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What You Need to Know About the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

  The Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooks Half Moon Bay with a splendid range of 4,711 acres. The Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is best known for its title towering redwoods, along with rushing creeks, understory of ferns and berries, and colorful wildflowers. The […]


6 of the Best Things to Do at Miramar Beach CA

  Miramar Beach CA is a wonderful beach stretch along Half Moon Bay known for its summer popularity and surfing prowess. With a creekbed, watersport rentals, and a favorite restaurant along its shores, Miramar Beach CA is a great place to enjoy along the Pacific Coast during your vacation at Mill Rose Inn. Be sure […]

Northern California Coast

How to Have the Best Time Visiting the Northern California Coast

  The Northern California Coast is an idyllic landscape for a romantic escape.The sea fog rolls in to shade rocky cliffsides, while Redwood forests loom overhead in magnificent splendor. Pacific Coast whales spout off the shoreline, while white-capped waves bob and pivot before crashing into secret coves and inlets. Along Half Moon Bay, a quaint […]

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Half Moon Bay Kayaking Offers an Exciting Day on the Water

  When planning your Half Moon Bay kayaking adventure, you will need to know where to rent your kayak, where you can hone your skills, and what opportunities await on the water. During your stay at Mill Rose Inn, you will have some pretty spectacular views by the sea of rolling waves and sandy shores. […]

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Why Sam’s Chowder House is the Ultimate Foodie’s Paradise

  There are several delicious seafood restaurants in Half Moon Bay, CA, but Sam’s Chowder House stands out as one of the prominent favorites of both locals and visitors alike. This seafood gem comes in two forms- both on land and on wheels. Sam’s Chowdermobile was the first mobile gourmet seafood truck in the nation, […]

Half Moon Bay Seafood

6 of the Best Places for Half Moon Bay Seafood

  With so many mouthwatering Half Moon Bay seafood options, it is hard to choose favorites. The Pacific Coast offers a unique variety of seafood appetizers and entrees, from market-fresh crab to shrimp and salmon sandwiches to grilled entrees. Half Moon Bay seafood comes in many forms, and here are some of the best places […]

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5 Engaging Events at the San Mateo County History Museum

  The San Mateo County History Museum is not only a historical archive but also an interactive experience. The museum archives feature a history through books, photographs, maps, newspapers, and records. The Sanchez Adobe then gives a glimpse of life before the Gold Rush. The historic Woodside Store then takes you back to shopping in […]

Beaches Near Half Moon Bay

5 of the Best Beaches Near Half Moon Bay

  There are some breathtaking beaches near Half Moon Bay, from glorious Pacific Coast sunset views to a variety of terrains great for hiking. Whether you’re looking to picnic, adventure through nature, or lounge in the sun, here are 5 of the best beaches near Half Moon Bay. 5 Beaches Near Half Moon Bay Half […]

Hikes in Half Moon Bay

Here Are 5 Amazing Hikes in Half Moon Bay

The California weather offers year round opportunities for outdoor activities. Enjoy the fresh air and explore the area and what the natural environment has to offer from sandy beaches to redwood forests. If you’re looking for some amazing hikes in Half Moon Bay to embark upon during your stay at Mill Rose Inn, these 5 spectacular trails […]

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Why Burleigh H. Murray Ranch is Definitely Worth a Visit

Dating back to the mid-1800s, the Burleigh H. Murray Ranch was donated to the state of California in 1979 and is now preserved as a natural environment and piece of history. It serves as a local timepiece of the past, standing almost the same as it did over a century ago. The California Department of […]

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