Between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, California, is the primary coastal town and getaway destination. Boasting views so beautiful that they've inspired poetry, Half Moon Bay is the kind of place you'll never wish to leave. From the pristine beaches to the quaint downtown hotels in Half Moon Bay, you won't have a problem feeling good here.
Go horseback riding, swim in the ocean, golf, shop at boutiques, and more during your stay. Half Moon Bay State Beach is top-notch, and an afternoon sunbathing there would certainly relax you. Cowell Ranch Beach features cliffs with epic views of the bay, which makes for excellent photo opportunities, and the Pigeon Point Lighthouse is an incredible structure that was constructed in 1871. Once you've had enough seaside attractions, rest at one of those cozy Half Moon Bay hotels and then make your way to Montara Mountain for an adventurous hike. Cycling and driving along famous Highway 1 is also a ton of fun. And if you wish to see a musical or play, check out the Coastal Repertory Theatre downtown.
All the action is on Main Street—the main drag in town. Sip of artisan coffee at a cafe, taste local wine at a cellar, eat fresh local seafood at one of the eateries, and shop at niche shops in between. The Coastside Farmers' Market—open May through December—is also held downtown and is the place to buy everything from tasty breads to regional honey. What's also nice about the Main Street area is that you can still find many cheap hotels in Half Moon Bay within walking range.
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