Visit the Thomas Fogarty Winery

Visiting Thomas Fogarty Winery is like something out of a painting, with a lovely mountaintop view and a wide expanse of vineyards. A breathtaking locale and fine wines make the Thomas Fogarty Winery one of the finest wineries Santa Cruz Mountains. Tours and wine-tasting events are held regularly, but you can also find special events such as weddings being held on the property. There is something magical in the air at Thomas Fogarty Winery and that feeling is certainly captured in the award-winning wines. In fact the winery’s selection of Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Cabernets have been called a revival of the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation. If you are planning to visit Half Moon Bay, be sure to include time for a pleasant tour of the Thomas Fogarty Winery and its vineyards. Visit the official website for more information.

Hear live music at Princeton Landing!

Home of an historic live performance from Neil Young, Princeton Landing is a great location for music lovers. Not just a local bar, Princeton Landing is also home to tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes such as fish tacos or porch and chicken enchiladas. While visiting Half Moon Bay, make sure to leave time aside for a bite to eat and a night out at the Princeton Landing. In addition to live music, there are pool tables and an outdoor basketball court to help build up an appetite! Each weekend, the venue is filled with music and music-lovers alike. Blues, reggae, punk, jazz and western music is played by the many local and visiting bands, making it the perfect spot for a night’s entertainment. Please visit the official calendar of events for more information.

Take in a show at the Coastal Rep Theatre

Traveling to the west coast often involves seeing the sites such as the sandy beaches, like Brighton Beach? It’s not in California, you say? It’s in New York? Just tell that to the performers of the Coastal Rep! Each weekend the stage is transformed into various locations including that of the classic Neil Simon comedy. The award-winning troupe has been entertaining audiences since 1986, making them a renowned theater group of the Coastside. For more information, please visit the official website.

Visit Spanishtown Mexican Restaurant

Often when you are traveling, the goal is to eat as the locals do rather than where the tourists eat. The local cuisine of Half Moon Bay California is varied, offering visitors many delicious options to choose from. Spanishtown Mexican Restaurant, just off of Cabrillo Highway, is a wonderful local eatery. The look and feel of the restaurant is both authentic and welcoming at the same time, making you feel like this is more than just a place to eat. The menus is full of tasty treats including burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and tamales. There are also plenty of vegan options!When you are next in the Half Moon Bay area, make sure to check in at the Spanishtown Mexican Restaurant!515 Church Street, Half Moon Bay, CA Tel. (650) 726-7357‎
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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.