|This winter, vacation longer, for less with Pismo Beach’s La Nina Specials. From now until mid-March, Pismo Beach Lodging Properties are offering a variety of extended stay packages to help you Fall in Love with Pismo Beach. These specials allow you to stay three, four, or more nights and get the last night half off or in some cases, it’s complimentary.
The Classic California beach town of Pismo Beach, is situated on California's celebrated Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. With over 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. Visit the local tasting rooms and wineries, explore in the great outdoors, get away together, experience unforgettable events, and more.
In winter, Pismo Beach is both picturesque and peaceful, and it is an incredibly affordable time of year to experience California’s Central Coast. Rejuvenate with a relaxing escape, where the days are peaceful and mild, and hoteliers are able to offer a wide range of accommodations at pleasing seasonal rates.
Some of Pismo Beach’s upcoming events and attractions this season include:
Welcome the Monarchs
February 4, 2017: California Western Monarch Day plans are in place for a joyful celebration for California Western Monarch Day from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. There will be butterfly talks and educational booths for adults, as well as art activities for children. The main attraction, however, is the thousands of Monarchs hanging in huge clusters from the eucalyptus and pine trees in the grove. 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 through 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.
Tasting Rooms & Wineries to Explore
Pismo Beach offers the perfect pairing of Wine & Waves with beautiful beaches and a taste of California wine country at your fingertips at our downtown wine tasting rooms, oceanfront resorts and distinct restaurants. Learn about the local culture and discover new grape varieties produced here in the historic winemaking regions of Edna valley, Arroyo Grande and Avila Valley, all of which are located just 30 minutes outside of downtown Pismo Beach.
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.
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.
Join our herd with CowParade SLO, a local art event that’s part of a series of worldwide exhibitions featuring decorated life-size cow statues. When visiting Pismo Beach, be on the lookout for our four udderly adorable Pismo Beach cows at locations throughout Pismo Beach. Snap a photo and you could win a one-night stay in Pismo Beach! See contest details.