Fall is the perfect time in California for coastal day trips. One of my favorites is to drive out to Pescadero. I like to visit Harley Farms, and try out some of their wonderful chèvre cheese. If you get a chance to go in the spring, you may get to snuggle some kids (baby goats) during your tour, just know that these spring tours often book up months in advance.
Chevre Forevre. Photo credit: Cheri Kramer
After tasting delicious cheese, I like to mosey over to Duarte’s Tavern (pronounced Doo-arts by the locals) on the main drag in Pescadero. The wait here is long, but the food is well worth it. Artichoke soup is my absolute favorite, and my friends always save room for their famous olallieberry pie. While you wait, a coffee shop and wine tasting room are both close by to keep you occupied, along with quaint shops to peruse.
Drinks at the Ritz. Photo credit: Lisette
After you fill your belly with delights, you can visit a local beach, or head to the Half Moon Bay Ritz for some drinks. The Ritz offers drinks outside with a view, or inside by the fire (sometimes you can get both a fire and a window view). This is the perfect cozy spot to wrap up a lovely coastal afternoon before you head back home over the hill.