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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Pacifica?
If your trip to Pacifica is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Close to the city center, Pacifica State Beach is one attraction to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have some space on your travel itinerary, Pacifica Pier and Rockaway Beach will keep you on the go as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Pacifica?
The greatest part about having your own set of wheels is that you can travel anywhere, anytime. Make full use of your newfound freedom by discovering all that there is to do in Twin Lakes State Beach. It’s just 50 miles away. Santa Cruz Harbor ought to be toward the top of your list here. DeLaveaga Golf Course and Santa Maria’s Beach are also not to be missed. Don’t forget about Downtown San Jose either! Just 40 miles away, Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose Museum of Art and The Tech Interactive are must-sees here.
Where are the best beaches near Pacifica?
There’s nothing like dropping the car window and feeling the salty sea air on your face while you’re cruising along the coast. Pack a picnic and spend a day soaking up the sun at one of the lovely beaches near Pacifica. Picturesque options include:

  • Gray Whale Cove State Beach (3 miles away).
  • Montara State Beach (4 miles away).
  • Mavericks Beach (8 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Pacifica?
If you’re going to Pacifica for work-related purposes, you’ll probably be visiting some convention centers. With your own rental car, you’re sure to get there on time. Here are some of the biggest and the best:

  • South San Francisco Convention Center (5 miles away).
  • San Mateo County Event Center (11 miles away).
  • SFJAZZ Center (12 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Pacifica?
No other mode of transportation can give you convenience and flexibility like your own set of wheels. Whatever the reason for your travels to Pacifica, CarRentals.com has a great selection of vehicles for you to choose from. Taking a city break with your special someone? Rev up the romance by grabbing the keys to a convertible. Fun to drive and a piece of cake to park, you’ll adore sitting side by side in one of these zippy rides. A minivan is perfect for big families. There’s plenty of room for everyone and you can go where you want, whenever you want. If you’re on the road for business, a premium car will take you from conference to meeting in comfort and style.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Pacifica?
For some of us, owning a prestige vehicle is the stuff that dreams are made of. But renting the car of your dreams is easier than you think! Imagine the thrill of cruising into town in a swish convertible, even if it’s only for a few days. Or maybe all you want is a trusty set of wheels to get you from A to B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in Pacifica.
Does Pacifica have peak-hour traffic?
One of the best things about escaping to a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won’t need to stress too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of about 39,300, you can look forward to a smooth Pacifica driving experience.
Are there speed limits in Pacifica?
Most residential areas in Pacifica have a 25mph speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits normally range between 15mph and 65mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Mateo County?
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Otherwise, it may give your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent to you directly.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Mateo County?
They are, so buckle up. However, there are some exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Pacifica?
As long as you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it’s fine to use your cell phone while driving in Pacifica. But make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Pacifica?
In Pacifica, it is an offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. If you’re going to have a few drinks over dinner, it’s a good idea to leave the rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Pacifica?
Road rules in Pacifica permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane closest to them, without waiting for a green signal. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must completely stop and the driver must ensure the way is clear before moving on.

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