The City of San Carlos, situated along Highway 101 between San Francisco and San Jose is a terrific place to visit and reside. The beautiful residential community rests on the San Francisco Bay and is surrounded by scenic parks, hiking and biking trails, historic sites, exciting attractions, entertainment and concert venues, golf courses and picturesque Pacific beaches. San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Palo Alto are just a few minutes by car. Whether traveling for business or leisure, the Bay Area presents an exciting environment for sightseeing.San Carlos, "The City of Good Living", aims for a "small town" feel. Its main downtown area is composed mostly of small shops and restaurants. San Carlos was the first city in California to open a charter school (San Carlos Charter Learning Center), and its schools rank consistently well in state-wide lists.
San Carlos is home to San Carlos Airport and two museums. Located downtown, the San Carlos History Museum is dedicated to the display of the history of the town from early native American history to the space age. This museum is open every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. The Hiller Air Museum, a museum specializing in helicopter and aviation history, which contains a replica of the first aircraft to fly, the aircraft with the longest recorded wingspan, and the nose section of a Boeing 747.