Burlingame, CA is full of creative and crafty residents and businesses that are heavily supported by the city and the community. There are several Burlingame attractions, mom-and-pop stores along Burlingame Avenue and Broadway; and the one-of-a-kind Burlingame Pez Museum, which has the largest Pez dispenser in the world. Whether you feel like lounging by a fireplace with a book or whipping laps around the racetrack in a GoKart, Burlingame is full of places and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The Pez Museum is a short ten-minute drive south of San Francisco that features thousands of Pez products and the history of Pez, In fact, this fun candy was initially invented to be a breath mint for smokers. The owner of this museum/store will gladly show you current and vintage Pez dispensers. Although the tour is short and museum isn’t very big, your kids will enjoy the fantastic detail of all the presented products, games and toys. There is even an impressive “Bad Toys” section that contains banned and old-school toys such as lawn darts, which are sure to bring up laughs and nostalgic feelings of childhood. This is perfect for younger children who lack the attention span for a long tour.
The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
Address: 214 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 347-2301
Walk into the artsy Pot-pourri on Broadway for a shopping experience unlike any other. Enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee and a delicious cookie while you browse the gorgeous selection of soaps, cards, candles, books, wind chimes, scarves and more. Pot-pourri has an impressive reputation for being one of the best gifts shops in all of Burlingame! Here you will find a variety of jewelry, blown and fused glass, ceramic pieces, pottery, sculptures, wooden art and jewelry boxes. Pot-pourri aims to provide its customers with a truly unique shopping experience. The owners have collected strange and beautiful artwork from contemporary American artists for more than 35 years. There are two locations in the Bay Area (the second is in Oakland). Residents of Burlingame love the custom orders and registry and gift wrapping services.
Address: 1235 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 347-3400
GoKart Racer on Adrian Road is a popular destination for families, coworkers and friends who are celebrating birthdays, team building or just wanting to hang out. Birthday boys and girls are given a 10-minute race for absolutely free! With two race tracks, Kid Karts, and the newest addition - the Vault Assault Lazer Maze; you can’t go wrong with this place. Bring your own closed-toed shoes, helmet and gloves to save on rentals. On Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Mondays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. the two tracks are actually combined to create a huge “SuperTrack” that is more than 3/8 of a mile, making it the longest indoor track in the nation. Visit it between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday and receive $5 off each GoKart session! Lazer Maze Challenge is #10 for three attempts at your mission, or $4 for one attempt.
Address: 1541 Adrian Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 692-7223
The Burlingame Public Library is a popular destination for many residents, local artists and students. There are always book discussions, art presentations and a variety of events happening for kids, teenagers and adults. Kids can enjoy jewelry making, puppet shows and story time with dramatic staging and much more. Join the Burlingame Book Club by calling Judy Laird at (650) 574-3640. The club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in the conference room on the upper level of the library. Whether you’re looking for that perfect mystery novel to curl up with or some serious studying time for your SATs, the Burlingame Public Library is the perfect location.
Burlingame Public Library
Address: 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 558-7400
Glamtini is the perfect experience for families with young or teenage girls. Decorating hair, nails and makeup with paint, glitter, sequins and so much more; this is the perfect opportunity for your little girl to get “glammed up” without leaving you to clean up the mess! These sessions are hosted by Glamtini Events at the Plum Studios on Lorton Avenue. The packages include party invitations, hair, makeup, nails, dress-up accessories and a 15-minute photo shoot. Visit the website to check out the photo gallery.
Address: 256 Lorton Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 347-1202