Before the advent of the railroad and easily traversed highways, most of the commerce in central California was conducted by ship and piers and wharfs were vitally important. Local products were shipped out to markets in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Early on, during the Spanish and Mexican eras, ships anchored off the coast and […]
Cass House (Captain James Cass House)
Still standing as a restored inn and restaurant, Captain James Cass’s House is in downtown Cayucos.
The Hoosegow Jailhouse
The tiny one-room jailhouse over-looking downtown Arroyo Grande from Le Point Street is known as the Hoosegow.
Set in the heart of rural San Luis Obispo County, California lies Harmony.
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
Highway 1 is most famous for its coastal views, so you'll definitely want to take the chance to hop out of your car and stroll along the Pacific Valley Bluff Trail.
Free Online Trail Maps & Trail Work Volunteer Days
Visitors and local residents alike are invited to download free trail maps throughout the San Luis Obispo and the HWY 1 Discovery Route
San Carpoforo Creek Trailhead
The San Carpoforo Creek Trail leads to the spot where the San Carpoforo Creek reaches the Pacific Ocean.
Mommies & Guppies at Central Coast Aquarium
Join us for kids activities and storytime with hands-on interaction with tide pool animals and aquarium exploration.
Avila Beach Lifeguard Tower Murals
The towers have become a popular “must-see” for both residents and visitors.
Hands On Citizen Science Outing in San Simeon Cove
Each week the Coastal Discovery Center invites visitors to participate in its Plankton Monitoring program and other programs.
Harmony Cellars Winery
From buttery Chardonnays to crisp Pinot Gris, spicy Zinfandels and inky Petite Sirahs, Harmony Cellars has a wine to please any palate.
Boucher Trail at Piedras Blancas
The Boucher Trail runs from the paved elephant seal viewing parking for 1.9 miles, to a half mile north of the Piedras Blancas Light Station.
Oceano Dunes District Visitor Center
This facility provides our community and park visitors with new educational opportunities.
Mystery Thrill Seekers
A "who did it" scavenger hunt played on a smart phone.
Cambria Pickleball by the Sea
Our club is growing and we invite you to come out and give this easy-to-learn, fun game with the funny name, "Pickleball," a try.
Morro Bay Estuary
Morro Bay was designated a state estuary in 1994 and an “estuary of national significance” in 1995 as a result of a tireless community-based effort to protect this precious resource.
The Whale Trail is a series of sites where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans and marine mammals from shore.
Morro Rock, a State Historic Landmark, was formed about 23 million years ago from the plugs of long-extinct volcanoes.