walking Distance:

Elephant Bar

Grand Harbor

Benihana

I Love Sushi

New World Cafe

Max's