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Spring Favorites on the Central Coast

We know Spring Break planning can be time consuming, that is why we have come up with a short list of our favorite activities to do on the Central Coat this Spring. It's time to pack your bags and hit the road since we've done the planning for you!

TOUR HEARST CASTLE

After a 2-year closure, the magnificent Hearst Castle is ready to reopen to the public. This hidden gem in San Simeon, California is the perfect spot to take in immaculate views, detailed architecture, breathtaking gardens, and rich history. Hearst Castle is located off Highway 1 and is less than an hour drive from our hotels. The castle reopens May 11th, but we recommend you make reservations starting on March 31st.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for those 5-12 years old. Be sure to check out some our favorite tours, which include the pools, gardens, and the main library!

A Large Pool Of Water In Front Of Hearst Castle

Photo by Janne Simoes on Unsplash

CHECK OUT THE WILDFLOWERS

Spring has sprung and so have the wildflowers. With electric color coating the hillsides, wildflowers are a popular site seeing activity for San Luis Obispo County. A spectacular location to catch these beauties are at Carrizo Plain National Monument in Santa Margarita. The Carrizo Plain is the largest single native grassland remaining in California, known for being the prime wildflower bloom spot in SLO county.  Another place you are sure to spot wildflowers is Montaña de Oro State Park. Montaña de Oro coastal bluff trail displays of colorful array of California poppies and allows for beach access if you are looking to get to the sand or tidepools. 

A Flower In A Field With A Mountain In The Background

Photo by Jon Farmer on iStock

HIKE THE PISMO PRESERVE

With 880 acres stretching parallel to the glistening Pacific Ocean, the Pismo Preserve has become a local and tourist favorite. The Pismo Preserve is located just off Highway 101, and conveniently across from Pismo Lighthouse Suites and Shore Cliff Hotel. It is a great spot to start your morning or end your evening with over 11 miles of trails overlooking the Irish Hills and the beautiful stretch of Pismo Beach. The trail is dog and horse-friendly and is open every day from dawn until dusk. It makes for a great spot for family photos, and there is always someone on the trail happy to take a few for you!

A Sunset Over A Grassy Field

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

GO WINE TASTING

Before you leave SLO County this Spring you must go wine tasting! With over 250 wineries and more than 40 wine grape varieties locally grown, there is sure to be something to suite your taste buds. Paso Robles is the heart of wine country and has a plethora of wineries to visit. If you are looking to get out and explore, check out tastings at Eberle, Tobin James Cellars, or Vina Robles Vineyards. If you would rather stay within cozy downtown Paso, feel free to try The Piper, our modern wine lounge located on the first floor of The Piccolo.

A Close Up Of A Wine Glass

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