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#30 – The Arts & Olives Festival

The 13th Annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College, will be held on Sunday, October 3th, 2010, from 10am to 5pm. The Arts & Olive Festival is a celebration with a rustic olive theme, and takes place on the … Continue reading

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#28 – Emerald Hills Railway

Before you say “what the h…?”, yes, you read that correctly. Ok, so this is not going to be for everyone, but it’s something neat, quirky, and so not-very-well-known that it deserves a bit of fanfare. Plus, it’s free and … Continue reading

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#25 – Emerald Hills Golf Course

Billing itself as the “toughest 9 hole course in Northern California,” the Emerald Hills Golf Course is located within the Elks Lodge #1991 at 938 Wilmington Way. This par 3, 9 hole course is ideal for short game practice. Most of … Continue reading

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#24 – Galeotti’s Pizza

A good old fashioned, neighborhood pizza joint, with a New York flair to it, Galeotti’s offers an enticing array of pizzas, pastas, and salads (and good beers too!). Located in a very non-descript place (between a donut shop and a … Continue reading

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#17 – The Easter Cross

Ok, so not that it’s as iconic as Brazil’s big symbol to Christianity, but, it does beg the question — what’s a gigantic cross doing in the middle of the hills of Redwood City? And why is it worth seeing? … Continue reading

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#16 – Stulsaft Park

Ah yes, Stulsaft Park. For anyone with kids, it’s “that Crayon park”, nicknamed for the water-gushing gigantic crayons that are activated between May and October. From the street, it sure doesn’t seem like 42 acres of park. At least if … Continue reading

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#15 – The Canyon Inn

A trip to Redwood City wouldn’t be complete without having a good old Hacksaw Burger, or a British Burger dripping with cheesy mushrooms, at the Canyon Inn. Located at 587 Canyon Road since 1973, it’s a family restaurant with a … Continue reading

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#9 – Canyon Coffee

Located in the same little plaza as Sancho’s Taqueria, Canyon Coffee is a great little coffee place, particularly when you’re in the mood for a non-chain coffee.  The owner (Brent) always has a pleasant staff.  Brownie points to the first … Continue reading

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#8 – Pulgas Ridge Trail

Here in Redwood City, we’re surrounded by great hiking/running trails. Edgewood Park, Canada Trail, Huddart & Phleger in neighboring Woodside, and today, Pulgas Ridge. In the Bay Area, you’ll hear a lot of rants about this 293-acre preserve. This former … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Climbing on Handley Rock

Rock climbing, in the middle of Redwood City? Even if you’re not an avid rock climber, if you’ve got kids, this is a fun place for them to explore. Located on Handley Trail Way in the center of Emerald Hills … Continue reading

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