10 Things to Do in Pacifica That You Shouldn't Miss

September 8, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Pacifica in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Hiking Trails. Discover best things to do in Pacifica with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Pacifica

1. Devil's Slide Trail

Highway 1, Pacifica, CA +1 650-355-8289
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
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4.5 based on 171 reviews

Devil's Slide Trail

Reviewed By Aleksandr K

Awesome place to visit especially cycling to get there. My brothers and I would cycle from the north side of Pacifica to this spot. The paved road on the devil slide is very smooth. You can also take your car there. Park it on ether side and enjoy a walk full of views. Been here multiple time on my bike and car.

2. Bad Axe Throwing

30 Hill St, Daly City, CA 94014-2504 +1 888-435-0001
Excellent
93%
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7%
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5 based on 38 reviews

Bad Axe Throwing

Bad Axe Throwing has landed in the Golden State! Our San Francisco location is located at 30 Hill Street, Daly City, if you see the Silver Dragon Kung Fu studio then you've found the right place. Just follow the signs pointing you to the Axe Throwing promised land! We host corporate events, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or people looking for a fun outing with friends.we're the premier destination for birthday parties, corporate events, bachelor & bachelorette parties, any special occasions, or people looking for a fun outing with friends.Whether it's to pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill, our unique axe throwing experience is done in a fun & casual urban atmosphere. Want to bring lots of friends or family? Perfect! Our venue can accommodate a large group, any event/occasion you have. We have eight throwing lanes decked so you can release your inner Viking or lumberjack. We proudly serve the San Francisco and Bay Area.

Reviewed By Joseph B

We went to Bad Axe Throwing for a work team offsite. Can't wait til I can go again w/ my friends! Employee Izzy was my group's guide. She was informative, cheerful and relaxed and provided us with a nice intro to Axe Throwing. We warmed up, then played some games. Super fun experience and definitely a good team building event.

3. Golden Gate National Cemetery

1300 Sneath Ln, San Bruno, CA 94066-2099 +1 650-589-7737
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
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5 based on 39 reviews

Golden Gate National Cemetery

Reviewed By rubyprivate - San Bruno, California

Beautiful well-groomed cemetery. They do a great Memorial Day ceremony with military band to honor veterans, passed and living. I saw old soldiers from all branches of the military. Very, very respectful and patriotic. I spoke with a lot of veterans and military families. I love it and go every year.

4. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615 +1 415-728-3584
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.

Reviewed By NewMexBound - Framingham, Massachusetts

Short stroll from the parking area down to the beach. Went at very low tide when lots of the tide pools were exposed. Saw a few sea anenomes and 2 starfish. Was hoping to see a whole lot more than that. Lots of people were there as it was a Sat night around sunset. The younger kids will be satisfied with the adventure, but it really wasn't all that impressive.

5. Pacifica State Beach

Pacifica, CA 94044-2516 +1 650-738-7381
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Pacifica State Beach

Reviewed By melandrobg - Lovelock, Nevada

We stopped for a few hours to let my boys enjoy the beach one last time before heading home. $5.00 for 4 hours of parking, seemed reasonable to us. It wasn't over crowded. Bathrooms near by are a little run down but I was glad they were close by. It was fun watching the surfers.

6. Thornton Beach State Park

Daly City, CA
Excellent
57%
Good
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Thornton Beach State Park

State park with a beach and a great fishing area.

Reviewed By Audrey C

Just a few minutes south of the border of San Francisco, you will find Thornton Beach Vista and from there the Thornton Beach State Park. The little parking lot at the vista point is easily accessible from Skyline Boulevard. I walked to the edge of the pedestrian vista point in chilly Peninsula wind and fog only to be rewarded with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean shoreline. Even in fog, the view was spectacular. I can only imagine how breathtaking this view would be on a sunny clear day! I must return to see this vista view on another day. I highly recommend visiting the Thornton Beach State Park and Vista to experience an expansive view of the majestic Pacific Ocean shoreline.

7. Woodlawn Funeral Home

1000 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014-3200 +1 650-755-1727
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Woodlawn Funeral Home

Woodlawn Funeral Home’s beauty and serenity offers families a sense of peace and comfort. We are conveniently located and easily accessible to the San Francisco Bay area with access to BART. The manicured grounds and rolling hills provide a park-like setting, with the San Bruno Mountains to the east. Lotus Garden, our premier location, features a breathtaking cascading waterfall. We offer ground burial, niches, crypts, scattering gardens and estates, and we have the ability to provide unique options for our families.

Reviewed By GameServer - Tel Aviv, Israel

I was really surprised the tomb wasn't featured in Tripadvisor and immediately sought to add it! For the history buffs among you who never heard of an American Emperor, here's the short story:

Joshua Norton was once a wealthy San Francisco businessman who lost his entire fortune in the 1850s and disappeared from the scene until September 17, 1859, when he publicly declared himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States", and later, "Protector of Mexico". By then Mr. Norton was quite insane, however the good folk in San Francisco encouraged him and played along with his numerous public decrees on matters of public policy and his own currency which was accepted around town.

The city furnished him with a uniform, he received free tickets to concerts and theaters and ate for free in many restaurants in the city. In the 1870 national census, Norton's occupation was officially listed as "emperor." with a note that claims he is insane.

On January 8, 1880, Norton collapsed at a street corner and died. 10,000 mourners visited his body in state, and he was buried at the city's expense in the Masonic Cemetery, and later transferred to Woodlawn Cemetery, in Colma. The site is marked by a large stone inscribed "Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico."

Author Neil Gaiman incorporated him in his Sandman graphic novels, and there is still a lot of information available on Emperor Norton online. Woodland Cemetery has a giveaway map available in the office which highlights the location of his grave. You can drive all the way up and park right besides it.

A nice historic detour on your way in and out of San Francisco.

8. Mori Point

Bradford Way, Pacifica, CA 94044
Excellent
92%
Good
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5 based on 24 reviews

Mori Point

Reviewed By tattyjet - Pacifica, California

Mori Point is a secret place for the locals who bring their dogs for their daily walk, for the runners, for the amateur fishermen. It is federal park lovingly restored by volunteers and the work is on-going. It offers hike trails great for beginners to un-managed footpaths scaling a side of a mountain overlooking cliffs and the beach hundreds of feet below. The view never disappoints, even on a foggy day. During the season, the whales like to feed close to shore and that is the biggest attraction of all.
It truly is a special place but don't tell anyone, you'd want this place all to yourself.

9. San Pedro Valley Park

600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-4422 +1 650-355-8289
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 20 reviews

San Pedro Valley Park

Reviewed By pmostsf - San Francisco, California

If you are like me, you like to hike. You may even like to take long hikes uphill. One of my favorite hikes is up Montara Mountain in Pacifica. And, while you can access the hike up this mountain from Hwy 1, I recommend you try the hike starting in San Pedro Valley State Park. While you will have to pay a parking fee ($7?), you will have the advantage of a great starting alternative. Make sure to get a map from the Ranger and keep your valuables hidden in the parking lot!

10. The Shops at Tanforan

1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-2420 +1 650-873-2000
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
5%
Terrible
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4 based on 35 reviews

The Shops at Tanforan

Reviewed By Highadventurer - Singapore, Singapore

This is a gem of a shopping Centre so near to SFO and so accessible. without need to explain in detail what you find in shopping Centres, it got every thing you need including economy buys.

Have fun shopping in suburbia and don t expect too high end stuff unlike Westfield down town

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