Founded in the 1960s and named for real estate tycoon T. Jack Foster, Foster City is located just a mile outside of San Mateo. The fun food scene, endless activities, and booming job market make it one of the Bay Area’s hottest destinations for young professionals and families alike. In 2009, Foster City was also considered to be one of the safest cities in the U.S., making it an ideal location for a OnePiece Work flexible office space.
As San Mateo County slowly opens up, now is the perfect time to explore and plan a staycation. Here are some of the fun and safe things you can do in Foster City all year long:
Sawyer Camp Trail is a paved, family-friendly, trail that follows along the shoreline of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir. The 4.7-mile trail is great for cycling, walking, or running with beautiful scenery.
Foster City’s crown jewel is its beautiful Lagoon with extensive water ways, walk ways, and other recreational facilities including paddle boarding, kayaking, and windsurfing. There are 16.5 miles of navigable canals weaving around man-made residential islands. For more fun on the water, check out the other activities available through California Windsurfing.
Located in Shorebird Park, the free-to-the-public outdoor Fitness Court is surrounded by 3.5 acres of gorgeous green space. Supported by a free mobile app, users can easily access workouts for users at all fitness levels. The park also features convenient parking, picnic facilities, and direct access to The Bay Trail: a massively popular jogging and biking route. This one-of-a-kind gym is completely free to use, and available during standard park hours.
Launched in San Francisco in January 2013, GetMyBoat platform allows owners of every type of boat, from kayaks to sailboats to motorboats, to post their watercraft for rent or charter for free. Perfect for a summer day activity in the bay area!
Kiddos ChuChu is a new, safe, and fun state-of-the-art trackless train, that was designed for children and parents. It’s an exciting way to spend an afternoon and enjoy the fresh air whether you’re in the front or the caboose!
On the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, the Foster City Parks & Recreation Department presents a fun-filled online version of everyone's favorite family game — BINGO — on Facebook Live! The first game starts at 3 PM each night.
Only a few blocks away from our Foster City office, the Foster City Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of the former Orchard Supply, and is open Wednesdays from 3 PM to 7 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM. Established in 2012, this locally run farmers market of local vendors provides fresh produce and frozen prepared meals.
Located on the first floor of OnePiece Work’s Foster City location, Café Savini is a family-owned cafeteria operated by George and Carmel Elhihi. Serving Foster City for over 20 years, George and Carmel have over 35 years of experience in managing cafeterias of all sizes and in many corporate environments. Our staff’s favorite dish is Penne Chicken.
The Foster City Art Gallery is a not-for-profit public art gallery which operates for the benefit and enrichment of the public. The Gallery features local and traveling artists in five-week rotating installations, and is housed in the William Walker Recreation Center at 650 Shell Blvd.
Since 1941, the historic Hillbarn Theatre has served the San Francisco Bay Area. Hillbarn Theatre has a long, endearing history and is the 6th oldest theatre of its kind in the United States and is currently in its 68th continuous season of programming. Help to keep Hillbarn Theatre & Conservatory viable during the COVID-19 situation by supporting their Sustaining Belief Fund.
Whether you’re a Foster City native or visiting the area, be sure to check out these Foster City gems. To view a full calendar of events and to support local businesses in the area, visit https://local.fostercity.org