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Half Moon Bay offers a unique shopping experience.

From Pescadero to Montara, shopping on the Coastside offers a wide variety of stores from which to choose. Here are some special events and openings to consider for a day or a weekend on the Coastside.

Crow's Nest
Crow's Nest, a recently opened women's boutique has a plethora of designer cashmere sweaters, dresses, knits, outerwear and denim. They're making a huge fashion splash on Main Street.January will bring the annual winter sale and February's shoppers will discover spring collections from contemporary labels like James Perse, McGinn and Milly.

Hours: Open Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. -6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. -5 p.m.

Hot Glass Hearts
Just in time for Valentine's Day, visitors can head to Half Moon Bay Art Glass in January and February to create hand blown glass hearts for the ones they love. During the hot glass class, students will gather hot glass from the furnace, color it and then shape it into the heart of their dreams.

Class is $60 per student and hearts are available the next day for pickup or can be shipped for a small fee. Half Moon Bay Art Glass at La Nebbia Winery,
12341 San Mateo Road on Hwy 92
(650) 283-5626

Already known as an interactive retail experience, the store is taking that mission to the next level by transforming a neighboring lot into a garden setting that will also allow local artists and craftsmen to display their work and give tutorials. Coming in time for spring, Oddyssea is developing an expansive outdoor space for terrarium projects along with art and science workshops. The outdoor area will feature a life-size version of a shipwreck complete with a mast, sails and treasures.

617 Main Street
(650) 440-4555

Come over for the day or spend a few days shopping in the area. Here is a link to most of the special shopping locations on the Coastside. has a Book A Room service where you can view every available room for the dates of your stay and then link over to make a reservation for your stay on the Coastside.



Authored by Terry Plank