Celebrate the Holidays along California’s Half Moon Bay Coastside

The Half Moon Bay Coastside offers an enchanting and festive setting for celebrating the holiday season. Located about 35 minutes south of San Francisco, this vibrant coastal region is an ideal area for a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Get those cheeks nice and rosy on a crisp winter day while taking in a view of the Pacific Ocean from scenic seaside bluffs. Snuggle up together at a cozy inn with hot cider and all the comforts of the holidays at your fingertips. Fields of Christmas trees abound and get everyone in the spirit for festive events including a tree lighting ceremony, a gingerbread house decorating competition and a visit from Santa Claus. Visitors to Half Moon Bay this holiday season are sure to find themselves filled with cheer and happy tidings!

A potpourri of holiday events and specials are taking place along the Half Moon Bay Coastside. For more information on how to make the most of your stay in Half Moon Bay, visit http://www.visithalfmoonbay.org, download Half Moon Bay’s app iCoastside or call 650-726-8380 for everything needed to plan a trip – from information on cozy inns and luxury coastal resorts, renowned restaurants, farm visits, golfing, wine tasting, fishing, whale watching, surfing and much more.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Beach House Hotel
This luxuriously appointed New England-style boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point features 54 ocean lofts, all with a patio or balcony and a fireplace. This holiday season, take advantage of two fabulous packages being offered:

  • Winter Romance in Half Moon Bay: Romance is in the air and further heightened by the dramatic sunsets that the coastal town of Half Moon Bay is known for during the winter months. To celebrate this magical season, Beach House is offering a “Coastal Romance Package” which includes a Junior Suite overlooking Pillar Point Harbor with a complimentary bottle of champagne, as well as a late check out at 2 p.m. on departure day. The “Coastal Romance Package” is available through December 15, 2013, Sunday – Thursday nights (only) and price is based on room type.
  • Stay and Save During the Holidays: Beach House Hotel offers a traditional holiday atmosphere from the moment guests step into the Lobby. Enjoy cookies and cider throughout December and the gorgeous beach-theme Christmas décor. The festive atmosphere of the property makes for a great holiday destination with many local shops and restaurants offering seasonal specials. Through December 30, take advantage of the “Stay & Save” promotion: stay three nights (or longer) and receive 15% off the room rate, any day of the week. This is the perfect winter vacation for those looking to enjoy the beach sans the crowds or for an unforgettable family holiday. Rates start at $ 215.00 per night.

Specials are based on room availability, and can be found at http://www.beach-house.com/half-moon-bay/accommodations. 4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, (800) 315-9366, http://www.beach-house.com.
Get into the Holiday Spirit at Half Moon Bay Lodge
This holiday season, the newly renovated Half Moon Bay Lodge is offering 20% off when guests bring in a toy valued at $10 or more during their stay. This newly renovated Spanish-style lodge features 80 comfortable guestrooms and offers gorgeous holiday décor throughout the property. The ample complimentary continental breakfast, complete with make-your-own-waffles, is not to be missed. Guest must book the “TOYS” rate prior to arrival.  Rate is open now through December 23. Cannot be combined with any other rates. 2400 S. Cabrillo Highway, (650) 726-9000, http://www.halfmoonbaylodge.com.

Breakfast in Bed
Start your day with breakfast in bed, followed by a warm cup of hot apple cider while sitting on a private porch overlooking the California coast when staying at the Ocean View Inn. Guests can choose to explore the area or cozy up inside while watching a holiday movie. The Ocean View Inn is perfect for guests to enjoy a comforting holiday vacation while getting some much needed R & R. Fall/winter rates start at $159 per couple with a one night stay. Breakfast in bed is available for each night stay.  Not applicable with any discounts or offers. Packages valid from November 15-December 31, 2013 and excludes Christmas Day. 8425 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA, 94037, (650) 728-8200, http://www.oceanviewinnhmb.com. 

12 Days of Christmas at Goose & Turrets
The Goose & Turrets B&B, a historic 100-year old building, celebrates the traditional 12 Days of Christmas (December 25 through January 5).  Each day will feature one of the specialties that owners, Raymond and Emily Hoche-Mong grew up with in England, France, and the American South.  The treats might include real plum pudding (aged a year), chess pie, cheese dreams, pecan pie, syllabub, French macaroons, madeleines, financiers, and numerous delicacies.  At tea time, there will be short readings of Christmas themed poems and stories accompanied plenty of Christmas music. 835 George Street, Montara, (650) 728-5451, http://www.gooseandturretsbandb.com.

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