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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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Mavericks
Mavericks
Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail
Half Moon Bay 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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Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Pescadero Beach
Pescadero Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pasta Moon
Pasta Moon
Price: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Gluten Free
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sam's Chowder House
Sam's Chowder House
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Price: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Barbara's Fishtrap
Barbara's Fishtrap
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mezza Luna
Mezza Luna
Price: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Comfort Inn Half Moon Bay
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn Half Moon Bay
$142 - $246
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Half Moon Bay Inn
Half Moon Bay Inn
$115 - $300
Ranked #6 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
Pacific Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Pacific Victorian Bed and Breakfast
$150 - $195
Ranked #7 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Beach House at Half Moon Bay
3.5 of 5
Beach House at Half Moon Bay
$265 - $484
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
3.0 of 5
Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
$233 - $381
Ranked #1 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
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Half Moon Bay Lodge
3.0 of 5
Half Moon Bay Lodge
$224 - $330
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
$553 - $1,188
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
$275 - $412
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
4.0 of 5
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
$199 - $481
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in San Mateo
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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.