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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.

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.


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. 

First Stop: 
Red Carpet Winery
1300 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA

Second Stop:
Tastes of the Valleys
911 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA

Third Stop:
Sans Liege
870 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA

Fourth Stop:
Vino Versato
781 Price Street, Suite A, Pismo Beach, CA 

Lunch or Dinner: 
Mon Ami
230 Pomeroy Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA
(805) 773-1456

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.

Book Our Hearst Castle Adventure Tour

Explore Hearst Castle and the beauty of San Simeon with the Hearst Castle Adventure Tour! This package includes the following: 

  • Accomodations in an OceanView or Deluxe room
  • Pick up and drop off at the SeaCrest in the Wine Wrangler Shuttle
  • A Visit to the Elephant Seal rookery
  • The Grand Rooms tour of Hearst Castle including "Building the Dream" movie
  • 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.

Click here to book your adventure to Hearst Castle!

Paso Robles or Edna Valley Wine and Tour Package

San Luis Obispo County boasts over 300 wineries, stretching from Paso Robles to Arroyo Grande.  The two regions are as distinct in the wines made as they are in their weather patterns.  But one thing remains the same - quality wines made in a hands-on artisan fashion with a total emphasis on delivering the California lifestyle.

The SLO wine region of Edna Valley is less than than 10 minutes from the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. Here, the climate is cool enough for buttery Chardonnays and complex Pinot Noir, among other varietals.

  • Click Here for a map of local wineries in Edna Valley.

The Paso Robles Wine Country was voted Wine Enthusiasts the 2013 Wine Region of the Year and is home to the majority of wineries in San Luis Obispo County, where the weather and terroir are conducive to producing bold reds of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and many Rhone varietals.

  • Click Here for a list of wineries in downtown Paso Robles. 
  • Click Here for a map of wineries in Paso Robles. 

Avoid Driving and Book a Full Tour Package to Edna Valley or Paso Robles

Package for 2 people includes:

  • Accomodations in an OceanView or Deluxe guestroom.
  • Transportation to and from the SeaCrest.
  • Tasting at 4 unique wineries in Paso Robles or 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. 2 night minimum stay.

*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 Paso Robles Wine Tour                                                           Book Edna Valley Wine Tour!

AARP: Pismo Beach Among Top Spots for Romance

Pismo Beach was featured as a top spot for romance in the February/March 2013 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.

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