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Half Moon Bay
A mere 45-minute drive from San Francisco lies Half Moon Bay, an idyllic enclave and truly the perfect place to spend some time away from the big city. Horseback ride along a scenic beach, play golf on a spectacular course overlooking the ocean or browse through the numerous shops and art galleries in the historic section. If you decide to stay, as many do, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at any of the town's fine restaurants. Then check into an enchanting bed and breakfast, a charming inn or boutique hotel. Your Half Moon Bay experience will not be soon forgotten.

All things to do » Things to do

Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Waterfront Coastside Trail
Waterfront Coastside Trail
Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Pescadero Beach
Pescadero Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Mavericks
Mavericks
Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pasta Moon
Pasta Moon
Price: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Cafe Capistrano
Cafe Capistrano
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Central American
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
3-Zero Cafe
3-Zero Cafe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Blue Sky Farms
Blue Sky Farms
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Eclectic, Californian, Healthy
Flying Fish Grill
Flying Fish Grill
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Half Moon Bay Inn
Half Moon Bay Inn
$115 - $300
Ranked #7 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Red Roof Inn San Francisco Airport
2.5 of 5
Red Roof Inn San Francisco Airport
$108 - $277
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
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Stanford Park Hotel
4.0 of 5
Stanford Park Hotel
$249 - $639
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Menlo Park
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
3.0 of 5
Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
$194 - $328
Ranked #1 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
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Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5
Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast
$143 - $278
Ranked #3 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
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The Inn at Mavericks
The Inn at Mavericks
$179 - $295
Ranked #4 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
$517 - $1,072
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
4.0 of 5
Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
$230 - $364
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
4.0 of 5
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
$137 - $496
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.