It might be September, but the summer vibe isn’t completely over. This month of the year brings some of the finest weather to the Central Coast, so get busy with these festive outdoor activities on your vacation in Pismo Beach.
Some Pismo Beach visitors make their way here specifically to support a cause. September is chock-full of worthwhile events benefiting various groups, so whether you’re local, just visiting, or making an annual stop on the Central Coast, consider registering to take part in the following happenings and contribute mightily to the Pismo Beach community.
Beaches may bring to mind lazy days and lounging, but Pismo Beach is a treasure trove of activity for the able-bodied who have energy to spare.
Choose Your Fitness Speed on the Central Coast
There are fitness classes in Pismo Beach to suit everyone’s speed, interests, and abilities. Just spending a few days in Pismo? Drop in for a fun diversion. Expecting a longer stay on the Central Coast? Sign up for ongoing camps or courses.
You can certainly come to Pismo Beach to kick back and relax, but this town draws its fair share of thrill-seekers too… for good reason. Whether you’re ready to go from zero to sixty, or looking for a milder form of activity, there are plenty of adventure-friendly options in Pismo to answer your call.
As soon as August hits and those back-to-school ads start populating TVs and newspapers, it feels like summer is already wrapping up, whether you have kids or not. Don’t be fooled by the mainstream media! You and your special someone don’t have to throw in the beach towels yet. There are still plenty of warm nights ahead to accompany a much-deserved romantic getaway to Pismo Beach.
Planning to visit Pismo Beach in the coming months? There’s so much to do on the Central Coast, it always helps to have a hand in planning your itinerary. We’ve pulled together some of the most popular activities and recommended some of the must-see and little-known hot spots so you can take advantage of the best Pismo Beach has to offer.
Vacation certainly means having permission to indulge, but those luxuries don’t have to come at the sacrifice of the environment. When you visit Pismo Beach on the beautiful Central Coast, you can help keep it pristine along the way with these eco-friendly eco-vacay ideas.
Many visitors to Pismo Beach spend their time on the sand and in the waters trying to spot marine life native to the Central Coast. There’s another way to ensure you get more than a glimpse of all the sea dwellers you wish to see – with a trip to the Central Coast Aquarium.
Pismo Beach’s Interactive Aquarium
Based in Avila Beach, the Central Coast Aquarium – formerly known as the Sea Life Center – is home to a diverse collection of residents. Kids are drawn to clownfish (think Nemo) while adults are often captivated by ochre sea stars. The brightly colored Garibaldi – the California state fish – also hangs out at the aquarium, along with moon jelly invertebrates and friendly bottom-dwellers known as swell sharks.
The Central Coast Aquarium isn’t just for looking, however. There’s a hands-on policy encouraged in certain sections of this attraction, with tide pool touch tanks populated with hermit crabs and red abalone, floating labs, and discovery labs (where kids can dissect a squid!). Visitors to the aquarium can further engage with animals and learn about their habitats and ecosystems by signing up for a feeding tour, docent-led tour, or even a private tour.
Catch a Good Thing in Avila Beach
As you plan your Avila Beach and Central Coast Aquarium visit this September, make room in the itinerary to take part in the aquarium’s annual fundraiser Catch of the Central Coast, which will be held at the Avila Beach Golf Resort on September 14th from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy an elite fine dining experience featuring gourmet seafood and wine pairings, as well as a silent and live auction. Visit the Central Coast Aquarium website for details and to purchase tickets. Or learn more on the aquarium’s Facebook page.
Family Fun from Here to There
The Central Coast Aquarium isn’t new – the name is fresh, but this popular spot has always had a home in Avila. With a new name comes a new, exciting face, but the same great summer camps, birthday parties, and educational programs are still available. All of these elements is what make the Central Coast Aquarium such a draw for families who are staying at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach while visiting the Central Coast. Avila is only about five minutes from the SeaCrest if you’re going by car. Some guests even choose to make their way from Pismo Beach to Avila by walking or cycling on the Bob Jones Trail.
If you’re looking for family fun indoors, it’s time to get your bowl on. Pismo Bowl is eight lanes of retro cool that caters to every age. Brand new lanes, irresistible rock and bowl, a coffee shop diner with freshly prepared foods, a premium beer selection, and an arcade and pool tables makes this a hot spot for parties and family get-togethers.