San Mateo County Event Center Visitors Information

We hope you enjoy your visit to the San Mateo County Event Center, we are conveniently located at the crossroads of the 101/92 and 280 Freeways, just 10 minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport.

We are also easy walking distance from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station

San Mateo County is located at the North end of the Silicon Valley and just South of San Francisco it also borders the Pacific Ocean with miles of pristine coastline to the Bay. Local gourmet creations featuring the fresh catch of the day to unique shopping experiences, we have all the ingredients to make the most of your time. With so much to see and do, San Mateo County is easy to get to but very hard to leave.

Within just easy walking distance to the Event Center you will find shops and restaurants along 25th Avenue or El Camino

We hope you enjoy your time at the San Mateo Event Center and experience all we have to offer!


San Mateo offers a wide variety of retail shops and dining. From Hillsdale Shopping Center, the largest regional shopping center in San Mateo County with over 130 stores and restaurants, to 25th Avenue, Downtown San Mateo and El Camino Real with their smaller, more eclectic choice of shopping and dining.

Downtown San Mateo

Downtown ShoppingDowntown San Mateo is located between Tilton and 9th Avenue and between Delaware Avenue and El Camino Real. With over 800 businesses and beautiful historic buildings, as well as a Century 12 movie theater, Downtown San Mateo is a unique place to shop, dine and enjoy.

Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of charming boutiques, specialty retailers, and restaurants to tempt any palate. Downtown San Mateo offers a wide array of products and services to meet any shopper’s needs. With plenty of public parking - all free after 6:00pm - Downtown businesses are readily accessible

Hillsdale Shopping Center

Hillsdale Shopping CenterHillsdale Shopping Center is one of the Bay Area's finest retail destinations, featuring Nordstrom, Macy's, Sears, and over 100 additional specialty shops and boutiques such as Bebe, Disney, and The Body Shop.

Marble and limestone flooring, crafted mahogany benches, and extensive greenery and skylights combine to create an inviting and attractive shopping environment. For dining, options include Outback Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen, Food31 food court, Macaroni Grill, and T.G.I. Friday's just across the street.

Bridgepointe Shopping Center

Bridgepoint Shopping CenterBridgepointe Shopping Center is located at Mariner's Island off Highway 92 between Highway 101 and the San Mateo Bridge. Bridgepointe Shopping Center features retail, dining, office, hotel and residential uses. Bridgepointe Shopping Center has several major stores including Target, Old Navy, Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond and more.