Burlingame, CA, USA

Burlingame, CA, USA

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Get the best of both worlds in Burlingame

When you fly into San Francisco, you actually touch down in Burlingame, so renting a Burlingame vacation rental is super-convenient for the airport, as well as a great base for sightseeing across the San Francisco Peninsula. Burlingame stretches from the shore to the foothills of the Rancho Corral de Tierra, providing fantastic opportunities for enjoying outdoor pursuits amidst stunning landscapes. When you choose a Burlingame vacation rental, you're just a half-hour drive south of San Fran attractions like Golden Gate Park, Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge. In the opposite direction, the sights and attractions of Palo Alto, Santa Clara and San Jose are all within a 40-minute drive.

Out and about in Burlingame

Don't overlook the sights and amenities to be enjoyed on the doorstep of your Burlingame vacation rental. The pedestrian-friendly Burlingame Avenue district between California Drive and El Camino Real is home to great restaurants, varied boutiques and the tiny but fun Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Burlingame also has an interesting local art museum, specializing in the work of Californian artists. The Peninsular Museum of Art is worth a browse if you're in town. Or, for a seriously heady dose of art, head to San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, de Young Museum or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Family-friendly attractions near Burlingame

Staying at a Burlingame vacation rental with kids? Then don't skip the 30-minute trip up the coast to San Francisco Zoo. This beautiful attraction stretches over 100 acres and is home to a huge array of animals, including bears, penguins, leopards and chimpanzees. A short distance away, in the heart of San Francisco, the vast California Academy of Sciences has a huge variety of interactive exhibits – ranging from the stars to the rainforest. With a fun-packed program of events, it's a definite must to inspire inquisitive minds. The city's Disney Museum is another firm family favorite.

Burlingame's seasonal attractions

You can be sure of a packed program of events happening nearby, whatever season you choose to stay at a Burlingame vacation rental. The gardens at the Filoli Estate in neighboring Woodside open in early spring and are well worth a visit. San Francisco's stunning Palace of Fine Arts is a unique events venue that hosts music and theater events through the year. If you're staying during football season, do get tickets to see the 49ers play at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium. In fall, the Art and Pumpkin Festival hosted in the beautiful Half Moon Bay is great family-friendly fun.

Coasts and forests by Burlingame

Thirty minutes from your Burlingame vacation rental, the El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve offers more than 36 miles of trails to bike, hike and horseback ride. The scented shade of its redwood forests hides creekside trails and rare sandstone formations, suddenly clearing to reveal stunning coastal views. Even closer, the Rancho Corral de Tierra offers more spectacular coastal and forest vistas, including the dramatic slopes of Montara Mountain, which ascends from the sea to its 2,000-foot peak in just over a mile. Where the preserve reaches the coast at Mori Point and Grey Whale Cove State Beach, it's possible to spot whales from the beaches and bluffs.