The City of Redwood City is not just a port and business center. It is fast becoming an entertainment center as well. With many restaurants and shops, Redwood City is a great place for families.
The Port of Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County Historical Museum, a full-restored 1910 county courthouse that is now the town square. The courthouse was designed to compete with San Francisco's City Hall, and it has a beautiful plaza, a grand staircase, water fountains, and a breathtaking stained glass dome.
The Lathrop House in the downtown Port of Redwood City is one of the oldest mansions on the peninsula. Located behind the courthouse, Lathrop House was built in 1963 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is owned by the citizens of San Mateo County.