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Pacifica is a picturesque seaside community located just 12 miles south of San Francisco. Rich in history and filled with natural beauty, Pacifica has much to offer visitors. It has been called "the most beautiful coastal town in all of the San Francisco Bay Area." Rolling hills look out over the Pacific Ocean surf and forested canyons surround the town. For outdoor recreation, Pacifica offers surfing, an 18-hole golf course, two indoor swimming pools, several playing fields and parks, hang gliding, parasailing, biking and several scenic hiking trails. The town is also know for its' crabbing and fishing - both surfcasting and pier fishing. In addition to all of this, Pacifica is just five miles from the San Francisco International Airport and has eleven major shopping areas within the city. Other places to visit while in Pacifica include the Point Montara Lighthouse, the Sanchez Art Center, the Sanchez Adobe, the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and the Shelldance Orchid Nursery. For a vacation destination with some of the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, without the crowds and traffic of many other towns in the San Francisco Bay Area, a trip to Pacifica is well worth the drive.

Surrounding areas: Daly City, California (6.5 mi), San Mateo, California (9.5 mi), San Francisco, California (10.4 mi), Half Moon Bay, California (11.1 mi), Belmont, California (12.5 mi), Sausalito, California (16.9 mi), Alameda, California (17.0 mi)

Pacifica Vacation Rentals




Pacifica Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites519 Nick Gust WayPacifica, CA (650) 355-5000
The Lighthouse Hotel105 Rockaway BCH AvePacifica, CA (650) 355-6300
Courtyard By Marriott San Francisco Airport1050 Bayhill DrSan Bruno, CA3.8 mi.(415) 952-3333
Comfort Inn & Suites611 San Bruno AveSan Bruno, CA4.0 mi.(650) 589-5089
Days Inn Sfo Intl West1550 El Camino RealSan Bruno, CA4.0 mi.(888) 755-5050
Ramada Limited-Sfo West/San Bruno500 El Camino RealSan Bruno, CA4.0 mi.(650) 871-4000
Super 8 Motel421 El Camino RealSan Bruno, CA4.0 mi.(650) 624-0999
Traveler's Inn100 Hickey Blvd & El Camino RS San Francisco, CA4.1 mi.(650) 755-9556
Four Points By Sheraton Hotel & Suites Sfo264 So Airport BlvdSo San Francisco, CA4.1 mi.(650) 624-3700
Staybridge Suites- San Francisco Airport1350 Huntington AveSan Bruno, CA4.2 mi.(650) 588-0770
Knights Inn-san Francisco Airport411 E San Bruno AveSan Bruno, CA4.3 mi.(650) 598-7535
Comfort Inn Airport West1390 El Camino RealMillbrae, CA4.6 mi.(650) 952-3200
Millwood Inn & Suites1375 El Camino RealMillbrae, CA4.6 mi.(650) 583-3935
El Rancho Inn Gift Shop1100 El Camino RealMillbrae, CA4.8 mi.(650) 588-8500
SF Airport North Travelodge326 S Airport BlvdS San Francisco, CA4.9 mi.(650) 583-9600
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Airport North373 S Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA4.9 mi.(650) 589-0600
Holiday Inn San Francisco International Airport275 S Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA4.9 mi.(650) 873-3500
La Quinta Inn San Francisco Airport20 Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA4.9 mi.(650) 583-2223
La Quinta Inn South San Francisco20 Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA4.9 mi.(650) 583-2223
Quality Inn & Suites410 S Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA4.9 mi.(650) 875-7878
Days Inn Airport North1113 Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.0 mi.(650) 873-9300
Howard Johnson222 South Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.0 mi.(650) 589-9055
Ramada Inn San Francisco Intl Airport North245 South Airport BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.0 mi.(800) 452-3456
Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco Airport250 Gateway BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.1 mi.(650) 589-3400
Industrial Hotel505 Cypress AveS San Francisco, CA5.2 mi.(650) 589-3897
Hampton Inn San Francisco Airport300 Gateway BlvdSouth San Fancisco, CA5.2 mi.(650) 876-0200
Courtyard By Marriott Oyster Point1300 Veterans BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.2 mi.(650) 871-4100
Residence Inn By Marriott - Oyster Point1350 Veterans BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.2 mi.(650) 837-9000
Quality Suites250 El Camino RealMillbrae, CA5.3 mi.(650) 259-0400
Comfort Suites Sfo Airport121 E Grand AveSouth San Francisco, CA5.3 mi.(650) 589-7100
Hampton Inn Daily City2700 Junipero Serra BlvdDaly City, CA5.4 mi.(650) 755-7500
Hilton Garden Inn-South San Francisco670 Gateway BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.5 mi.(659) 872-1515
Larkspur Landing-South San Francisco690 Gateway BlvdSouth San Francisco, CA5.6 mi.(659) 827-1515
Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South1250 Old Bayshore HwyBurlingame, CA5.7 mi.(650) 347-2381
San Francisco Airport Marriott1800 Old Bayshore HwyBurlingame, CA5.7 mi.(415) 692-9100
Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport401 E Millbrae AveMillbrae, CA5.8 mi.(650) 692-6363
Westin Hotel San Francisco Airport1 Old Bayshore HwyMillbrae, CA6.0 mi.(650) 692-3500
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport1333 Bayshore HwyBurlingame, CA6.1 mi.(650) 347-1234
Hampton Inn & Suites1755 Bayshore HwyBurlingame, CA6.2 mi.(650) 697-5736
Radisson Hotel San Francisco Airport5000 Sierra Point PkwyBrisbane, CA6.5 mi.(415) 467-4400
 
Bed & Breakfast
Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach407 Mirada RdHalf Moon Bay, CA8.5 mi.(650) 726-6002
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA10.5 mi.(415) 664-6842
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA11.8 mi.(415) 776-5462
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA12.5 mi.(415) 819-2380

Pacifica Weather & Climate

The peninsula located approximately twenty miles south of San Francisco enjoys a mild year round climate. There is a range in temperature of only approximately 15-20 degrees from summer and winter, with lots of sunshine during the day and cool temperatures at night. This year round vacation destination is greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Cool ocean breezes help moderate the temperatures in summer and a thick marine layer means early morning clouds and fog that dissipates as it moves inland by noontime. Approximately 18 inches of rainfall is received per year during the months of October through early April. Temperatures are cool enough at night in the wintertime for a cozy fire in the fireplace, but it rarely freezes or goes below the 40-degree mark. Flooding or mudslides are sometimes a problem when lots of rain is received during a short period of time.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 44°F 6.34 in. 54°F
February 58°F 45°F 5.57 in. 55°F
March 59°F 45°F 4.42 in. 55°F
April 62°F 46°F 1.93 in. 56°F
May 65°F 48°F 0.85 in. 56°F
June 68°F 50°F 0.22 in. 57°F
July 70°F 51°F 0.03 in. 59°F
August 70°F 52°F 0.12 in. 62°F
September 70°F 53°F 0.41 in. 61°F
October 67°F 52°F 1.43 in. 60°F
November 59°F 48°F 3.84 in. 58°F
December 55°F 45°F 4.34 in. 55°F

Pacifica Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located about 6 miles east of Pacifica in San Francisco, California, the Half Moon Bay airport (HAF) located approximately 6 miles south of Pacifica in Half Moon Bay, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located roughly 16 miles east of Pacifica in Oakland, California, and finally the Hayward Executive airport (HWD) located around 20 miles east of Pacifica in Hayward, California.

Pacifica Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Oakland ZooOaklandCA17.7 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA34.2 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA35.4 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA36.1 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA46.9 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA50.8 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA65.7 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA67.3 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA75.2 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA85.9 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA35.4 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA37.6 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA85.9 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA94.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA 
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA4.3 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf CourseBurlingameCA7.0 mi.
Poplar Creek Golf CourseSan MateoCA9.5 mi.
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA10.4 mi.
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA10.4 mi.
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA10.4 mi.
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA10.4 mi.
Golden Gate Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA10.7 mi.
Mariners Point Golf Links & Practice CenterFoster CityCA12.6 mi.
Emerald Hills Golf CourseRedwood CityCA16.5 mi.
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA17.0 mi.
Metropolitan Golf LinksOaklandCA17.8 mi.
Montclair Golf CourseOaklandCA17.8 mi.
Monarch Bay Golf ClubSan LeandroCA19.8 mi.
Skywest Golf CourseHaywardCA19.8 mi.
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA20.8 mi.
Lake Chabot Municipal Golf CourseOaklandCA21.7 mi.
Palo Alto Municipal Golf CoursePalo AltoCA22.9 mi.
Tilden Park Golf CourseBerkeleyCA23.2 mi.
Willow Park Golf CourseCastro ValleyCA23.4 mi.
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA25.0 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA25.0 mi.
Sunnyvale Municipal Golf CourseSunnyvaleCA28.6 mi.
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA29.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Beach State ParkCA1.1 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA4.4 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA5.3 mi. 
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA5.5 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA5.8 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA8.2 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA11.5 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA12.2 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA12.7 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA14.3 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA17.3 mi. 
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA20.6 mi. 
Butano State ParkCA29.1 mi. 
Portola State ParkCA29.6 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA30.8 mi. 
Cascade Ranch State ParkCA32.0 mi. 
Loghry State ParkCA33.1 mi. 
Big Basin Redwoods State ParkCA33.3 mi. 
Castle Rock State ParkCA33.6 mi. 
Mount Diablo State ParkCA34.8 mi. 
 
Museums
Coyote Point Museum For Environmental EducationSan MateoCA9.5 mi.(Science)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.(Children's)
Silicon Valley Art MuseumBelmontCA13.3 mi.(Art)
Hiller Aviation MuseumSan CarlosCA14.4 mi.(Technology)
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA16.9 mi.(Children's)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA17.0 mi.(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA17.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA17.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA17.7 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA17.7 mi.(Technology)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA21.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA21.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA21.3 mi.(Science)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA11.7 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA17.7 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA36.1 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA37.6 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA75.2 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA77.3 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA85.9 mi.


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