Dubbed the "City of Trees," Burlingame recreational facilities, lush parks, and sweeping open spaces invite residents to take full advantage of the sun-drenched climate and year-round opportunities for outdoor activity. Nearby Bay, ocean, and mountain sites are appreciated by the many San Francisco commuters who have chosen the city as their residential haven. Employment opportunities within the city continue to expand, mixing international enterprises, nationally known corporations, and independent businesses. Transportation advantages include the close proximity of San Francisco International Airport, Southern Pacific Railroad, and a major north/south artery. A highly developed hospitality sector has opened the door for elegant hotels and conference facilities, inviting the proliferation of wonderful restaurants and shopping districts filled with boutiques and treasures. With its San Francisco Bay location, the city offers panoramic vistas of the Bay, the Burlingame hills, and the magnificent skyline of San Francisco.