San Francisco Coast
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Half Moon Bay is known as a charming oceanfront village just a short drive from the excitement of San Francisco. The mood here is distinctively casual but with an undeniable ambiance of elegance. Don't be surprised to see Redwood forests, organic vegetable farms, and an eclectic variety of restaurants and inns.
Pacifica is a bit closer to San Francisco, but still offers that relaxed coolness for which California's coast is known. The town of Pacifica sits on five valleys and the surrounding area is protected open space. Within the town, visitors and residents enjoy many parks and recreation areas. Especially lovely are the coves along the coastline, where water sports of every kind are a common sight.
This multi-use complex is made up of visual and performing arts organizations as well as individual artist studios.
This intertidal area on the California coast was established in 1969. A variety of seaweed, crabs, sponges, sea anemones, mollusks, starfish and fish make their homes in the inter-tidal; that area between low and high tide. Over 25 new species have been discovered at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.
The Pigeon Point Lighthouse in California will no doubt be one of the highlights of your visit to this area, so make plans now to include it in your itinerary. This historic landmark was erected in 1872 as a proud 115-foot beacon to warn sailing vessels of the dangers of California's rocky shores.
This is one of San Francisco's most well-known waterfront destinations and includes Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, the Cannery, the National Maritime Museum and Riptide Arcade, as well as countless restaurants and pubs. Most visitors could easily spend an entire day exploring the Fisherman's Wharf area.
This 1,017-acre park features a golf course, the Conservatory of Flowers, M.H. De Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Garden, Morrison Planetarium, the Asian Art Museum and the Strybing Arboretum. Other fun activities at the park include lawn bowling, children's carousel and the Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant.