Half Moon Bay

The San Francisco Peninsula

Half Moon Bay is a quaint small town in the heart of The San Francisco Peninsula's coastal region. One of the oldest communities in the county, this city grew out of a farm town whose residents cultivated flowers, artichokes, cabbages, sprouts, and pumpkins. Home to many local farms, agriculture is still an important part of Half Moon Bay’s economy to this day and the city is known as the Pumpkin Capital of the World. Every year, the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival and the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off are two of the largest events in Half Moon Bay, attracting over 300,000 visitors!

Things to do in Half Moon Bay include shopping opportunities at Downtown Half Moon Bay, being home to many unique shops, restaurants, wineries, and more. Pillar Point Harbor, homeport to the vital commercial fishing industry, has opportunities for kayaking, drinking local beer at Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., eating fresh seafood, and more. Or take a stroll down Half Moon Bay State Beach and enjoy the beautiful coastal views.



If you're planning a weekend getaway to Half Moon Bay, then you will definitely need a place to get some rest before continuing to explore this beautiful city. Luckily for you, there are numerous hotels in Half Moon Bay that will meet all your needs. Looking for a luxury resort with beautiful coastal views? The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is calling your name. Or maybe you are looking for views of Pillar Point Harbor? The Oceano Hotel & Spa or the Beach House Hotel come to mind. Looking for bed-and-breakfast options? The Half Moon Bay Inn, the Mill Rose Inn or the San Benito House are some options for you!



Enjoy a cold craft beer at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company or a delicious Lobster Roll at Sam’s Chowder House. Located in Main Street, Pasta Moon offers freshly-made pasta, while Flying Fish & Grill serves some of the best Fish & Chips in the area.

In the mood to dine with a view? Miramar Beach Restaurant and Navio offer some of the best views, in addition to delicious meals. End your day with a glass of wine at Barterra Winery or head up HWY 92 and visit La Nebbia Winery.

Outdoor Dining at Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay

Visitors dining outside at Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, California.




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