Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero

Located on historic Highway 1, the Pigeon Point Lighthouse has been guiding ships since the late 1800’s. Even though it is no longer able to be climbed, it is still a fun, quick stop along Highway 1. You can walk around the area, see the old lens, photograph the lighthouse from a distance and stay […]

Ano Nuevo State Park: Elephant Seal Viewing Up Close

While driving along Pacific Coast Highway you will have a lot of opportunities to see elephant seals, such as in San Simeon and Point Reyes, but for the best up close and personal viewing, I would recommend Ano Nuevo State Park. This park, located 30 minutes north of Santa Cruz, features miles of trails that […]

12 Unique Places/Shops/Museums to Visit in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is located right on Pacific Coast Highway, about 45 minutes South of San Francisco. It is a beautiful town with a fantastic location on the coast and lots of fun activities and shops to keep you interested. There are many great places to visit for food such as Via Uno, It’s Italia […]

It’s Italia: Great Italian Food & Key Lime Pie in Half Moon Bay

Located right in downtown Half Moon Bay on the corner Main and Mill Street, It’s Italia is a perfect place for an excellent lunch or dinner in Half Moon Bay. The restaurant itself is beautiful with light flooding in from the large floor to ceiling windows and with a menu of that has a “chef’s […]

Glass Blowing Classes at Half Moon Bay Art Glass

I have always found glass blowing to be a fascinating type of art. Basically, you are manipulating glass with fire to melt it into a shape you want it to be in, and doing something like that is just impressive. I didn’t ever think I would do glass blowing myself, but on a recent trip […]

Devil’s Slide Trail: Hiking or Biking Old Pacific Coast Highway

When I heard about this spot, I was instantly excited about it and had to go experience it for myself. I already love Pacific Coast Highway, so to be able to walk a part of the road that is now closed to drivers and has been converted into a trail was just too awesome. I […]

Taco Bell on the Beach in Pacifica

You may be asking, “Why is he writing about Taco Bell?” to which I would respond, “How many Taco Bell’s have you been to that have an ocean view while eating?” Yes, this is still a Taco Bell, which you will either love or hate, but even if you don’t like the food you can’t […]

La Nebbia Winery in Half Moon Bay

As one of the only wineries in Half Moon Bay, La Nebbia Winery is a great spot to get some tastings or to just sit in the beautiful gardens and enjoy a glass of wine. I got a chance to visit when I was taking a glass blowing class from Doug, who rents a space […]

Sam’s Chowder House: Lobster Rolls in Half Moon Bay

When you are staying next to a restaurant that literally always has a full parking lot then you know it must be good. That was the case for Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, which I visited on the last night I was in town staying next door at Beach House – Half Moon […]

Via Uno Cucina Italiana & Bar: Upscale Italian Food in Half Moon Bay

If you are looking for exceptional Italian food in Half Moon Bay then look no further then Via Uno Cucina Italiana & Bar. This small restaurant has a warm charm and a menu which is very unique and includes things such as marinated octopus with corn and lemon olive oil to a half calzone, half […]