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3 Central Coast Activities for When it Stays Lighter Longer

This Sunday, we “spring forward” to find our days filled with another brilliant hour of sunshine. Once Daylight Savings Time takes effect on Sunday night at 2 AM, the sun won’t set on the Central Coast until after 7 pm, giving us plenty of time after work or school to enjoy the great outdoors. We can’t wait for long breezy days, endless beach afternoons, and gorgeous sunsets—so here are 3 Central Coast activities to enjoy this Spring as the days get longer and longer.

Hit the Trails at The Pismo Preserve

The Central Coast boasts miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails for experts and novices alike. Now that it’s lighter longer, try one of the breathtaking trails at the newly opened Pismo Preserve—where 900 acres of open space boasting hiking, biking, and equestrian trails overlook the Pacific Ocean. The best part? Oceanfront accommodations at Pismo Lighthouse Suites and Shore Cliff Hotel are just a short walk away from the Pismo Preserve for when you’re ready to relax after your hike. Whatever your experience level, there’s a path for you on the Central Coast this Spring!

Pismo Preserve Trailhead
Pismo Preserve Trailhead | Photo by Steven Estes Creative

Savor the Sunset with Rooftop Cocktails

Until now, the only thing missing from Paso Robles’ wine country wonderland was a rooftop perch to sit, sip, and savor the sprawling hillside views that brought you here in the first place. Located on top of downtown’s newest boutique hotel, The Piccolo, Tetto brings the first and only rooftop bar experience to downtown Paso Robles. With craft cocktails, cozy firepit seating, and views of the tree-lined town square, Tetto is the perfect place to spend a beautiful Spring evening on the Central Coast. Tip: Opt for a refill as you watch the sun dip below the rolling hills of Paso Robles.

Sunset sky from Tetto Rooftop Bar
Sunset at Tetto: A Rooftop Bar at The Piccolo

Get a Taste of Local Life at Farmers Markets

Neighboring California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions in the world, the Central Coast is lucky to have unparalleled access to some of the freshest produce in the world, which only gets better in the springtime. Picked at the peak of freshness and quite literally moving from farm to table, you’ll love sampling local produce at one of the 14 farmers’ markets operating in San Luis Obispo county this Spring. With Avila Beach‘s first Farmers Market of the season kicking off on Friday, April 3rd from 4-8 PM, now is the perfect time to book your stay at Avila Lighthouse Suites in order to stay close to the fun.

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