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 lived in Pacifica from birth until I was 22 years old. When I was a little girl I thought everyone saw the Ocean every day of their lives. Now that I don't live on the coast I realize how fortunate I was to be surrounded by such beautiful scenery all of the time. When I do visit and I'm driving down Highway 1 the moment I see the Ocean I instantly feel at home again. In my opinion there isn't anything more relaxing than being at the beach to watch a beautiful sunset in my hometown of Pacifica.
Reviewed by mrollins511
on September 17, 2012
Ocean, beaches, hills, trails, open space.
Reviewed by PeterNospam
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful trails and beaches
Reviewed by c
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is a town known for it's fog, but I think pacificans just keep that rumor going to keep others away. I have lived in Pacifica for 15 years now and my husband and I wouldn't have it any other way. There are a few foggy days, but watching the fog lay on top of the green mountains in the morning is the most relaxing part of my day. I go running with my dogs on the trails here and can enjoy a cool breeze while overlooking the majestic waters of the Pacific. Further back in the valley it can get ten degrees warmer and since it is a valley the mountains shield it from the fog. This spring I have fallen asleep on my lawn three times with just the sun as my blanket, well and my super loving pooches. We are so happy here.
Reviewed by Elvishflower
on September 17, 2012
Small coastal town just south a few miles of San Francisco. Beautiful trails and hiking spots. Gorgeous Pacific ocean. What's not to love?
Reviewed by robinwithani
on September 17, 2012
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