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Woodside is a pretty, little town of approximately 5,000, located south of San Francisco between Palo Alto and San Mateo. It is near the San Francisco Bay and the Crystal Springs Reservoir. Woodside was ranked as the sixth richest community in America, per capita, in the 2000 census, and ranked number 17 in Worth Magazine's list of the 250 richest towns in 2002. Today, this small town that was once the site of a booming lumber industry has been called "a seat of Silicon Valley power, the habitat of millionaires plotting the future of the computer and Internet industries." This fascinating and tranquil small town was first settled in the 1840s as a lumber town, and by the late 19th century, it was home to several country estates. The town was incorporated in 1956 to prevent urbanization, and it still retains a rural residential character, though it is a short commute to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. In Woodside, affordable housing is unavailable; vacant lots, if there were any, would sell for over a million dollars. Several famous people live here, including Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel; Neil Young, rock singer; and Joan Baez, folk singer. Woodside is also home to Koko, the gorilla who was taught sign language. A small downtown business district includes two restaurants, a grocery store, hardware store, and a nursery. Many of the town's residents own horses, and the town maintains a series of horse trails. Woodside was the location for the 1978 movie, Heaven Can Wait and the 1999 movie, Bicentennial Man.

Surrounding areas: Belmont, California (6.5 mi), Los Altos Hills, California (7.5 mi), San Mateo, California (10.0 mi), Half Moon Bay, California (10.3 mi), Sunnyvale, California (12.7 mi), Pescadero, California (14.0 mi), Pacifica, California (18.0 mi)

Woodside Vacation Rentals




Woodside Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Slac Guest House2575 Sand Hill RdMenlo Park, CA2.7 mi.(650) 926-2800
Best Western Executive Suites25 Fifth AveRedwood City, CA3.5 mi.(650) 366-5794
Best Western Inn316 El Camino RealRedwood City, CA3.5 mi.(650) 366-3808
Holiday Inn Express2834 El Camino RealRedwood City, CA3.5 mi.(650) 366-2000
Pacific Inn Of Redwood City2610 El Camino RealRedwood City, CA3.5 mi.(650) 368-1495
Super 8 Motel2526 El Camino RealRedwood City, CA3.5 mi.(650) 366-0880
Suiteamerica At Oak Creek1600 Sand Hill RdPalo Alto, CA3.7 mi.(650) 321-1701
Comfort Inn1818 El Camino RealRedwood City, CA3.7 mi.(650) 599-9636
Holiday Inn Express Redwood City Central1836 El Camino RealRedwood City, CA3.7 mi.(650) 299-0909
Menlo Park Inn1315 El Camino RealMenlo Park, CA4.0 mi.(415) 326-7530
Mermaid Inn Motel727 El Camino RealMenlo Park, CA4.3 mi.(415) 323-9481
San Carlos Inn1562 El Camino RealSan Carlos, CA4.4 mi.(650) 591-6655
Stanford Park Hotel100 El Camino RealMenlo Park, CA4.5 mi.(415) 322-1234
Good Nite Inn Redwood City485 Veterans BlvdRedwood City, CA4.5 mi.(650) 365-5500
Best Western Riviera15 El Camino RealMenlo Park, CA4.6 mi.(800) 632-7825
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel625 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA4.9 mi.(650) 328-2800
Westin Palo Alto675 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA4.9 mi.(650) 328-2800
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels3 Cir Star WaySan Carlos, CA5.3 mi.(650) 368-2600
Stanford Terrace Inn531 Stanford AvePalo Alto, CA5.7 mi.(650) 857-0333
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson251 El Camino RealSan Carlos, CA5.7 mi.(650) 508-1800
Days Inn San Carlos26 El Camino RealSan Carlos, CA5.8 mi.(650) 591-5771
Inns Of America555 Skyway RdSan Carlos, CA5.9 mi.(650) 631-0777
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1650 El Camino RealBelmont, CA6.0 mi.(650) 654-4000
Hotel California2431 Ash StPalo Alto, CA6.0 mi.(650) 322-7666
Towneplace Suites By Marriott1000 Twin Dolphin DrRedwood City, CA6.2 mi.(800) 257-3000
Palo Alto Travelodge3255 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA6.3 mi.(650) 493-6340
Extended Stay America120 Sem LnBelmont, CA6.6 mi.(650) 654-0344
Sofitel San Francisco Bay223 Twin Dolphin DrRedwood City, CA6.6 mi.(800) 769-4835
Motel 61101 Shoreway RdBelmont, CA6.8 mi.(650) 591-1471
Quality Inn Palo Alto3901 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA6.8 mi.(650) 493-2760
Econo Lodge630 El Camino RealBelmont, CA6.9 mi.(650) 593-5883
Comfort Inn Palo Alto3945 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA6.9 mi.(650) 493-3141
Summerfield Suites By Wyndham-belmont400 Concourse DrBelmont, CA7.2 mi.(800) 996-3426
Hyatt Rickeys4219 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA7.3 mi.(650) 493-8000
Suiteamerica At Archstone Redwood Shores850 Davit LnRedwood Shores, CA7.4 mi.(650) 591-8906
Radisson Villa Hotel4000 S El Camino RealSan Mateo, CA7.4 mi.(650) 341-0966
Crowne Plza Cabana Palo Alto4290 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA7.5 mi.(650) 628-0157
Motel 6 #414301 El Camino RealPalo Alto, CA7.5 mi.(650) 949-0833
Suiteamerica At Indian Creek801 Marine PkwyRedwood Shores, CA7.5 mi.(650) 593-4300
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2700 W El Camino RealMountain View, CA7.9 mi.(650) 559-9115
 
Bed & Breakfast
Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach407 Mirada RdHalf Moon Bay, CA12.1 mi.(650) 726-6002
The Hensley House Bed And Breakfast Inn456 N Third StSan Jose, CA20.7 mi.(408) 298-3537
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA25.5 mi.(415) 664-6842
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA26.1 mi.(415) 776-5462
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA26.4 mi.(415) 819-2380

Woodside Weather & Climate

The peninsula located approximately twenty miles south of San Francisco enjoys a mild year round climate. There is a range in temperature of only approximately 15-20 degrees from summer and winter, with lots of sunshine during the day and cool temperatures at night. This year round vacation destination is greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Cool ocean breezes help moderate the temperatures in summer and a thick marine layer means early morning clouds and fog that dissipates as it moves inland by noontime. Approximately 18 inches of rainfall is received per year during the months of October through early April. Temperatures are cool enough at night in the wintertime for a cozy fire in the fireplace, but it rarely freezes or goes below the 40-degree mark. Flooding or mudslides are sometimes a problem when lots of rain is received during a short period of time.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 36°F 6.16 in. 54°F
February 63°F 39°F 5.79 in. 55°F
March 66°F 40°F 4.57 in. 55°F
April 72°F 41°F 1.64 in. 56°F
May 77°F 45°F 0.64 in. 56°F
June 84°F 48°F 0.13 in. 57°F
July 88°F 51°F 0.04 in. 59°F
August 88°F 50°F 0.14 in. 62°F
September 85°F 49°F 0.26 in. 61°F
October 78°F 45°F 1.27 in. 60°F
November 66°F 39°F 3.86 in. 58°F
December 59°F 35°F 4.21 in. 55°F

Woodside Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located about 14 miles northwest of Woodside in San Francisco, California, the Half Moon Bay airport (HAF) located approximately 14 miles northwest of Woodside in Half Moon Bay, California, the Hayward Executive airport (HWD) located roughly 17 miles northeast of Woodside in Hayward, California, the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International airport (SJC) located around 18 miles southeast of Woodside in San Jose, California, and finally the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located about 20 miles north of Woodside in Oakland, California.

Woodside Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA17.2 mi.
Oakland ZooOaklandCA25.9 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA33.8 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA39.8 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA46.6 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA47.8 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA60.6 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA72.2 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA84.4 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA89.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Raging WatersSan JoseCA20.7 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA39.8 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA83.1 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA89.7 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Emerald Hills Golf CourseRedwood CityCA1.7 mi.
Palo Alto Municipal Golf CoursePalo AltoCA7.7 mi.
Mariners Point Golf Links & Practice CenterFoster CityCA8.3 mi.
Poplar Creek Golf CourseSan MateoCA10.0 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf CourseBurlingameCA11.2 mi.
Sunnyvale Municipal Golf CourseSunnyvaleCA11.9 mi.
Blackberry Farm Golf CourseCupertinoCA13.1 mi.
Deep Cliff Golf CourseCupertinoCA13.3 mi.
Sunken Gardens Golf CourseSunnyvaleCA14.3 mi.
Pruneridge Golf CourseSanta ClaraCA17.5 mi.
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis ClubSanta ClaraCA17.5 mi.
Skywest Golf CourseHaywardCA17.5 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA18.6 mi.
Spring Valley Golf CourseMilpitasCA19.4 mi.
Summitpointe Golf CourseMilpitasCA19.4 mi.
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA19.8 mi.
San Jose Municipal Golf CourseSan JoseCA20.4 mi.
Monarch Bay Golf ClubSan LeandroCA20.8 mi.
Sunol Valley Golf CourseSunolCA22.5 mi.
Willow Park Golf CourseCastro ValleyCA22.5 mi.
Cinnabar Hills Golf ClubSan JoseCA22.6 mi.
Lake Chabot Municipal Golf CourseOaklandCA22.6 mi.
Los Lagos Golf CourseSan JoseCA22.6 mi.
Santa Teresa Golf ClubSan JoseCA22.6 mi.
The Ranch Golf ClubSan JoseCA22.6 mi.
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA23.2 mi.
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA24.9 mi.
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA24.9 mi.
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA24.9 mi.
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA24.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA7.1 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA12.1 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA12.8 mi. 
Portola State ParkCA12.8 mi. 
Butano State ParkCA14.7 mi. 
Loghry State ParkCA15.3 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA15.4 mi. 
Castle Rock State ParkCA15.9 mi. 
Big Basin Redwoods State ParkCA17.4 mi. 
Cascade Ranch State ParkCA18.3 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA19.0 mi. 
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA19.8 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA22.2 mi. 
Ano Nuevo Island State ParkCA23.2 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA27.4 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA27.8 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA30.1 mi. 
Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkCA30.4 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA31.3 mi. 
Wilder Ranch State ParkCA33.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Hiller Aviation MuseumSan CarlosCA5.3 mi.(Technology)
Silicon Valley Art MuseumBelmontCA6.3 mi.(Art)
Coyote Point Museum For Environmental EducationSan MateoCA10.0 mi.(Science)
Niles Canyon Railway MuseumFremontCA16.7 mi.(Technology)
Niles DepotFremontCA16.7 mi.(Technology)
Arnisto GallerySanta ClaraCA17.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Intel MuseumSanta ClaraCA17.2 mi.(Technology)
Sun GalleryHaywardCA19.0 mi.(Art)
History Museums of San JoseSan JoseCA20.7 mi.(History)
Japanese American Museum of San JoseSan JoseCA20.7 mi.(History)
Rosicrucian Egyptian MuseumSan JoseCA20.7 mi.(History)
Ableza's Native American Virtual Cultural CenterSan JoseCA20.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Captain Kazooz Kazoo MuseumSan JoseCA20.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
San Jose Museum of ArtSan JoseCA20.7 mi.(Art)
Children's Discovery MuseumSan JoseCA20.7 mi.(Children's)
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad CompanyLos GatosCA20.8 mi.(Technology)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA23.2 mi.(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA23.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA25.5 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA25.5 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA20.7 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA25.5 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA25.5 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA25.9 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA46.6 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA60.7 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA72.2 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA89.7 mi.


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