It is possible to drive in a large loop from Half Moon Bay, winding up into the mountains, circling round through little towns, and then following the coastline back to town. Truly a wonderful way to spend some time.
First, stop in the various nurseries that are right outside of town on Highway 92. Very interesting places with roses and orchids, fountains, and pottery for sale. Huge metal sculptures of dinosaurs, and other animals, real and imaginary, grace the entrances. The Christmas tree farms were doing an incredible business, many families coming out to pick the perfect tree.
At the crossroad of Highway 35 and 84,
Watch out for bicyclists when you follow the road down. You’ll come upon Portola and
Charming little stops, like in the town of
Following the coastline back along Highway 1, past Pigeon Point Lighthouse, you come to Cameron’s