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Plan A Perfect Coastside Tour Around Half Moon Bay

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Things To Do - Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours offers a 2-day all-inclusive tour of the San Mateo Coastside or will design a custom tour for groups of 6 or more.

This week I’m showcasing this new Coastside business run by vacation and travel experts, Ginger Minoletti and Mary Corcoran.

Let me walk you thorough their tour offerings or read the narrative below.

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If you’re visiting the Coastside near SF and think it might be helpful to have personalized assistance exploring the HMB Coastside, we’re pleased to recommend a new business, Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours.

This service is owned and operated by Mary Corcoran and Ginger Minoletti, two Coastside businesswomen who are long term local residents and know every nook and cranny of the area.  You can learn more about them here on their About Page.

HMBCoastsideTours.com offers 2 services:

  • First, a 2-day getaway Coastside tour package with accommodations and activities. Fill out a short Contact form and they’ll respond within 48 hours.
  • Then, they can design a customized  Coastside tour, a travel package based on your unique interests and needs. Check areas of interest on their Inquiry form and suggest other in the comment  area.

Why Half Moon Bay? This page lists some Activities and Events you can consider, and shows why this area is such a popular destination location in the Bay Area.

Their Gallery shows off some of the Coastside.

We recommend this site to all brides and grooms using our Destination Wedding Ceremony Package as a fun thing they can offer their out of town wedding guests and for themselves in the days before or after their wedding.

Visit HMB Coastside Tours today and discover why they’re the best choice for discovering the Coastside, tours guided by Mary and Ginger, two travel professionals and local Coastside residents.

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Harley Farms Goat Dairy – Things To Do Around Half Moon Bay

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Ceremony Locations - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Things To Do - Half Moon Bay

Visit The Goats – Buy Their Cheese

Harley Farms Pescadero Half Moon Bay

Harley Farms Goat Dairy is just a few miles south of Half Moon Bay in Pescadero CA. Originally a Mexican land grant, Pescadero was settled in the 1850’s and is a fun destination that includes this working goat dairy.

Harley Farms,  is open year-round for farm and dairy tours, cheese making classes, and events in their restored hayloft. After visiting the goats you can watch the milk move from goat to dairy, from curd to cheese.  Then you can shop in their unique country store for fresh goat milk cheese, bath and body products, and apparel like a Shetland wool cap.

They have many different events on the farm and are also available for weddings, private events, corporate events, and their unique Farm Dinners where they serve you a special meal in their converted original hayloft. That dinner is served on a Redwood table milled from a huge log that was salvaged from floating down Pescadero Creek in a during a heavy rail season.

Visit their website at Harley Farms Goat Dairy or contact them at contactus@HarleyFarms.com – (650) 879-0480.  Or drop on by at 205 North Street in Pescadero California. From Half Moon Bay, drive 17 miles south on Highway 1 Pescadero Creek Road .

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Unique Things To Do On The Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside

Sunset Half Moon Bay

Sunset From Miramar

 

What’s Unique To Do Around Half Moon Bay?

Visiting any area for a wedding weekend or just coming for a day there are the obvious things to do; local restaurants, special shopping areas, historic areas, art galleries etc. But, the Coastside has unique activities the uninitiated might not know to consider.

  • Rent a bike at the Bike Works and bike the Coastal Trail for miles from south of Half Moon Bay through Pillar Point Marina . [Bike Works @ 520 Kelly Ave., HMB.
  • Join a whale watching excursion or rent a kayak to paddle around the harbor and surf the waves at Seal Rock.
  • Take a tour of  Harley Farms Goat Dairy www.harleyfarms.com, the only functioning Dairy in San Mateo County and buy some of their great goat cheese and other natural products produced onsite.
  • Hike, hike, hike: Purisima Creek (redwoods and a creek) and Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park (historic dairy barn) are just a sample of scores of hiking opportunities.
  • Ride a horse on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean and even on to the beach. Sea Horse Ranch.
  • Take a Coastside Ecotourism tour.

These are just some ideas, you can find a complete list of activities and things to do at the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce website.

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