The beach-front destination of Pacifica will be hosting its 30th Annual “Pacific Coast Fog Fest” event on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. along Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.
The celebration kicks off on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the Discover Pacifica Parade and Marching Band Competition. There will be three stages of live music & entertainment, plenty of festival food to satisfy any taste, over 200 arts & crafts booths and several other family-friendly activities. In addition, Fog Fest will be the temporary home of the 50 Tour: ”Champions of the Bay,” Presented by Chevron, which is the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee’s mobile exhibit designed to celebrate the SF Bay Area’s place in Super Bowl history. The 50 Tour will feature the eight Lombardi Trophies and photo montages from the SF 49ers and Oakland Raiders’ championship wins, the Chevron STEM Zone and the NFL Play 60 Everywhere, an experience designed to encourage youth to be active 60 minutes, every day. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.pacificcoastfogfest.com.
The Pacific Coast Fog Fest is a celebration of sun, sand and surf that defines life on the coast and celebrates the refreshing coastal climate, while raising money for local community groups and the “Gift for Pacifica Fund.”
For those who want to make a weekend out of the festivities, Pacifica offers six lodging options in the budget to moderate price range and all are within a short drive to Sam’s Castle and within walking distance to Pacifica’s beaches.
Four properties are located at Rockaway Beach. The largest with 97 guest rooms is the Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel, a full-service hotel situated on Rockaway Beach with spacious accommodations, beautiful ocean views, a swimming pool and the upscale Moonraker restaurant. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pacifica provides very comfortable accommodations with ocean views and a complimentary hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, which has an outdoor deck overlooking beautiful Rockaway Beach Cove. Offering a dash of Victorian charm is the pet-friendly Pacifica Motor Inn and adjacent to Nick’s Restaurant is the Sea Breeze Motel, which is very convenient for those looking to dance the night away at Nick’s.
Situated across from Linda Mar Beach is another full service hotel called the Pacifica Beach Hotel. Under new ownership, the hotel now includes several remodeled rooms, offering spectacular ocean view rooms, Jacuzzi tubs, indoor swimming pool and the new Peruvian Restaurant, Puerto 27. Further north near Sharp Park is Americas Best Value Inn, which is a short walk from the Pacifica Pier and the Sharp Park golf course.
America’s Best Value Inn Pacifica: (877) 784-6835/www.pacifica-bestvalueinn.com
Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel: (650) 355-6300/ www.bestwesternlighthouse.com
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: (650) 355-5000/www.hiexpresspacifica.com
Pacifica Beach Hotel: (650) 355-9999/www.pacificabeachhotel.com
Pacifica Motor Inn: (800) 522-3772/www.pacificamotorinn.com
Sea Breeze Motel at Rockaway Beach: (650) 359-3903
Travel Tip: For more information about Pacifica, log onto VisitPacifica.com.
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.
For more information about the destination of Pacifica, California, please visit http://visitpacifica.com.