Burlingame Travel Guide

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With nine major hotels located along its eastern border with the bay and San Francisco International Airport just a few miles to the north, Burlingame is a popular destination for visitors. The city offers quiet stretches to walk amid wetlands dotted with egrets, pelicans and great blue herons, as well as bustling streets lined with stores featuring the latest fashions, designer home furnishings, handcrafted gifts and first-class restaurants. 
The Burlingame Trolley provides free transportation between designated hotels to Burlingame’s two major shopping and dining districts: Burlingame Avenue and Broadway. The city is also well connected to San Francisco to the north and Palo Alto and other cities in Silicon Valley to the south via a subway, trains, buses and shuttles. If you’re driving, be sure to download a copy of the city’s parking maps to help guide you to free and low-cost lots. 

There are lots of free events in Burlingame, including Sunday afternoon concerts, family movie nights, Shakespeare in the Park, an annual pet parade and arts festivals. Check the  city’s calendar to learn what’s coming up. 

For more information about what the city has to offer, visit the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce at 290 California Drive (at the foot of Burlingame Avenue, near the historical train station), go to http://burlingamechamber.org/ or call (650) 344-1735.

Burlingame is a Great Place to Shop and Dine!

Burlingame has four dining and shopping districts:

Burlingame Avenue Sign                                                                                 

Burlingame Avenue, from California Drive to El Camino Real, is the liveliest area, with hundreds of stores and restaurants. This pedestrian-friendly district offers more discoveries on the Avenue’s side streets between Howard and Chapin Avenues. This area offers independent emporiums as well as outlets for national chains and designer names.           

Broadway Sign

Broadway, between California Drive and El Camino, offers a quieter shopping experience. This small shopping street, reminiscent of the Fifties, has a variety of restaurants and mom-and-pop stores.

Burlingame Plaza, located on El Camino in the northernmost part of the city between Trousdale and Murchison Drives, serves surrounding neighborhoods with a drug store, grocery store, service providers and small stores.

Burlingame’s easternmost border along San Francisco Bay, sometimes called “Restaurant Row,” boasts numerous large hotels with fine dining, as well as dozens of other restaurants located primarily on Bayshore and Airport Boulevards, parallel to the freeway known as Highway 101.


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