5 Things You Have to Do in Half Moon Bay this Summer

Summer is here and what better way to spend it than in beautiful California! Start planning your trip to Half Moon Bay and explore the stunning shoreline, eat scrumptious food and more! Come stay with us at Mill Rose Inn and experience the area at its best! Here are the 5 things you have to do in Half Moon Bay this summer:

 

1. Bask in the Sun on Half Moon Bay State Beach

Half Moon Bay State BeachMore than four miles of sandy beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach has many beautiful spots to wander along the shoreline, trek a trail or gallop along on horseback. Stretching from the ocean to high cliffs, the stunning beach is the perfect place to see some of California’s most beautiful scenery. Being one of the best places to experience the Pacific Ocean, you don’t want to miss out! Whether you want to hike along the jagged cliffs and bluffs or just take in the view from the sandy shoreline, Half Moon Bay State Beach is the perfect place for you. In the summer, the bluffs are covered with an abundance of flowers, making it the best time to visit.

 

 

2. Grab a Bite at Pasta Moon on 315 Main Street

Grab a Bite at Pasta MoonOffering delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere, Pasta Moon is dishing out top-notch Italian food made with only the freshest ingredients. Owner and chef Kim Levin, strongly believes in giving back to the local community and supporting the local ranchers, gourmet artisans, famers and fisherman. The menu changes regularly depending on the season, brings guests the best Italian cuisine. Pasta Moon has been cooking tasty food, like house-made pasta, pizzas and desserts, for more than 25 years. After enjoying a bowl of delicious pasta, Stoll down Main Street and take in all that the area has to offer.

 

 

3. Sample the Vintages at La Nebbia Winery

La Nebbia WineryLoacted in coastal Half Moon Bay, La Nebbia Winery offers a selection of award winning wines, which are sampled daily in the tasting room! Visitors not only have the opportunity to sip on a glass of wine but they can also purchase gourmet food products and locally produced items, including smoked salmon, gourmet cheeses, honey and more! This old fashioned winery provides a relaxing and memorable environment. Unfortunately, there are no vineyards to walk through but there are beautiful gardens to explore. The owners are passionate and excited to talk and explain the fermenting process of their wine, making for an enjoyable experience! Stop by and enjoy a divine glass of wine!

 

 

4. Hike the Waterfront Coastside Trail

Half Moon BayOne of Half Moon Bay’s hidden gems, Waterfront Coastside Trail is a delightful path to stroll along. The hike winds along the Pacific coast and measures 6-miles round trip. Enjoy an afternoon walk or exciting bike ride on this paved path that glides gently through the beautiful cliffs. The view of the coastline is breathtaking!

 

 

 

 

 

5. Eat at Navio Restaurant on 1 Miramontes Point Road

Eat at Navio Restaurant for Fresh SeafoodA great way to experience Half Moon Bay is by enjoying a plate of fresh local seafood. Munch on some of the best fish in the area with a front row view of the Pacific surf at Navio Restaurant. The attentive service, divine food and stunning setting, makes for a memorable dining experience. Start with Lobster Bisque and house Made Smoked Fettuccini with Crab and Parmesan Sherry Cream Sauce and end your delicious meal on a sweet note with the Baba Au Rum!

 

 

 

 

 

As you look over these amazing things to do in Half Moon Bay, be sure to book your stay at the Mill Rose Inn.  Our elegantly decorated guest rooms and suite are the perfect place to rest and recharge between adventures.  And if one of the activities leaves you feeling sore, one of our certified massage therapists can ease the tension and make you feel brand new. The classic furnishings will surround you with comfort and our expert staff will ensure your time in Half Moon Bay will be the experience of a lifetime. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

Photos via Jay CrossSteve Jurvetson, Benson KuaElaine with Grey Cats, Jumping Rocks