Explore Redwood City
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.
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.
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.