Motorcyclists, Pismo Beach is Calling You
San Luis Obispo County stretches 80 miles along the Pacific coast offering pleasant weather and diverse scenery that are among the best anywhere 365 days a year. With over 4,000 acres of sandy dunes, world class vineyards, gourmet restaurants, natural hot springs and scenic trails, it’s no surprise that San Luis Obispo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in California.
Additionally, the historic city of San Luis Obispo, and the surrounding beach towns, reside in the middle of one of the most loved and epic motorcycle routes of all time, Highway 1. A designated All-American Road, Highway 1 takes riders along California’s amazing coastline. So, it’s no wonder San Luis Obispo is now wildly attracting this very specific tourist, the motorcycle rider.
Highway 1 brings riders to Pismo Beach and then opens access to the boundless exploration of the coveted, rolling hills of Edna Valley’s wine country, breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains and the beach town attractions of Avila and Pismo.
The Beach Towns
Avila Beach offers an array of activities once you have parked your bike. Enjoy a delectable lunch or dinner at Custom House or Ocean Grill, opt for something simpler from one of the scrumptious cafés, take in the bar scene at Mr. Rick’s or enjoy the stunning ocean views with a walk along the pier or from a boat charter. If wine is more your style, indulge in tasting from the nine wineries and tasting rooms along the Avila Wine Trail including Peloton, Morovino and Alapay Cellars.
For more tourist attractions, including boutique gift shops and retailers, accompanied by superb restaurants and beach-y nightlife, make a stop in Pismo Beach. Nature enthusiasts will not want to miss the Monarch Butterfly Grove which is located at the south end of town on Highway 1. This spectacular winter attraction is very popular and gives you a chance to see these amazing creatures residing in an impressive eucalyptus grove. There were an estimated 34,000 butterflies in the grove as of December 2nd.
Take it to the Sand
Now, for the riders who would prefer to take their wheels to the sand, Pismo Beach offers some of California’s best dunes for off-road riding. In fact, this stretch of the California coast is home to one of the only remaining coastal dunes riders can enjoy. Additionally, unlike most other riding areas, these dunes are located very close to the beach towns that offer numerous amenities. Good food from a variety of restaurants along with luxury hotels are at your fingertips. You can enjoy the ocean, beach and dunes during the day and sleep in a warm, cozy bed at night after dining on freshly prepared seafood, steaks, salads or just about anything else that suits your taste.
If you are traveling Highway 1, need a quiet, relaxing night after a long day of riding or are planning an exploratory weekend in the San Luis Obispo area, it’s time to book your stay with us at the SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel in Pismo Beach. We provide a comfortable night in a convenient, centrally located area for visitors to take advantage of all the Central Coast has to offer.