Harbortown Pedway

Harbortown Pedway (no bikes allowed, you’ll be in Harbortown, a San Mateo neighborhood) follows the west side of Seal Slough, part of the Marina Lagoon, from Fashion Island Blvd (and Hwy 92) north to Shoal Drive. From Fashion Island Blvd you can also head south along the O’Neal Slough via the Foster City Levee Pedway […]

Oracle Bridge – SF Bay Trail

This footbridge behind Oracle is the best way for hikers and bikers to get to from the great walks in Foster City to the great walks in Redwood Shores. It is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Related Pages: San Francisco Bay Trail Best Foster City Trails and Map Best Foster City Parks and Map Top of page, Home page […]

Belmont Slough Walk – Bay Trail

We like walking this portion of the SF Bay Trail because it is generally more interesting, less windy, better landscaped, and meanders nicely. A good place to start is at Port Royal Park and then go southwest along Belmont Slough towards Oracle Bridge. There you can cross Oracle Bridge to get to Redwood Shores. Belmont […]

Lagoon Boardwalk

This is a very nice boardwalk around the northern end of Central Lake in Foster City. It’s short stroll but a pleasant way to relax. There are also several more things to do around this part of the Lagoon including a longer walk down to the Dog Park. Related Pages: Foster City Lagoon and Map Best […]

San Francisco Bay Trail Map

The highly-improved Foster City portion of the SF Bay Trail from the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge continues in both directions around the perimeter of Foster City and beyond. The City’s portion of the Bay Trail is called the Foster City Pedway/Bikeway and is improved for multiple-uses (hike, bike, run, skate).  For a much more detailed description […]

Gold Medal Martial Arts

A popular martial arts studio owned by the 1992 Olympic gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do.  Has hundreds of young students and features a very high teacher/student ratio. Gold Medal Martial Arts supports many Foster City events and Grandmaster Perez is on the Foster City Council. You can often meet him, Herb Perez, at this studio. […]

Charter Square Shopping Center

This older center is a hub of local activity.   There are something like 24 miscellaneous small businesses here many of which are very popular with locals.  They include: Tokie’s Japanese Restaurant – Here for some 30 years.  People from all over the Bay area like their sushi. Chow Down – Now closed … open for catering […]

Port Royal Park

Port Royal Park is mainly a nice soccer field, usually filled by organized teams, plus a small children’s playground. We find the park to also be a good starting point for a walk south along  the San Francisco Bay Trail.  First go a bit east to the left of a narrow canal,  then go southwest along Belmont Slough […]

Taqueria De Amigos

Not bad burritos and prices.  Decor is lacking. Taqueria De Amigos 2974 South Norfolk St / Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo Phone: (650)571-8679 Links: yelp Related Pages: Foster City Restaurants Page and Map Top of page or Home page

Dragon Boat Festival 2015

This year’s Dragon Boat Festival in Foster City is on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 9 am – 4 pm at the Lagoon, 650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA (see map below). It’s FREE and there will be several races, food, music, dancing by lions & dragons, and the opportunity for visitors to take a dragon […]