Half Moon Bay Vacation: Ideal Must See List

A California coastal city in San Mateo County, there is plenty to both see and do in Half Moon Bay. Whether its to enjoy the picturesque beauty, visit the many historic sites, or to just relax with a leisurely activity, a Half Moon Bay Vacation will not leave visitors disappointed. As soon as you are settled at your Half Moon Bay Inn, prepare to explore this rich place.

Half Moon Bay State Beach
95 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The Half Moon Bay State Beach is the most popular beach in the city and a must see on a Half Moon Bay Vacation. An expansive, sandy beach that stretches over four miles, the Half Moon Bay State Beach features campground facilities and trails for hiking and horseback riding. It is also a great place to enjoy surfing.

Odd Fellows Building
526 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA

There is of course much to see outside of beaches. An important historical site is the Odd Fellows Building at 526 Main Street. The building has been the headquarters of Ocean View Lodge #143 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows since 1868. The members of this lodge were very important in the establishment of the City of Half Moon Bay. Another historical place to visit would be the remnants of the village of Purissima, the only ghost town in San Mateo County.

Cameron's Pub
1410 Cabrillo Highway South
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Cameron's Pub restaurant owns and operates two unique attractions. For younger tourists, there is the "World's Only Double Decker Video Game Bus," while for adults there is the "World's Only Double Decker Smoking Bus." You may just see these moving attractions passing by when you step out from your Half Moon Bay Bed and Breakfast.

Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

A very popular attraction that is good for a family visit is Lemos Farm. Especially great during the fall, Lemos Farm is a pumpkin patch that features many attractions including pony rides, train rides, and hayrides around the farm. In October, Half Moon Bay hosts the popular Art and Pumpkin Festival, during which time Lemos Farm is particularly vibrant.

Dinosaurs of Spanishtown
Highway 92
Half Moon Bay, CA

Another great attraction for families is the Dinosaurs of Spanishtown. At Spanishtown you will find a rather large collection of garden sculptures and pottery items, but the aspect that will grab the attention of children is the large metal sculptures of dinosaurs. This is an excellent place to take pictures treasuring your Half Moon Bay Vacation.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links
2 Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Perhaps the most famous of all of Half Moon Bay's features is the Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Half Moon Bay Golf Links is a resort that offers two championship golf courses and an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean. The American parklands-style Old Course was actually designed by golfing great Arnold Palmer. The Scottish-Links style Ocean Course was designed by Arthur Hills and was the site of the 2008 Samsung World Championship. With the two courses combined, you will be able to enjoy 36 holes of championship golf. The facility also boasts the Mullins Bar and Grill Restaurant with a diverse menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.