The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Embraces Summer on the California Coast

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Embraces Summer on the California Coast

Summer has arrived on the Northern California coast, and The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – the Bay Area’s only luxury oceanfront resort – invites travelers and locals alike to make the most of this prime season with one-of-a-kind programs, overnight packages, and special events.

From an Instagram-worthy “Champagne Tower Hour,” to a thematic “Scottish Nights” scotch tasting series inspired by the resort’s Scotland-like locale, to a “work-from-the-coast” work-cation package, and much more, now is the perfect time to escape to the coast for an unforgettable summer vacation.

Champagne Tower Hour
Currently available

Taking the classic champagne toast (literally) to new heights, this new Instagram-worthy bubbly ritual features a show-stopping champagne tower display complete with free-flowing bubbly for an hour.  From a splashy addition to a cocktail party or wedding, to a group of friends wishing to splurge on a memorable experience together, Champagne Tower Hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers the ultimate way to toast on the coast. Pricing starts at $2,500 (plus taxes and service charges) and advance bookings are required. Imagery HERE.

Scottish Nights
Available on Thursday, July 18 and 25, 2019 from 5 p.m. to Sunset

Inspired by the resort’s prime location atop a rugged bluff – reminiscent of Scotland – travelers are invited to transport themselves to the Scottish coast via Northern California with an elevated summer Scotch tasting series on the resort’s cliffside Ocean Terrace. Offered through their Ocean Terrace Cart and coinciding with the resort’s sunset bagpiper performance – a beloved tradition since its opening in 2001 – guests can sip on premium Scotches paired with Scotland-inspired bites from the talented culinary team. Those feeling extra spirited are encouraged to wear their favorite plaid or kilt for the experience. While parents sip on scotches, kids can toast marshmallows over the firepits, which are included in the resort’s gourmet s’mores kits.

“Workcation” Package
Available on weekdays between July 21 – September 15, 2019

Locals and travelers with “work-from-home” or “summer Friday” job perks are invited to escape to the coast and work from the comfort of their very own private Fire Pit or Ocean View Room. Complete with a cocktail kit for a “working happy hour” and $100 spa credit to help unwind after business hours, the “Workcation” package helps make work feel more like a vacation. Pricing starts at $1,179 per night.

Rosé Garden
Saturday, September 7, 2019

No summer on the coast would be complete without rosé, and this year, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay will close out the season with its first-ever Rosé Garden event. Complete with rosé wines, fresh roses, rose decor with many Instagrammable backdrops and moments, and more, guests and locals alike are invited to enjoy “endless summer” – the warm weather that continues for the Bay Area through September – in true Ritz-Carlton fashion. The elegant weekend will also feature rose-themed spa treatments, rosé champagne brunch, and a show-stopping Rosé Champagne Tower, among other highlights. The event will be highly exclusive and available for guests and visitors alike to reserve in advance. Additional details to be announced later this summer.

For more information and reservations, please visit or call (650) 712-7000.