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Hiking Los Osos

A hiker’s paradise, Los Osos lies in a valley at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Trails of all lengths span beaches, creeks, mountains, and bluffs.

Hike On Highway 1

Hiking along the Highway 1 Discovery Route showcases the diversity of this abundant place. From Ragged Point to Nipomo, each corner of coastal SLO CAL has its own distinctive flora, fauna, and history.

Bird Watching on the Central Coast

Ideal climate, terrain, and proximity to the Pacific Flyway makes the SLO CAL stretch of Highway 1 one of the finest birding regions in the world. In fact, of the 1,107 bird species identified in the United States, 467 of those have been seen in San Luis Obispo County. (By way of context, the entire […]

Dog Friendly Activities Along Highway 1

California’s Central Coast provides a fun and safe playground for both dogs and their humans. Stay in dog-friendly lodging, dine in dog-friendly restaurants, and frolic on dog-friendly beaches, hikes and parks.

Wide Open Spaces

Top 5 Ways to Revel in the Central Coast’s Wide Open Spaces Whether you want space to breathe, move freely, or commune with nature, our stretch of Highway 1 has plenty of room for you. The Central Coast offers a wealth of uncrowded wonders, including scenic drives, hiking, biking and equestrian trails, beaches and state […]

Los Osos State Parks and Beaches

With natural splendor to spare, Los Osos boasts two state parks and beaches: Montaña de Oro State Park and the Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve.

Biking Pacific Coast Highway 1

An all-time favorite cycling route, Highway 1 offers spectacular views and challenging climbs with great restaurants, wineries and attractions along the way.

Summer has arrived at SLO CAL’s State Parks and Beaches

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders in California, some beaches may be closed to the public. Please check before heading out: County: https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/impacted-services.aspx#County-and-City-Parks State: https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/impacted-services.aspx#State-Parks Your guide to hiking, camping, surfing, fishing and more along Highway 1 Summer road trips are made of this! Pack the cooler with sandwiches and sodas, grab the camera and pull on […]

State Parks and Beaches of the Central Coast

At the heart of the California coast, this special stretch of Highway 1 includes over a dozen state parks, beaches, and historical monuments. From Ragged Point to Nipomo, you’ll find unspoiled beaches, quiet woodlands, marine protected areas, art, antiquities, and driveable dunes.

Whale Trail

When it comes to whale watching, the Central Coast boasts an embarrassment of riches, especially along the Highway 1 Discovery Route. Here, whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals and seabirds play within full view of the shoreline.

Best Beaches in Central California

The Central Coast boasts some of the best beaches in the U.S., and certainly on the West Coast. Visitors can find a spectrum of options, with ideal beaches for sunbathing, beachcombing, wildlife viewing, surfing, tidepooling, doggie fun or even dune-driving.

Montaña de Oro State Park

This park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak.

Road Trippers Cruising Down Highway 1

An Essential PCH Road Trip Article Reposted from Roadrippers.com Highway 1 has been called “America’s most scenic drive”…and once you drive it you’ll understand why. Prepare to enter another world of coastal hamlets, lush woodlands, and vibrant small towns. The 101-mile stretch from Ragged Point to Nipomo is also known as the California Highway 1 […]

Picnic in Paradise along CA Highway 1 Discovery Route

Picnic in Paradise along CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in Coastal SLO County and Find Your Perfect Spot Coastal Hikes with Pristine Vistas, State Parks and Recreational Lakes, Wine Trails and Coastal Bluffs, or Historic Dunes and Gentle Coastal Peaks, Take your Pick! As summer turns to fall along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route, locals […]

Hiking Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys

Find yourself on a hike in either of these two scenic valleys where sunshine, vineyard views, and cool coastal breezes make for perfect conditions. This area boasts a remarkable diversity of landscapes, with trails to suit just about anyone’s ability or interest.  The Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys essentially run perpendicular to one another. Edna […]