Explore things to do in San Carlos, south of San Francisco

Book an affordable room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, San Carlos, CA, and check out a variety of famous things to do in the Bay Area. Visit Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Alcatraz Island, and the "Painted Ladies" near Alamo Square. If you want to stay close to the hotel, we’re just a short drive from the Stanford Shopping Center, the Hiller Aviation Museum, and the Museum of American Heritage as well as plenty of dining options. Business travelers appreciate our proximity to Oracle’s headquarters and major banking and finance centers. Want to get in some tee time? The Crystal Springs Golf Course with its stunning views is only seven miles away.

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Oracle Park

19.63 mi / 31.6 km from the hotel
Not your typical ballpark, the San Francisco Giants' home stadium features a wine bar, Ghirardelli chocolate stands, a sushi restaurant, and vegetarian offerings.

Stanford Shopping Center

7.02 mi / 11.29 km from the hotel
Shop more than 115 specialty stores like Vineyard Vines, American Girl, Burberry, The North Face, and Tory Burch. Afterward, take a break from bargain-hunting to dine at one of the 25 on-site restaurants.

Cantor Arts Center

7.54 mi / 12.13 km from the hotel
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.

Crystal Springs Golf Course

7.14 mi / 11.49 km from the hotel
This beautiful golf course is situated within a 32,000-acre wildlife refuge and offers stunning views of the Crystal Springs Reservoir.


6.2 mi / 9.97 km from the hotel
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.

Hiller Aviation Museum

0.69 mi / 1.12 km from the hotel
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.

Museum of American Heritage

7.53 mi / 12.12 km from the hotel
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.

Palo Alto Art Center

8.38 mi / 13.49 km from the hotel
The Palo Alto Art Center hosts community events, offers art classes, and displays a collection of works by world-renowned and emerging artists.