Things To Do

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 →
Step back in time with this colorful self-guided walking tour of downtown Half Moon Bay. With charming storefronts brimming with locally owned shops and eateries, Downtown Half Moon Bay epitomizes old-fashioned Main Street. Its tree-lined sidewalks and well-preserved 19th century buildings recall a simpler, more personable time… Read more →
Waterfront dining and local ingredients highlight the region’s allure. Sam’s Chowder House sits steps from the shore with front row views of the Pacific—close enough to spy migrating whales leap from the water—and exceptional seafood that’s gained a loyal following and a shout-out on the Today Show. Yet, the family-owned and… Read more →
The elephant seals aren’t the only things worth flapping your flippers for. With thousands of feisty northern elephant seals swarming its shores each year, Año Nuevo offers one of the most thrilling wildlife experiences in the state. Located twenty-five miles south of Half Moon Bay, the park’s remote sandy shores play host to the… Read more →
A picturesque route guides you through breathtaking scenery with numerous stops along the way. Highway 35 packs bucketloads of scenery as it winds along the forested ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains with opportunities to explore redwood groves, chow down at historic eateries, and enjoy thrilling vistas of the Pacific and San Francisco Bay… Read more →