Find small town charm and world-class offerings in Burlingame, a Peninsula city where residents can enjoy a little bit of everything.
Stretching from the shores of the San Francisco Bay to Interstate 280, Burlingame covers a lot of varied ground in its six square miles. The city’s close proximity to San Francisco International Airport and a convenient downtown Caltrain station make it popular with business travelers and commuters. Community events, a vibrant shopping district and the city’s timeless charm make it an obvious choice for families.
Known affectionately as the City of Trees, you’ll know you’ve arrived when you hit the wall of eucalyptus trees lining many of the main roads. More heritage trees adorn historic Washington Park with a baseball grandstand that dates back to the ‘30s. Here, residents can enjoy a free summer concert series and family-friendly outdoor movies. The Parks & Recreation department offers hundreds of classes and activities in its many facilities, including the year-round aquatic center and 45-stall golf center.
Burlingame is home to two main shopping areas. The more lively of the two is pedestr ...ian-friendly Burlingame Avenue, which boasts an extensive lineup of both familiar brands and independent boutiques. Dining options range from juice bars to breweries, bakeries to upscale Italian restaurants. Nearby Broadway street offers more of a small town shopping experience with mom-and-pop stores like florists, candy shops and diner-style cafes.
Many families are regulars at the weekly Sunday farmer’s market where they can stock up on seasonal produce and flowers, including many organic items. Musical entertainment, children’s activities and local artisans make this market a main attraction.
Hotel Row lines the city’s easternmost border along the Bay, providing additional fine dining options and income for the city.
Burlingame is part of San Mateo County and has a population of 30,417, according to a 2020 U.S. Census estimate.