HalfMoonBay4Half Moon Bay, California has so many choices and so much beauty for vacationing dog-loving familes who want to explore the California coast’s most spectacular gems.

Our recent trip was nothing less than spectacular and a huge portion of our trip’s success was due to our fortunate choice of lodging while we romped for a few days in Half Moon Bay.

For complete privacy and serenity, yet the perfect central hub from which to enjoy your visit of Half Moon Bay, stay at the Inn at Maverick’s. There families savor unsurpassed views of the bay and harbor.  It’s a truly sensual experience of sounds, smells, and utter tranquility that will undoubtedly quiet the soul and revive the spirit of each person in your clan.

HalfMoonBay1This beautiful little, utterly family-friendly boutique inn overlooking the bay is nicely appointed and relaxing beyond measure. The gentle drone of the distant fog horn will lull your group to sleep along with the gulls and the seals. Fine quality linens, high-end toiletries, ample complimentary snacks in a basket, cozy outdoor fire pits and decks along with dog friendly treats and pooch amenities make this a special place to lay your head by the bay. The lovely suites all include wireless Internet, ice, DVD use, binoculars for watching sea life, complimentary access to a local gym, and private fireplaces. There are only a handful of suites so noise is minimal and you’ll feel like you have the entire place, and coastal slice of heaven to yourselves.

The only downside about the Inn at Maverick’s will certainly be the temptation to forgo your family’s entire agenda to simply soak in the ambiance of the Inn. But with downtown, outddoor sports, great family-friendly dining and the docks only a couple of blocks away, you will probably eventually be lured to explore and experience all that Half Moon Bay has to offer a few steps away. 

HalfMoonBay6Carmel L. Mooney is the editor of Roadtripsforcouples.com, an online travel magazine. Carmel co-hosts a travel radio show every Saturday afternoon on KJAY 1430 AM in Sacramento. Her family travel column can be read in California Kids Magazine at: www.valcomnews.com You can follow her on Twitter: @CarmelLeeMooneyor Facebook. Carmel is also the Executive Director of Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions, a non-profit that trains and places Autism Service Dogs. You can read her service dog blog at: www.pawsitivesolutions.org.