Pacifica, California

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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

Description

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.

Scenic Pacifica is tucked in between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. I like to call it the Bay Area's best kept secret. Beautiful coast line, right next to mountain hiking tails. Great spot for a picnic. Sunshine and sand, what more could you want!
Reviewed by Sfcherries
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful, rugged beaches just below acres and acres of beautiful open space in the hills, tucked in the northernmost edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Can't get better than this!
Reviewed by manningvillar
on September 17, 2012
It had some of the most beautiful coastal views in the world!
Reviewed by KMauer
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is a beautiful coastal town where everyone knows one another and is the perfect place to raise a family. The scenery and outdoor opportunities are incredible. Only a hop,skip and jump from San Francisco.
Reviewed by holly1190
on September 17, 2012
Love the views of the Pacific as I drive home every evening and make the graceful curve down Highway 1, then having it framed by the trailing edge of Montara Mountain where it becomes Pedro Point as it drops down to meet the ocean. It brings me joy as I end my workday with a beautiful view
Reviewed by fattycats
on September 17, 2012
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