Pacifica, California


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"


Pacifica, CA hosts parks and beaches with coastal, mountainous views and noteworthy sunsets. Only 20 minutes outside of San Francisco, the city cherishes its smaller town feel so close to the city.

Visitors love Rockaway Beach, the Pacifica Pier, Pedro Point, and Skyline Blvd. It’s also home to Frontierland Park, San Pedro County Park, and Mori Point. Linda Mar State Beach is a favorite destination with adventure-seekers interested in surfing, hiking, and biking.

Each year, Pacifica hosts the Pacific Coast Fog Festival during the last Saturday and Sunday of September. The festival offers a hometown parade, plenty of activities for children, and a variety of local artists, vendors, and performers.

You can explore the town using the free Gold Line Shuttle and stop by the Sanchez Art Center, Coastside Farmer’s Market, or Pacifica Skate Park. Be sure to see Portola’s Statue and capture the hills, mountains, and ocean on film.

The weather is great. The views of the ocean last forever.
Reviewed by swissapa
on September 17, 2012
The views are great. Great for crabbing and fishing at the pier.
Reviewed by Jfullecido
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is a rural like beach town on the northern end of the San Mateo coast. A visual feast awaits you each time you drive south on Highway One from Daly City or come west on Sharp Park Boulevard from South San Francisco. There is something for everyone here: surfing, skateboarding, bicycle trails up and down the hills adjacent to the ocean, a large network of hiking trails with treks from San Bruno to Pacifica and up and over Montara Mountain to the beach at the southern end of the new Highway One Tunnel around Devil's Slide, San Pedro Valley County Park, lots of restaurants and cafes, local live theater (SpinDrift Players), Pacifica Community and Senior Center with activities for all ages, Famers' Market, annual Pacific Fog Festival and so much more.
Reviewed by neagan
on September 17, 2012
Lived there over 5 years and it truly is the most beautiful spot I've ever lived.
Reviewed by dmurden
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful sunset and ocean view.
Reviewed by cynlo
on September 17, 2012
Showing 91 through 95 of 521 reviews



Add a Photo

You must be logged in to add photos.

Write a Review

Close ×

Vote for

You can only vote once for each town every 24 hours. You can vote again in

Vote for 2013 Best Small Town


Are you a DMO or CVB?
Explore "Best Town Travels" – Rand McNally’s new map-based digital travel guides for your website plus an iPhone and Facebook app! Learn More


Thank you for Voting!

Promote , by sharing your vote or writing a review.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter or Write a Review