Burlingame, incorporated in 1908 and named after Anson Burlingame, an ambassador to China who once owned 1,200 acres in the area, became a popular relocation destination after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.  Home to charming old-style neighborhoods and of the area’s most vibrant downtown sections, Burlingame is one of San Mateo County’s most desirable communities.  The residential streets are lined with Eucalyptus, Magnolia and Sycamore trees and beautiful homes.  Parks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields and hiking trails offer recreational opportunities.  Hotels and businesses abound near the San Francisco International Airport area. Both Broadway and Burlingame Avenues offer trendy, up-scale shops and restaurants to both locals and tourists.  A free shuttle will pick up visitors at local hotels and take them to downtown Burlingame for a day of shopping and dining. The historic Burlingame Train Station, the first permanent building in the mission revival style, is conveniently located at the entrance of Burlingame Avenue. Also of historic interest, the gorgeous Kohl Mansion, built in 1914 by shipping heir Frederick Kohl, is open for tours by appointment and for special events’ rental.

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