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.

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 →
From Highway 1 heading along the coast to Half Moon Bay you’ll see plenty of farms and a bustling harbor and plenty of beaches, so it’s no surprise that this region has fantastic fresh produce and seafood. But Half Moon Bay also excels at distilling, brewing and winemaking. Whether you’re sticking in town or venturing out there are… Read more →
A great family getaway awaits in Half Moon Bay. With beautiful beaches, horseback riding, unique shopping and family farms, there’s plenty of fun for both kids and adults. Here are some top picks for a long weekend getaway.  Friday Go for a ride Ease into the weekend with a horseback ride. Sea Horse Ranch offers guided trail… Read more →
Half Moon Bay is a dream for foodies. From May through December the Coastside farmer’s market showcases some of the best in local produce, but year round you’ll find outstanding farms, seafood and great restaurants that utilize the best local products. Here are some top picks for a long weekend getaway. FRIDAY Ease into the weekend… Read more →
Half Moon Bay is crab central. You can fish for crab, buy directly from fishermen or indulge in crab specials at local restaurants. The recreational Dungeness crab season kicked off on November 4th and the commercial season is slated to open on November 15th, 2017 (check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for… Read more →