5 Must-Pack Essentials for Your Pismo Beach Vacation
You’re days away from a trip to Pismo Beach and it’s time to pack your suitcase. So what exactly should you bring when traveling to our classic beach town? There are so many activities for you to enjoy in and out of the water, so it’s practical to bring a variety of items to get the most of your visit. Here are five essentials:
1. Clothes for warm-ish and cool-ish weather
Us locals like to say, the key to enjoying weather on the central coast is one word: layers. A bit chilly, a bit warm. Those are the most likely temperature extremes. So if you’re planning for tank top and shorts, bring a long sleeve to throw over the top. If jeans and a t-shirt is more your style, grab a jacket to bring along. You get the idea.
2. Date night outfit
Be prepared to wrap up a relaxing day on the beach with an enjoyable evening out. Casual or fancy, there’s a restaurant for any date night outfit. Fresh sushi from Kanpai Sushi, oysters from the Oyster Loft, slow cooked lamb bolognese from Giuseppe’s, fish tacos from Willow… where do we stop? For happy hour, head to one of Pismo’s many tasting rooms, including Tastes of the Valleys for some local wine. If beer is more your thing, be sure to check out ManRock Brewing to enjoy their extensive craft beer selection.
3. Beach essentials
You’re visiting the beach, so of course you’ll need your swimsuit, flip flops, beach towel, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Also bring a cover up so you can leave the beach and enjoy some of the local establishments along the wharf (such as the classic Splash Cafe).
Pismo Beach is also home to fantastic kayaking. To protect yourself from the sun, consider bringing a broad brimmed sun hat and protective sun shirt to wear while you kayak. To get started with planning your kayaking adventure, check out Central Coast Kayaks for local rentals.
4. Sundress or button down for wine tasting
Vineyards and California’s Central Coast go hand-in-hand. Bring along a day-time going-out outfit and head out to taste the best of Pismo Beach in style with a stop (or two) at one of our many local vineyards. Some local favorites include Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, Kynsi Winery, and Chamisal Vineyards – one of the oldest vineyards in Edna Valley.
5. Hiking shoes
Bring shoes you can hike in and get ready to enjoy the beach from a different perspective–up high. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails right by Pismo Beach. Options include the dog-friendly, 4.9-mile Bob Jones Trail and the Ontario Ridge Trail for about four miles and 1,300 feet of climbing.
So, what are you waiting for? Zip up your suitcase and head on over for a beach holiday you and your family will remember for years to come. Check out SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach for specials and packages, and to learn more about visiting our little coastal town.