5 Couples’ Retreats
Five hand picked romantic California get-aways for you and your special someone.
3. HALF MOON BAY
Just 25 miles south of San Francisco, this is another pretty quick car ride, taking no more than 3 hours from most areas in our region; be sure to bring cash for the bridge toll!
Fall “Inn” Love:
For couples who like to unwind B&B-style, Half Moon Bay Inn, situated in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, is an award-winning boutique inn built in 1932 and recently renovated to preserve its Spanish Revival architecture. Definitely European-feeling, this downtown historically-rich and richly adorned property exudes romance and attention to detail. The innkeeper, Jamie, is so inviting and warm – you instantly feel taken care of. halfmoonbayinn.com
Table for Two:
Sandwich your Love. Infamous for their fall-in-love sandwiches, San Benito Deli at the San Benito House offers simple compilations that are straightforward and even better shared. Voted “Best Sandwich in Half Moon Bay…you can bet it’s for good reason. Sandwiches come on your choice of homemade whole wheat, French or olive walnut. sanbenitohouse.com
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Enjoy a much-adored love potion at this hotspot dive for both locals and visitors. With a great patio for seaside dining any time of day, the Brewery – producing top-quality Mavericks Beers & Ales in addition to hearty local cuisine – is the place to order the Yucatan Ceviche and beer-battered, deep-fried artichoke hearts. hmbbrewingco.com
Sam’s Chowder House. Enough said – get the chowder here. And, rumor has it – Sam’s Baked Oysters Rockefeller have been known to make sparks fly. sams chowderhouse.com
Coastal Elegance Tours. Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast up close and personal…on a bike! Hitch up with CET and experience several eco-culture cycling tours featuring rides for all skill levels through only the must-see spots. Look out for the local wildlife! coastalelegancetours.com
Sea Kayaking. Whether you’re an adventurist or a low-key leisurist, there’s a kayak exploration waiting just for you. Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. offers paddling among the harbor seals, seabirds and other marine sanctuary wildlife in protected Pillar Point Harbor. hmbkayak.com
Harley Goat Farm Tour. Who says cheese isn’t sexy? The goats here may not be runway ready, but they sure are cute and fun to pet! In addition to learning how a dairy runs and cheese-making techniques, a visit to these award-winning goat cheese purveyors will have you and your honey appreciating the simple things in life…not to mention four delicious varieties of goat cheese fresh for sampling. They even have goat milk skincare products! harleyfarms.com
Get your garlic on. Literally. Take in the sights, sounds and tastes of all things garlic at the Great Garlic BBQ on July 31, 2010, happening at the La Nebbia Winery/Obester Winery in Half Moon Bay.
Indulge in prized pastries at Moonside Bakery & Café in Downtown HMB. The shelves are beautifully adorned with a wide variety of cakes, tarts, pies, and pastries for every imagination. You’ll be giving sweet kisses all day long after a visit here. moonsidebakery.com