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Enjoy the best of cosmopolitan San Francisco, while staying in idyllic Pacifica – a place so quiet you can hear every breaking wave from your pillow. The honking horns and trundling trams of San Francisco feel a million miles away as you line up another drive on the golf course, or watch lonely surfers skirting across looming Pacific breakers, all along the town's coast. In reality, you're just 10 minutes' drive from the big city's outskirts – meaning you can enjoy a perfect balance between peace and pizzazz, while relishing the very best the Bay Area has to offer.

Things to see

Watch as the sea chips away at crumbling cliffs - coated with lilac flowers and swaying green grass – from the lookout at Mori Point, which offers beautiful views in every direction. Sit with a book, or get your paintbrushes out and attempt to capture the beauty of the waves fizzing against jagged, offshore rocks. If you want a high-tech, Silicon Valley, alternative to hiking along the rugged coastline, then hiring a Segway to do all the legwork for you is a tempting option. Your legs will thank you as you zoom up the smooth piece of former highway that is Devil's Slide trail. Don't worry if you're on foot, though, as you can take extra time to soak in the dramatic ocean views as you climb. Get your breath back by sitting down to taste the local wines at the cozy Grape in the Fog bar. Taste a mix of dry and sweet samples, and chat with the locals to learn how the Pacific fog – which rolls in over the waves - helps the area's winemakers grow extra juicy grapes that beg to be bottled.

Hotels in Pacifica

Stay in a luxury Pacifica hotel room, where your blurry eyes will wake to views of the deep blue Pacific each morning. Hotels in the city offer secluded balconies, on which you can chink glasses and watch as the sun smudges its volcanic colors across the sky in the evenings. In your room, chill out on comfortable sofas, to watch cable television, or check up on your emails using the area's ultrafast WiFi. Pacifica hotels tend to be cheaper than those in San Francisco, while motels are especially good value - giving you a barebones stay that guarantees you'll have some extra spending money in your pocket.

Where to stay

Seeing a mysterious sheet of Pacific fog reaching towards your hotel window is a mystical sight – and the town's people celebrate the beauty of their fog during the Pacific Coast Fog Fest - which is invariably held in unbroken sunshine. Groove along to the twangs of double bass strings, during jazz concerts, before chewing on smoky Californian corn roasts, and lemon drizzled rings of calamari, fresh from the festival's stalls. Or, stay in the area around Sharp Park - where you can spend your evenings strolling out above the waves of Pacifica Pier, and your afternoons striking golf shots along the coastal fairways of Sharp Park Golf Course. Bring plenty of spare balls – water hazards don't get much bigger than the Pacific, which will claim any sliced tee shots.

How to get to Pacifica

Visitors love Pacifica, because it puts the very best of San Francisco on their doorsteps - including the huge international airport. The runways are close – but not too close – lying just 15 minutes' drive away. Palo Alto, San Jose, and Oakland also offer large airports, within easy reach of Pacifica - so you have plenty of choice when it comes to flying. If you want to head into downtown San Francisco at any point, Pacifica's 110 bus will take you in the right direction.