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Daly City

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Daly City

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Daly City is in San Mateo County in the Peninsula region of California's Bay Area.


Daly City will always be known as San Francisco's neighbor to the south, or the "Gateway to the Peninsula" as it is officially called. But even apart from San Francisco, Daly City has a rich history. From early settlers to political troublemakers to boxers to farmers, Daly City's historical landscape is filled with fascinating and quirky characters. The city has evolved from a primarily rural town into the most populous city in San Mateo County– and a significant center for business and recreation as well.


Daly City has a mild climate, with wet, mild winters and dry summers. In most months, you can expect the temperature be in the 60s or 70s degrees Fahrenheit (between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius). Be prepared for cool humid weather, even in the summer (except September), when persistent fog often envelops the city.


Daly City has a varied ethnic composition with the distinction of having the second largest Asian community in the United States. In a comparison of cities with a population of 100,000 or more, the 2000 Census showed that the top two cities with the highest Asian population are Honolulu and Daly City.

Get in

By plane

There are three airports in the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • San Francisco International, [1] (IATA: SFO) located about 10 mi (16 km) south of the city.
  • Oakland International, [2] (IATA: OAK) in the East Bay.
  • Mineta San Jose International, [3] (IATA: SJC) in Silicon Valley, about 1 hour south of San Francisco.

Oakland and San Jose tend to offer more discount airline flights, while San Francisco Airport attracts more international flights and can be more convenient for those staying in the city.

By train

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), ☎+1 415 989-2278, [4] provides a regional frequent rail service connecting much of the East Bay and Contra Costa County with Daly City, San Francisco and the San Francisco Airport through the Transbay Tube, a tunnel underneath San Francisco Bay. BART operates five routes, of which four reach Daly City. BART also meets Caltrain at Millbrae. Bicycles are allowed on BART except between stations designated in the schedule brochure during commute hours. Fares vary depending with distance traveled, and start at $1.40 for trips within the city. You will need to insert your ticket into barriers when entering and exiting the system. Tickets hold a balance, deducting the appropriate price for each trip, so someone who plans to use the system several times can buy a $10 or $20 ticket and not worry about fares until the card is used up.

San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), ☎+1 800 660-4287, [5] is the administrative body for the principal public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. Caltrain and the TA have contracted with the District to serve as their managing agency, under the direction of their appointed boards.

By car

There are one major highway into Daly City, Interstate 280,a scenic route into the city.

Get around




Serramonte Shopping Center
Westlake Shopping Center
King Plaza Shopping Center
Skyline Plaza Shopping Center
Pacific Plaza Business Center
A three-phase mixed-use development located next to the Daly City BART station.




Get out

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