Half Moon Bay is set amid the rugged, natural beauty that exemplifies Northern California. Less than 30 miles south of San Francisco, this city offers a Half Moon Bay vacation to remember, and it is perfect for anyone seeking an outdoor retreat that combines dramatic coastal views with surrounding forested hills. Do you desire the chance to commune with nature while enjoying the benefits of a vibrant artistic community? Start packing now!
Once you book one of Travelocity's Half Moon Bay packages, you can look forward to hikes along the Coastside Trail and afternoons lounging on the wide, sandy expanse that makes up the famous Half Moon Bay State Beach. Spot the whales as they migrate from your vantage point at Gray Whale Cove State Beach before wandering the Pillar Point Harbor. You can rent a paddle boat to explore the waters, or you can just leave the navigation to others by joining a boat tour. Don't forget to indulge at one of the harbor's fantastic seafood restaurants.
Fall brings the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. For more than 40 years, the event has drawn in people to enjoy the work of local artists and experience the local wine, ales, food, and music—and pumpkins, of course. If you're enjoying your Half Moon Bay vacation package in early summer, you'll be treated to the colorful Portuguese-heritage dances and parade that mark Chamarita (Holy Ghost Festival celebrating the end of a famine and Queen Isabella) and the two-day La Honda Faire and Music Festival held in the redwoods every June.
Are you already scrolling through Travelocity's list of Half Moon Bay hotels to find a favorite? With affordable rates on lodgings, as well as Half Moon Bay car rentals, you know you'll have plenty of extra cash to enjoy the tastes, sounds, and gorgeous scenery in the area. Get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app, and book your trip today!