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The closest commercial airports are San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria . Also nearby is Santa Barbara Airport. Major airports are in the Los Angeles area, or San Francisco Bay Area where you will have more travel options. To get from larger cities to your hotel, without renting a car, see the rail option below.
Pismo Beach is off Highway 101 south of San Luis Obispo.
Nearest Amtrak train station is in Grover Beach. The station itself is about a quarter mile away from Pismo Beach. A shuttle bus is available for a fee. Check for current rates.
Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove Each Year thousands of beautiful butterflies migrate to stay in Pismo Beach. In the winter months, starting in late October and ending in early March. Located on State Highway 1, near the south city limit. More information or directions call the Pismo Chamber of Commerce at 800-443-7778.
Your hotel will give you access to a variety of outdoor activities.
Pismo Beach is a fun place to go to the beach for all kinds of tourists. They offer beach bike rentals, surf board rentals, and atv rentals for the Pismo Beach dunes.
Pecho Coast Trail, 805-541-8735. Saturdays: 9AM. A fairly strenuous 3.5 mile round trip docent-led hike to Point San Louis allowing a close up look and tour of the San Louis Point Lighthouse. Ages 9 and up. Call for reservations. Suggested $3.00 donation for Lighthouse tour. edit
Beach break peaks on both sides of the pier. Shape depends on the shifting sand bars.
Get out of the hotel to enjoy some of Pismo Beach's local cuisine.
The Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge offers an intimate dining experience at the hotel's Pelican Point restaurant featuring a breathtaking 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean where guests may catch a glimpse of whales migrating, dolphins swimming, otters frolicking or wild pelicans flying.
Alex Bar-B-Q, 853 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449, (805) 773-5656. One of the finest bar-b-q places on the entire California coast. A Pismo Beach classic, recently brought under new management and restored to old glories.
Splash Café, 197 Pomeroy, Pismo Beach CA, (805) 773-4653. Wildly famous clam chowder dive, with more awards to their name than Donald Trump has buildings. Burgers, chicken strips, and other assorted staples accompany the world-famous chowder. Perfect lunch spot. Get there early, or get in line.
Rock and Roll Diner, 1300 Railroad St, Oceano, CA, 93445, (805) 473-2040. A restaurant inside of a classic train car, Rock and Roll Diner serves classic American drive-up diner food as well as an authentic Greek cuisine menu. Located directly alongside highway 1 up in Oceano, it's easily missed by the tourist crowd.
The Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge is ideally situated along California's Central Coast in Pismo Beach overlooking the beautiful sun-bleached cliffs and beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Each well-appointed room at the Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge has a balcony overlooking the ocean. This Pismo Beach hotel is conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco with easy access to a variety of area attractions including local California wineries and Hearst Castle. Guests can enjoy golf at any of the three courses located within 10 miles from the hotel. California Polytechnic State University is a convenient 13 miles away.
The Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge is located on a secluded three-acre cliff park overlooking the ocean and near recreational activities including swimming, surfing, kayaking and whale watching. Stay at this beautiful Pismo Beach hotel where every room has a private balcony with a stunning ocean view! Visitors can tour nearby Edna Valley, Arroyo Valley and Paso Robles Wine regions, famous Hearst Castle, Monarch Butterfly preserve, nearby Pismo Pier and adventure sports at the Pismo dunes.
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