Articles by Garrick Ramirez

Garrick Ramirez is a freelance writer and photographer who loves sharing compelling destinations within California. As a native, he has yet to tire of exploring the many cities, small towns, and natural splendor found throughout the state. His travel guides have appeared in the SF Chronicle, Via Magazine, and The Mercury News among others. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Each year, the Half Moon Bay Coastside is transformed into an autumn wonderland oozing with fall goodness. During the season, the pastoral coast is blanketed in pumpkin patches that would make the Peanuts gang proud, teeming with orange gourds, hayrides, and spooky haunted houses. The pumpkin capital of the world is also home to an… Read more →
With an an inspiring coastal setting, accessible locale, and unique venues that will delight your team—and your budget office—The Half Moon Bay Coastside provides a compelling destination for offsite meetings and corporate retreats. Located 40 minutes from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the pastoral region feels worlds away with… Read more →
We could tell you about Half Moon Bay Golf Links’ 36-holes of oceanfront golf—one course designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, the other a Scottish-style stunner with ocean vistas from every hole—or the many perks you’ll enjoy including turnkey group outings and one-click service from GPS-equipped carts. Yet, you need only glance at the iconic 18th hole of The Old Course… Read more →
At Sea Crest School, you’re likely to spy kids in lab glasses, grasping circuitry in one hand and paint brushes in the other, likely in the midst of some community-based project, but almost certainly having a blast. What may appear to be a play-based science museum is actually a fully-accredited, high-performing independent school. “Sea Crest is a place where children are… Read more →
With dazzling vistas and heaps of seaside charm, the Coastside’s historic lighthouses continue to beckon visitors to their scenic shores. In the 19th century, the towering beacons ensured safe passage for the many seafaring vessels that braved California’s fog-shrouded shores following the Gold Rush. Today, the iconic structures… Read more →