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Re: A getaway for only one night
I know you didn't want a hotel, but this place is a real find. My husband
and I just had a 24 hour getaway for our 10th anniversary. It's the Beach
House in Half Moon Bay, about an hour from here (you can go through SF, or
over the San Mateo Bridge and across to the ocean). It's right on the beach,
with lovely, clean, warm outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and spa treatments
available. Really nice rooms, with 2 TVs, microwave, fridge, fireplace, down
comforters, and stereo system where you can hook up your iPod. Daily
afternoon wine & cheese reception, a real treat upon arrival, away from our 3
kids! Right next door is Sam's Chowder House, a comfortable, family
friendly, but also potentially romantic beachfront restaurant, with very good
food. Be sure to sip wine in the adirondack chairs out by the fire pits at
sunset... Have fun!
Moving to Half Moon Bay
My family and I are moving to Half Moon Bay in the next few
months. I am looking for advice on specific areas to move to,
how to meet other new moms, places to go, and any information
you have that can help make this a positive move would be
Thanks so much.
Half Moon Bay and the surrounding areas have a Parent's
organization called Coastside Mother's Club--I'm sure they could
direct you quite well--http://www.coastsidemothersclub.org/
There is also Music Together in Montara with Paul Godwin who is
also a founding member of the band ''The Sippy Cups.''
http://www.musictogethersf.com/ They often have community
fundraising events. In Moss Beach there are lovely child
friendly beaches to waste away hours. In Princeton, there is
another nice hike out to Mavericks Beach, and in the winter low
tide is quite packed with tide pool adventure. There is the Half
Moon Bay Airport Diner - Watch the planes come and go and grab
some diner delights.
My husband and I have spent a lot of time in Half Moon Bay, and we love it. It has a
small-town feel, but it's still only 45 minutes or so from San Francisco, and just over
the hill from San Mateo (15-20 minute drive). There's a cute downtown area of
about 10 blocks, with three wonderful independent book stores, a beautiful knitting
store owned by a woman and her granddaughter that give classes there, a great
sushi place (Sushi Main Street) that's always packed and is very kid-friendly...and
that just starts the list! I'd recommend spending an afternoon poking around the
town, getting a feel for it. Several scenic hikes are right in that area, as are great
beaches. We'd consider moving there, if it weren't for our commutes (we work in
the city, and that drive is not great on an everyday basis).
Hope that helps, I'm obviously a fan of the place.
Half Moon Bay fan
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