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Pismo Beach

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  • Pismo Beach

    This classic beach town is located on California's famous central coast, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast and 101 Highways.

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    • Sea View At Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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    Soak up the sun on the beach or partake in the many water sports available including surfing, sea kayaking, boating and fishing. Pismo and Shell Beaches offer spectacular rocks, caves, cliffs, beaches and coves that are perfect for kayaks.

    Ride private trails through the spectacular Oceano Dunes and Beach. Try out a new set of woods on one of area's world-class golf courses. Black Lake and the Avila Beach Golf Resort are with in ten minutes of Pismo Beach.

    Head inland to the historic regions of Edna Valley,Arroyo Grande and Avila valley to wine country and visit one of the many wineries in the region. Visit Hearst Castle.

    The boardwalk offers an array or dining options and shops or visit Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.40 Outlet Stores. Find impressive savings at Aeropostale, Calvin Klein, Jones New York, Levi's Outlet, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and many more.

    Road Closures

    27th February 2017 - After recent winter storms affecting the California Coast, Highway 1 in Monterey County has been closed until further notice from Palo Colorado (15 miles North of Big Sur) to Ragged Point, due to mudslides and structural damage to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. Motorists are being advised to use an alternative route.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Everyone should drive Highway 1 - the Pacific Coast Highway, but our tip is to do it from north to south. Whichever direction you take the scenery is stunning but you get a better view going south because you're on the ocean side of the road.

    • Top Tip 2

      Hearst Castle is a must-see stop as you drive along the coast, taking you back to the early days of Hollywood.

    • Top Tip 3

      Wine tasting tours are plentiful in Napa and Sonoma. Our favourites are Jordan's and Chalk Hill. Try the Library Tasting tour, a wine and cheese pairing at Jordan's and the Culinary Tour at Chalk Hill, a wine and food pairing prepared by Chef Didier. Both are exceptional experiences and amazing value.

    • Top Tip 4

      Visit the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. On Thursdays, from 6pm, enjoy music, cocktails and entertainment whist experiencing world class exhibits and star gazing on the living roof.

    • Top Tip 5

      San Francisco - where do you start? Visit North Beach for the cafe culture, take a tour to Alcatraz (we recommend you pre-book it), see Lombard Street, cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge, take a sightseeing tour of the city on a fire engine, shop in Union Square.

    • Top Tip 6

      For spectacular scenery, and to escape from the desert heat, take a ride on the Palm Spring Aerial Tramway. If you're in downtown Palm Springs on Thursdays, you'll enjoy VillageFest, offering live entertainment and an array of stalls selling food and gifts.

    • Top Tip 7

      Yosemite National Park is one of California's great natural wonders. Stay for a couple of nights and include a guided horseback ride for a tour with a difference.

    • Top Tip 8

      Follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive coastal route between Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove for stunning views of the Monterey Peninsula. There's a small fee to drive this route but it's worth it.

    • Top Tip 9

      Rent a bike or rollerblades and enjoy people watching along the boardwalk at Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

    • Top Tip 10

      When visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, book the VIP ticket which allows you to jump the queues and includes behind-the-scenes access.

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