The Main Street Grill


One of the best pieces of advice that any season traveler can give is that when you are looking for the best place to have a meal, eat where the locals do. If there is any truth to that dictum, The Main Street Grill is the best meal in town. If you are looking for a place to grab a hearty breakfast before starting off on your day trip up the PCH, this is the place to go. While the traditional fare of pancakes and eggs may suit some, I recommend the Main Street Special of eggs with diced Italian sausage, ground beef, spinach, mushrooms, onions and herbs. After that kind of start, you will be ready for anything.A local institution for the past 23 years, this is a restaurant with character to spare. Diners are welcome to eat at the counter and watch the chef ply his trade, often breaking into song as he does so!For more info, check out their website.

Barbara’s Fish Trap


Right next to the ocean you can find a great local restaurant, Barbara’s Fish Trap. From the outside, the restaurant looks more like a fancy cafe. But don’t let outward appearances fool you into thinking that this is anything other than a family-run establishment. Overlooking the pier, diners enjoy some of the best local seafood around. The fish and chips is a solid good bet but I can also recommend the clam chowder. An ideal spot for a meal by sunset, Barbara’s Fish Trap has fantastic food and a stunning natural character helped by its stunning view of the sea.Referred to by locals as the place cooks go to eat great seafood, make sure to try the signature dish, The Fish Trap (batter fried calamari, zucchini, fillet, prawns, scallops and fries) for a meal you will never forget.Click here for more info!

Visit Pescadero State Beach


Sun sand and surf are wonderful restoratives for the body mind and soul. You will be hard-pressed to find a more restful and wondrous locale than Pescadero State Beach. Just a few miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway One, the beach is an oasis of sandy coves resting on rolling waves. Beach combers may find themselves frolicking in tide pools or roaming along the rocky cliffs. An ideal pot for a picnic or some lazy fishing, Pescadero State Beach is a natural beauty of Half Moon Bay California.For more information, please visit the official website.

Take the kids to Lemos Farm!


Looking for the perfect place to take the family during your trip to Half Moon Bay, CA? Why not try Lemos Farm?Located on beautiful San Mateo Road, Lemos Farm is full of activities year-round. The kids can take a ride on the John Deer Engine Choo-choo Train or a pony ride in the open coral! A family operation since 1942, Lemos Farm has been a staple to the area and attracted its share of newcomers as well. With Christmas Tree and Pumpkin festival events as well, the farm is always an ideal place to spend the afternoon.For more information, please visit the official website.
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Located approximately 35 minutes
south of San Francisco in the
Bay Area, this stunning slice of
the Golden State boasts an
unrivaled combination of
coastal town friendliness, charm
and natural beauty.

From romantic inns and luxurious coastal resorts
to budget-friendly brand hotels, the Half Moon Bay
area’s variety of lodging offers a perfect fit for
everyone visiting Northern California & the SF Bay Area.

There are four regions to explore in the Northern
California bay area of the San Mateo County Coastside.