Stay in San Carlos, South of the San Francisco Bay
Enjoy exciting Bay Area attractions
without the stress of metro traffic when you book an affordable room
at the Country Inn & Suites, San Carlos. Situated halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, our hotel makes it easy to visit famous things to do like visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Alcatraz Island and the "Painted Ladies" near Alamo Square. We also lie a short drive from the Stanford Shopping Center, the Hiller Aviation Museum and the Museum of American Heritage.
Business travelers appreciate our proximity to Oracle’s headquarters and major banking and finance centers. For added convenience, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is just 11 miles away, while Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is only 23 miles away.
- Cantor Arts Center (11.5 miles)
Located at Stanford University, the Cantor Arts Center features 130,000 square feet of gallery space and a sculpture garden. You can also choose from a variety of free guided tours.
Phone: +1 (650) 723-4177
- Palo Alto Art Center (11.6 miles)
The Palo Alto Art Center hosts community events, offers art classes and displays a collection of works by world-renowned and emerging artists.
Phone: +1 (650) 329-2366
Downtown San Francisco Highlights:
- Moscone Center (24.2 miles)
If you’re attending a convention here, take time to explore the Yerba Guena Gardens located atop the center.
Phone: +1 (415) 974-4000
- Painted Ladies (24.7 miles)
Various “Painted Ladies”—Victorian and Edwardian homes painted in colors that highlight their architecture—exist throughout the city, but the most photographed stretch of homes lives along Steiner Street across from Alamo Square.
- Chinatown (25.6 miles)
Follow the distinct pagodas as you explore the shops, restaurants and social clubs of the 24-block Chinatown, the largest Chinese enclave in the world beyond Asia.
- Fisherman’s Wharf (26 miles)
Spend a few hours browsing the shops and eateries along the banks of San Francisco Bay or settle into a comfortable bench on Pier 39 to take in the ocean views. You can also find numerous attractions like the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Aquarium of the Bay.
- Alcatraz Cruises (26.3 miles)
Get tickets in advance to ensure your spot on a tour of this fascinating island, a beautiful Bay Area retreat with a dark past.
Phone: +1 (415) 981-7685
- Golden Gate Bridge (30.2 miles)
No visit to San Francisco is complete without seeing this stunning Art Deco bridge. Stop by the welcome center at the southeast parking lot to purchase souvenirs, visit the café and learn from the outdoor exhibits.
Phone: +1 (415) 921-5858
- CuriOdyssey (7.3 miles)
This kid-friendly museum features abundant hands-on activities, from a Backyard Science exhibit to the gravity-defying Forces display. CuriOdyssey also provides a home for more than 100 rescued animals that could not survive in the wild.
Phone: +1 (650) 342-7755
- Stanford Shopping Center (10.3 miles)
Shop more than 115 specialty stores like Vineyard Vines, American Girl, Burberry, The North Face and Tory Burch, and break from bargain-hunting to dine at one of the 25 on-site restaurants.
Phone: +1 (650) 617-8200
- Hiller Aviation Museum (2.7 miles)
The Hiller Aviation Museum displays more than 40 aircraft and features hands-on exhibits like a Boeing 747-100 cockpit, the Google Earth-powered Sky Portal and the Imagination Playground.
Phone: +1 (650) 654-0200
- Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia (8.2 miles)
You don’t have to be a PEZ collector to enjoy this quirky museum that displays every design of Pez dispenser ever sold—more than 1,000 pieces!
Phone: +1 (650) 347-2301
- Museum of American Heritage (10.6 miles)
Dedicated to preserving innovations and technology from 1750 to 1950, the MOAH showcases more than 5,000 historical artifacts, including radios, washers, typewriters and adding machines.
Phone: +1 (650) 321-1004
- Crystal Springs Golf Course (9 miles)
This beautiful golf course is situated within a 32,000-acre wildlife refuge and offers stunning views of the Crystal Springs Reservoir.
Phone: +1 (650) 342-0603
- AT&T Park (23 miles)
Not your typical ballpark, the San Francisco Giants’ home stadium features a wine bar, Ghirardelli chocolate stands, a sushi restaurant and vegetarian hot dogs.
Phone: +1 (415) 972-2000
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