An easy commute for anyone attending Bay Area meetings/conventions and conveniently located near the San Francisco International Airport, Pacifica, California is an ideal meeting destination that not only features ocean-front facilities but is also comparatively affordable.

This beachside destination is only 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco and 35 miles from the San Jose/Silicon Valley.  With six properties and a myriad of unique meeting venues, Pacifica is a value destination that offers FREE parking, easy access and comprehensive facilities to accommodate everything from corporate meetings, conventions of up to 100 and incentives to weddings, reunions and social occasions.  For a passkey to what’s up for Meetings Pacifica-Style, here’s a rundown of options.

Meeting Sites

Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel:

As Pacifica’s largest property, the Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel features 97 guest rooms, three event facilities with over 4,500 square feet of meeting space and grand views of the Pacific Ocean.  Perfect for groups of two-(how many?), Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel features a variety of meeting specials, as follows:

Pick A Pair Package —This special offer, appropriated for groups of 25 guestrooms/people, gives planners an option to choose two benefits from one of the following lists: Option 1- LCD projector and screen; two VIP sleeping room upgrades; early check in for up to five guests; or late departure for up to five VIP guests.  Option 2 – welcome bottle of wine in each VIP room; afternoon snack break; upgraded sleeping rooms; or free meeting room rental.

Start Your Week Off Right Package — The affordable two-day meeting and one-night stay package is for beginning of the week meetings.  For those interested in great values, this option provides with the following benefits:  25% discount on rooms; 25% discount on meeting room rental; afternoon break for day two; 25% credit towards visual charges.  (Available for meetings held Sunday-Tuesday for groups of 25+)

Oceanside Executive Meeting Package — Here’s where the fun comes in…this particular package is designed so that planners have the option to create an outing that is more like a vacation.  Groups of 25 guest rooms or more will be treated to cove view rooms; upgrades for VIPs to a Junior Suite for one of five rooms booked; full American breakfast buffet; morning coffee refresh and freshly made smoothies; plated lunch; afternoon snack break; and LCD projector and screen.

Information:  (650) 355-6300 or

A Grape in the Fog:

Whether planning an intimate birthday party with a handful of close friends, or a wine and cheese party for an entire office staff, A Grape in the Fog is an intimate venue for small groups.

The unique, wine bar themed environment features a back bar for up to 40 guests; outdoor patio for up to 20 people; or a buy-out of the entire wine bar, which accommodates up to 50 for a seated function or 70 for a standing reception.

The staff can assist in creating a wine tasting menu as well as catering with several local chefs who will pair a menu with A Grape in the Fog’s wine selection.  The venue can also arrange for décor and live music.

Information:  (650) 735-5854 or


Terra Nova:

The Terra Nova Theater provides a unique space for lectures, business conferences, corporate events and fundraising benefits. The 424-seat, fully equipped, audience friendly theater auditorium is located at the Terra Nova High School site in the Linda Mar Valley neighborhood of Pacifica, just a 15 minute drive south from San Francisco on Highway 1.  This state-of-the-art facility is uniquely outfitted with several special features, including:  full complement of professional lighting and sound equipment; two full backstage dressing rooms and green room; surround sound audio system; sunken orchestra pit; full rigging system; 32 microphone capacity; and rear stage equipment staging area; to name a few.

Information:  (650) 550-7900 or

Nick’s Seashore Restaurant:

As one of the most popular Pacifica restaurants, Nick’s Seashore Restaurant also features 1,400 square feet of meeting and special event space with two rooms that can accommodate anywhere from 25-140 guests.  With customized meeting packages available, the function space offers background music, microphone rental and screen for video  The beach-front location is at 100 Rockaway Beach.

Information:  (650) 359-3903 or

Surf Spot:

One of the most unique venues in Pacifica for private functions, the Surf Spot features two indoor dining rooms as well as an outdoor space with cabanas.  The restaurant and entertainment venue is one of the hottest new restaurants on California’s north coast and can host everything from private parties to corporate events. The entire outdoor venue can be reserved for groups of up to 200 guests.

Additionally, the Surf Spot can also host team-building encounters and retreats due to the facilities range of amenities, which include a volleyball court, access to the next door bowling alley and private surfing lessons as well.

Information: (650) 355-7873 or

Pacifica Community Center:

The Pacifica Community Center can be rented by private, community and nonprofit groups on weekends and evenings during non-program hours. Some rooms may be available during regular program hours as well. Facilities include auditorium, kitchen, dance studio, two mid-sized meeting rooms and two smaller meeting rooms. Typical rentals include wedding receptions, fundraisers (dances, dinners, auctions), birthday parties, showers, baptisms, workshops, trainings, meetings, etc. Rates vary depending on rooms and rental length. To make a reservation or for more information about Pacifica Community Center rentals, email or call (650) 738-7381.


Hotels Only – Available for Group Room Blocks

America’s Best Value Inn Pacifica

Accommodations Only – Group Room Blocks Available

2160 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica CA, 94044
Reservations: (877) 784-6835 or

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Accommodations Only – Group Room Blocks Available

519 Nick Gust Way, Pacifica, CA 94044
Reservations: (650) 355-5000 or


Pacifica Beach Resort

Accommodations Only – Group Room Blocks Available

525 Crespi Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044

Reservations: (650) 355-9999 or


Pacifica Motor Inn

Accommodations Only – Group Room Blocks Available

200 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Reservations:  (800) 522-3772 or


Sea Breeze Motel at Rockaway Beach

Accommodations Only – Group Room Blocks Available

100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica, CA 94404

Reservations:  (650) 359-3903

Background: Pacifica. California

The natural beauty and unparalleled serenity of Pacifica, California has attracted travelers to this coastal gem for more than 100 years. Located just 15 minutes south of San Francisco, Pacifica feels worlds away but is convenient to some of the most vibrant, international communities on the West Coast.  Easily accessible from Highway 1, Pacifica’ rich cultural heritage and bohemian personality make it a unique destination worth discovering.

Pacifica’s ethereal beauty is enhanced by its Mediterranean style weather. Refreshing temperatures range from 15-20 degrees cooler than the central coast, drawing visitors to Pacifica’s shoreline to ‘cool’ off during the hot summer months with its natural air-conditioning and attractive oceanfront accommodations.  Likewise, Pacifica’s equally-appealing winter travel season provides a dramatic setting for those interested in off-season values and romantic departures.

Of the many diversions, Pacifica boasts some of the most breathtaking panoramic vistas atop a wide range of hiking trails and walking adventures along the expansive beaches dotting the destination’s shoreline.  Additionally, the destination features a range of recreational options, including surfing, boating, scuba, fishing and paragliding, birding, cycling, golf, tennis, archery and horseback riding.

According to the National Marine Sanctuaries of the West Coast, Pacifica is known to be the fourth richest area in the world for marine mammal life.

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