Introduction to San Bruno, California
San Bruno, California, in San Mateo county, is 1 miles S of South San Francisco, California (center to center) and 10 miles S of San Francisco, California. It's situated along a peninsula near the San Francisco International Airport. The landscape features foothills and a flat region near the San Francisco Bay. San Bruno offers a mild Mediterranean climate and has an ethnically diverse population. The well known YouTube, the popular online video company, is situated in the municipality. The Golden Gate National Cemetery is located in San Bruno.
San Bruno History
The Ohlone Village Urebure was located in the area. After the founding of the San Francisco de Asis Mission the land was used as a pasture for the mission livestock. Later, the area was included in the Rancho Buriburi and became prominent in the dairy farm business. The city was named in tribute to Spanish explorer Captain Bruno Hecate. Substantial development occurred after the well known 1906 earthquake. The city was incorporated in 1914. Japanese Americans were interred in San Bruno during WW II.
San Bruno Attractions
San Mateo Avenue is the prominent street in the downtown area and features a large number of unique shops and restaurants with architecture typical of the early 20th century American West. Residents and visitors can easily travel to nearby San Francisco and tour attractions such as Chinatown, Fisherman's Warf, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Fioli House and Gardens and Hiller Aviation Museum are noteworthy destinations.
San Bruno Activities
San Bruno City Park is a popular location and includes hiking trails, picnic areas and features a recreation center that has an indoor basketball court. Junipero Serra County Park has scenic hiking trails and offers excellent views of the San Francisco Bay. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Montara State Beach, Gray Whale Cove State Beach and the San Bruno Mountain State Park are notable nearby destinations. The popular Great America Theme Park is a short drive away. The Crystal Springs Golf Course is a quality course.
San Bruno Transportation
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is popular with residents. CalTrain offers commuter services to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The San Francisco International Airport provides air travel.