Half Moon Bay is the perfect summer getaway spot. When you stay at the Mill Rose Inn, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities for fun and relaxation. To make planning your trip easier, we’ve put together a list of 10 things to do in Half Moon Bay during your stay.
1.Visit the Coastside Farmers’ Market
For a taste of fresh local produce and more, Coastside Farmers’ Market is the place to be. Local farmers and ranchers come to the market each week to sell their goods to the public, promoting the farm-to-table lifestyle.
2. Horseback Ride On the Beach
One of the greatest things to do in in Half Moon Bay is to ride on horseback on the beach. This unique opportunity is good for riders of all abilities.
3. Visit the Purisima Creek Redwoods
The Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is a great place to go and see one of California’s natural wonders: the redwood forest. Excellent trails and scenery await visitors at Purisima Creek.
4. Hike on the Coastside Trail
Hikers love the Coastside Trail, with beautiful views and a variety of terrains to hike on, it’s the ideal place to get out and explore the area.
5. Visit Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach is made up of the area’s best beaches. This four mile stretch of beach is a great place to sunbathe, picnic, fish, or surf.
6. Shop in Downtown Half Moon Bay
Downtown Half Moon Bay is full of unique shops and galleries that will provide you with plenty of opportunities to find that perfect something to remember your trip by. Local shops include clothing boutiques, art galleries, furniture stores, jewelry, and more.
7. Visit Filoli
This early 20th century country estate includes 654 acres of property. The 36,000 squaree foot Georgian style house has been beautifully preserved and is surrounded by lovely grounds, including a 16-acre English Renaissance garden.
8. Enjoy Fine Dining
One of the most popular things to do in Half Moon Bay is to enjoy great food. Mill Rose Inn is located in the heart of town, so many of the best restaurants are within walking distance from the inn. Local favorites include Cafe Gibraltar, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Pasta Moon, Cetrella Bistro, and Sushi Main Street among many others.
9. Get a Massage at the Mill Rose Inn
Mill Rose Inn has a wonderful massage room offering treatments drawing from a variety of techniques. When you visit the Rose Grotto, you get to customize your massage experience, ensuring a completely relaxing experience.
10. Soak in the Garden Jacuzzi
Relax even further in our Garden Jacuzzi, surrounded by expertly tended gardens. A visit to this oasis is the ideal way to restore your body and spirits during your getaway.
When you’re filling your itinerary with these things to do in Half Moon Bay, be sure to book your stay at the Mill Rose Inn. Our elegant rooms and suites are the perfect place to rest between activities and indulge in some luxury pampering. Plus, the inn is set on almost an acre of beautiful gardens full of fragrant and colorful blooms all year. There is no better place to enjoy the beauty of the area than our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast. Of course, your stay includes a gourmet champagne breakfast each morning, so you’ll have the energy to explore Half Moon Bay to your heart’s content. Let Mill Rose Inn make your trip a getaway to remember. We can’t wait to see you soon!
Photo courtesy Steve Jurvetson.