The Classic California beach town of Pismo Beach is situated on California's celebrated Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Offering 26 miles of uninterrupted, pristine ocean views, Pismo Beach is one of San Luis Obispo County’s most sought-after vacation destinations offering beautiful weather and Wine & Waves. In autumn, Pismo Beach’s Indian Summer is one of the most picturesque, peaceful, and affordable times of year to experience California’s Central Coast. During this period, the days are warm and mild, and hoteliers are able to offer a wide range of accommodations at pleasing seasonal rates.
It’s always a great time to visit Pismo Beach, however, our fall season has the very best of everything. See the harvest, take in the great outdoors, get away together, experience unforgettable events, and more… In Pismo Beach, you make your moments memorable, any day, any season, and in any way you choose to enjoy your Wine & Waves vacation with us!
Some of Pismo Beach’s upcoming events and attractions this season include:
Welcome the Monarchs
The Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove is one of only five sites in the state that has counts of over 10,000. Each year, thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach. The grove is easily accessible and is located on CA State Highway 1 at the south boundary of the city limits of Pismo Beach.
Visit the Historic Chapman House
The CITY OF PISMO BEACH and THE CHAPMAN ESTATE FOUNDATION opened the CHAPMAN ESTATE for PUBLIC ACCESS & DOCENT TOURS. The Chapman Estate, a historical and cultural site, was gifted by Clifford Chapman to the City of Pismo Beach in 2013 to be used for pubic enjoyment, neighborhood gatherings, private occasions, weddings, and other activities for designated non-profit organizations. This landmark property was developed over an extended period of time dating back to 1914, earning the name of “Windmill House,” because of its iconic windmill visible from both land and sea. For more information on the Chapman Estate, visit http://www.classiccalifornia.com/chapman-estate/. Hours of operation are TUESDAY & THURSDAY 11AM-1PM; FRIDAY 5 PM -7 PM. Group Tours available during public access hours. ADMISSION is $5 per person; Free Admission for 12 years and under; $5 Docent Tour; $25 Individual Season Pass & $50 Family Seasonal Pass. (1243 OCEAN BLVD, PISMO BEACH, CA 93449).
With over 26 miles of pristine coastline throughout our rich natural world, you can kayak or SUP along outstanding vistas of rugged coastline and oceanic caves nestled beneath palisades accompanied by migrating marine life such as dolphins, whales, and sea otters and numerous bird species including warblers and adorable snowy plovers. Ride horseback along white sandy shorelines and a riparian estuary flanked by majestic Eucalyptus trees, home to our famous Monarch Butterfly Grove.
New Restaurants to Enjoy
After a day of exploring this amiable beach town, visitors are happy to find many restaurant options that are sure to satisfy a variety of tastes and cravings. Pismo Beach offers a wide range of dining experiences from exotic cuisine to gourmet coastal fare, inspired by the local wine country combined with the freshness of the local California farmlands. Two new and delicious restaurants include the Central Coast Meat Market and Bodega, a tapas and wine bar conveniently located downtown.
See Canyon Apple Season
Home to some of the best-tasting apples on the Central Coast, the See Canyon apple season opens September 1 through early December. Grown in a perfect micro-climate that enhances their crisp, juicy, fragrant, fresh apple essence, the Avila Valley’s apple farms are each unique and special in their own way. Come explore the Avila Apple Trail to learn all the apple varieties grown. Visit the orchards to taste fresh apple cider, hard ciders, still and sparkling apple wines. Enjoy homemade baked apple pies and pastries, and variety of apple products pie along the bucolic See Canyon Apple Trail. Apple season is a special time of the year on the Central Coast. Tasting locally grown apples picked right off the tree, will give you a completely new appreciation of this beautiful fruit. Read more on locations near Pismo Beach.
Canine Travelers Welcome in Dog-friendly Pismo Beach
In Pismo Beach, we know how important every member of the family is, including your canine kids. We’ve even created our own dog-friendly website dedicated to your canine traveling needs and interests listing dog-friendly beaches, dozens of dog-friendly accommodations and activities.
About Pismo Beach CA
The Classic California beach town of Pismo Beach is located on California's famous Central Coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast Highway and CA-Highway 101. Overlooking more than 26 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, enjoy Pismo Beach's great weather, plethora of outdoor activities, rich wildlife and nature preserves, seaport inspired cuisine and fresh farmland produce, downtown wine tasting rooms, and neighboring world-class wine-producing regions of the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Avila Valley, Paso Robles, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. Pismo Beach offers the perfect pairing of Wine & Waves with a truly “ClassicCalifornia” experience. Pismo Beach is also noted for being one of the most dog-friendly towns in America. See our wide variety of lodging choices accommodating every budget and lifestyle, by visiting Classiccalifornia.com. Also, join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. Media inquiries, please contact Georgina Stassi at firstname.lastname@example.org at 310.613.7445.