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Who needs the North Pole when you’ve got Half Moon Bay? The coast oozes with unique local experiences that are in perfect keeping with the “small is beautiful” holiday theme this year. 1. Celebrate Get in the holiday mood by taking the whole family to a festive event this season. Weekends really come alive with entertainment and… Read more →
Choosing the perfect Christmas tree can be a cherished annual family tradition, especially if you are heading to a tree farm with your whole clan. As the days grow shorter, and we head into Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, the coast becomes a winter wonderland. If a Christmas tree is part of your family… Read more →
Fall is one of our favorite times of year on the Half Moon Bay Coastside, and we're so excited to share the season with you. While the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival won't be held this October, much of that same Autumn magic is still here waiting for you, so come to the Coastside and enjoy it at your own pace this… Read more →
Each year, the Half Moon Bay Coastside is transformed into an autumn wonderland oozing with fall goodness. During the season, the pastoral coast is blanketed in pumpkin patches that would make the Peanuts gang proud, teeming with orange gourds, hayrides, and spooky haunted houses. The pumpkin capital of the world is also home to an… Read more →
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 →
The Coastside is blessed with a variety of natural settings, from sandy ocean beaches to old ranch lands. Trails lead you along dramatic ocean bluffs, through wetlands teeming with wildlife, and under serene redwoods. On the Coastside, you can also stroll through three historic towns: Half Moon Bay, Princeton-by-the-Sea, and… 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 →
The tiny town of Pescadero, just a short drive from Half Moon Bay, is a unique rural environment where you can slow down the pace of your life. Just 14 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the town of Pescadero is part of the coast’s rural farming and ranching community. The town is small but offers… 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 →