The way of life in Pismo Beach is laid-back and easygoing, ideal for Baby Boomers who are looking to start retirement off on the right foot or rekindle the romance once the kids have left the nest. Spend your stay at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel and we can help you plan a trip as jam-packed or light on activities as you like. Visit San Luis Obispo area wineries, play some rounds of golf, take up a new water sport, stroll through downtown, or just enjoy your ocean view from your comfortable room at the SeaCrest.
AARP: Pismo Beach Among Top Spots for Romance
Pismo Beach was recently featured as a top spot for romance in the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine.
The city was one of six destinations mentioned in a feature highlighting intimate spots across the nation. Pismo Beach, the only city in California included in the piece, is mentioned under the heading: “For couples who still look good in their bathing suits.”
“Between L.A. and ‘Frisco, Pismo is California’s less crowded seaside paradise,” the magazine reads. Other spots featured included Finger Lakes Region, N.Y.; Aspen, Colo.; Sedona, Ariz.; Savannah, Ga.; and Oxford, Md. Read more here.
Go Whale Watching!
Throughout the year these magnificent leviathans grace our coastline. During the summer months of July and August we find Humpbacks near our shores feeding on the abundant baitfish that school here. In the winter, starting mid November and lasting till the end of January the California grey whales migrate past or waters heading south to breed and give birth in the warm lagoons of Mexico. In spring (March to May) we have another opportunity to observe them as they return north on one of the longest migrations of any animal on earth to their primary feeding grounds in the arctic sea. A voyage of over 10,000 miles per year!
Whale Watching trips through Central Coast Sailing Charters are set up as private charters for $150 per hour for up to 6 people. ONLY $25 PER PERSON PER HOUR with just you and your friends gently sailing the bay and visiting with the great whales. These private trips include snacks and drinks. 2 hr minimum required.
Please call (805) 540-4667 to make your reservation.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Monarch Butterfly Grove Opens, October through February
10:00am-4:00pm daily, Pismo Beach
Saturday is opening day to welcome back the butterflies to the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. The grove is staffed daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with docent programs at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Edna Valley Wine Tour Package
Travel backcountry roads discovering the familiar to hidden local favorites of San Luis Obispo County's Wine Country. We've teamed up with Breakaway Tours to provide you an outstanding experience in our award-winning wine country. You'll enjoy more than just “something to do” with knowledgeable and fun wine tour guides.
Package for 2 people includes:
- A one night stay in an OceanView King or CoastalView 2 Queen guestroom.
- Transportation to and from the SeaCrest.
- Tasting at 4 unique wineries in Edna Valley wine country.*
- A delicious gourmet lunch in the most picturesque of settings.
Taxes and tips not included. Subject to availability. Must be 21 years of age or older to book. Not valid with any other discount program.
*While some wineries you may visit will waive the tasting fee for tour-goers, tasting fees may be incurred at other wineries on your tour (approximately $5 - $10 per person).
Book Our Hearst Castle Tour Enhancement
This excellent enhancement includes:
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel in the Wine Wrangler Shuttle
- A Visit to the Elephant Seals
- A viewing of the Hearst Castle, Building the Dream movie
- A tour of Hearst Castle
- A vineyard picnic lunch
- And time permitting a stop at a local winery and/or downtown Cambria for shopping
Learn more about Hearst Castle here.
Walk to Wine Tasting
Walk right out of the hotel parking lot and head down Price Street to some great tasting rooms. Finish the experinece with a delicious meal and take the beach back to the hotel and enjoy the sunset on one of our oceanview terraces.
Red Carpet Winery
1300 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
Tastes of the Valleys
911 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
870 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
781 Price Street, Suite A, Pismo Beach, CA
Lunch or Dinner:
230 Pomeroy Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA