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How to Spend a Girls’ Weekend in Pismo Beach

Hey, ladies! Would you like to get away with some girlfriends for a fun, relaxing time with friends? Pismo Beach offers everything from calm beach walks to hopping bar scenes. Think of the formula as Talking + Relaxing + Pampering + Eating/Drinking, and add your own special spice on the go.

Here’s some things you can do to make your girls’ weekend everything you want it to be:

Start the Day Right

Take your time waking up. This leisure after all. But once you are vertical you may want caffeine, and maybe a tasty bite to start the day, someplace cozy and away from the hotel to begin to get a feel for the place. A favorite of locals and tourists alike is Mon Ami on Pomeroy, which features crepes for breakfast and panini for lunch (if you get up really late!). A good alternative a little further from the beach is The Central Roast on Price Street, a family-run outfit with a nice outdoor seating area. Both of these are great places to start the day’s conversation.

Choose Your Adventure

Once you’ve taken on some fuel, there are endless things to do in Pismo. After all, it is the classic California beach town built around sea, sun and sand, with casual shops and gathering spots to explore. You can be as active and outdoorsy as you want, or just go laid back and explore the scene.

Got the itch for shopping? Just let yourself stroll Hinds, Pomeroy, and Cypress streets near the beach and see what’s happening. This small area holds a concentrated assortment of stores, bars and restaurants, and it’s great for people-watching as well as making great shopping finds.

If you want outdoors, a beach walk (or run) or strolling the newly refurbished pier are perfect ways to get the fresh ocean air and hear the constant waves. You would be very likely to see people surfing those waves, and you can join them if you like (rentals available, of course). Every possible way to enjoy the water is available in Pismo.

On some days, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County runs shuttle buses up to the new Pismo Preserve, a 900-acre expanse of open space in the hills above Pismo. The world is different up there, and in a good way. If a stimulating hike is your cup of tea, check the LCSLO calendar ahead of time to make sure you can get a ride to the Preserve.

Wherever you are, be all there: If you are in a more meditative frame of mind, Harmony House yoga offers a full range of classes from light/beginner to power poses during most days. They also hold workshops and retreats if you want something more intense. Check out this charming retreat on Price Street, and plan ahead from their class schedule.

Sometimes passive is the best possible thing, and when that involves some serious pampering, it can be positively healing. Recuperate from your earlier exercise or strenuous activities at full-service Zada salon and spa on Price Street. The beach vibe continues here, with surfing theme and actual surfing instruction also available. But if you want massage, hair styling, waxing, or skin treatments, this is a one-stop shop.

Finish in Style

With energy fully restored, join the locals at a favorite hangout, like the Ventana Grill, the Cracked Crab, or the Oyster Loft. These and lots of other great places on ‘restaurant row’ in downtown Pismo offer a perfect way to finish your great day.

A getaway with friends in Pismo makes fond memories. And there’s no better place to stay than the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. Book your girls’ weekend today.

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