Category Archives: Halfmoon Bay

Half Moon Bay Restaurants That Offer Thanksgiving Meals

Thanksgiving Day is one of the national holidays that will let each families with their friends and loved ones celebrate a day of giving gratitude for all the blessings received. Locals and travelers wanted to have social gatherings and eat together during this season. Some have discovered the pleasure of spending time on the Coastside during the Thanksgiving weekend and eat at the local restaurants which offer sumptuous meals. Below are restaurants in Half Moon Bay that can serve you a special Thanksgiving Day menu.

CETRELLA RESTAURANT

Cetrella offers rustic, worldly and free-spirited Mediterranean-rim and California coastal cuisine that isvlocated in downtown Half Moon Bay. They are serving pumpkin soup or house-smoked salmon for Starters. Entree choices are risoto, swordfish, or roasted turkey. For dessert you can choose from cream puff, affogato and sorbet du jour. For reservations, you can reach them at 650.726.4090

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via Cetrella’s website gallery

MOSS BEACH DISTILERY

The restaurant is located on the cliff, above a secluded beach and overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a perfect location for special dinner during Thanksgiving Day. Mosss Beach menu this year is Turkey Special (herb rubbed turkey dinner, white and dark meat, white wine gravy, cranberry-pork sausage stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, candied yams, green beans, and cranberry relish). Pumpkin pie with whipped cream as their dessert special. Call for Reservations: 650-728-5595 – Hours: 11:30am-8pm.

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Tables with gas fires outside the restaurant – via Yelp

THE RITZ-CARLTON

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom will have a Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch Served from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at $150 per person, $75 per child ages 5 to 12 and children four and under are complimentary. So gather with family and friends for a delightful brunch featuring live music and favorite traditional fare. Reservations: (650) 712-7040.

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via Ritz-Carlton Photo Gallery

PASTA MOON

Pasta Moon is located in downtown Half Moon Bay by the creek is committed to the Farm to Table concept.
The entree is a choice of Norbest Natural Organic Family Traditional Roasted Turkey, “Steamship” Braised Beef Shortribs, Grilled Arctic Char or Swiss Chard & Leek Cannelloni. Surely you will enjoy this specials that is made freshly in house. Reservations: (650) 726-5125 — Hours: 12:00pm-7:00pm.

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Table setting overlooking the garden via Yelp

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!

For online reservations, click here. You may also call us at (800) 886-6997.

“Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off” – A Prestigious Half Moon Bay Event

The most awaited event this year is fast approaching. Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is a famous and prestigious event in Half Moon Bay during October of the year. This year’s event is happening on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California. Champions will be awarded a special $30,000 mega prize. Wow! Isn’t that amazing?

To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. To view the official rules for Half Moon Bay’s Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, visit this link. The grand champion mega-gourd, along with the top five weigh-off pumpkins, will be displayed at the Pumpkin Festival, October 17-18. Mark your calendar and bring your whole family to witness this grand event in Half Moon Bay. Festival goers can get their photo taken alongside the grand champion gourd.

For a glimpse of last year’s event, watch the video below.

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Photos originally published in http://www.miramarevents.com

For the complete details of the 42nd Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off event, visit www.miramarevents.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!

For online reservations, click here. You may also call us at (800) 886-6997.

Appreciate the Beauty of Half Moon Bay through these Pinterest Posts

 Half Moon Bay is known with wonderful views, beautiful sunset and a best place for ocean viewing. This place will surely give you a unique opportunity to embrace the gorgeous places. Below are some of the top Pinterest posts for Half Moon Bay that will make you recommend to someone who is considering a relaxed vacation, looking for special events venue and sightseeing.

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A wedding photo held at the Half Moon Bay Golf Course. – from Portrait Design by Shanti

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The breath taking view of Pescadero Beach originally published in www.amyglaze.com.

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Beautiful sunset at Half Moon Bay by Chris Gin

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Another perfect cliff view from Half Moon Bay Golf Links.

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Colorful Half Moon Bay coast side at night – originally posted in halfmoonbaychamber.org

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!

For online reservations, click here. You may also call us at (800) 886-6997.

5 Ways to Spend the Last Days of Summer in Half Moon Bay, California

Want to explore and experience the last days of summer in the coastal city of California?

Half Moon Bay will not disappoint you. It is a perfect destination for all the adventurous summer people out there. Half Moon Bay offers breathtaking sites, exciting summer activities that a family or group of friends will enjoy.

Listed below are five ways to spend your last days of summer in Half Moon Bay, California.

1. Be challenged by outdoor activities

Who doesn’t love beaches during summer? Half Moon Bay has amazing beaches like Half Moon Bay State Beach, Mavericks, Miramar Beach and Pescadero Beach. If you love surfing, the best surfing location is Mavericks which offers best big waves. It is also the place of professional surfers. Aside from Mavericks, Open Ocean Surfing is present if you are into windsurfing, kitesurfing and other water sports. If you want to see outstanding opportunity for coastal Gray Whale watching, you can go to Oceanic Society. Half Moon Bay has a lot of beautiful beaches to enjoy summer lounging!

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2. Food and Wine Tripping

For sure, wine lovers and people who love exploring authentic food will enjoy the best winery and restaurants in Half Moon Bay. One of the long-established wineries in the area is La Nebbia Winery which is located in the picturesque hills of Half Moon Bay. Lots of tourists and locals have enjoyed private parties and tours aside from wine tasting.

For private dining, Half Moon Bay offers Pasta Moon Restaurant and Bar which is committed to the farm to table concept that offers fresh and sustainable menu. It has also variant private dining spaces.

TestTo learn more about La Nebbia Winery, feel free to visit their website

3. Classes and Workshop

For educational and amazing art classes, you may want to try Half Moon Bay Art Glass. Classes include “make your own mini pumpkin” which you find very exciting! It has patient teachers who will teach the procedure of making a piece of glass art. Aside from individual classes they also offer corporate events at their Glass Blowing Shop. If you find it interesting, come and book your class there!

75b93dce284d8b72a9768fb82e78fa4bJelly fish lamps via Half Moon Bay Art Glass

4. Discover Wildlife

Discovering wildlife is one of the exciting summer activities. Perfect place for this is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve where more than 200 species of birds are nested. You can also view lots of seals sunning themselves by the beach. If you want to discover more, feel free to have a nature walk in this very rich preserve.

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5. Enjoy Shopping

Shoppers’ will have options in Half Moon Bay. The best woodwork shop to visit is Gallery M. Each of the stunning pieces were made by their quality craftsmen. There is also a little store called Nasturtium Art of Living that sells nice pieces, jewellery and yards which you can give away to your relatives and friends as souvenirs. Shoppers who went there find the items with reasonable pricing.

104390738_scaled_320x240To view Gallery M products visit their product page

TOP 3 Tourists Spot in Half Moon Bay via TripAdvisor

The city of Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast in one of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. It is located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco which make it one of the favorite tourist destination in the Bay Area.

If you are touring Half Moon Bay for the first time, read on…because you are about to discover the gems in this city.

TripAdvisor has listed top 30 tourist destination in Half Moon Bay and today we will uncover the TOP 3.

1. Half Moon Bay State Beach

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This photo was originally published in TripAdvisor

If you are into picnicing, fishing and sunbathing this is could be the best beach for you. It has four miles of broad, sandy beaches stretch out perfect for lounging or beach bumming.

Location/Directions
The beach is located a half-mile west of Highway 1 with 3 parking lots in the City of Half Moon Bay. The three parking and beach access points are below:

Francis Beach, at the end of Kelly Avenue in the City of Half Moon Bay.
Venice Beach, at the end of Venice Boulevard off Highway 1.
Dunes Beach at the end of Young Avenue off Highway 1.

Learn More About the Half Moon Bay State Beach Here

2. Mavericks

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This photo was originally published in Wikipedea

Mavericks is one of the best surfing location in North California. It has been favorited by a lot of professional surfers. The beach stretches for about 2 miles just reaching Pillar Point Harbor. Many of the world’s best big wave surfers would visit Mavericks during the winter season and challenge the massive waves which can crest at 25 feet and reach up to 80 feet. Not every skilled surfer can become big wave surfer. This is an entire class of riders that take on the most challenging of waves in Maverick, Half Moon Bay. As a matter of fact, the big wave competition at Mavericks is an invitational event and only the most daring surfers accept the risk and challenge of riding such big waves. The great waves are caused by the unique underwater rock formation and needless to say, this is not the ideal place for beginners.

Learn More About Mavericks Here

3. Pescadero Beach

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A review Posted in TripAdvisor

Pescader means “a place to fish” in Spanish.

Pescadero Beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities.

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Photo was originally published in TripAdvisor

Location/Directions
The beach is located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway One.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

Facilities/Activities
Dogs are prohibited on the beach and in the Natural Preserve at all times. Please refrain from removing shells, driftwood, and other natural beach features.

Learn More About Pescadero Beach Here

Need a room to stay in Half Moon Bay? Checkout Harbor View Inn.

See How to Enjoy Half Moon Bay through Instagram Posts

Summer is almost here, but a lot of locals and tourists has been already taking advantage of enjoying Halfmoon Bay spring love. We hand picked top 5 best photos shot in Halfmoon Bay shared via Instagram.

1. Fishing is the name of the Game:

Didn’t get any myself, but these two got one! ~80 pulls #salmonfishing #saltlife #salmon #fishermenneverlie #newcaptainpete #hmb #halfmoonbay #pillarpointharbor #girlsfishtoo #girlwhofish #fisherwoman #fishing #fishingtrip #salmontrolling #oceanfishing

This photo from @fishermenneverlie is undeniably showing so much fun!

2. Travel in Style

Half moon Bay with family #weekend #lunch #americanlife #halfmoonbay #hotel #Ritzcarlton #withfamily

@elaine_yuling_liao is definitely looking gorge and fashionable in this photo.

3. MUST eat seafood.

#seafood lovely restaurant!! #Halfmoonbay #Saturday #summer #family

 

@yingyyz sure know how to spend the weekend 🙂

4. Water view is LOVE!

My favorite #nature walk along the bluffs overlooking #Mavericks in #HalfMoonBay #California

 

Can we all agree that @outdoorfashionista to experience such a lovely place?

5. Can’t forget about the coffee.

#Latte #coffee #arataicafe #halfmoonbay ☕

 

 

Who doesn’t love coffee? Well there might be some. But isn’t @michelleholtzhausen to be in Halfmoon bay and enjoy coffee too?

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Disclaimer: Hello Halfmoon Bay does not own any of the photos posted here. All photos were from Instagram and were linked from top-hashtags.com.