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.

Awesome Pacifica views including the Farralon Islands, a Fishing Pier, great trails system, and very convenient.
Reviewed by corroded
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is beautiful beach town. The sunsets over the pacific are amazing!
Reviewed by Rwalk9sr
on September 17, 2012
Pacifica is the most relaxing town I've lived in. It's beautiful and the people are so friendly. There's so much beauty to be seen, such as whales by the pier!
Reviewed by Sheerattitude
on September 17, 2012
Most gorgeous city in CA!
Reviewed by nancyb123
on September 17, 2012
Living close to a major city doesn't stop this town from being quaint and family oriented! This is a true community that looks out for each other, and the beach views aren't bad either :)
Reviewed by EJA
on September 17, 2012
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