The view of the Pacific from San Luis Obispo is one you won’t want to miss. Whether it is your first time to the Pacific Ocean, you visit regularly or at least once a year, this site is uplifting and breathtaking. This eye-catching view will grab the attention and uplift even the most sullen adolescent. A family getaway to San Luis Obispo will please all age groups and leave the family with wonderful memories. The best family holiday to this area should be at least three full days, not including travel time.
You should plan for a day of exploration and physical activity, an excursion day, and a final day of relaxation on the beach and souvenir shopping for the ideal family vacation. Exploration and Physical Activity Day the beaches are perfect for flying kites. There is always enough of a breeze to pick up a kite and keep it floating in the blue sky above the serene waters below.
There are shops on Higher Street in the old town section of San Luis Obispo that have great souvenir kites. Go horseback riding. There are riding stables just outside of town that has guides to take you on horseback on the beach. Or try bike riding on over 30 miles of paved trails as another enjoyable option for your exploration day.
ExcursionDay Hearst castle is 45 minutes away. The shuttle buses transporting visitors up the hill to the castle give views of the coastal range and the Pacific Ocean that cannot be matched anywhere. About four miles from the Hearst Castle park entrance you’ll find the elephant seal colony at Piera’sBlanca’s. There are approximately 7,500 elephant seals available to observe.
This is a great way to wrap up the day excursion to Hearst Castle.Piedras Blanca’s is also a state park that is open year-round. You can also visit the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tools for a most interesting lesson in California history and learn about the Chumash Indians. Relaxing on the Beach Daypack a cooler, sunblock, hats and sunglasses to spend the day at any one of several beautiful beaches near San Luis Obispo.
There is Cayucos state beach which is in town, has a fishing pier, is flat and sandy and has lifeguards in a season. Avila Beach is the most sheltered and is considered the “warmest” beach. Avila also allows dogs. Other beaches include Morro Bay, which is known for surfing, the Guadalupe dunes, and San Simeon. Make an effort to catch the sun setting over the ocean.AccommodationThere is many options for lodging in San Luis Obispo.
They range from camping in state campgrounds which have groomed sites and hot showers to major chain hotels and motels, and novelty hotels such as the “Madonna Inn” which is famous for its themed rooms. A Luis Obispo is a great vacation spot for every person. It can be luxurious and restful, or physically challenging.
The area is perfect for a family who needs and deserves the best vacation together but must stick to a budget. About the Author: Georgina Clatworthy is a freelance writer who regularly writes on topics relating to travel and vacations. She often visits the Quality Hotel & Suites in San Luis Obispo California for its convenient location near many popular attractions such as Morro Bay and Hearst Beach.