Half Moon Bay
With Views of the Pacific Ocean that can take your breath away and susets that can paint the sky colors you would ave never imagined, Half Moon Bay is a wonderful place t lilve. Although the small town holds many small entertainment places, its close proximity to San Francisco, San Jose and Monterey provide it with a wide range of many exciting places to visit.
Downtown Half Moon Bay
Want a quiet shopping experience? Head downtown to find small shops, local dining and entertainment.
*Outdoor Cafes and restaurants
*Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (3rd weekend in October)
Wild Life Discovery
Enjoy the sea lions, tide pools, whales, elephant seals, harbor seals, birds and much more. This area offers sanctuary to many species in search of rest and nourishment.
*Ano Nuevo State Reserve - elephant seal mating ground
*Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - tide pools, harbor seal home
*Whale watching trips
*Monterey bay Aquarium
*San Francisco Bay Aquarium
Pillar Point Harbor
Delight in the sun as you walk along the harbor. Home too many restaurants, shops, fishing, and entertainment, the harbor is not to be overlooked.
*Mavericks Surf Shop
*Oceano Hotel and Spa
*Hot fishing spots
*Whale watching trips
Enjoy the history of a small town as you discover haunted dining, a jailhouse, a beautiful view from lighthouses and much more.
*Half Moon Bay Jail
*Point Montara Lighthouse
*The Johnson House
*Moss Beach Distillery
Picnics, ocean breeze, horseback riding, camping and surfing. Bask in the sun and stroll along the coastline as you discover the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
*Dune Beach/Roosevelt Beach (payment for parking required)
*Half Moon Bay State Beach (camping spots available/payment for parking required)
*Gray Whale Cove
Scream on top of racing roller coasters, explore the piers of San Francisco, discover the outdoors, learn about ocean life, take in local art and festivals.
*California's Great America
*Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk
*Montery bay Aquarium
* San Francisco's Pier 39
*Sea Horse ranch - horse rides along the beach, Half Moon Bay
*Fitzgerald Marine reserve - Moss Beach
*Long Branch ranch - old western town, Half Moon Bay
*Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival (3rd weekend of October)
*Dream Machines - Air and Car show at Half Moon Bay Airport (3rd weekend in April)
Walking, Hiking, Biking
Delight in the great outdoors, from a hike along the coastal mountains to a casual walk along the coastal trails. Enjoy the coast from the tops of horses or bikes, taking in the gorgeous views.
*Coastal Trail - 6+ miles along the coastal bluffs
*Montara Mountain - walk, bike, and hike the mountains above the coastline
*Seahorse ranch - enjoy the coastal trail and romantic horseback ride
*Memorial State Park
*Butano State Park