Half Moon Bay is an oceanfront hamlet along scenic Highway 1, less than an hour from our Redwood City hotel. This quaint seaside community features beautiful beaches, championship golf courses, wonderful wineries, a farmers' market and infinite outdoor activities, such as horseback riding and whale watching. Explore the charming downtown district lined with eclectic restaurants, boutiques and sidewalk cafés. One of the most popular attractions is the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival attracting thousands of visitors each fall.
Vary per attraction
Art & Pumpkin Festival
Coastal Flower Market
Pacific Coast Dream Machines
Dining and wine tasting
What attractions will you find in Half Moon Bay?
Half Moon Bay is a breathtaking coastal town for fun, romance and adventure. Discover exciting attractions like Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Coastal Repertory Theatre, Le Nebbia Winery and Redwood Tree Scenic Drive. The historic downtown area is home to many quaint shops, art galleries, restaurants, and cafés. Along the coastline, visitors will find numerous nurseries and farms, beaches, fine dining restaurants, and shops with arts and crafts. Visit the Coastside Farmer's Market, May through December, with fresh, creative food from local farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
What is the best time of year for whale watching in Half Moon Bay?
From December through May, thousands of gray whales swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds. Half Moon Bay puts you right in the heart of the annual gray whale migration.