Take Me There: The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Just like last year, I've been thinking about where to escape if I was headed to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California this year.  See ya later 7 layer dip, I've decided I'm headed to The Ritz for a glass of vino overlooking the sea, just an hour from Levi's Stadium. 

The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay has everything escape dreams are made of - picturesque cliffside views, luxurious spa pampering, award winning dining, oh, and don't forget the fire pits - When's the next flight to California?

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© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Are you one of those people thinking, "What am I going to do all day trapped at a resort?"  Well don't worry, The Ritz has you covered.  For starters you can play a round of golf, then if you're still feeling like breaking a sweat there is always sea kayaking, surfing, tennis, running trails, or horseback riding.  Maybe you don't want to be quite so athletic, how about taking a spin and enjoying one of The Ritz's five signature drives, or maybe a Santa Cruz Mountain wine tasting is more your style?  Wait, you have kids?  Don't worry, The Ritz has them covered too with their Ritz Kids® program, so you can have some quiet time, and relax like an adult for a change.

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© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

After a day of activity, what could be more relaxing than a calming spa treatment or two?  Specializing in therapies using local ingredients, with signature treatments such as the Pumpkin Facial, Ocean Mist Stone Ritual, and Matanzas Creek Luxurious Lavender Body Massage, how can you possibly choose just one?

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Don't these rooms look nice and relaxing?  Or maybe you crave a bit more privacy?  You can always rent one of the guest cottages, did I mention they include individual fire pits?

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The Ritz is located in the "Pumpkin Capital of the World, surrounded by organic farms and world-renowned wineries," with each of their four restaurants taking full advantage of the local bounty.  

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© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

And what better way to end a great day, than to watch the sun slip behind the horizon, as you warm your toes by the fire and sip a glass of wine, all the while listening to the sounds of a bag piper closing out another day?  You might actually think you're in Scotland, except for the palm trees and sunshine that is...

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© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

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© The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

 

Are you ready to escape?  Contact us to start planning your next vacation.