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Your Guide to Avila Beach Martin Resorts Blog

First-Timer Guide to Avila Beach

Dreaming of vacation is always fun but planning what you do while on vacation can be the most challenging part. To help save you time and energy, we have put together the perfect first-timer guide to Avila Beach. Plan your vacation with this list of our favorite go-to spots all vacationers should hit while on the Central Coast!

Avila Beach Pier

The Avila Beach Pier is a Central Coast must! Stroll along the pier and take in the gorgeous panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and our vast mountain ranges.  While you are there grab a quick bite to eat from any of the local restaurants on the Avila Beach Promenade. Some of our favorites are Avila Market for flavorful acai bowls and fresh wraps, Hula Hut for baked goods and Doc Burnstein’s ice cream, or Custom House’s delicious clam chowder and fish tacos.

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Avila Hot Springs

While you’re in town, treat yourself to some relaxation time at Sycamore Springs. Soak in the healing waters of the hot mineral springs while surrounded by the lush and peaceful hillside. If you are traveling with a bigger group, reserve the Oasis Waterfall Lagoon to enjoy a sparkling spacious tub under the stars. While you’re there check out their amazing gift shop full of local handmade goods and a wide variety of wines.

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Avila Valley Barn

This adorable little spot right off Highway 1, is a great place to rest and check out the scenery. There are plenty of things to explore and enjoy with fresh fruit locally grown on the property, a chicken shack and smokehouse with the tastiest menu, and a fresh-cut flower shop. And if the kids are tagging along this trip, they will love the barn! The barn includes hayrides, farm animal feeding, pony rides, and more. Check out their website to see what they are harvesting this season.

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Avila Wine Tasting

Another fun leisure activity is seaside wine tasting. After a long afternoon at the beach, head to Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards for delicious wine and cider. Sip on their new wine releases or their cider of the month while enjoying the beautiful backdrop of green vineyards and 200+ roaming peacocks! Every other Friday in the summer, they host live music. Take a look at their events schedule to see who is playing next.

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Where to Stay in Avila

While visiting, you will want to stay somewhere that is in close proximity to these fun spots. Check out our all-suite hotel sitting in the middle of the Avila Beach Promenade, Avila Lighthouse Suites. Wake up to the sound of the waves and be just steps from the sand! Book your stay today and save 20% when you book direct. 

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