Half Moon Bay is the Bay Area’s agricultural capital. Though most famous for its pumpkin patches, HMB is also flower central: local florists come here to fill their trucks. You should too—the garden stores are fabulous. But the real money shots lie along the coast. A series of state beaches surrounds the town, with high bluffs, rocky coves, and long sandy shores. Some of them are jaw-droppingly beautiful, the ideal backdrop for a horseback ride, hike, or game of golf.