Picture Sources: Golf California, Trip Advisor
Oh goodness I have to tell you about a lovely little city in Northern California called Half Moon Bay. It is a perfect fun and relaxing weekend spot for the family. There are so many things for adults to do and quite a bit for the kiddos.
Half Moon Bay is located about 30 minutes South of San Francisco, 45 miles North of Santa Cruz and 2 hours Southwest of Sacramento.
Half Moon Bay is located right on the Pacific Coast so you can expect all the standard things to do like crabbing, beaches, hiking, renting kayaks etc…
The one note about the Bay Area in general is that it tends to be breezy and cool so you may want to pack sweaters and a few warmer items to wear. The climate is pretty mild year round so it is a great way to escape the heat in summer and they grow the most beautiful flowers so it is very charming to just wander around. On your way in and out of town you will find U Pick flower stands that are really cheap and fields and fields of flowers to choose from. (Something like $3 a bunch for gorgeous flowers.)
There are a number of outdoor adventures as mentioned above- lovely hiking trails and beaches- but the actual town of Half Moon Bay is not to be missed.