Redwood City Tourism

Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately 27 miles (43 km) south of San Francisco, and 24 mi (39 km) north of San Jose. Redwood City's history spans its earliest inhabitation by the Ohlone people to being a port for lumber and other goods. The county seat of San Mateo County, it is the home of several technology companies such as Box, Oracle, Evernote, Wealthfront, and Electronic Arts. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,815. The Port of Redwood City is the only deepwater port on San Francisco Bay south of San Francisco. Redwood City is the location of the San Mateo County Jail, for both women and men. The Malibu Grand Prix long time landmark was recently demolished along with the city's only Mini Golf, Go-Kart, Video Game Arcade, and Batting Cages. Malibu Grand Prix's previous location is currently the construction site of a new additional Jail and Inmate housing facility. The city has a motto "Climate Best By Government Test" which is a reference to it being one of the top German scouted scientific climates and the city was one of the locations mapped by them during their testing and data collection. The Hetch Hetchy water pipeline runs through Redwood City and supplies a vast majority of the surrounding area with low grain (+/− 3 grains) rated water. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 34.7 square miles (90 km2), of which 19.4 square miles (50 km2) is land and 15.2 square miles (39 km2) (43.91%) is water. A major watercourse draining much of Redwood City is Redwood Creek, to which several significant river deltas connect, the largest of which is Westpoint Slough. Redwood City's sphere of influence includes the districts of Emerald Lake Hills and North Fair Oaks, which, however, are largely outside the city boundaries and are counted individually for the U.S. census. Palomar Park, just north of Emerald Hills and east of San Carlos' Crestview area, is another Redwood City neighborhood that is formally part of unincorporated San Mateo County. The northern neighborhood of Redwood Shores is part of Redwood City, although it is not possible to travel by road from one to the other without passing through the neighboring city of San Carlos, or through Belmont via unincorporated San Mateo County. Although Redwood City has a large middle class, the south eastern section of Redwood City highly resembles working class North Fair Oaks in demographic make-up and income level. El Camino Real, a northwest/southeast arterial street and Woodside Road, a north-northeast/south-southwest arterial, run through Redwood City. Locally, the former is regarded as north/south and the latter east/west, as El Camino connects Redwood City to San Francisco and San Jose and Woodside Road runs from San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. The actual geography is as stated. Redwood City is a heavily developed mixed city, from its huge dense urban in the east, north, northeast and central neighborhoods, to its very dense suburban in the west, south and central-south neighborhoods, to its less dense exurb in the deep south and south-west neighborhoods, and to its rural upscale hillside neighborhoods. It is a very diverse cosmopolitan city in the Bay Area, a newly popular destination in the peninsula and the Bay as a whole.

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Lying cosily in the south of San Francisco is little Redwood City. The city is home to the Port of Redwood City which is the only deepwater port on San Francisco Bay. Although there is very little to see, you will still find plenty of attractions like parks and shopping places. The city has numerous parks with the major ones being Red Morton Community Park and Dolphin Park. As for things other than parks, some of its point of interest are the Historical courthouse, which is a historical museum, San Mateo County History Museum and Lathrop House which is an old mansion that dates back to 18th century. Ensure to give Pulgas Water Temple a visit while you are here. For fun activities, there are theatres and pubs, that are great for an evening indulgence. Go for shopping, eat a lot and have loads of fun here!

 

  • Know the pollution level of Redwood City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Redwood City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Redwood City.

    • Burglary and Theft 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 4.55 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 34.09 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.18 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.27 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.5 (Low)
    • Safety Index 81.4 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 96.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.09 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.67 (High)
    • Health Care Index 77.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.17 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Redwood City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.82 USD

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