Welcome to Redwood City
A lush and diverse paradise within Silicon Valley
Originally founded by pioneers in the early 1800s as a hub for logging and trade goods, Redwood City has stepped into its destiny as the center of Silicon Valley tech life. A cultural mix of San Francisco cool and Silicon Valley intellect, Redwood City is home to tech companies like Evernote and Oracle, and the hottest new startups are moving in all the time. With its stunning scenery and lush green spaces, this accessible town has a family-friendly feel. You’ll find art on every corner, alongside theater and live music, and the central location makes a trip to nearby neighborhoods or San Francisco easy.
Redwood City is more diverse than its Silicon Valley neighbors, and that diversity can be seen, and tasted, in the global culinary scene. The downtown area offers plenty of restaurants and nightlife, and with the safe, small-town feel and gorgeous weather, you’ll want to take advantage of the high walkability.
What to Love
- Tech hotspot
- Lush greenspace
- Well-rounded community
- Diverse culinary scene
People & Lifestyle
Residents of Redwood City have a flair for the artistic and cool. In this town, even the utility boxes are artfully designed, and the influence of nearby San Francisco is evident on every corner. Locals tend to work as entrepreneurs and tech wizards, and there’s always some clever new idea buzzing around. This is a pup-positive town, and you’ll often find residents walking, jogging, or lounging out and about with their furry friends.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The eclectic restaurant scene in Redwood City will have you dining out every chance you get. Persian steakhouse Arya Restaurant offers global flavor, dry-aged steaks, and even Italian favorites. Bring friends and enjoy the ambiance and live entertainment.
Fleming's Steakhouse offers a traditional, high-end steakhouse experience with a classic menu of steak, wine, and lobster tail. Bring your business associates or the whole family for an elevated dinner. Try an authentic kaiseki menu at the top-notch Japanese eatery Ranzan. The quiet, relaxed setting is perfect for date night or catching up with old friends.
Taste elevated Latin tapas, platters, and cocktails at the upscale LV Mar Restaurant. The modern, comfortable dining room offers artisanal cocktails and a menu of innovative flavors, like seared duck breast with crispy potato confit, crispy calamari with squid ink, and serrano chile aioli, along with pickled lemons and mint.
Things to Do
Life in a town as diverse as Redwood City means always having something interesting to do. Be sure to check out the San Mateo County History Museum and learn about the region’s storied past. Their Family Past Times program offers exhibits that parents will appreciate and kids will actually get excited about. The annual events create an interactive way for kids to learn history while giving parents a little breather!
Head to downtown Redwood City for the area’s best live entertainment at the Fox Theatre. This historic landmark opened in 1929 and has hosted superstars like Etta James and BB King. If a day in the sunshine is what you’re after, stroll around the Pulgas Water Temple. This Beaux-Arts style structure was built in 1938 and celebrates the completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct. Enjoy a picnic, bask in the balmy weather, or snap a photo in this Insta-worthy setting.