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.

Pacifica is a hidden beauty. People that don't drive South down the coast from San Francisco are missing out on why the Bay Area is so beautiful. The beauty of the mountains and the ocean are energizing. Take the time to find the different micro climates in Pacifica. I've been told many times that Pacifica reminds people of Hawaii. There are no big freeways, sound barrier walls, or billboards to block the beauty. I love Pacifica!
Reviewed by digit
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is very beautiful.
Reviewed by JoanCarsley
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is a sprawling picturesque coastal town. Beautiful hiking trails along the ocean and the longest pier in Northern California with some great fishing. Great antique shops a block from the pier. Something for everyone and a great place for a weekend getaway!
Reviewed by twofortheroad
on September 17, 2012
Incredible hiking with amazing views...
Reviewed by mindenbennion
on September 17, 2012
We have the ocean. We have mountains. We space. We have nice people.
Reviewed by dottie
on September 17, 2012
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