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Top Choice Pub in Morro Bay

Libertine Pub

Stroll down to the Embarcadero for barrel-aged and sour beers from one of California's most interesting breweries. Lots more excellent American craft beers are on the 48 taps, and entertainment comes from the barten…
Landmark in Morro Bay

Morro Rock

Chumash tribespeople are the only people legally allowed to climb this volcanic rock, now the protected nesting ground of peregrine falcons. You can laze at the small beach on the rock’s north side, but you can’t dr…
Seafood in Morro Bay

The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar

Our pick of Morro Bay's Embarcadero restaurants, The Galley combines an absolute waterfront location and expert renditions of classic American dishes with a briny touch of the ocean. There's definitely nothing groun…
Burgers in Morro Bay

Flavor Factory

Superlative gourmet burgers make this place located in a compact shopping mall worth seeking out. Classics like beef and bacon share the menu with ritzy combos with blue cheese or stuffed green chillies, and the con…
Lounge in Morro Bay

The Siren

A laidback spot for a quiet drink or game of pool during the week, The Siren is transformed into a rockin' live-music venue on Friday and Saturday nights. Beats range from blues and Americana through to indie rock a…
Museum in Morro Bay

Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

With exhibits, posters and more than 200 skateboards from the 1930s to the 21st century, this excellent privately operated museum is essential for anyone who's ever fallen under the spell of zipping along on four ur…
Seafood in Morro Bay

Giovanni’s Fish Market & Galley

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. Inside there’s a market with all the fixin’s…
Outdoors in Morro Bay

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

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.
State Park in Morro Bay

Morro Bay State Park

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. North of the mus…
Wine Bar in Morro Bay

Stax Wine Bar

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.