Articles by Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman is a local food and travel writer. She’s the author of Williams Sonoma New Flavors for Appetizers and Wine Passport Portugal and has written for food, travel and lifestyle publications including Afar, Food Network, Marin magazine, Fodor's and 7x7. After years of driving past Half Moon Bay on her way to and from UC Santa Cruz, she’s now happy to stop and fully enjoy its charms.

When it comes to dining, Half Moon Bay has something for everyone. You’ll find a wide range of options, from pub food to fine dining, to BBQ to pizza. Whether you are looking for a great spot for coffee in the morning or a romantic dinner for two, or elevated diner classics from a star chef, you can find it in and around Half Moon… Read more →
If you’re looking for the right destination for a multigenerational family group, you’ve found it. One of the great joys of Half Moon Bay is the myriad of outdoor activities that are easily accessible for everyone from kids to grandparents. Come for a few days to fully explore the easy trails, enticing beaches, educational farms and… Read more →
One of the most dramatic and scenic stretches of the Pacific Coast Highway, full of winding curves on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the shoreline, was once known for landslides, hence the name “Devil’s Slide.” Today, Devil’s Slide is no longer so “devilish.” Instead it’s a serene and spectacular path for communing with nature,… Read more →
There’s a lot to be said for a change of scenery and the Half Moon Bay Coastside is famous for beautiful scenery. Anyone who has taken a day off work knows that just getting out of your usual routine can help to relieve stress, so when a true vacation is out of the question, consider the benefits of a workcation. It’s a great way to… Read more →
The Half Moon Bay Coastside is blessed with mild weather all year round. While in winter it can be rainy, cloudy and windy, the temperature rarely dips below about 40°F. The weather can also change quickly, from foggy in the morning to sunny in the afternoon, so it’s easy to take advantage of even the briefest dry moments to explore… Read more →