The Coastal Adventurist

Day 1 - Adventure in Morro Bay


Visit the town Morro Bay, CA* – Get your Morro Bay Adventure Pass today and enjoy a boating tour, whale watching, kayaking or bird watching experience in Morro Bay. You can even book a yacht tour or take an outdoor adventure!

Key Tip: You will experience cool ocean breezes so be sure to dress warm. Don’t forget to take lots of photos of the Morro Rock!


Lunch: Take a late lunch – may we suggest a picnic on the beach or dining at one of Morro Bay's great restaurants!

Explore the museums, galleries, antique shops and aquarium of Morro Bay.

Key Tip: Drive 10 minutes North to the town of Harmony and enjoy wine tasting at Harmony Cellars.


Take a sunset Kayaking tour around the Morro Bay Rock with Central Coast Outdoors.

Key Tip: Tours include hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine and last about 3-3.5 hours.

Dinner: After your Kayaking tour, enjoy Fish n Chips at a local seafood restaurant in Morro Bay.

Day 2 - Ziplining & Hot Springs


Drive to Santa Margarita Ranch for a ziplining adventure with Margarita Adventures. Jump aboard the Pinot Express, an 1800-foot zipline soaring over vineyards and forests.

Key Tip: If traveling from Morro Bay, be sure to leave early, it will take about 50 minutes drive time!


Lunch: Travel 10 minutes South on Highway 101 to San Luis Obispo for lunch! Check out a great San Luis Obispo restaurant here.

Visit the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens – the gardens encompass over 150 acres devoted to the ecosystems and plants of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world.

Key Tip: The gardens are free to enter, and don’t forget to visit the shop and nursery to take home a little something for your garden!


Travel to Avila Beach to watch the sunset or visit Sycamore Mineral Springs and soak in the mineral spring hot tubs.

Key Tip: Request a reservation in the Oasis Waterfall Lagoon for a luxurious relaxing experience!

Dinner: Enjoy an evening in Avila Beach and indulge in a delicious dinner and one of the great restaurants in town!

Day 3 - Hiking in Avila Beach and Four-Wheeling in Oceano


Take a bike ride on the Bob Jones Trail – The Bob Jones Trail winds through the hills of the Avila Valley and ends at the Pacific Ocean.

Key Tip: To find the start of the trail: Exit US101 at Avila Beach and head west. Turn right on Ontario Rd (Avila Hot Springs). Go past the KOA campground and you will see a parking lot off to the right. The trail starts right across the street. Remember to lock your car and don’t leave any valuables inside.


Lunch: Pismo Beach - Check out all Pismo Beach Restaurants here!

Walk along the Pismo Beach pier. Then drive to the Oceano Dunes – explore the only State beach where you can drive your car on the sand! Don’t have four-wheel drive? Rent an ATV and enjoy!


Pismo Beach - May we suggest dinner at one of the oceanfront properties in Pismo Beach!

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