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Downtown Redwood City is known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, with historic buildings home to retail, entertainment, and a unique restaurant scene.

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The city's motto "Climate Best By Government Test" hangs under the city's western arch and is a reference to it being one of the top German-scouted scientific climates.
REDWOOD CITY, CA, USA - SEPT 24, 2008: Traffic on the road to Oracle Headquarters in Redwood City, CA, USA on Sept 24, 2008. Oracle is a multinational hardware and software technology corporation
History

As the oldest city on the San Francisco Peninsula, Redwood City is rich with history, founded in 1867. The downtown core grew into a vital center for commerce, government, and manufacturing in the early 20th century and the historical buildings stand today as a reminder of its vibrant past. Today, the city thrives with industry and tech companies, serving as the homebase for companies such as Oracle and Electronic Arts.

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Shopping and Dining

There's a variety of street shopping in downtown Redwood City, from eclectic boutiques and jewelry shops to family-owned grocery stores, hobby shops, and major chains like Whole Foods and Cost Plus World Market. Dine at local hotspots, gastropubs, fine dining, American-style bistros or ethnic restaurants.

 

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San Mateo County History Museum

The San Mateo County History Museum tells the story of local history via interesting and fun exhibits. Housed inside the former San Mateo County Courthouse built in 1910, the museum showcases the rich history of San Mateo County and the surrounding area. Featuring interactive experiences, the History Museum's exhibits allows visitors to explore the county’s colorful history.

 

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