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The Half Moon Bay Coastside is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, whether you're visiting for Valentine's day or any other time of year. Here are some of our favorite ways to spend time with the special person in your life. stroll Along the beach The stunning vistas of the Coastside make this an ideal spot for a long… Read more →
The old town district of Main Street serves as the very gateway to this magnetic seaside town. The historic motorway intersects highway 92, offering a nostalgic jaunt into the earliest established region of Half Moon Bay. Enveloped in rolling countryside, evidence of a robust past is peppered throughout the downtown architecture, the retail establishments and unique cultural events. Today’s… Read more →
You won't see much snow on the Half Moon Bay Coastside, but you can still experience your own winter wonderland when you're here during the holiday season. Here are some of our favorite things to do when the days grow short. Fill Up on Crab Dungeness crab season in California arrives in early November, so it's no surprise that crab… Read more →
The Pumpkin Capital of the World is priming itself for one of its most celebrated seasonal events, the 49th Annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. On October 19 and 20, the seaside town will brim with happy festival goers in this Epic autumnal celebration of the gourd, which spans historic Main Street and the surrounding coastal areas… Read more →
A former stop on the Ocean Shore Railroad, the quiet community of Moss Beach has lured visitors since its inception in the 1880s. Today, the railroad is long gone, but the magnificent coastal splendor remains. Though just 22 miles from the clamor of nearby San Francisco, Moss Beach’s undisturbed coastline feels worlds away. Here,… Read more →
With grand-scale splendor and small-town charm, the Half Moon Bay Coastside is a beloved destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Yet, it’s not just visitors flocking to its shores. As jobs—and housing prices—heat up in nearby San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the Coastside is becoming an attractive residential option… Read more →
Offering more than the usual surf and sand, Miramar Beach is a hidden gem within the Half Moon Bay Coastside. Here, you’ll discover a charming, tight-knit coastal community brimming with quaint beach homes, bohemian vibes, and plenty of activities to fill a weekend. WHAT TO DO Miramar Beach A popular destination on sunny days,… Read more →
Since I live in Pacifica and work in Half Moon Bay, there have only been a few times that I have stayed at one of the many hotel properties in Half Moon Bay. On the evening of March 12, 2019, I was faced with staying in town when an extremely stormy night forced the closure of Highway 1. After being turned around twice by CHP in… Read more →
After a 2-year closure for major renovations, the Ocean View Inn is back in business and the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce team recently had a chance to visit the re-imagined hotel property. Upon entering the Inn, we were welcomed with an extensive modernized look, starting with the Inn’s lobby area that is filled with light and… Read more →
Coffin varnish, jiggle soup, and bathtub gin are just some of the colorful names used to describe the moonshine that filled Coastside stills and speakeasies during the Prohibition years of 1920 to 1933. Thanks to a landscape of secluded canyons and fog-shrouded coves—plus close proximity to a major market such as San Francisco—… Read more →