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  • 3D Demonstration

    The science and technology behind 3D printing is growing so rapidly that we are now able to accomplish feats that were once only possible on Science Fiction television shows like Star Trek....

    If you are interested in this fascinating field, you will want to attend the Explore 3D Printing event at the Millbrae Library on Saturday, November 18. The drop-in workshop takes place from 1:30-3:00 PM, and it is the perfect place for the whole family to spend an afternoon. To make it even better, the Millbrae Library is only about half a mile, a short walk, from El Rancho Inn. The event will feature printing demonstrations as well as how the technology can be incorporated into our everyday lives. Once you have finished indulging your intellectual and curious side, make your way back to the hotel for a delicious dinner of contemporary American cuisine at Terrace Café and Veranda Bar.

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  • Halloween Festival Fun

    On October 28, The Peninsula Ballet Theatre will be hosting their first ever Halloween Festival....

    The fun and excitement starts at 5PM and doesn’t stop until 8PM. The beautiful venue where this event will be held is only about 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn, so you and your family should definitely stop by. There will all kinds of fun activities and games for the kids and the parents too. Of course, there will be trick or treating, and the festival will also feature a variety of carnival games. Brave visitors will have a spooky good time at the Haunted Werehouse. Other highlights of this exciting festival include a costume fashion show and a pizza dinner. Get your tickets early because this is one event that is sure to sell out, and you and your family do not want to miss out on all of the fun.

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  • Fore!

    The best golf courses in the world are challenging, beautifully maintained, and full of surprises. Sharp Park Golf Course, a public course located only 15 minutes from El Rancho Inn, checks all of those boxes. ...

    It is the perfect place for scratch golfers and weekend hacks alike. The course has been called “The Poor Man’s Pebble Beach,” and this is in no way a bad thing. Throughout the course, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as well as the surrounding mountains. Some of the most challenging holes wrap around Laguna Salada, a natural lake in the park. Not only is course beautiful, but it also has a rich history since it was designed by Alister MacKenzie who also helped create Augusta National. Additionally, Golfweek Magazine named the course one of America’s 50 Greatest Municipal Courses. So be sure to pack your clubs because this is one golfing experience that you will not want to miss.

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  • Play Ball

    The Major League Baseball season is quickly coming to an end, but there is still time to enjoy a San Francisco Giants game. The Giants home stadium, AT&T Park is only about 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn by car, so getting there is a snap. ...

    In August alone, the Giants have home games against the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Saint Louis Cardinals. If you are lucky, you might see Buster Posey or Hunter Pence hit a homerun, Brandon Crawford or Brandon Belt make an amazing defensive play, or maybe even a pitching gem from Matt Cain or Johnny Cueto. Hopefully the home town team can pull out a victory, but even if they don’t, you are sure to have a blast at the beautiful stadium. Be sure to take a walk around the ballpark to take in the amazing view of McCovey Cove just past the right field wall.

    AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

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  • Jay Alexander's Marrakech Magic Theater

    If you are looking for a fun night out doing something a bit off the beaten path, then you will definitely want to experience the show at the Marrakech Magic Theater. The theater is located only about half an hour from El Rancho Inn and features one of the most unique performances in the area. ...

    Jay Alexander is sure to shock and amaze you with his feats of magic, mentalism, and psychological feats all mixed with a healthy dose of comedy. A crowd favorite is Alexander’s unbelievable human lie detection. Doors open about an hour before show time so you can enjoy some cocktails, appetizers, and even pre-show mysteries and illusions. With rave reviews from Bono of U2 and Monty Python’s John Cleese, two men who know a thing or two about entertaining and comedy, Jay Alexander’s show is sure to leave you with a big smile on your face.

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  • Learn Some Local History

    If you have an interest and love for history, then you will most definitely want to visit the Millbrae Historical Museum. With summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to leisurely stroll the half a mile or so from El Rancho Inn to the museum. The Millbrae Museum celebrates the history of Millbrae and the surrounding area. ...

    The building itself, built in 1895, is a converted house that once served as the dwelling place for the resident manager of the Spring Valley Water Company. The restored house now contains numerous artifacts, photos, furniture, and documents that all highlight what life was like in Millbrae near the end of the 19th century. Volunteer docents are available for questions every Saturday from 12-4 PM to answer any questions you may have. This one of a kind museum is an excellent place to spend a relaxing afternoon indulging your intellectual side.

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  • Millbrae Farmers' Market

    Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Millbrae Farmers’ Market is held in the City Parking lot on Broadway from 8am to 1pm. Located less than a mile from El Rancho Inn, walk to the farmer’s market and enjoy the fresh air on your way. Of course, the Millbrae Farmers’ Market has plenty of vendors selling fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, but this market has even more to offer. ...

    Every week, there are also flowers, plants, and even homemade baked goods for sale. You are almost guaranteed to find a new favorite pastry or dessert as you wander through the market. In addition, Bay Area musicians regularly play at the farmer’s market which just adds to the peaceful and relaxing ambience of the whole experience. You may have been to a farmer’s market before, but you have not ever experienced the local flavor and fun of the Millbrae Farmers’ Market.

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  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane

    If you are looking for an afternoon away from the fast paced lifestyle of the city, then you will want to visit the most unique park in Millbrae. Located only a mile and a half from El Rancho Inn, Bayfront Park has a little bit of everything. Take in amazing views of the Bay and Downtown San Francisco or enjoy a leisurely stroll or jog along a pedestrian-friendly path. ...

    Yet, one of the most exciting things about Bayfront Park is the unique opportunity to watch planes land and take off from the San Francisco Airport. There is nothing quite like the view of a 747 as it descends over the Bay en route to SFO. After a fun day of plane, bird, and people watching, make your way back to the hotel for delicious American Cuisine at the Terrace Café.

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