State Parks in Our Backyard | Central Coast, CA

California is known for its beautiful landscapes. From picturesque mountains to cliff-lined shores, there is no shortage of outdoor experiences to be had in this slice of paradise we call home. But in such a large state, with so many gorgeous landscapes, it can be easy to focus on the popular spots—Big Sur, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, etc—and those are all worth a visit! But it’s easy to forget about these local gems. So today, we’re going to explore some of our favorite local state parks!

3 Must-See Holiday Decoration Destinations

The Central Coast is a beautiful place to be year-round, but there’s a certain magic in the air during the holiday season that has us falling in love with the area all over again. Across San Luis Obispo County, you’ll encounter festive fun around almost every corner—whether you’re shopping around downtown, hiking one of the Nine Sisters, or relaxing on the beach.

Top 10 Things to Do in Pismo Beach

After narrowing it down, we’ve come up with a handy list of the top 10 things to do in Pismo Beach near our oceanfront hotels, Inn at the Cove, Shore Cliff Hotel, and Pismo Lighthouse Suites. Use our guide to make unforgettable plans for your Pismo Beach vacation.

Inspirational Travel Instagrams You Need to Follow

Need some travel inspo? Maybe you are wondering where to find the most delicious eateries on the Central Coast, or perhaps you are in search of spectacular shopping stops! Photographers and bloggers have taken to the road and to Instagram to discover and document the best the Central Coast has to offer. Follow these three inspirational bloggers-turned-Instagrammers for the best in travel, and start planning your dream vacation. Karen Grubb: @mrsgrubby Karen Grubb is a San Luis Obispo local who has caught the adventure bug big time! Mainly featuring pictures of outdoor California destinations, Grubb’s instragram account is a must-follow…

Planning Your Family Reunion on the Central Coast

The Central Coast is ideal for bringing the whole family together. With its rugged beauty and excellent accommodations, a memorable experience is guaranteed. We enjoy the best of both worlds, since the area is still relaxed (with minimal traffic) and very easy to navigate. Let us help you plan your next family retreat, keeping in mind the best places to visit and things to do around the Central Coast. Accomodations Aliva Lighthouse Suites For beach-bums who want a premier experience, try staying at Avila Lighthouse Suites. Every room is a suite and there is plenty of space to hang out in the…