Just 30 miles south of San Francisco and on the other side of the hills from Silicon Valley, Half Moon Bay feels (delightfully) light-years away from these urban centers. If you want a coastal Northern California escape that’s within incredibly easy striking distance, this trending beach community is your ticket – and 360DG your ideal Half Moon Bay DMC (destination management company).
A far cry from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life, the delightful little beach town of Half Moon Bay is the perfect place for corporate groups to retreat and harmonize with nature. The peaceful seaside location boasts premier restaurants and entertainment, local farms and markets, spectacular vistas and endless activities. A few of the must-visit attractions: Pillar Point Harbor, a cozy seaside hamlet that feels like it could have been plucked from New England with its waterfront eateries and colorful fishing boats; Filoli Mansion, a historic home set amid a 654-acre estate that includes manicured gardens and nature trails; and Thomas Fogarty Winery, with its a lovely mountaintop location overlooking sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Half Moon Bay has strong ties to the ocean – in particular, the world-famous monster breaks at Mavericks five miles north of the town. While only the most skilled surfers should consider tackling these challenging waves that can reach heights of 50 feet or more, there are many other active attractions to orient a corporate group outing around. We’re talking hiking and biking the California Coastal Trail (which runs through Half Moon Bay), kayaking Pillar Point Harbor, and even horseback riding along the bluffs and beach on the Coastal Equestrian Trail.
In its early days, the region was a haven for swashbuckling rum runners, prohibition speakeasies, and rollicking saloons. Today, you’ll find a flourishing community of independent vintners, brewers, and small-batch distillers all dedicated to their craft. Take a mixology class, a tour of a local distillery, indulge in a tasting at a brewery, or perhaps a cooking class at a local farm. The best part? Chances are, it will be the establishments’ owners personally greeting you and serving you during your visit.
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