Chocolate on the Pacific

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Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

A breezy evening in the Bay Area calls for fondly remembered treats from childhood — namely, s’mores. Find the best of their kind at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, where cooking your own gooey creation over personal fire pits from full-on kits with an abundance of long sticks is a privilege. Hot tip: Don’t try rushing your s’more into the fire, because cooking the sweet combo too quick leaves you with crumbled crust on the outside, mushy marshmallow on the inside, and chocolate that’s just not runny enough. One thing that’s always perfect when you visit: the mighty Pacific right outside this sprawling resort only 26 miles south of San Francisco.

One Miramontes Point Rd.