The suburban City of Burlingame, with approximately 28,000 people, is located in San Mateo County, on the San Francisco Peninsula. The city has in fact, a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay.
Its total area encompasses 6.1 square miles; 4.4 square miles of it is land, and 1.7 square miles of it (27.25%) is water.
The nearby hills protect Burlingame from strong winds and heavy fogs, that’s why the city’s climate is considered temperate, and some people even describe it as “Mediterranean.” Temperatures range from 54 degrees to 82 degrees in July, and from 39 degrees to 57 degrees in January.
From April through October the weather is mostly sunny, and it usually rains between November and March, but just eighty percent of the average annual rainfall (about 20 inches).
The “Indian summer”, with clear skies and sometimes high temperatures, takes place during the months of September and October.
Snow is very rare in the area, but 200 miles away in Lake Tahoe, there’s plenty snow to enjoy.