If you’re trying to find a destination for Bay Area weekend getaways, then your search is over. Half Moon Bay is the ideal getaway spot for couples looking to take a short trip away from the stresses of everyday life. Our beautiful beaches, quaint downtown area, and fantastic restaurants make our home town the perfect place for couples to reconnect and recharge. The bevy of local activities and attractions can keep you busy during the day, or you can take it easy and do as little as possible. Either way, the Mill Rose Inn is the perfect place to stay during Bay Area weekend getaways for you and your special someone.
Half Moon Bay has a quaint small town feeling combined with the cool cultural atmosphere of a beach town. Our downtown area has shops featuring high quality goods ranging from jewelry to furniture and everything in between. Downtown is also home to great art galleries and restaurants. Mill Rose Inn is conveniently located in the heart of Half Moon Bay’s downtown district, so you will never be far from the action if that’s where you want to be.
One of the most popular activities for guests on Bay Area weekend getaways is a visit to one of the areas pristine beaches. Hike along the Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail and see the coastline and surrounding forested areas. Or spread out a blanket on Half Moon Bay State Beach and soak up some sun in the ocean breeze. Another great idea is to head over to Mavericks and view some of the most famous big waves in the world. If you’re lucky, there might be some big wave surfers to observe.
A horseback ride along the beach is the sure to provide a memorable and romantic experience during your trip. Seahorse Ranch offers guided rides along the beach as well as trail rides. Choose your ride duration and location: there are rides ranging from one to two hours and can be exclusively on the trails or include the beach.
During your stay with us, you’ll also have many opportunities to sample great cuisine. Cafe Gibraltar has the one of the highest Zagat ratings in San Mateo County and is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Other popular eateries include Pasta Moon, Cetrella Bistro, and Chez Shea.
Miramar Beach Restaurant not only has fantastic seafood and steak, but is a great live music venue as well. Pianist and composer Terry Disley is the resident pianist at Miramar and plays unique jazz piano pieces on Thursday-Saturday evenings and during Sunday brunch. Terry has worked with music legends like Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison and many more. So a visit to Miramar isn’t just a meal, but a show as well!
When you’re planning these activities for your Bay Area weekend getaways, don’t forget the impact that the right accommodations can have on your vacation. At the Mill Rose Inn, our elegant rooms and suites have all the charm of a classic European retreat but include all the modern amenities you deserve. With our charming accommodations, excellent service, and convenient location, Mill Rose Inn will help turn a weekend stay into lifelong memories.