Explore Half Moon Bay: A quick guide to discovering the city’s finest

This coastal city in San Mateo County, California is the perfect escape from the busy city. Whether you are looking for some exciting outdoor activities, startling sights and wonders or a peaceful view of parks and nature, Half Moon Bay is surely the best place to be. So here’s a list of the finest place to visit at Half Moon Bay.

COASTSIDE TRAIL

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If you are looking for a place with a stunning view of the ocean while biking or strolling around, Halfmoon Bay Coastside Trail might just be right for you. Its paved trail makes it easy for people to do brisk walking or a hassle-free biking. This 7.7 mile trail parallel to the Pacific Coast is definitely a sight to behold. The trails easy access to the beach makes it a good combination for surfers and bikers alike The scenic view of the ocean and hanging cliffs can be enjoyed by everyone while bird watching or simply nature viewing. Families and cliques can go here for a literal walk in park. Its easy to moderate trail makes it perfect for everyone. And if you are that type who is not into these activities, you can do a short leisure walk or sit on the bench while listening to the crashing of the waves from the ocean.

Tips:
Don’t forget to bring your camera with you and take a picture of the scenic view of the ocean and the wildlife.
Mornings can be chilly, foggy or sometimes drizzly since it’s near the ocean, so it’s best if you bring something with you to protect you from the cold breeze, or better yet try visiting the place any time of the day except during early morning. Weekends are usually jam packed with cyclists, bikers and families, so if you are bringing your own car, better arrive early.

How to get there:
Just go to https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/coastside-trail , and click directions.
For an accurate weather condition, you can visit http://www.wunderground.com and type Halfmoon Bay Coastside on the search bar.

Parking and Trail Access
To reach the Half Moon Bay State Beach visitor center, take State Route 1 and turn on Kelly Avenue toward the coast. The visitor center is at the end of Kelly Avenue. Park in the visitor center parking lot. There is no parking at the endpoints.

Additional parking is available at Venice Beach, at the end of Venice Boulevard off SR 1, and Dunes Beach, at the end of Young Avenue off SR1.

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PURISIMA CREEK REDWOODS PRESERVE

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If you are looking for the best place to train for your next backpacking trip just around the bay area, well look no further, Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve is highly recommended for a great hike for you and your friends. Lots of redwoods provide visitors with shaded hike as the sun will not directly hit you as you go through a lot of uphill climbing(and downhill of course). Adding to the challenge other than the uphill and downhill climb are the narrow and wide paths. At some point in the trail, hikers will get an astonishing view of the bay area, just the perfect time for come picture taking and a short rest. Well-marked trails provide hikers an idea of the mileage and how much more to take. Banana slugs, blackberry vines and ferns are almost everywhere. Animals like rabbits, deers and a lot more will also greet you during your hike, too. Truly, a lovely biodiversity. This hidden gem near Halfmoon Bay should be on everyone’s list to visit.

Tips:
The place can get crowded especially during the weekends.
Bring lots of water with you to fuel yourself as you go along the challenging trail.
Arrive early on the place as there can sometimes be a moderate trail traffic.
Dogs are not allowed in the preserve.
Smoking is prohibited on preserves.
Helmets are required for all riders at all times.

Planning on some stroll or vigorous hike soon? Here’s how to get here:
Visit http://www.openspace.org/preserves/purisima-creek-redwoods , enter your location on the search bar and click “get directions”.
For an accurate weather condition, you can visit http://www.willyweather.com and type Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve on the search bar.

McNee Ranch Park

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McNeee Ranch Park is located at San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County approximately 20miles South of San Francisco and 8 miles North of Half Moon Bay on Highway. It offers an amazing scenery of the Pacific Ocean and a wide panoramic view of the San Mateo County Coast. The 3-hour hike can be exhausting at first, but the view at the top, especially when the weather is clear is worth your every leg pain and back ache.

McNee Ranch is every mountain biker’s favorite because of its rugged slope. Definitely a great spot for horseback riding, biking or just contemplating the view. Animals and birds are abundant here, plus a diverse area of grassland and coastal scrubs, too. The park is almost totally exposed with few to none sheltered spots, so ready yourself from the scorching heat of the sun. For more info, contact State Park main office at Half Moon Bay at (650) 726-8819.

Tips
Check the weather beforehand if you plan to visit the place.
Bikers can get in your way so always be alert.
Bring binoculars with you especially during winter season for whale watching.
You can bring pets with you, but must be on leash.
Wear your hiking shoes and don’t forget to bring lots of fluids to get you through the days hike.
Things you need to know:
No entrance fee
Free parking is available at Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Open daily from 8am til sunset

How to get there:
For directions you can visit http://www.stateparks.com/mcnee_ranch_state_park_driving_directions.html

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Unique Spring Wedding Ideas at Half Moon Bay

Ring by spring! Planning a spring wedding in Half Moon Bay? Pretty pastels, sky-high cakes, bold brows and gold foil paper – know how to make them yours. See spring wedding colors, dresses, flowers and venue and more with these ideas.

Pastels Aplenty

Spring is all about pastels (think: soft yellow, blush pink and light lavender). Layer with shiny metallics like copper and rose gold for a luxe look, or pair with neutrals like gray and taupe to keep the palette from feeling too “Easter.”

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Spring 2017 Wedding Dress Trends

The Spring 2017 bridal runways were full of major wedding dress inspiration! Check their designs at www.brides.com.

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Tall Tiers

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Floral Prints

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Add a pop of color with a pretty floral pattern. Pastel, floral-print bridal gowns were big on the spring runways. Want to stick with white? Dress your bridesmaids in a happy print instead. You could even opt for printed floral pocket squares for the guys to tie the whole bridal party look together.

Springs Greens and Blooms

Embrace this blooming season in full force. Green garlands of ivy, lemon leaves or seeded eucalyptus will add a fresh look to long feasting tables or aisles. Or opt for flowering branche9cf595ba-aa32-4cb9-ac79-5fac39dc03c4-rs_768s, like cherry blossoms or forsythia—they’ll add height to your reception tables and make for easy conversation.

Gaga for Gold

Gold foil reigns! The foil trend—gold, rose gold, sliver and copper—is here to stay. From light dustings to full-on gold rushes, this luxe printing technique can add a fancy touch to an otherwise casual invitation

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Wedding Venues in Half Moon Bay

The Hastings House Garden –  lovely private outdoor setting, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links – With its unparalleled bluff-top Pacific views and luxurious amenities, Half Moon Bay Golf Links is the ultimate wedding ceremony location.

Long Branch Half Moon Bay Wedding Site – Long Branch Farms provides the perfect setting for a memorable wedding. This old west town, located in Half Moon Bay, has everything you’ll need for your wedding.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – Sweeping ocean views, an exclusive coastal setting and inviting décor are only the beginning of what make our resort the ideal venue for your destination wedding in Half Moon Bay.

Accommodation for your Family and Guests

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Whether the wedding is in your hometown or far away, it is important to manage your family and guests accommodation to ensure their comfort. Harbor View Inn offers comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms as well as a newly remodeled single king and single queen rooms in order to accommodate your needs. It is located in 51 Ave Alhambra Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. You can BOOK HERE.

 

Free Travel Apps for Families

Are you looking for the best apps for traveling families? If you’re bringing a smartphone or tablet make sure you have these great travel apps for a memorable and stress-free adventure.

PackPoint Packing List

PackPoint Packing List app icon.Pack like a pro with PackPoint Packing List. This app suggests what to pack based on weather conditions in your destination, planned activities, and the number of nights you’ll be away. For more tips, you can also note if you’ll have access to laundry facilities, if kids will be repeating outfits during the trip, and if you’ll be traveling internationally. PackPoint is free on Apple and Android smartphones.

GateGuru

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Manage your flights and layovers with GateGuru, which offers real-time flight information, including security line wait times and details for terminals and gates. The app also allows you to reserve rental cars and nearby hotels. GateGuru is free on Apple, Android and Windows phones.

MyTSA

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Check flight delays, carry-on rules, weather conditions, and more with MyTSA. The Transportation Security Administration’s free app helps families get through security quickly and easily, and passengers can even provide feedback about their experience. MyTSA is free on Apple and Android smartphones.

 

Waze

Waze app icon.No one likes traffic jams, especially when there are kids in tow. Waze is a free traffic and navigation app that uses real-time information to direct you to your destination. It will automatically re-route you around traffic jams, guide you with turn-by-turn voice instructions, tell you where the closest gas station is, and estimate your time of arrival, plus your friends’ time of arrival if you’re all heading to the same place. Waze is free on Apple, Android and Windows smartphones.

USA Rest Stops

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Download USA Rest Stops before your family road trip and you’ll never have to search for a gas station or convenience store again. This app lists rest stops along major highways in every state — use the map to see how far you are from the closest rest stop, plus see how busy it is before you arrive. Activate notifications so you’ll know when you’re close to a rest stop, too, or see where they’re located before you even leave home. USA Rest Stops is free on Apple and Android smartphones.

HopStop

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There’s no need to be nervous about public transportation with HopStop, which offers schedules and door-to-door directions, plus approximate costs for buses, trains and subways. The free app can be used in more than 600 cities across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. HopStop is available for Apple smartphones.

ATM Hunter

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MasterCard’s free ATM Hunter app will help you quickly locate the closest machine. It uses GPS to find your location and point you in the right direction. Find an ATM or a specific bank — it’ll do both. Plus, it works internationally, offers bank and machine hours, tells you about surcharge fees, and more. ATM Hunter is free on Apple, Android and Windows phones.

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Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

Things To Do in Half Moon Bay with Kids

There are a lot of reasons to bring your family and kids to Half Moon Bay.  Referred to as the World Pumpkin Capital, Half Moon Bay is the main coastal town between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, where you can find so much more than pumpkins. Plan the best spring getaway and explore plenty of adventures with your kids at this beautiful coastal city.

A Side Trip For Goat Cheese and Artichoke Bread in Pescadero:

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A 30-minute drive from Half Moon Bay, Pescadero has three must-dos with kids: Harley Goat Farms for goat cheese sampling and a tour if you time it right, a stop at Arcangeli Grocery Co. for a loaf of artichoke bread, and lunch or dinner at Duarte’s Tavern where cream of artichoke and cream of chili soup is a highlight. Tip: There are picnic tables near the grocery and goat cheese pairs very well with artichoke bread.

Rest and grab a bite at Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.:

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If your kids can’t leave their pets at home, dogs are welcome on the patio at Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. where spent grain leftover from the brewing process is made into “Mavericks Bones” dog biscuits. The pesto whole Dungeness crab and crab nachos are a must-try.

Grab your own take-home sized version  of pumpkin at Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm:

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If you miss the great pumpkin weigh-off in October, the 2014 winner weighed in at a whopping 2,058 pounds, you can buy your own take-home sized version at seasonal pumpkin patches. Also, during the rest of the year, local restaurants feature a variety of pumpkin dishes and desserts.

Experience and taste Scotland in California:

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The sound of bagpipes playing is the first clue that there’s something Scottish about The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. One look at the seaside cliffs and guests are transported to the coast of Scotland though the sunset is pure California. The resort has enough on-site activities to keep the entire family busy though the view is so stunning it’s tempting to curl up in the adirondack chairs and never leave.

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Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

 

Romantic Ways to Show Your Love for Someone

There are plenty of things you can do to show your love, keep the romance alive and make your beloved feel special.This Valentine’s Day you just have to do something out of ordinary to show how much you love them.

Write a love letter.

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Don’t worry about not being a professional writer. Write a personal note from the heart, telling your honey everything you love about them and why your life is so much better with them in it. And if you really want to get creative, you might try your hand at writing a poem.

Create a photo book of your favorite memories together.

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Pick out photos of special times you have shared together. Use an online image publishing company like Shutterfly or go to your local big box store or pharmacy’s photo center and upload your photos. Pick the design you want to use to tell your story. And the image publishing company or photo center will create and print your book.

Make a surprise package.

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Fill a bag with items you know your loved one likes such as sweet or salty snacks and other little tokens of your affection. Include a personal note and slip the goody bag into their purse, briefcase or lunch bag.

Engage in an activity your loved one likes to do.

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If your partner loves sports, get tickets to the big game and go together. Pay attention to the game and show your interest instead of acting bored. Or if your partner is into cultural events, go to a gallery opening or theater performance. Challenge yourself to learn something new.

Pamper them.

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Run a bubble bath for her and light a few candles. Take care of getting the kids to bed while she relaxes. Or, give your loved one a foot massage to relieve sore muscles and help them relax.

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Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

SAVOR A SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DINNER AT THE RITZ-CARLTON OCEAN VIEW RESTAURANTS

Are you looking for a nice, waterfront restaurant to make reservations for Valentines Day? The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay which is set in the Pumpkin Capital of the World is perfect for you. It is surrounded by organic farms and world-renowned wineries that has access to the finest offerings of the area.

NAVIO

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Boasting exceptional seafood dishes and a comfortable California-inspired design, the cuisine in Navio combines the subtle flavors of the sea with fresh textures and light savory accompaniments. The chef highlights approachable flavors that reference the best of coastal dining from all around the world.

THE PRIVATE DINING ROOM:

Located just off the main restaurant
Grand oval, refined wood table
Spectacular views of the Ocean Lawn, ocean waves and the Old Course 18th fairway
Seats up to 12 guests

THE FIREPLACE ROOM:

Space can be set with a single table, family-style seating or multiple smaller tables
Features wood paneling, a roaring fireplace and windows lining the entire west wall for spectacular sunsets
Seats up to 40 guests and is based on availability with minimum purchase for the entire space
Available Monday through Thursday

THE CHEF’S TABLE:

Located adjacent to the Navio kitchen
Chef creates custom prix-fixe menu tailored to guests’ preferences and visits the table to describe each course
Reservations available Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 6 or 7 p.m.
Seats up to 8 guests

THE CONSERVATORY

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The Conservatory concept grew from people who lived in the city having the desire to bring nature into their urban life. In The Conservatory does just that through his commitment to presenting fresh, organic, community grown ingredients. From the homegrown cocktails to main dishes, they prepare each one to fulfill the appetite and please the senses, all while promoting good health, sustaining the environment, and supporting the local economy. The Conservatory believes that everyone benefits when they know the source of their food and its journey from seed to table.

Serving daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Full bar specializing in homegrown cocktails crafted from the live growing wall
Views of The Ocean Lawn and Pacific Ocean
Comfortable furnishings
Seats up to 80 guests
Reservations are not accepted

CORK WINE BAR

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Cork Wine Bar features Vintner Series wine tastings, local cheeses, expert sommeliers and over 5,000 bottles of wine. Cork Wine Bar is an upscale Bay Area wine bar that offers flights of wines as well as wine by the glass. Our sommeliers specialize in introducing guests to new and interesting wines and educating them on every aspect of wines, wineries and varietals.

Custom-built wine room with breathtaking ocean views
Sommelier-selected wine flights
Wines by the glass and bottle
Reservations are not required
Open Monday through Thursday: 4 to 9 p.m., Friday: 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday: 3 to 10 p.m., Sunday: 3 to 9 p.m.

THE OCEAN TERRACE

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Ocean views and cozy firepits create a memorable setting for wine, cocktails, beer and light fare at The Ocean Terrace. Enjoy alfresco dinning overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sit back and listen to the crashing waves while you sip on a signature cocktail, glass of fine wine or beer of your choice.

Open daily at 12 p.m. to sunset (weather permitting)
Wine by the glass and bottle, variety of local beers and crafted cocktails
Seaside snacks including light bites and soups

SOURCE: www.ritzcarlton.com

Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

Romantic DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Are you bored of chocolates and roses? If you want to give your loved ones a much-needed boost this Valentine’s Day, these DIY gifts are perfect for you. Nothing beats a one-of-a-kind gift you’ve made with your own two hands.

52 Reasons I Love You

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The reasons are countless, but an abridged list makes a more manageable gift for Valentine’s Day. Turn a deck of playing cards into the most unique gift your valentine has ever received. See “52 Reasons I Love You” Cards Tutorial.

U Complete Me Pillow

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It’s all about the pillow talk this Valentine’s Day. Turn a pair of plain pillowcases into a romantic gift for your sweetie with a DIY iron-on message of love. See

Making Memory Candles
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Display your favorite photos in a whole new way. Using see-through contact paper and black and white versions of your favorite photos, turn a set of plain candle holders into a romantic gift that displays your favorite moments forever. See “Making Memory Candles” tutorial.

Be Mine Candy Wrappers
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It doesn’t get much better than chocolate. For a sweet DIY treat, remove the labels from your special someone’s favorite nugget chocolates, and create your own in their place. See “Be Mine Candy Wrappers” tutorial.
Bake it in a Cake
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You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make these cute and delicious cupcakes, complete with a heart shape inside. They make a sweet and romantic gift for that special someone in your life, whether for a special occasion or for whenever! Click here for the “How to bake a heart into your cupcakes” video tutorial.
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Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

10 Ways to Rock Your Christmas Present

Christmas is nearly upon us and here are the ways for you to rock your Christmas gift wrapping this year. These beautifully wrapped gifts will not only impress but will really show someone you care.

1. Adorn Your Gifts

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2. Match Gift Tags To Your Color Scheme

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Pair pre-printed gift tags that reinforce your Christmas decorating scheme with boxes wrapped in chocolate and metallic to add character under the tree.

3. Wrap Gifts To Match Your Decor

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Embellish gifts with Christmas ornaments that coordinate with your decor.

4. Make Your Own Gift Tags

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Make your own gingerbread man gift tags out of playing cards. Use a cookie cutter to trace the shape onto a deck of cards. Cut out and punch a hole in the tops to string onto Christmas gifts and ribbons. Bright paper finishes the look.

5. Get Creative With Gift Tags

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Save money by making your own gift tags. Use a color copier to make copies of tartan fabrics, and cut it into rectangles to create gift tags. Add bells as a finishing touch.

6. Give Goodie Bags

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Let your decorations double as goodie bags. These faux cardinals roost on baskets of treats that can be gifts for departing guests or something extra on a Christmas morning.

7. Wrap Gifts in Burlap

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Send your guests away with something thoughtful to mark the occasion by wrapping a simple gift in burlap. Display them by the gate or door so that friends can pick them up as they depart.

8. Choose a Gift Wrapping Style

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Set the scene with beautifully packaged gifts under the tree. Try a traditional, natural, vintage or glitzy look for picture-perfect packages.

9. Wrap Luxuriously

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Layer varying widths of ribbon on top of each other for a pretty presentation. Finish off packages with colored tags embellished with calligraphy.

10. Forget Red & Green

Give your gifts decor-worthy style with patterned papers, white satin ribbons, and clever tie-ons.

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Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

Holiday Activities at Santa’s Tree Farm and Village

Aside from Choose and Cut Christmas tree in the farm with 6 different kinds of Christmas trees, all growing on Santa’s Tree Farm and Village, there are lots of awesome activities you can do here. Visit Santa’s Village conveniently located on Hwy 92 in Half Moon Bay for a fun array of holiday activities and events for the whole family to enjoy.

Sleigh Bells Gift Shoppe

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Sleigh Bells Gift Shoppe in the Dickens Square area inside the Elves Workshop is filled with handmade wreaths, garland, table top trees, Santa hats, tree stands, ornaments, toys, Christmas stockings and much more for your gift giving, Christmas decorating and Christmas tree needs. Open weekends till December 18th, 9:30am-4:30pm.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

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A 20-minute storytime with Mrs. Claus suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. Older children will enjoy being a part of the event as well. Stories take place in Mrs. Claus’s own special cottage. Books may include animal favorites such as “Grumpy Badgers Christmas”, “Santa Mouse Where Are You?”, and “The Christmas Hat” with little owl. Others may include “The First Christmas” and the Scholastic Preschool series “Froggy’s Christmas”. Books may also include educational stories about Christmas trees for young children.

Weekends till December 18th, $8 per child. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Parent or guardian admission is free.)

Train Rides

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Choo Choo!! Take a ride on the Santa Express. We load in Dickens Square and take a slow ride around the farm enoying the views of the trees and Pilarcitos Creek and, of course, passing through Gumdrop Pass Covered Bridge before returning to Dickens Square.
Sing Christmas carols to the holiday music that plays in each train car, whether you choose the open air car, the first car behind the engine or the caboose. Stay seated for the duration of the ride and all aboard!

Santa Express runs weekends from 9am-4pm till December 18th.

Letters from Santa

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Personalized letter from Santa Claus mailed to your child detailing things about their visit with Santa that only Santa and your child would know, such as what your child was wearing on the day of their visit with Santa Claus and a mention of special friends and other family members….proving that, yes, Santa is real!

Elves Workshop

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No visit to Santa’s Tree Farm would be complete without a visit to the Elves Workshop. Our workshop is sure to bring a smile to kids’ faces, young and old alike! While here, enjoy the following activites and features:

Christmas Stocking Decorating Station

Help your children create a lasting memory with their own hand-decorated Christmas stocking. All the materials your children will need are provided. Just bring your Christmas spirit!

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Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

Night of Lights to Sparkle in Half Moon Bay

If you are looking for a holiday event for the whole family, Night of Lights Celebration is perfect for you. The 2016 Night of Lights in Half Moon Bay is on Friday, December 2 starting 6pm to 9pm.

The event features a tree lighting ceremony in Mac Dutra Plaza, a Parade of Lights down Main Street, carolers, musical entertainment, roasted chestnuts and activities for the kids. The heart of the parade will be the hundreds of local children decked with holiday lights, marching down main Street in the parade.

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The Night of Lights will continue as local shops open wide their doors for holiday shoppers. Some shops will serve light refreshments. Local restaurants along Main Street will also be open late.

Stop by the shop for some beautiful Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers and wines for your holiday festivities! Half Moon Bay’s annual Night of Lights is a holiday event not to be missed this season!

Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms, a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!