1100 Main St.
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone: (805) 772-5609
Fax: (805) 771-9092
This stunning state park encompasses a sleepy coastal town, glorious beaches, lagoons, mountains and abundant wildlife. The most prominent feature is Morro Rock, a monolithic rock that towers over the coastline. Visitors can see a local colony of sea otters in the bay; there is also seasonal whale watching, where lucky visitors can see grey and humpback whales. For golf enthusiasts, Morro Bay SP features a lovely 18-hole golf course, minutes away from the main esplanade. Visit the website for more information about local accommodation and camping.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is one of the important landmarks of the city. This green stretch is home to different species of plants and covers almost five Mediterranean climate zones. However, this is not your regular botanical garden and boasts of facilities like food courts, amphitheater, specialty gardens, research center and much more. It also has special programs and tours for kids that cover a broad spectrum of activities ranging from gardening to water conservation. Apart from that, the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden also hosts concerts, general tours, bird walks, art walks, cooking classes and similar events on a regular basis. For more details, call ahead.
Montaña De Oro State Park is where a hiker can reach the top of a mountain and wade through some tide pools all in the same morning. The unique topography, encompassing mountains, ocean, coastal plains and unusually carved cliffs, is a huge draw for hikers and day-trippers. The park is also equestrian-friendly, with many wonderful trails perfect for long horse rides. There is a variety of hikes, ranging from moderate to strenuous. Montaña de Oro State Park features a recently renovated campsite, which is moderately equipped. Call for more details.
Greengate Ranch covers vast expanses of rolling hills growing top quality grapes. A tour of this vineyard is highly informative and their bottles make great souvenirs for loved ones back home.