San Mateo County Parks offer many wonderful ways to enjoy a romantic outing with your special someone. Bring a picnic lunch and take advantage of any number of benches and tables offering gorgeous views in scenic settings. Take advantage of the many trails that are sure to make your date swoon. We have compiled some of our favorite spots for dates and encourage you to share your ideas with us as well.
There are twenty-two San Mateo County Parks and two of them are historic sites, Sanchez Adobe and the Woodside Store. Sanchez Adobe is the second oldest building in San Mateo County with three major periods of California history represented on site. The Woodside Store was at one time the only store on the Peninsula between San Francisco and Santa Clara. It became the thriving heart of business and cultural activities for the logging community during the 1850s. But what about the rest of the parks? It turns out they are rich in history too. Here are our top six hikes for history buffs.