Pismo Beach Couple with DogVisiting Pismo Beach on the beautiful California Central Coast is a delightful choice for your upcoming summer vacation. May is the perfect time to make your plans. There are bountiful pre-summer lodging specials and so many interesting things to do and see.

First, review the many comfortable and affordable places to stay to find just the right accommodations. When you arrive, take a stroll around Pismo Pier Plaza and walk along the beach. Experience excellent dining and some of the best seafood around. Partake in our award-winning wine tasting or visit a brewery. Check out Pismo’s Events page for upcoming activities, such as the Classic Car Show and Art in the Park.  Hike the Pismo Preserve--it is so green, and the view of the Pacific Ocean is breathtaking. 

Here are some helpful tips for planning your Pismo Beach stay:

  • If you’ve got an active group, Pismo Beach has lots of activities to enjoy.
  • If it’s family time you’re seeking, so much of Pismo Beach is kid friendly. Consider factoring in down time during your stay to relax and reconnect with busy family members.
  • If you’re traveling with canine companions, our dog friendly accommodations and restaurants are great choices.
  • If you desire to cut down on driving and want to be walking distance to shopping, dining, etc., look for accommodations near Pismo Pier Plaza.
  • Review fun things to do and excursions ahead of time to make a loose schedule of things you all want to experience. Venture out to see the many scenic areas and wildlife parks, or even bike around the area, which might be something new to do as a family or group.
  • Plan some “me” time when, perhaps, the rest of the group will be off on an adventure. How about a spa visit?
  • Leave some time for shopping. You may want to purchase snacks, buy souvenirs, clothing, and gifts, or perhaps items you’ve forgotten to pack.
  • ​Peruse our diverse and unique dining establishments to find just what you’re in the mood for, including kid friendly offerings.


A Pismo Beach vacation—what’s not to like? Swimming, boarding, surfing, sunbathing, reading a good book, making sandcastles, searching for seashells, walking along the shore in the softest sand around, and so much more. There are many wonderful things about vacationing in Pismo Beach, and we can’t wait for you and your group to join us.