Deriving its name from its crescent-like shape, Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in California. It is popular for its Big Wave Surf Area called Mavericks, a place where surfers conquer enormous waves and perform some unbelievable stunts. Other attractions here include sites on the National Register of Historic Places, several art galleries, ruins of Purissima village, beaches, and the Pillar Point Harbor. The Main Street is the main thoroughfare of the city housing entertainment venues, eateries, and shopping destinations. Visiting this little coastal town on a weekend is a great way to rejuvenate after a tiring week.