From Cupid Row to Rose Lane, we’ve compiled a list of Valentine-themed places in San Mateo County where you can pledge to participate in Census 2020

Valentine’s Day is a time to express love or friendship for another person with cards, flowers, candy and other symbols of affection.

It’s also a time to show love for your community by pledging to participate in the 2020 Census. National Census Day is April 1!

An accurate count of all people will help determine funding for critical services that bind our communities together, such as:

Food and nutrition assistance (WIC, CalFresh, school lunches)
Housing and homelessness services
Early education, quality child care
Highway planning and construction
Special education grants
Health care
And more.

Our communities benefit the most when everyone is counted. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to take a special friend to any of these spots in San Mateo County with names associated with romance and friendship.

Snap a photo and post it on your social media platform with the tag #ValentinesDay #SMCounts #EveryoneCounts


Cupid Row, San Bruno: The “City with a Heart” gets its nickname from this tiny street that tops a series of interlocking lanes in the shape hearts.

Rose Lane, Belmont: The tradition of giving flowers on Valentine’s Day dates back centuries. The romantically inclined can select the perfect rose from more than 13,000 flower shops in the United States.*

Sunset Trail, Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve: This 0.8-mile trail is known for its spectacular native wildflower displays. And its sunset views, of course.

Moonlight Court, South San Francisco: “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” Channel your inner Dean Martin as you watch the moon rise here (or, if you prefer, in Half Moon Bay).

Blossom Court, Daly City or Blossom Lane, San Carlos: Support your local growers: the value of floral and nursery crops grown indoors in San Mateo County in 2018 totaled $87.9 million, up $5.3 million from the prior year.

Diamond Avenue, South San Francisco: In 2017, the median age at which men in the United States first got married was about 30 years old, 28 years old for women.*

Sugarloaf Mountain, San Mateo: This has nothing to do with this park in San Mateo but, speaking of sugar, did you know San Mateo County is home to the oldest family-owned chocolate company in the United States – Guittard Chocolate Company? And one of the most recognizable – See’s Candies?  

Jasmine Way, East Palo Alto: Common in perfumes for the fragrance of its flowers, jasmine is used in marriage and religious ceremonies in many cultures.

*Source: U.S. Census data