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.

A bustling gathering spot since 2000, Half Moon Brewing Co. draws locals and visitors alike with killer views, brews, and grub. Situated along the shoreline in charming Pillar Point Harbor, the welcoming craft brewery and restaurant offers a sense of place with fresh local seafood, beers brewed onsite, and an expansive, light-strung… Read more →
When the Coastside’s famously large swells start picking up, so, too, does excitement for the Mavericks Surf Challenge. First held in 1999, the thrilling big wave surf contest draws an elite group of surfers from around the globe—from Australia to Portugal—to brave towering waves that frequently top twenty-five feet. Given the… Read more →
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 →