Summer on the Central Coast is a dream come true: bright, sunny skies, cool Pacific Ocean waters, blooming vineyards, and plenty of fun activities to enjoy! This summer, pause some of the kid’s complaining from summer boredom with a visit to the Central Coast. There are endless activities and destinations that the whole family can enjoy, from celebrations in Avila Beach to cooling off in Paso Robles. The best part is, these kid-approved activities will entertain them all day without breaking the bank! Head to these fun #CentralCoasting destinations for a summer full of memories that will last a lifetime.
Visit Avila Valley Barn
If you are looking to fill few hours with activity-packed fun, Avila Valley Barn is your one stop shop. A kid-friendly local favorite, the Barn offers fun activities including a petting zoo, fruit and vegetable picking, shopping, tractor rides, and pony rides. Kids will love the chance to explore the large property and all the hands-on activities it offers. The best part? Avila Valley Barn is just a 5-minute drive from Avila Lighthouse Suites, a beautiful beach front hotel designed to comfortably accommodate the entire family!
Junior Golf at Sea Pines Golf Resort
While Mom & Dad enjoy the 9-hole executive course at Sea Pines Golf Resort, the kids will have a ball working on their own stroke with their Junior Golf program. Sea Pines is part of a great new program called the PGA Junior League, which offers memberships for golfers ages 7-17, providing them with access to the Central Coast’s best venues, discounted tournaments, and instructional programs. The little league-like atmosphere is perfect for kids who are just starting to learn about the game of golf, providing them with the skills to turn golf into a life-long hobby. Truly a hole-in-one, you can’t beat this fun program!
4th of July Avila Beach Boat Parade
There’s no better way to celebrate our country’s independence than with a beautiful day on the shores of Avila Beach! This 4th of July, Avila will be hosting a festive boat parade for not only the beautiful boats of the area, but also anything and everything that floats while waving a celebratory flag! Arrive on the beaches early to secure your perfect viewing spot and watch as the boats float from the Cal Poly Pier at 12pm and onto the rest of the bay. If you’re staying at Avila Lighthouse Suites for the holiday, you can even watch comfortably from your oceanfront patio or balcony!
Have a Sandcastle Contest
This activity is the perfect way for guests of Pismo Lighthouse Suites to bond over the heat and a little family rivalry. Stir your children’s creativity and encourage their exploration of the ocean by seeing who can build the biggest sandcastle. By the time you are done, they won’t want to leave. Winner gets to cool off with a special treat from Doc Burnstein’s!
Go to a SLO Blues Baseball Game
Go watch a San Luis Obispo Blues Baseball Game for some good, old-fashioned American fun! Just a short drive from anywhere on the Central Coast, the Blues play games in San Luis Obispo nearly every day during the summer. Priced at $8 for adults and free for children, this affordable option is fun for the whole family. Check the calendar for times, dress up themes, giveaways, and fireworks.
Visit Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles
Ravine Waterpark is known as the essential family-friendly activity to beat the high Paso Robles temperatures all summer long! The waterpark features tons of different slides and attractions, like the 5-story-high Quadzilla and the Calpyso Bay Wave Pool. Every age is welcome here to enjoy a day of splashing around the many pools and flying through the adventurous slides. Even better, there are fun events to entertain the kids, like meeting Spiderman on July 8th, and even the option to host events for groups and parties. Purchase tickets online or buy a season pass to enjoy the waterpark all summer long!