Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a quaint small town in the heart of San Mateo County’s Coastside.  One of the oldest communities in the county, Half Moon Bay grew out of a farm town whose residents cultivated flowers, artichokes, cabbages, sprouts and pumpkins.  Agriculture is still an important part of Half Moon Bay’s economy and the area is now known as ‚Äúthe pumpkin capital of the world.‚Äù  The Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival and the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off attract over 100,000 visitors. Downtown provides plenty of shopping opportunities at unique shops and an arts center.