Spotlight : Half Moon Bay
The Half Moon Bay Coastside is a rural seaside community about 30 miles south of San Francisco, and only an hour’s drive from virtually anywhere in the Bay Area. This quaint ocean community boasts numerous bed and breakfasts, several motels and some world-renowned hotels including the Ritz Carlton. Local activities include two award-winning golf courses, sport fishing, whale watching, horseback riding on the beach, a historical Main Street with unique shops, two wineries, redwood preserves, a marine reserve, bird refuges, bluff and mountain top hiking, acres of hot houses and field flowers, historical walking tours, two lighthouses, Ano Nuevo State Nature Preserve (south of Pescadero), Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Montara, Princeton Harbor and Mavericks, presently the hottest surfing location in the world. The Half Moon Bay Coastside also boasts the only broad-based ecotourism program in the state of California.

Half Moon Bay’s lodging facilities and conference centers offer a relaxed atmosphere to take you miles from home or business, while providing numerous choices for a successful day of planning, education, retreat or a personal relaxing stay. Because of the proximity to San Francisco and San Jose, the Half Moon Bay Coast is a sensible and enjoyable conference destination. Many beautiful and carefully appointed facilities await— whether you are planning for a group of 5 or 250, a one-day event or a weeklong event—treat your colleagues, employees and potential clients to a taste of the coast!

Half Moon Bay is a small, quiet community, meaning it’s an ideal location for corporate retreats. Hold your retreat in a relaxed vacation atmosphere far away from the hustle and bustle of regular life, yet only 30 minutes from most Bay Area companies and two major airports. Half Moon Bay has it all, from famous tide pools, to panoramic ocean views, to breathtaking mountains. For more information, visit www.halfmoonbaychamber.org.