Picnic Food

Your Guide to the Perfect Afternoon Picnic

July is national picnic month across the United States, and we can’t think of a better place to have a picnic than the Central Coast. With a variety of beautiful look-out points: from oceanfront cliffs, to the tops of mountains, and right on the shore of the beach, we have a variety of different picnic locations and essentials that will work perfectly for both romantic or family adventures. Find out more about how to plan and enjoy your ideal picnic here on the Central Coast! Step 1. Pick Your Location Prefumo Canyon The beautiful views on the drive up and down the…

Top Kid-Friendly Activities on the Central Coast

Beautiful open spaces, minimal traffic and congestion, panoramic views, and a safe community: The Central Coast is tailor-made for a fun and easy family vacation that takes the pressure off. Many Central Coast activities will keep your kids occupied by learning more about wildlife, nature, and more; often while also getting exercise and expanding their horizons of knowledge. Here are our suggestions for the most enjoyable activities on the Central Coast that are perfect for kids and parents alike. 1. Monarch Butterfly Grove Thousands of butterflies taking flight in the winter air of Pismo Beach is a sight that your entire family…

Memorable Meetings on the Central Coast

10 Tips for Memorable Meetings

Tip 1. Go Off-Site. While it might seem like a good idea to cut costs by holding the meeting at your own office, it can be incredibly inefficient in the long run due to typical work distractions. A change of locale promotes efficiency and gives everyone a change of pace to make new decisions. Tip 2. Break Things Up. Go for 4-5 smaller breaks, instead of 2-3 longer breaks. These frequent short breaks will encourage everyone to stretch, lightly chat, and recharge; they will be more creative, while not losing the focus of the meeting that can often happen with a long break….

101 Spotlight: Avila Lighthouse Suites

Remember our 101 Reasons to Exit Highway 101 Guide? This convenient booklet and online pdf is essentially a tour guide for the best and most memorable sights on the Central Coast. Flip through it whenever you need a reminder for why it’s a good idea to pay San Luis Obispo county a visit. When you visit one of our luxurious resorts, Avila Lighthouse Suites, you’re nearby several exciting and interesting activities that we listed on our guide. As part of our 101 Spotlight series, we’ll highlight some of these Avila Beach activities here! #59: Point San Luis Lighthouse The historic…

Summer on the Central Coast

Sunny skies and long, laid-back days await you on the Central Coast during the leisurely summer months. From the expected, like trips to the beach or wine tasting, to the unexpected, like thrilling outdoor activities, the Central Coast has the variety and beauty to keep you entertained all summer. Explore more, and discover more, as you stay at one of our Central Coast resorts, and celebrate the summer spirit of the coast. 1. Summer Concerts Nearly every Central Coast community puts music and festivals at the fore-front, offering weekly, usually free, summer concert series that bring locals and travelers together with music,…

Father’s Day on the Central Coast

With Father’s Day this weekend, you might be wondering what kind of gift you could get your dad to show you care without being predictable or boring. It’s easy to go the way of a new tie, or even easier still to get him a six pack of beer, but your Dad matters more, and deserves more, than that. We’d argue that the best way to celebrate this day isn’t through material gifts at all, but rather in a fun experience that you all will remember. On the Central Coast, there’s no shortage of adventurous activities or exciting events to…

All Time Classic Cars

The Pismo Beach Classic is this Father’s Day weekend, showcasing some of the coolest and most memorable cars that represent generations of American and world history. Excitement about the 31st annual show is everywhere in Pismo Beach. The streets will be packed with beautiful cars to peruse and admire, and hundreds of people in the community will be exploring and enjoying the sunshine: a fitting environment for a classic beach town like Pismo. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado on classic cars, or you just like looking at some of the best-looking ones, there is a place for you at the Pismo Classic. In honor of…

Family Hotel Options

Family Lodging on the Central Coast

Now that summer is finally here, the whole family is surely craving a beach vacation. With warmer weather and clear water, it’s the perfect time to visit Avila Beach or Pismo Beach, the two biggest, warmest and most convenient beaches for recreation along the Central Coast. For lodging, there is naturally a lot to choose from, especially in Pismo Beach. But the options and opportunity available at an all-suite hotel, like our resorts Avila Lighthouse Suites and Pismo Lighthouse Suites, make choosing them a no-brainer. Each spacious suite provides multiple rooms and a large floor plan that ensures that the whole family…