In the early 1900s, affluent San Franciscans in search of a more desirable climate found Burlingame more than fit the bill. As with many nearby San Francisco suburbs, Burlingame was a considered safe haven for those flocking the City after the 1906 earthquake. Today, Burlingame is home to around 30,000 residents who appreciate its mild weather and close proximity the City, San Francisco International Airport, and Silicon Valley.
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From shopping to fine dining, outdoor activities and after-dinner treats, there’s no shortage of things to do in Burlingame:
- For excellent shopping, head to local hot-spots like Jigsaw, Loft, Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Les Deux Copines, and Morning Glory. Home good stores include Sur La Table, Pottery Barn.
- Enjoy an afternoon at Mills Canyon or Washington Park.
- The wide range of restaurants offered in Burlingame makes it easy to refuel after daylong adventures. If you have your heart set on a romantic dinner for two, try IPrive, Stella Alpina, Rocca, Ecco, Il Fornaio,. If comfort food’s your thing, Alana’s Cafe, Crepevine, and Urban Bistro are great for for casual dining. For an around the world flare try Rasa Contemporary Indian, Straits, Mingalaba, and Rangoon Ruby.
- Finish off the day at Preston’s Candy, a sweet-tooth favorite that has made its signature treats and ice cream in the store for over 50 years.
Nicknamed the “City of Trees,” Burlingame is home to over 18,000 eucalyptuses, magnolias, and sycamores, all of which are protected against being cut, injured, or destroyed by a 1908 city mandate.
Small wonder, then, that Burlingame has received Tree City USA status from the National Arbor Day Foundation for over three decades.
When you take into consideration all that it has to offer — great schools, mild climate, easy commute access, arts and culture, and a variety of shopping, dining, and nightlife alternatives — Burlingame’s motto, “Great place to visit, a better place to live,” seems to fit perfectly.