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CRUISE AMERICA - 800-671-8042

These locations serve the San Francisco Bay Area:

Cruise America
5623 John Muir Drive
Newark, CA  94560
Rental Reservations: (888) 551-6051

Cruise America pick up at
Alum Rock Self Storage
2487 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA  95116
Rental Reservations: (408) 937-7032

Cruise America pick up at
Condon Lumber
The Lady Washington visits Pillar Point Harbor!

We saw the Lady Washington arrive as she sailed full mast past Pillar Point RV Park.    The ship was available for a free tour for two days and you could book a one hour or three hour ride. 

There are 12 deckhands who man the ship, all of whom were dressed in period clothing for the walk on tours.  They answered every question and demonstrated how to use the rutter, set off ...
Half Moon Bay Kayak Company

Just a short walk down the path that runs in front of the Pillar Point RV Park is the Half Moon Bay Kayak Company.   If you're taking a stroll toward the Harbor you can't miss the colorful collection of kayaks on the beach.

They offer a whole range of tours, classes and camps for people of all ages.
Private lessons are available.


All rentals include: wetsuit, water resistant paddle jacket, li...


James Johnston's white salt box house sits on a hill facing the ocean just south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1.  In 1853, Johnston owned all the land from his home to the ocean.   He built the house for his wife, Petra.  It was the first all wood house to be built in the area.  (slide show is below and an interview with a docent )
will be online shortly)

You can tour this house between 11am-3pm on the...

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

October 13-14, 2012


On Main Street between Kelly and Spruce Streets

Admission is free!
Pets are not allowed at the festival

650-726-9652 for more info

The Pumpkin Festival app is FREE for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.<...>
Creekside Smokehouse
280 Ave. Alhambra
El Granada, CA 94018
(650) 712-TUNA

Right across Hwy 1 within walking distance from Pillar Point RV Park is Creekside Smokehouse.   It doesn't look like much from the outside but inside, well, it doesn't look like much on the inside you will find some really friendly folks and some of the best smoked fish and cheese in the area.

We tried smok...
While the wind was rattling our travel trailer this morning and the sound of the rain drowning out my thoughts, you still don't know what delights are coming your way.   I looked out the window and right there, in front of us in the Pillar Point Harbor were two very brave kite surfers.    The wind was right, the harbor smooth and a couple of young men came to take advantage of the nearly perfect conditions.  (no rai...

We had a good strong rain last night...perfect for sleeping.  The sun is breaking through this morning and the air is fresh and clean.    As I rounded our travel trailer to check out the ocean, I was caught by the beauty of the clouds.  


Fabbri Home and Garden
501 San Mateo Road, Highway 92 (Spanish Town)
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019

Open 7 days a week

You can't miss this place if you are coming to Half Moon Bay via Highway 92 because of all the dinosaurs in front of their gardens!   Giant 19 foot T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops along with a Wooly Mamoth and giraffes greet you as you drive along.   The creatures, including flying dragons,&...
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (Hwy 92)
Half Moon Bay, California  94019

When you're staying at Pillar Point RV Park, you really must know about Lemos Farm.  It's only about ten minutes away and you and your kids will love it.

There are pony rides, hay Wagon rides, train rides through a ghost town, a place to jump, a place to run, a place to picnic...all this and more!

It was a very special day when we visited Lemos Far...
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