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The Northern California Must List

Can't-miss options in a world-class meetings locale

by Nikki Gloudeman
excerpted from January 2013 issue
corporate banquet featuring lobster clambake at Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay
Lobster clambake at Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay


Peaceful coastal panoramas, tucked-away wineries, fresh seafood and frequent wildlife sightings—of pelicans, Monarch butterflies, seals, otters and other protected species—distinguish this coastal region of Northern California, a seaside sanctuary for the busiess-weary. Among the most coveted meeting option here are Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey and armel. in these gorgeous locales, do yourself a favor and:

  • Midway between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, enjoy a lobster clambake onthe beach at Sam's Chowder House, a Half Moon Bay favorite featuring an oceanfront lawn area perfect for an outdoor seafood feast. Six indoor meeting spaces are additionally available.