Foster City Things to Do
Leo Ryan Park and the Central Lake provide the centerpiece of the City. Here you will find the Community Center, which offers a plethora of classes and activities for young and old. City tennis courts are located here and windsurfing lessons are offered on the lake. In the summer, Friday night free concerts happen at the amphitheater. Watch for festivals, art and wine fairs and seasonal events.
With it's 25,000 (approx.) residents, Foster City is a family friendly environment. Built on landfill on the SF Bay, it has been carefully developed to make the most of lagoons and parks. Many organizations do their best to make it a wonderful home to people of all kinds.
4 Hotels in Foster City
Foster City Hotels
550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Good for: Couples
1221 Chess Dr, Foster City, CA 94404
Good for: Couples
1830 Gateway drive San Mateo, Foster City, California, 94404, United States
Good for: Couples
700 Bounty Drive, Ogden, Utah, 84404, United States
Foster City Restaurants
I first became aware of Sweet Basil when they left a flyer on my front door; "Free Delivery". My recent addiction to Thai food took us to try the restaurant this week. My first reaction was; how much we would miss if we had this food delivered!
I'm quite sure that they don't deliver the food to your house with the same style as they achieve in the restaurant. The food is simply beautiful. Our shrimp rolls, deep fried marinated jumbo shrimp wrapped in wonton skins were elegantly served standing up in a cute little dish, with a platter of shredded vegetables, fried noodles, and two delicious sauces. Dancing Prawns were huge shrimp stuffed with crab meat again beautifully arranged on arty dinnerware with more spun vegetables (I've never seen a string of carrot peel so long - maybe 3 feet!
The platter of Pad Thai that we shared was very good but maybe not as spicy as I would have liked. But I definitely will return and probably will have it again!
Have you noticed that as a VTer, the first thing you think of when your food comes to the table is "darn, where's my camera!" This was an occasion where pictures definitely would have been good.
Sweet Basil is in a unimpressive strip mall at the edge of town. The mall is full of many different Asian style businesses. I hope that the restaurant can be successful because I'd hate to not be able to go there! While we were there it did fill up (on a Wednesday night), so maybe my concerns are unwarranted.
I should add that service was very good and the staff was delightful.
Favorite Dish: Sweet Basil has 81 items on the menu, not counting desserts! I think we will have to return many times to determine which is our favorite.
Foster City Off The Beaten Path
Foster City has miles and miles of bike paths. It's possible to ride all the way to the San Francisco Airport along these paths, right next to the Bay. Along the route you pass picnic tables, windsurfers, fisherman, joggers, a driving range, hikers, people walking dogs. It's a very health conscious environment.
Foster City Favorites
Favorite thing: The Hillbarn Theater is in its 65th season. This cozy theater, "nearly in the round" puts on several productions each year. Each production lasts about 5 weeks. Picasso at the Lapin Agile*, Steve Martin's hilarious play about a meeting between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a French Bar, just closed. Hat on a Hot Tin Roof* starts very soon.
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