Where to Find Free WiFi in Redwood City

Ok, so this is by no means an exhaustive list, but here we go (and thanks to openwifispots.com):

1071 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 306-1900

1091 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 299-0117
1045 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 366-6205

1250 Jefferson Ave
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 367-1400
2399 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 368-5500

2225 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 568-9395
490 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 701-0112
1041 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 995-9800
1044 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 780-7026
1099 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-4730

316 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 366-3808

536 Whipple Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 367-6879
400 Walnut Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 780-0889

1818 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 219-4581

485 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 365-5500

1836 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(800) 972-3124
1900 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 216-9732
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#45 – World Series Trophy Tour Comes to Redwood City

Yes, as Tim Lincecum so aptly described it….”it’s shiny”

Coming Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 3:30-5:30pm, at the Courthouse Square –Redwood City is very proud and excited that the San Francisco Giants World Champions Trophy Tour is coming to our community! This means that you can get up close to the fabulous World Champions trophy, take pictures, and be part of the Giants’ historic 2010 championship run. The Trophy will be on display at Courthouse Square and fans will have the opportunity to view the trophy in person and have their photo taken with it. You can see the trophy in person during the specified times on a first-come, first-served basis. The viewings are free to the public. Fans can purchase an official photo with the trophy through Giants Fan Photos, which will be available on-site.

Information on the entire Championship Trophy Tour is online at http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/fan_forum/trophy_tour.jsp

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#44 – Crystal Springs Trail & Pulgas Water Temple

On the northwestern edge of Redwood City, at the intersection of Edgewood and Cañada Roads, lies one outlet of the Crystal Springs Trail. Running parallel to Cañada Road, you can take this trail south towards Woodside, connecting with Runnymede as well as trails that will take you into Huddart Park (or take a well-deserved eating break at Buck’s, one of my faves).

Venturing north, in about 1.6 miles (tracked per my Garmin ForeRunner 310XT) you will come across the Pulgas Water Temple. The Temple was erected by the San Francisco Water Department as a monument to the 1934 completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct and is located at the aqueduct’s terminus. Go another 1 mile or so north, and you’ll come across the entrance to Sheep Camp Trail, from which you can take the trail into Belmont and Waterdog Lake Park.  Or, from Pulgas Temple, go 3 miles or so north, and you’ll hit the intersection of Canada Rd. & Highway 92 (and from there, depending whether you’re biking or running, can continue on to get to Sawyer Camp Trail).

UPDATE: Ok, so apparently, per the SFPUC’s website, “Pulgas Water Temple will be closed to public access in 2011 due to SFPUC construction activities. All public access, including wedding ceremonies will not be allowed during 2011.” Also, there’s construction going on at the dam near Sawyer Camp, and the only way to access its entrance is to get to the Black Mountain Rd. exit off 280.

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#43 – Bethlehem A.D.

Camels, Roman centurions, pottery makers, tax collectors, angels, and a manger. That’s just a small sampling of what you’ll see and smell at Bethlehem A.D.

Touted as aliving Christmas experience for the entire family, this once-a-year production transforms a city block into Bethlehem from 2,000 years ago.

Now in it’s 17th year, this living re-creation of the village of Bethlehem on the night of the first Christmas is a community-wide event that celebrates the real meaning and history of Christmas, regardless of denomination, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Taking place Dec. 21-23 this year, it’s located at 1305 Middlefield Rd (a short walk south of the RC Main library).

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#42 – Young’s Ice Cream

A shout out for your sweet tooth!  Occupying a renovated old drugstore space of the same name in the heart of downtown, Young’s Ice Cream offers up fresh, delicious Loard’s ice cream and  a variety of toppings, together with a large selection of novelty candies and other sundries.

Located at 2020 Broadway, Young’s redefines the classic, old-fashioned ice cream parlor and candy emporium of yore.

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#41 – The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre

This coming Friday, Dec. 3, this rousing hometown favorite plays every year to two sold out school matinees and two  public performances at the historic Fox Theatre.  A local tradition, Ballet America brings the Nutcracker to over 1000 peninsula schoolchildren and makes dance a vibrant part of our whole community.

Redwood City’s own Ballet America dances a spirited, full-length version of this much-loved holiday ballet.  From the youngest angels to the professional Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, this Nutcracker joins dancers of all levels in an exuberant production that has made its home at the Fox Theater for nearly a decade.

Ballet America’s Nutcracker proves that the art and joy of dance can be shared across an entire community. From the audience seated in magical Fox Theatre, filled with young children and dance enthusiasts alike to the diverse cast of more than 100 student and professional dancers, this production has an unparalleled energy and spirit.  The Stahlbaum’s festive party, the comical sword-wielding mice, the graceful falling snow, and the magical land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her treats–all are here in this professional production.

Set to the beloved Tchaikovsky score, this Nutcracker includes a cast of more than 100 dancers, colorful sets, and beautiful  costumes.  A festive night out for families and experienced ballet fans alike, this show is also a superb, affordable way to introduce children to the magic of ballet.

This year, the students and teachers of the Academy of American Ballet are proud to be joined by professional dancers Maia Wilkins as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Michael Levine as the Cavalier, and David Bier as the Snow King,.

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#40 – Mt. Carmel Holiday Home Tour

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The 9th Annual Mt. Carmel Holiday Home Tour will take place on Saturday, December 11th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This year’s Tour features the Parish Rectory along with 3 other beautiful area homes. Tickets are $30 each and a box lunch is included. Lunch will be served at the Boutique.

Now you can purchase Holiday Home Tour tickets online.  And, for every ticket you purchase, your name is entered into a raffle drawing to win $300 in Scrip gift cards of your choice.

For questions, please contact:
Jennifer Munsey at jmunsey4@msn.com or Leslie Pedrin at lpedrin@seq.org

Please Note: Strollers are not allowed in the homes.

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#39 – The Fox Theater

The historic Fox Theatre, recently re-opened after a short hiatus and change in ownership, is host to concerts, theater performances, corporate events, weddings and comedy shows.

Built in 1928, this completely refurbished theater with its grand historic architecture and distinctive style had perform on its stage greats like Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Neil Young, Melissa Etheridge, Lyle Lovett, Robert Cray, Bill Cosby, B.B. King, and many more.

Now open, and hosting a wide variety of acts, check out their complete schedule here.

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#38 – Shoredogs Dog Park

Got a pooch?  Then head on over to the ‘065, near the end of Radio Road to Shoredog Park — let your dogs run off leash in this park that can accommodate both large and small doggies.

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#37 – Corner Yogurt

Located at 1501 Woodside Rd., Corner Yogurt is a “new breed” of yogurt shoppe that’s starting to pop up via some franchises out there — self-serve, with a wide variety of toppings to choose from.  Corner Yogurt is a good old fashioned, family-run operation (not a franchise)….Lots of good stuff to choose from!

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