When you travel across this great nation of ours, you see the most amazing sights. Just off Highway 92 in scenic Half Moon Bay, California are the Dinosaurs of Spanishtown. At first glance, you’d think that you had stumbled onto the set of the next Steven Spielberg movie, but the gigantic metal sculptures are very real and leave a lasting impression for even the most jaded amongst us. A home to many local artists, Spanishtown is a magnificent spot to shop for pottery and other handcrafted goods.Just be sure to tip the dinosaurs on your way back to the car.
A landmark to the area, the Moss Beach Distillery is an historic establishment dating back to the Prohibition era of 1920’s when it produced home-brewed whiskey. Situated on the seaside, guests find themselves faced with a spectacular view of the ocean making for an overwhelmingly romantic experience.Don’t be so taken in by the view that you forget the food, however, as the local halibut and sea bass are highly recommended. While you are waiting for the main dish to arrive, I advise dining on the shooter trio that includes several varieties of oysters and perhaps a tasty cocktail. If you find yourself seduced by the Moss Beach Distillery as many have been over the years, have no fear as Cypress Inn is a short drive away. The Moss Beach Distillery is also the ideal spot for anniversaries, weddings, corporate celebrations and other special events, so keep this spot in mind for your next get together.For more information including seasonal specials, please visit the official website, http://www.mossbeachdistillery.com.
When you are visiting the west coast, sand, sun and surf should be utmost in importance. In addition to these three important aspects is fine food. The Flying Fish Grill on Main Street and Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay has garnered roaring acclaim from locals. From fish tacos to the ahi tuna salad, the Flying Fish Grill has a spectacular assortment of seafood dishes. Reviewers claim that it is one of the best kept secrets of the area, so I hope I am not ruining it for those in the know by letting you in on the fantastic eats that can be had at this establishment.Please visit the official website, flyingfishgrill.net, for more information.