Things To Do In Half Moon Bay

Horseback-Riding Lesson with Drinks and Optional Picnic for Two or Four at Maloney's Horses and Ponies (Up to 70% Off)

Maloney's Horses and Ponies

Half Moon Bay

$240 $89

English-style riding lesson in spacious sand arena framed by ocean views, with complimentary wine or champagne and optional s'mores picnic

$15 for One-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Classes at Curves ($153 Value)

Curves

Multiple Locations

$153 $15

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Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

Four Weeks of Membership and Unlimited Fitness Classes at EQ Fitness (45% Off)

Eq Fitness

1

$359 $197

We offer unlimited small group personal training, unlimited large group training, unlimited gym access, and personalized program design

Six-Session Foundations Program with Option for Two Weeks of Classes at CrossFit Burlingame (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit Burlingame

San Mateo

$150 $39

Learn the basics of CrossFit during a six-session introductory program, then join other gym members for CrossFit classes

$10 for One-Day Passes for Four to The Ultimate Women's Expo ($40 Value)

The Ultimate Women's Expo

San Mateo Event Center

$40 $10

Presentations on finance, entrepreneurship, style, and healthy living at an expo highlighting new designers and beauty innovations

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$165 $79

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during weekly 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up

Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 53% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

$20 for $45 Groupon — ORO Fitness

Oro Fitness

Sugarloaf

$45 $20

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5 Jiu Jitsu Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo (Up to 93% Off)

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

Hillsdale

$100 $10

Students learn practical self-defense techniques, such as grappling and ground fighting, in intensive Jiu Jitsu classes

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at Reactor Personal Training (Up to 84% Off)

Reactor Personal Training

Western Hills

$300 $65

Group classes combine dynamic stretching with TRX training, interval training, lifting, plyometrics, and more for an intense workout

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$40 for a Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Clos LaChance Wines ($80 Value)

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$80 $40

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Duos sample five decadent chocolates along with five premium Clos LaChance wines after staff member explains pairing and winery

Up to 75% Off Boot Camp — B Street Boxing Valid Tuesday, Thursday 9 AM - Noon

B Street Boxing

Downtown

$20 $5

An instructor draws on a diverse background in martial arts, incorporating techniques from wing chun and muay thai into a punishing workout

Five Pilates Reformer Classes at Move Better Now- Pilates & Anat Baniel Method of Feldenkrais Studio (65% Off)

Move Better Pilates- Pilates & Anat Baniel Method Of Feldenkrais Studio

San Mateo

$250 $88

Pilates Reformer classes help you strengthen and align, leaving your body invigorated and your mind calm and focused

10, 20, or 30 Yoga Classes at Yoga at Change (Up to 84% Off)

Yoga at Change

Downtown

$144 $39

Yoga instructors demonstrate gentle to vigorous posing styles during classes that draw from Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, and other disciplines

10 or 15 Drop-In Boot-Camp Classes at EmpowerFIT (Up to 84% Off)

EmpowerFIT

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

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Certified personal trainers push students through a series of functional exercises that change daily

$74 for $145 Worth of Martial Arts — KICKS TaeKwonDo School of Self-Defense

Kicks Taekwondo School Of Self-defense

San Mateo

$145 $74

Discover the fun of learning a high-level, Olympic-style tae kwon do and self-defense art

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Adult Classes at Core Taekwondo ($149 Value)

Core Taekwondo

San Mateo

$149 $29

Adult taekwondo classes provide a high-energy workout, improving flexibility while teaching practical self-defense skills

10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo (Up to 74% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo

Hayward Park

$150 $39

Certified instructors lead students through 26 poses in a studio heated to 105 degrees

Pistol-Certification Course or an AR-15 Rifle Course at Bay Area Firearms (Up to 48% Off)

Bay Area Firearms

Burlingame

$210 $119

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NRA-certified instructors cover firearms safety and operation before overseeing live-fire training at the range

Pottery Painting at All Fired Up (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

All Fired Up

Downtown

$22 $12

Create your own functional art, such as dinnerware, figurines, and coffee mugs

$39.99 for a $50 Gift Card for Racing at GoKart Racer

GoKart Racer

Multiple Locations

$50 $39.99

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Sodi RX 7 go-karts burn rubber during 10-minute races around indoor road courses

$15 for One Month of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes at Being Yoga ($30 Value)

Being Yoga

Burlingame

$30 $15

90-minute Bikram yoga classes can help to flush out toxins, strengthen muscles, and foster inner peace

One-Hour Golf Lesson for One or Two at Dennis Mitchell Golf (Up to 51% Off)

Dennis Mitchell Golf

Burlingame

$120 $59

Professional instructor who has taught PGA and LPGA players helps golfers step up their game

$5 Buys a Coupon for $50 Off One Month of Access For New Clients at Dethrone Basecamp

Dethrone Basecamp

Downtown

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for $50 off one month of access for new clients

$49 for a 28-Day Fat-Blast Program at Performance Science Training Institute ($485 Value)

Performance Science Training Institute

Multiple Locations

$485 $49

28-day program helps women jump-start their weight-loss goals with metabolic movement training sessions and nutritional guidance

One or Two One-Hour Private Golf Lessons with Dave Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center (Up to 60% Off)

Dave Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center

Burlingame

$150 $75

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Indoor/outdoor facility with full-length driving range hosts lessons with Dave Atchison, whose years of teaching include time at UCLA & UCSB

5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Malina Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Malina Fitness

Belmont

$95 $25

Exercisers burn calories and sculpt muscle during a variety of group fitness classes

6 Fundamentals CrossFit Classes or a 10- or 20-Class Pass at CrossFit Old County (Up to 72% Off)

Crossfit Old County

Belmont

$200 $59

Come participate in Workouts of the Day, which get participants into great shape through a range of functional exercises

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Kids' Obstacle Course Boot Camps at Youth Obstacle Bootcamp (Up to 69% Off)

Youth Obstacle Bootcamp

Belmont

$147 $49

Kids build strength and learn to move by overcoming obstacles such as Ninja Warrior-style ramps

$59 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Prajna Yoga & Healing Arts ($150 Value)

Prajna Yoga & Healing Arts

Belmont

$150 $59

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Eco-friendly yoga studio accommodates all skill levels with athletic classes and prop-assisted restorative-yoga sessions.

Private and Group Pilates Classes at Purely Pilates (Up to 63% Off). Three Packages Available.

Purely Pilates

Belmont

$160 $65

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Hour-long mat or Universal Reformer classes limber up spines and tone cores; one-on-one sessions focus on the client's personal goals

Intro Flight with Digital Photo for One Pilot and One Optional Passenger from Fly Bay Area (50% Off)

Fly Bay Area

San Carlos

$318 $159

Pilots guide private plane over the San Francisco Peninsula and give passenger time with controls during laid-back flight experience

$16 for One Month of Classes at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness ($108 Value)

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

$108 $16

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Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

Five or Eight Classes at Club Pilates (Up to 54% Off)

Club Pilates

San Carlos

$85 $39

Sunny studio location hosts strengthening Pilates Reformer, sculpting, and stretching classes taught by certified instructors

Six Training Sessions from Dowling Fitness (45% Off)

Dowling Fitness

San Carlos

$510 $281

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at Dynamic Personalized Training (Up to 86% Off)

Dynamic Personalized Training

Redwood City

$170 $29

Personal trainers help exercisers of all levels increase their flexibility, endurance, and strength and achieve their fitness goals

Three-Hour Introductory Beekeeping Class for One or Two at Round Rock Honey (Up to 68% Off)

Round Rock Honey

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that include all equipment and full-body keeper's suits

$69 for Two Intro Personal-Training Sessions at Infinity Fitness ($139 Value)

Infinity Fitness

Redwood City

$139 $69

Personal trainer designs a fitness program that matches the client's goals, skills, and lifestyle during one-on-one coaching sessions

Four Dance Classes from DNdance (75% Off)

DNdance

Redwood City

$48 $12

Learn the sexiest social dance! Get a month of Argentine Tango classes for the price of one at our new studio!

3 or 6 Week Bootcamp Program for 1 or 2 person(s) from Fit For Life! (Up to 92% Off)

Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$235.25 $22

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Indoor boot-camp slim clients down using cardio, resistance training, and core work; health assessment and nutrition program enhance results

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

10 or 20 Yoga Classes from Yog-V (Up to 84% Off) 

YOG-V

Redwood Village

$150 $39

In small-group yoga sessions, an instructor guides yogis through a fluid series of poses

$15 for Admission for Two to a Bay Area Wedding Fair ($30 Value)

Bay Area Wedding Fairs

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bridal shows bring together couples and wedding professionals for networking and big-day planning and shopping

One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons from Gary Monisteri (Up to 51% Off)

Gary Monisteri Golf

Vintage Park

$120 $59

Seasoned PGA pro instructor breaks golf down into its core components, leading focused practices aimed at making actual rounds more fun

$25 for a One-Day Surfboard and Wetsuit Rental at Nor Cal Surf Shop ($36 Value)

Nor Cal Surf Shop

Pedro Point

$36 $25

Seasoned surf experts match patrons with soft-top or NSP epoxy boards and custom branded Xcel wetsuits for full day of fun on waves

10 or 20 Hot Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ocean Yoga (Up to 77% Off)

Ocean Yoga

Pacifica

$150 $49

Community-oriented studio hosts yoga in myriad forms such as hot yoga, vinyasa, & hatha flow in addition to Pilates and belly dance classes

One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons with PGA Pro David Suh at San Bruno Golf Center (Up to 55% Off)

San Bruno Golf Center

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA pro David Suh breaks down swings and offers corrective advice to develop consistent, dependable swing mechanics

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Badminton for Two or Four at Bay Badminton Center (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Bay Badminton Center

Multiple Locations

$36 $18

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An electronic queuing system directs players to regulation courts with Robbins flooring systems

$99 for an Introductory Pistol or Rifle Course from U.S. Training Group ($240 Value)

U.S. Training Group

Westborough

$240 $99

NRA-affiliated instructors lead a two-day course, combining classroom training with hands-on application at an outdoor range

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Paint-Your-Own Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine Menlo Park (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Downtown Menlo Park

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$69 for a One-Month Fitness Membership and a 60-Minute Massage at Oshman Family JCC ($215 Value)

Oshman Family JCC

Palo Alto

$215 $69

After a Zumba, boot-camp, or yoga class, relax during a massage and lounge on the sun deck by the outdoor pool

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Be Yoga (Up to 74% Off)

Be Yoga

Downtown North

$140 $49

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Stretch and build strength in energizing yoga classes

$79 for a Five-Hour Competition-Level Barbecue Class at Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ Inc. ($175 Value)

Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ Inc.

Multiple Locations

$175 $79

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Learn how to smoke and spice eight styles of meat in a five-hour barbecue course, which includes homestyle side sampling and a full meal

Lifetime Family Membership with Four Classes and Four Play Sessions at My Gym Children's Fitness Center (62% Off)

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Palo Alto

$154 $59

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Experienced, energetic instructors build strength and esteem for kids from 6 weeks to 13 years old with music, dance, and gymnastics

Two, Four or Six Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Studio Kicks Palo Alto (Up to 85% Off)

Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$198 $39

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Instructors trained by world-champion martial artist and film actor Richard Branden conduct energetic cardio kickboxing exercises

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ananda Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Ananda Yoga

Palo Alto

$65 $25

Classes accommodate all skill and fitness levels with sessions that primarily focus on meditation, healing, and inner peace

Two or Three One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at SiliconValleyFit (Up to 80% Off)

SiliconValleyFit

Palo Alto

$200 $45

Trainers take a holistic approach when creating training programs focused on issues such as weight loss, stress, fatigue, and strength

Flying Lesson Packages for up to Two People at Advanced Flyers (Half Off)

Advanced Flyers

Palo Alto

$119 $59

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Gain experience in a Redbird FMX-1000 simulator or strap into a real aircraft for a 35-minute flight in a Cessna Skyhawk

Ceramics Painting for Two or Four at Color Me Mine Daly City (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Daly City

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand them to staff to glaze and fire

10 or 15 Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City (Up to 83% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City

Westlake

$140 $25

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Certified instructors guide students through Bikram yoga's 26 postures to limber up and detoxify physiques in a heated studio

Two or Four Weeks of TRX Suspension-Training Fitness Classes at Fitness Therapy (Up to 73% Off)

Fitness Therapy

Original Daly City

$75 $20

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One-hour TRX sessions strengthen core muscles and boost endurance through the use of body-resistance equipment

$50 for $100 Groupon — Silver Dragon Kung Fu

Silver Dragon Kung Fu

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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Archery Lesson and Shooting Session for Two, or Three Lane and Gear Rentals at Pacifica Archery (48% Off)

Pacifica Archery

Original Daly City

$80 $42

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Instructors guide students' shots down 20-yard lanes during archery lesson and shooting session; hone skills with lane and gear rentals

30 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes from Los Altos Health & Fitness (65% Off)

Los Altos Health And Fitness

Loyola Corners

$156 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Eight Stroller Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Stroller Fitness Classes at Baby Boot Camp (Up to 61% Off)

Baby Boot Camp

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

$100 $50

Each 60-minute Strollfit class combines strength, cardio, stretching & ab routines with workouts for mothers that incorporate strollers

Pilates Sessions at Evolve Classical Pilates (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

Evolve Classical Pilates

North Los Altos

$160 $65

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Reformers and towers let students practice Pilates the way it was originally devised, increasing core engagement and supporting joints

Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

$30 $15

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Music Lessons for Kids Ages 2–5

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

$30 for One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at For the Love of Dance ($68 Value)

For the Love of Dance

Address

$68 $30

Weekly schedule packed with various styles of dance for kids, teens, and adults

15 Boot-Camp Classes at Boss Barbell Club (65% Off)

Boss Barbell Club

Mountain View

$145 $51

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Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Moffett Field Historical Society

Mountain View

$16 $10

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Peruse 13 exhibits that chronicle history of flight with artifacts such as a full P-3 cockpit and equipment from NASA aviation flight tests

Two, Four, or Eight Semiprivate Training Sessions at Kaizen Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Kaizen Fitness

Mountain View

$90 $29

A certified personal trainer customizes workouts for up to 8 students per class, leading a medley of strength and conditioning drills

Three Personal Training Sessions at PennyWell Fitness (69% Off)

Functional Core Fitness

Mountain View

$237 $73

Personal Training in the heart of Silicon Valley - in the Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View area.

One Family or Family Plus Membership to Aquarium of the Bay (Up to 47% Off)

Aquarium of the Bay

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $59

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Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

Get hands-on as you learn to cook a famed rice dish of Spain using meat, vegetables, or squid ink at a BYOB lesson

BYOB Paella Cooking Class

Alameda

$65 $65

Under the tutelage of a lifelong Spanish cook, learn how to perfect the savory flavors of paella before sitting down to enjoy your dish

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After one look at the pristine pools packed with toys, and it?s no surprise why La Petite Baleen?s four San Francisco?area swim facilities are so popular with kids. What may be surprising, however, is that the flourishing network of schools started humbly in the backyard pool of John Kolbisen and Irene Madrid.

In 1979, the public school teachers were brainstorming ways to integrate their passion for educating kids with their love of the water. Starting with their own three children, some neighborhood kids, and their logo?Waverly the Whale, John and Irene began teaching swim lessons with a rather progressive philosophy: They approached swimming not just as an extracurricular activity, but as a means to boost self-confidence, build friendships, and learn to overcome fears.

More than 30 years later, La Petite Baleen has become a renowned family of schools, partnered with the U.S. Swim School Association and the Swim for Life Foundation. Part of the success has to do with how children are grouped. In weekly sessions, pods of tots of similar age, skill level, and personality evolve at a similar pace?earning individual achievement ribbons as they do. Kids make friends in the group, and the recurring scheduling means that they can stay enrolled with their new buddies indefinitely or until they grow their own dorsal fins. Each location?s indoor pools are kept at an inviting 90 degrees, in an attempt to make even the most timid student to feel comfortable in the water. Perhaps most importantly, the teachers participate in ongoing training designed to encourage empathetic, yet firm teaching methods.

775 Main St.
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

At Maloney's Horses and Ponies, majestic steeds graze and buck in open pastures backed by a landscape of picturesque rolling hills and whispering ocean waves. Standing in the sea breeze is Cheryl Maloney, the proprietor and head riding instructor. Before opening her school, Cheryl taught throughout the United States and England, most recently directing the Stanford Riding School for 12 years. She is joined by fellow instructors Sara Williams, Sarah Platshon, and Jack Gosse-Fuchs; together, the team leads lessons in English-style riding for students of all ages and skill levels.

During lessons, students learn the fundamentals of riding?from sitting in a basic balancing position to standing while singing the horse anthem?along with necessary horsemanship skills such as grooming and tacking. The lessons take place in Maloney's all-weather back sand arena, where picturesque ocean views frame a colorful jumping course, and a front arena dedicated to dressage and flat exercises. The school also has access to more than 7 miles of beach trails that lead riders on explorations of the bluffs or trots down to the surf. The school also boards horses, sells and leases new mounts, and holds summer camps for riders up to 15 years old.

1820 Cabrillo Hwy. N
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

Once a bootleggers' haven frequented by the sister of Al Capone, today Cameron's Inn & Restaurant celebrates its 100-year history with old-fashioned hospitality and eclectic vintage décor. The restaurant harks back to English pub traditions with Inglenook-style seating crafted from old church pews and a menu that includes bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, and burgers flame-grilled over fragments of Big Ben. Near the bar, which touts 18 beers on tap and more than 60 bottled ales, walls are stacked to the ceiling with more than 2,000 beer cans, which owner Cameron Palmer began collecting at age 10. A functioning fireplace and five big-screen TVs cast a warm glow across the dining room, whose stage hosts occasional live music, karaoke contests, and shadow-puppet beauty pageants. Overnight guests snooze soundly within the rustic timber-lined walls of the inn’s three rooms, or at an RV park and campground near scenic ocean cliffs.

1410 Cabrillo Hwy S
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the shoreline of San Mateo County, Moss Beach Ranch forms a hub for many miles of riding trails that branch out across more than 4,200 acres of Rancho Corral de Tierra. The ranch's director of instruction and training, Jeanette Jacobi, leads a team of experienced instructors and a stable of nearly 30 gentle horses, which students can ride during private or group lessons. Instruction can focus on either Western or English riding styles, and students pick up skills that range from jumping to dressage.

In addition to lessons, an experienced guide leads riders on trail rides across the surrounding terrain five times per week. On each excursion, parties climb rolling hills and traverse verdant ravines, even riding to spots that, like the private drinking clubs at Churchill Downs, are accessible only by horse.

1862 Etheldore Street
Moss Beach,
CA
US

Tucked into the hills of Rancho Corral de Tierra lies Ocean View Farms, where sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean combine with the expertise of Agnes Sadeghi, an instructor accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association, to attract equine enthusiasts for lessons and trail rides. Agnes brings a lifetime of experience to the farm, as she began to ride at the age of 6 and went on to master British horsemanship exams as a teen—earlier than most riders and just after most centaurs. Her goal for students is to turn them into independent riders through dressage and jumping lessons conducted atop palomino paint horses and arabian thoroughbreds. Beginning riders can show off advancing skills on Two for Trail rides through the hills of Rancho Corral de Tierra and McNee Ranch State Park, whereas more advanced riders can take on longer, more difficult routes.

331 Main St
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

What started as a creative way to pay a debt led to the founding of Lemos Farm. Owner Bob Lemos' grandfather was repaid with a cow, so he bought land for the cow and her new calf in 1942, and over the years, the property morphed into a dairy farm, an alien robot, back into a dairy farm, and then a space for horses. Eventually Bob and his father, Arnold, peppered the land with Christmas trees, pumpkins, pony rides, and haunted houses, beckoning families to the sprawling grounds.

Visitors escape urban drudgery and revel in the decidedly country ambience, whether aboard hayrides or visiting the petting zoo for an introductory course in farm-animal massage therapy. During the holiday season, families wander the aromatic rows of the Christmas tree farm, where Douglas fir, incense cedar, and other pines await.

12320 San Mateo Rd
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

Half Moon Bay Scene