Brisbane

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Beautiful outdoor areas and trekking trails are some of the features of this small city that provides easy access to its busy neighbour San Francisco.

Enjoy hiking, sightseeing and other outdoor activities in Brisbane. Just a short drive from San Francisco, this picturesque city has a relaxing small-town atmosphere. Shop for freshly baked goods and organic produce at a farmers market, swim at a community pool and savor a wholesome meal at a local restaurant.

Bordering Brisbane to the west is the 2,400-acre (970-hectare) San Bruno Mountain State Park, which is known for its hiking trails and natural beauty. Follow paths through the park to discover spectacular vistas of the San Francisco skyline and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Visit the Brisbane Community Swim Center to exercise or just splash about in the water. This heated pool hosts swimming lessons and water aerobics too. Also worth exploring is Community Park, a central public space with picnic tables, a pretty gazebo and a playground. Shop for locally harvested honey, olive oils and balsamic vinaigrettes at the weekly farmers market, which is held in the park on Thursday afternoons.

Quarry Road Park is another lovely outdoor area featuring trees and many native plant species. Discover the Crocker Park Recreational Trail, a scenic loop route that stretches for more than 2 miles (4 kilometers) around town. This trail is suitable for cycling, jogging and walking.

Drive to Candlestick Point State Recreation Area from Brisbane in less than 15 minutes. This waterside park is excellent for fishing, windsurfing and bird-watching. Bring a picnic and look for hawks, pelicans and egrets, which can be seen throughout the year.

Brisbane is in the northern part of San Mateo County, about an 8-mile (13-kilometer) drive south of San Francisco. This coastal city is great for visitors looking to find a base outside the larger metropolitan centers of Northern California. Stay in affordable inns, lodges and hotels.

With vast nature areas and near-limitless opportunities for recreational activities, Brisbane is perfect for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North
4 out of 5
5000 Sierra Point Pkwy, Brisbane, CA
The price is £79 per night from 19 Nov to 19 Nov
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 9 miles (15 km) of Cow Palace and UCSF Mission ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,220 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was very easy to find and it’s close to a lot of restaurants and things to do."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
3 out of 5
2000 Shoreline Ct, Brisbane, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £91 per night from 11 Nov to 11 Nov
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 9 miles (15 km) of Cow Palace and UCSF Mission ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Great place! Service is outstanding."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite  | SFO | Parking
@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite | SFO | Parking
260 Annis Road, Brisbane, CA
Located in the heart of Brisbane, this holiday home is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Cow Palace and within 9 miles (15 km) of City College of San Francisco and UCSF Mission ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Two Week Business Trip
"This home was great for a two week business trip. Three coworkers had a far better experience than any hotel can provide. The home is well outfitted and the in unit laundry is great."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

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@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite | SFO | Parking
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
3 out of 5
2000 Shoreline Ct, Brisbane, CA
The price is £91 per night from 11 Nov to 11 Nov
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 9 miles (15 km) of Cow Palace and UCSF Mission ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Great place! Service is outstanding."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite  | SFO | Parking
@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite | SFO | Parking
260 Annis Road, Brisbane, CA
Located in the heart of Brisbane, this holiday home is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Cow Palace and within 9 miles (15 km) of City College of San Francisco and UCSF Mission ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Two Week Business Trip
"This home was great for a two week business trip. Three coworkers had a far better experience than any hotel can provide. The home is well outfitted and the in unit laundry is great."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite | SFO | Parking
@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite, SFO
@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite, SFO
3 out of 5
Annis Rd, Brisbane, CA
Situated near the airport, this holiday home is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Cow Palace and within 9 miles (15 km) of City College of San Francisco and UCSF Mission Bay. ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Nice place
"Overall it was a good experience if you want to be a little excluded but not that far. The studio could probably use a tv in its main area instead of just the bedroom. The place is nice and kept up pretty well but everything was clean as far as I could tell. Communication with owner was easy and ..."

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2019

@ Marbella Lane - 3BR Penthouse Executive Suite, SFO
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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