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The inn’s chef-driven restaurant defies expectations...
Landmarks & Monuments
Chumash tribespeople are the only people legally allowed to climb this volcanic rock, now the protected nesting ground of peregrine falcons...
Hiking & Trekking
A 7-mile drive inland from Morro Bay on Hwy 41, a USFS campground is the start of a challengingly steep 4-mile round-trip trail up Cerro Alto (2624ft). From the summit, 360° views sweep from mountains to the sea...
Parks & Gardens
This woodsy waterfront park is strewn with hillside hiking trails. A small natural history museum has interactive exhibits geared toward kids that demonstrate how the forces of nature affect us all...
One of several places on the Embarcadero offering kayak rentals and tours for novices, as well as SUP set and canoes rentals...
Further south in Los Osos, west of Hwy 1, wilder Montaña de Oro State Park features coastal bluffs, tidepools, sand dunes, peak-climbing and mountain biking trails, and primitive camping...
At this family-run joint on the Embarcadero, folks line up for batter-fried fish and chips and killer garlic fries. You'll have to dodge beggar birds on the outdoor deck...
Overlook the Hwy 1 frontage-road location for huge helpings of Cal-Mex fusion flavor. At the next table, there might be fishers talking about the good ol’ days or starving surfers...
No one gets you out on the water faster than this laid-back kayak, canoe and SUP rental spot by the marina in Morro Bay State Park...
Perch on barstools in front of the harbor-view windows for a hand-selected tasting flight of California wines. Toasted panini, salads and artisan cheese and cured-meat plates keep sippers fueled.
Sports & Outdoor
Every January, bird-watchers flock here for guided hikes, kayaking tours and naturalist-led field trips, during which over 200 species can be spotted along the Pacific Flyway.
Sports & Games
South of the Embarcadero, adjacent to the state park, this 18-hole golf course boasts tree-lined fairways and ocean views. A driving range and rental clubs and carts are available.
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