Top 10 Things To See And Do In Foster City

The amphitheater at Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park © Rebecca Ezrin
The amphitheater at Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park © Rebecca Ezrin
Photo of Rebecca Ezrin
9 February 2017

Foster City is unique in-and-of-itself due to its development on a landfill. Strolling through the city, however, you would never have any suspicion of its foundation. Full of watersides, restaurants and endless parks, Foster City’s beautiful scenery is the perfect setup for a family-friendly lifestyle.

Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC)

Located in the heart of Foster City is the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, a beneficiary of The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco. Regardless of its association, the organization openly welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and ages. From its award-winning pre-school, to its many summer camp options, to its 50,000 square foot athletic facility, the PJCC caters to the needs of many.

PJCC, 800 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City, CA, USA +1 650 212 7522

The Foster City PJCC | © Rebecca Ezrin

The Foster City PJCC | © Rebecca Ezrin

Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park

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The pier at Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park
The pier at Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park | © Rebecca Ezrin
In memory of Congressman Leo J. Ryan lies this twenty-acre recreational park. Overlooking Central Lake, Leo J. Ryan Park includes an outdoor amphitheater, as well as a boardwalk and a lawn, which make the park perfectly suitable for hosting an array of events. These include concerts, graduations, a 4th of July festival and an annual dragon boat race.

William E. Walker Recreation Center

The Foster City Recreation Center unifies the community by providing a space in which the needs of many can be accommodated. Several of its eight rooms, including its banquet hall, are complemented with a beautiful view of the lagoon. The rec-center also offers summers camp programs as well as a variety of classes.

William E. Walker Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City, CA, USA +1 650 286 3380

Structure from of the William E. Walker Recreation Center | © Rebecca Ezrin

Structure from of the William E. Walker Recreation Center | © Rebecca Ezrin

CityFest

Formerly known as the Arts and Wine Festival, this event is Foster City’s largest, and it has occurred annually for the past 45 years. CityFest includes about 175 vendors that promote art, food and wine. With live music, an amusement park and a food court full of diverse options, the pleasant aura of the event attracts thousands.

CityFest, 650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA, USA +1 650 286 3380

The Vibe

The Vibe serves as a supervised hangout for teenagers, where they are able to meet up with their friends after school or over weekends. Following registration, teenagers have access to the facility’s many offerings, including game tables, television and video games. The teen center also hosts special events such as dances and sports tournaments.

The Vibe, 670 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA, USA +1 650 286 3254

The Vibe | © Rebecca Ezrin

The Vibe | © Rebecca Ezrin

Foster City Lagoons

Foster City contains a whopping 16.5 miles and 212 acres of lagoon canals, all of which intertwine through the city’s man-made land. Residents of Foster City take full advantage of the water by engaging in activities such as wind surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Additionally, many waterside residents complete the luxury lifestyle by having their own electric boats.

Lagoons, Foster City, CA, USA

People canoe in the lagoon off of Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park | © Rebecca Ezrin

People canoe in the lagoon off of Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park | © Rebecca Ezrin