Burlingame is a city in the U.S. state of California. Situated in San Mateo County on the San Francisco Peninsula, this affluent area offers considerable San Francisco Bay shoreline. Named after diplomat Anson Burlingame, this city is famous for the remaining examples of Victorian architecture, and the residential area’s high quality of life.
Burlingame’s economy is primarily based on its proximity to the San Francisco International Airport and healthcare services. Major employers with office space or other facilities in Burlingame include Mills Peninsula Health Services, LSG/Sky Chefs Inc., Guittard Chocolate, Virgin America, Zecco.com, Natsume, and China Airlines.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Burlingame is home to the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia. PEZ is the brand name of an Austrian candy and their mechanical pocket dispensers. PEZ dispensers are highly collectable. The Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia is reported to have a sample of every PEZ dispenser ever sold. The owners of the museum initially had a computer store with a few PEZ dispensers displayed. The customers were more interested in the candy dispensers than they were the computers, so the Museum was born. Dining options in Burlingame include Straits Restaurant, Elephant Bar, Broadway Grill, Sapore Italiano Inc, Ristorante Rocca, and Il Fornaio. Mingalaba serves Burmese and Chinese cuisine, dishes that are particularly popular include coconut rice and the mango pudding.
The nearest major airport to Burlingame is San Francisco International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from San Francisco, just 4 miles from the city center. BART and Caltrain are the two rapid transit systems in the area. There are also regional rail lines provided by Amtrak which provide transport in and out of the area.