Cool Country on the California Coast From San Diego to Pismo Beach
Ed Boitano | Mar 31, 2014, 2:34 p.m.
Pismo boasts more than 30 restaurants and over 50 motels, hotels and RV parks. You can enjoy bicycling, golfing, hiking, nature walks, water sports, Hummer adventure tours and horseback riding—also right on the beach! Pismo Beach is the winter home of the Monarch butterfly that comes to stay annually from October to February. Pismo also makes a wonderful home base for exploring the Central Coast’s other attractions that include the Danish Village of Solvang (Danish for “sunny field”), a stunning village nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang is the place for fine restaurants serving authentic Danish cuisine, import shops, windmills, hayrides, Danish festivals and activities for all ages. It is also home of the Old Mission Santa Inés.
Pismo serves as the gateway to Hearst Castle, a home base for exploring well over 100 wineries (Think the film “Sideways”), the shops, boutiques and little B&Bs of the quaint village of Cambria, and the previously mentioned Chumash Casino. Yes, Pismo lived up to its Classic California moniker. But the real attraction was the Pacific Ocean. Paradise found. We couldn’t wait to explore the expansive and pristine beaches. Yes, we could spend some serious time here. But now it was time to relax.
Where to Stay
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort:
Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa:
The Seaventure Resort:
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