PLAN A LUXURY VACATION ALONG THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTLINE
The oldest settlement in San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay has a history stretching back to the 1840s, when it was known as Spanishtown. Over the years it’s seen the launch of the Ocean Shore Railroad and the colorful exploits of the 1930s-era rumrunners. Today, the vibrant seaside community attracts visitors with its beautiful coastline, including Moss, Mavericks and Half Moon Bay State beaches; outdoor activities such as surfing, hiking and horseback riding; and sights including wineries and the Redwood forest. Near San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the hotel offers an easy weekend or day getaway with experiences available at the resort and beyond.
Incorporated in 1959, modern Half Moon Bay offers visitors an endless variety of activities. Half Moon Bay consists of five distinct regions that combine to make it a diverse and unique destination experience. The Coastal Region, where the resort resides, offers world class beaches, surfing, horseback riding and oceanfront dining. Historic Main Street offers dining, art and shopping. The Pumpkin Region (Half Moon Bay is home to one of the largest pumpkin festivals in the world occurring every October) offers organic fruit stands, wine tasting, farms and glass blowing. The Redwood Region allows our guests to hike, bike or horseback ride amongst the awe-inspiring Northern California scenery. Finally, the Santa Cruz Mountain Region features more than 70 wineries offering wine tasting right in our backyard. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay resort offers a distinct destination for Northern California Coast vacations, situated 23 miles from the San Francisco airport and the San Francisco Bay Area.