Located on the Pacific Ocean in scenic Half Moon Bay, The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is surrounded by many appealing options for sight seeing and day-trip excursions. For additional information on Northern California sightseeing opportunities provided by the state's official tourism site click here.


Half Moon Bay & the Surrounding Area
Despite its proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Half Moon Bay is a delightful little beach town surrounded by endless farms and tranquil outdoor spaces. With multiple coastal attractions including the California Coastal Trail, the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and Mavericks beach known for its monster surfing waves, Half Moon Bay and its nearby coastal cities provide a tranquil change from the busy cities nearby.


San Francisco
With its iconic cable cars, classic Victorian homes, a beautiful waterfront and the Golden Gate Bridge, the "City by the Bay" is one the greatest cities in the world and is a must-see for any Northern California visitor. Located just a short drive up Highway 1 from Half Moon Bay, San Francisco features endless shopping, dining and sight-seeing opportunities.


Napa & Sonoma Wine Country
If you're a wine enthusiast, you'll want to make time to visit either  Sonoma County or Napa Valley (or both) during your visit to Northern California. With each region located approximately one hour north of San Francisco, both areas feature world-renowned wineries, exceptional restaurants and stunning scenery.


Santa Cruz, Monterey & Carmel By The Sea
South of Half Moon Bay, there are numerous seaside towns featuring a myriad of interesting things to do. With options ranging from visiting Santa Cruz and its iconic boardwalk, browsing the quaint village of Carmel or exploring the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the region south of Half Moon Bay offers options for every type of visitor.

 

 

Golfing, Hiking & More
With numerous world-class golf courses nearby including Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill, golf enthusiasts have plenty of options beyond the Half Moon Bay Golf Links surrounding The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. If you like to hike, why not explore the California Coastal Trail that hugs the shoreline and offers beautiful views of the Pacific. There are also numerous ocean excursions offered in the area, as well as endless beaches, quaint towns and more.