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5 Tips for Braving the Polar Bear Plunge in Avila and Pismo Beach

What better way to welcome the New Year than running head-first into the shockingly cold water of the Pacific Ocean? Surprisingly enough, people willingly return year after year on New Year’s Day to submerge themselves in 50-degree water at Avila Beach and Pismo Beach’s Polar Bear Plunge events.  Sounds crazy, right? Try crazy fun!

4 Fun Spots to Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the CA Central Coast

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebrating new beginnings all around the world. One of the key components of a traditional New Year’s celebration is spending the final hours of the waning year surrounded by friends and family, and sharing a champagne toast at midnight. Here is our guide to the best New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Central Coast so you can do just that!

Indian-Summer Travel: Tips for the Best Time to Vacation

The first official day of Fall is just 10 days away, but you wouldn’t be able to tell on the Central Coast! Around here, we enjoy lingering summer days of sunshine and seemingly perpetual 75-degree weather, otherwise known as an Indian Summer! With lovely weather and fewer crowds visiting San Luis Obispo after the summer months are over, Fall is actually the best time to travel to San Luis Obispo County.

How To Enjoy Less Clicking and More Relaxing in Pismo Beach

Relax—you can rest assured that you got the best deal on your visit to the Inn at the Cove in Pismo Beach when you book directly through the hotel’s official website. Book through a third-party online travel agency, however, and we can’t guarantee the same.

Guest Spotlight: Karli & Emily

We recently had the pleasure of hosting travel bloggers, Emily and Karli Buckley, at Inn at the Cove in Pismo Beach! A married lesbian couple living in Northern California, Emily and Karli use their blog to inform, inspire, and encourage LGBTQ+ equality in travel and lifestyle, highlighting their favorite and not-so-favorite destinations and brands throughout their travels.

Father’s Day Gifts for Any Dad

This Father’s Day, thank the man who has always been your role model with something better than a gift: an experience. Spend some quality time with your dad with one of these activities, whether your dad gets psyched running a marathon or is the kind of guy who likes to sit back and relax as much as possible.

How to Make Memorial Day Memorable on the Central Coast

This Memorial Day, make it a weekend to remember with a trip to the Central Coast. Three full days at one of our Central Coast hotels, from Avila Beach to Paso Robles, is just enough time to relax, unwind, and experience the natural beauty of the coastline.