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.

Beautiful place with lots of good restaurants and beach and ridge trails with some of the most spectacular views of both the ocean and the San Francisco Bay around.
Reviewed by Sparky16
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful town! We were moving from San Francisco and happened to take Sharp Park Road down in to Pacifica one day. We were so struck by rounding the corner and seeing the ocean stretched out before us. Soon after we met Pete Lammori at Re-Max who assisted us in getting a rental home. One year later with Pete's help we were proud Pacifica home owners. Great place to raise a family.
Reviewed by pacifica13
on September 17, 2012
One of my favorite places in the USA
Reviewed by VictoriaM
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica has some of the best views of the coast anywhere in California.
Reviewed by Kalimama
on September 17, 2012
The hillside and ocean views that Pacifica has are unique and extremely beautiful!
Reviewed by Javierchavarria
on September 17, 2012
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