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.

I've lived in Pacifica for 15 years and not only is it a great place to raise a family, a beautiful beachy town and a great place to have a business. The pier is a wonderful place to come to see dolphin,seals,whale,and of course beautiful sunsets. Many people think we have fog year round but in fact its only a few months on and off. Our indian summer [ Oct.] is warmest.
Reviewed by Reflections
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is paradise by the sea and it's only minutes from downtown San Francisco. When I come home from work I always feel like I am on vacation. Friends who visit never fail to comment on the quiet, picturesque beauty. Its beaches, hillsides and trails are unparalleled. And the community is caring and vigilant about protecting our natural resources.
Reviewed by Dinah
on September 17, 2012
There is no way to drive into this town without being blown away by a gorgeous ocean view.
Reviewed by cmcgavran
on September 17, 2012
Rocky coastline. Escapes the fog of SF
Reviewed by TobenD
on September 17, 2012
The drive into Pacifica is like discovering a hidden gem. You come over the hill and... What a view! Quaint, quiet, nice with a great beach. And just minutes from the bustle of San Francisco and San Jose (well, when it's not commute.) Great eateries and lots of character. Check out the wine bar, "A Grape in the Fog." Great wine selection and a rotating menu that compliments it all.
Reviewed by pr4art
on September 17, 2012
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