Month: May 2015

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce Announces 13th Annual Taste of Pacifica


According to Pacifica Chamber of Commerce CEO Courtney Conlon, this beach-front destination will be hosting its 13th Annual “Taste of Pacifica” event on Saturday, June 6, 2014 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the legendary Nick’s Restaurant.

“Taste of Pacifica” features many local restaurants that will offer culinary samples, which can be enjoyed alongside a variety of wines and live music. Some of the participating restaurants include: A Grape in the Fog; Beach Monkey Café; Guerrero’s Taqueria 2; La Playa Mexican Cantina; Luigi’s Fine Italian Ristorante; Moonraker Restaurant; Nick’s Seashore Restaurant; Oceana Market & Deli; Pacifica Java Café; Paisano’s Trattoria & Pizzeria; Puerto 27; Safeway, Pacifica; Salada Beach Café; Sharp Park Restaurant; Sun Valley Fine Foods; and Tam’s Cuisine of China.

Throughout the event, wine tasting will be offered by A Grape in the Fog and Nick’s Seashore Restaurant. Also, during the event, there will be a silent auction, which features everything from dining and gift baskets, getaways and attractions to sports and entertainment memorabilia. Musical entertainment will be provided by Bruno Panunzio.

Proceeds will benefit the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center’s on-going strategic efforts in focusing the core needs of the membership and marketing Pacifica as a tourist destination. All this combined to keep Pacifica thriving as a vital and vibrant community.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, call the Chamber of Commerce office at (650) 355-4122 or visit

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/

Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel: (650) 355-6300/

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: (650) 355-5000/

Pacifica Beach Hotel: (650) 355-9999/

Pacifica Motor Inn: (800) 522-3772/

Sea Breeze Motel at Rockaway Beach: (650) 359-3903

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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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