Articles by Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman is a local food and travel writer. She’s the author of Williams Sonoma New Flavors for Appetizers and Wine Passport Portugal and has written for food, travel and lifestyle publications including Afar, Food Network, Marin magazine, Fodor's and 7x7. After years of driving past Half Moon Bay on her way to and from UC Santa Cruz, she’s now happy to stop and fully enjoy its charms.

There’s a lot to be said for a change of scenery and the Half Moon Bay Coastside is famous for beautiful scenery. Anyone who has taken a day off work knows that just getting out of your usual routine can help to relieve stress, so when a true vacation is out of the question, consider the benefits of a workcation. It’s a great way to… Read more →
The Half Moon Bay Coastside is blessed with mild weather all year round. While in winter it can be rainy, cloudy and windy, the temperature rarely dips below about 40°F. The weather can also change quickly, from foggy in the morning to sunny in the afternoon, so it’s easy to take advantage of even the briefest dry moments to explore… Read more →
The secret to a quick and easy getaway is a midweek stay in Half Moon Bay. Visiting during the week has a number of advantages that will take your visit from good to great. A close destination for the greater Bay Area, Half Moon Bay is the perfect place for a night or two or even three. Here are five great reasons to visit during… Read more →
Everyone needs a little romance in their life and Half Moon Bay provides plenty of options, regardless of the weather. All it takes is a little planning ahead to make a memorable experience for two. Here are some terrific picks for a sweet weekend getaway. FRIDAY Check in For your escape, choose accommodations to fit your style.… Read more →
Half Moon Bay is a dream for nature lovers. The coastline offers paths for hiking and biking, camping and while the water is too cold for swimming, it’s great for surfing, boating and standup paddle boarding. It also affords wonderful opportunities to see wildlife including whales, porpoises, birds and elephant seals. Here are some highlights… Read more →