A bounty of exciting experiences await in coastal San Luis Obispo County.
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Natural History Center
This non-profit organization works to protect the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, a 30-kilometer stretch of the largest intact coastal dune ecosystem on Earth. Take a free, naturalist-led Stewardship Travel tour to learn about this fragile landscape.
Hummer tours near Pismo Beach
Pacific Adventure Tours and Xtreme Hummer Adventures offer thrilling driving tours in military-style Humvees on the only vehicular beach in California. An expert driver will take you speeding over, around, backward and even through the wild terrain of the Oceano dunes. Hang on tight!
Lopez Lake Recreation Area, Arroyo Grande Valley
Swimming, boating, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking – it’s all here at Lopez Lake. Don’t miss the zip line course at Vista Lago Adventure Park and the family-friendly thrills at Mustang Waterpark.
Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley Wine Regions
Take a bike ride to discover San Luis Obispo’s award-winning wine regions of Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys. The Tiffany Ranch Road loop is 32 kilometers with some hill cycling, or cross the valley on Biddle Ranch Road to shorten the ride and avoid the hills.
Bob Jones Trail, Avila Beach
Dubbed the “City to Sea” trail, the Bob Jones Trail is paved, mostly flat and just 5 kilometers long – perfect for all ages and energy levels. Meander through the forested valley all the way out to Avila Beach and enjoy a picnic on the shore.
Montaña de Oro State Park, Los Osos
Hike the Bluff Trail at Montaña de Oro State Park and watch from the top of the bluff as the ocean waves crash against cliffs and rocks. Keep an eye for whales from one of six viewing spots, or observe the tide pools, which are full of marine life. Go kite surfing or paddle boarding, or stay on dry land to bike, ride horses and keep an eye out for black-tailed deer and peregrine falcons.
Cayucos Wildlife Kayak Tour
Cayucos is a historic, laid-back beach that’s outstanding for surfing, swimming, paddle-boarding and kayaking. Enjoy kayaking tours for all experience levels to secluded beaches and hidden coves.