Autumn Pleasures Rule The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Pumpkin cuisine, pumpkin sips, pumpkin facials, and more fall amazingness is flourishing at the luxe resort.

IF YOU'RE IN HALF MOON BAY, and it is October, and you don't come across a pumpkin, or a pumpkin-flavored treat, or a pumpkin-scented supper, or a breeze that has something spicy and pumpkin-licious in its nature, then, news flash, you may not actually be in Half Moon Bay. For the Pacific-adjacent destination is known for its stem-topped sights come the first full month of fall, from the world-famous Pumpkin Festival to adorable patches like Farmer John's (where Bernese Mountain Dogs will come out to play, by the dozens, on the first Sunday in October). Also getting into the...

SQUASHY SWING OF THINGS? The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, which has focused on foodstuffs, and fancy beverages, and spa treatments that are highly autumnal in character. How autumnal? You can bet that pumpkins are the featured ingredient, in a host of savory, sweet, and spa-mazing treats and to-dos. And the seed-tacular slate of pumpkin-related goodies is coming up at...

THE LUXE RESORT: Fancy several warming spoonfuls of roasted pumpkin bisque? Or Half Moon Bay pumpkin soup? Those will be on the menu, as well as other edibles and sippables (hello, Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale). After noshing, stop by the Ritz-Carlton Spa for a Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Facial, which will be all about a pumpkin enzyme masque. And if you're longing to go the pumpkin-tastic distance, book the Pumpkin Experience Package, which includes the fall-fancy facial, an accommodation that rocks either a coastal view or boasts a terrace fire pit, and a pumpkin pastry when you arrive at your room. The package opens Sept. 14, and extends right into the fragrant heart of pumpkin season. Give The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay a jingle to learn more about how this fall fruit, an emblem of the area, will weave through your stay at the ocean-close getaway.

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