Redwood City California lies on the San Francisco bay peninsula. This jewel of northern California might not be as well known as some of its more famous siblings, but the city does have a whole host of must see attractions and historical landmarks that you simply have to check out. Located just 27 miles south of the Golden Gate City, this hidden gem is perfect for a day trip if you’re visiting San Francisco. While you are in town, here are 5 things you should see while in Redwood City California.
Pulgas Water Temple
This Romanesque stone column structure sits on a beautiful plot of California land and was built and designed in 1034 to commemorate the amazing accomplishment of bringing water 160 miles from California to the Bay Area. The project, built through the Great Depression, took 24 years and cost 102 millions dollars.
Gourmet Haus Staudt
A taste of Germany here in the United States. This old world beer garden has everything you need to create traditional German cuisine in your own home, as well as spices, and a long list of German beers. If you get thirsty while you’re there you can rest at the adjoining beer garden which offers quality German beers as well as authentic snacks and German dishes.
Named for Mary Elena Phleger. This park was once her family’s estate. Wanting to keep the estate whole and able to be enjoyed by all she petitioned and raised funds in order to turn this private property into the southern most point of Golden Gate Park. The old Redwoods that once dotted this land were lost to the logging industry, but lots of new growth trees make this a tranquil place to be.
San Mateo Country museum
Arguably the city’s top attractions. This museum features many exhibits demonstrating and exploring life through the past decades in San Mateo county. Exhibits include things like an 1880’s General Store, and a house depicting life in Mexico. The museum also boasts a huge collection of books and archived materials as well.
The Fox Theater
This historic theater, located on Broadway, in downtown Redwood city is registered on the National List of Historic Places. The theater shows a wide variety of performances including live music, comedy, and musicals. Opened in 1929, the theater has hosted the likes of Vanessa Williams and B.B. King.
Boardwalk Auto Mall
Boardwalk Auto Mall used to be a staple in Redwood City. It has returned to the Boardwalk and it now features Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles. It’s a wonderful place to stop in and find your dream car — or shop around with the family. If you’re looking for a wonderful service center, then give the Boardwalk Auto Mall a chance.
These are just a few of the many things that make Redwood City a great place to stop if you are in the Bay area. Check them out for yourself.