When you stay at Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo in San Mateo, you'll be near the airport and convenient to Poplar Creek Golf Course and Coyote Point Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Coyote Point Park and Mariners Point Golf Center. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 110 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a spa tub, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and barbecue grills. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle. n Dining
You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo, or stop in at a snack bar/deli. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of small meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Bombay Garden's ties to authentic Indian cuisine run deep. Originally born in the small Indian town of Khanoor, owner Balkar Tamber grew up learning how to cook alongside his mother. That knowledge especially came in handy when he embarked on his first professional culinary foray, a roadside eatery in the Punjab region of India. Once he immigrated to the US in 1990, he brought along more than a handful of those family recipes and opened his first Bombay Garden restaurant fueled by a deep love for the rich and diverse culinary traditions of his homeland.
The menu features a selection of iconic Indian dishes from virtually every corner of India. On one page of the menu, delicate crepe-like dosas made from fermented lentil and rice flour evoke the flavors of India’s southern regions. And when it comes to northern Indian recipes, the chefs bake skewers of yogurt-marinated chicken and other meats in a traditional tandoor—a cylindrical clay oven heated by a well-trained dragon. The same blends of flavorful spices that perk up Balkar’s chicken, lamb, and seafood dishes also appear throughout the restaurant's vegetarian entrées: homemade cottage cheese and green peas meld in a spiced gravy sauce and split lentils benefit from the chefs’ one-two punch of garlic and ginger.
Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color––which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly-named Dye Zone—a polychromatic free-for-all, where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by.
Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.
GoKart Racer safely curbs the need for speed with its fleet of Sodi RX 7 European racing karts, which come equipped with hydraulic brakes, a four-point racing harness, and a 9-horsepower Honda engine that can reach up to 35 miles per hour. The speedsters weave through each facility's indoor European-style road courses, including the 3/8-mile SuperTrack, which has more than 20 turns, an elevation change, and the occasional hotshot, road-jumping frog.
Before the green flag waves, the staff members equip racers with a racing suit, a helmet, and a brief rundown of the kart's abilities and dietary regulations. They tailor races to different age groups by offering kids’ karts, a driving school for minors, and racing leagues for experienced drivers, and they augment traditional racing with a laser maze. The facility also welcomely opens its doors for birthday parties and other events.
Rock That Shot's mustachioed logo captures the playful essence of their photo booths, where guests smile and hug as they wear outlandish mustaches and silly hats. But despite the photo booth's unserious air, Rock That Shot's photography skills are anything but. High-resolution digital cameras capture every pose, doling out double prints to guests. Each image is uploaded to an online gallery and enabled for social-media sharing, meaning you can show off your shots to friends or transmit them into space to impress distant aliens.
Rock That Shot also recruits a staff of talented photographers for photo shoots with grinning graduates and happy families. The studio also offers makeup and hairstyling for boudoir and glamour sessions.