Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, on the Pacific Ocean coast. This quaint coastal town is 17 miles south of San Francisco on US Hwy 1. Half Moon Bay is 11 miles west of San Mateo, Interstate US Hwy-280 and Interstate US Hwy 101. In spite of its proximity to highly urbanized areas, this town maintains it's quaint atmosphere due to its relative inaccessibility. There are only two; two-lane roads into town, both are narrow, winding mountain roads fraught with auto accidents, maintenance issues and traffic. In spite of all that, people flock to this area to enjoy the cooler coastal weather, broad ocean sand beaches and small town atmosphere.
Incorporated in 1959, Half Moon Bay offers a wide variety of public and private attractions. The historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses. Pedestrians, bikes and equestrians can access local beaches and parks. Golf can be enjoyed at two of California's finest courses. The City and coast side are home to numerous nurseries and farms. The Pumpkin Festival held in October draws hundreds of thousands of people to the coast to enjoy its panoramic vistas, fine cuisine, arts, crafts and genuine hospitality.
Half Moon Bay is located in San Mateo County south of San Francisco between Moss Beach and San Gregorio along Highway 1 west of San Mateo.
Half Moon Bay is part of the San Francisco, California metro area.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Harbor House Bed and Breakfast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Anchorage Restaurant |
Golf Half Moon Bay Golf Club |
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05/24 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.