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Photo-Worthy Spots on the Central Coast

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture the beautiful scenery that the Central Coast has to offer. From the cliffs of Montaña De Oro to the rolling hills of the Cuesta Ridge Botanical Area, it’s hard to beat our views.

8 #CentralCoasting 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 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 outdoors.

Photo: (c) Freddie Marriage

Take a Break Without Breaking the Bank on CA’s Central Coast

Spring break is right around the corner, and while that Alaskan cruise may be out of the budget, that doesn’t mean you and your family should nix vacation all together. There a plenty of ways to take a break without breaking the bank this Spring on California’s Central Coast.

State Parks in Our Backyard | Central Coast, CA

California is known for its beautiful landscapes. From picturesque mountains to cliff-lined shores, there is no shortage of outdoor experiences to be had in this slice of paradise we call home. But in such a large state, with so many gorgeous landscapes, it can be easy to focus on the popular spots—Big Sur, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, etc—and those are all worth a visit! But it’s easy to forget about these local gems. So today, we’re going to explore some of our favorite local state parks!

couple walking on the beach at sunset

Not Your Average Valentine’s Day: 4 Ways to Spice Up Date Night

Valentine’s Day is a special time everywhere in the world, but here on the Central Coast, we like to celebrate with more than just a dinner or a night out! We are lucky to be home to tons of different activities, like hiking, dining, and outdoor adventures. If you’ll be visiting the Central Coast this Valentine’s Day, try out these ways we celebrate! Even if you won’t be here in San Luis Obispo County for Cupid’s favorite holiday, customize these above average suggestions to match your city, and live like a true Central Coaster!

Top 10 Things to Do in Pismo Beach

After narrowing it down, we’ve come up with a handy list of the top 10 things to do in Pismo Beach near our oceanfront hotels, Inn at the Cove, Shore Cliff Hotel, and Pismo Lighthouse Suites. Use our guide to make unforgettable plans for your Pismo Beach vacation.

SLO Sights That Will Make Students Say “WOW”

After a quiet summer in San Luis Obispo, we’re more than happy to welcome new and returning Cal Poly students back to our coastal college town as the annual Week of Welcome (WOW) carries on throughout this week. WOW gives students the perfect opportunity to explore their new home on the Central Coast before the hustle and bustle of the new school year begins, often including activities like hiking, kayaking, shopping downtown, and much more. With so much to see in such a short week, we’ve put together a list of SLO sights that will make new students say “WOW!” Students—as you…

Oceano Dunes Must-Do Activities

On the Central Coast, we’re lucky to enjoy easy access to the Oceano Dunes, California’s most extensive coastal dunes that are still remaining. Thrill-seekers flock from all over the United States to take advantage of this impressive off-highway playground—swimming, surfing, camping, hiking and more during their time in Pismo Beach. An official Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation area, visitors can drive trucks, ATVs, dirt bikes, and more along this unique stretch of land. On your next #CentralCoasting adventure, try out some of our favorite dunes activities! Horseback Riding For a romantic escape or a fun family getaway, horseback riding with Pacific Dunes…