12 Reasons to Visit Pismo Beach in 2013

Whichever months you'll be traveling this year, Pismo Beach is always teeming with activity and just plain fun. Here are 12 not-to-be-missed sights, sounds, and events, one for each month of 2013.

1. Chow Down During Restaurant Month in Pismo Beach
Clam chowder, fresh fish, local produce, fine wines - the tastes of Pismo Beach are in the spotlight during California Restaurant Month. With participating restaurants offering three-course, prix fixe menus for only $30, you can indulge night after night. Extra incentive to please your palate: SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel's Foodie Delight Package, which includes a one-night stay and dinner for two!

Port San Luis Lighthouse

2. Nothing Says Love Like a Lighthouse

Planning to spend Valentine's Day weekend in Pismo Beach? Make it uber romantic with a reservation for two at the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Pop that engagement ring in a glass of bubbly. Share a sweet dessert. Enjoy tapas and wine while you're serenaded. Or just tour this intimate locale during Love at the Lighthouse on February 16.

3. Get Melodramatic Before, During, and After the Ides of March
Song, dance, comedy - it's a year full of laughter at The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville. March features two uproarious adventures: "The Fox on the Fairway" and "Les Miserables... or a whole lot LESS miserable." And vaudeville revues follow each show.

Edna Valley Wine Tour

4. Take a Trek on the Edna Valley Wine Tour in April
Pismo Beach and the surrounding area are prime, award-winning wine country. Take a Breakaway Tour on country roads with a knowledgeable guide to discover the big names and hidden favorites of San Luis Obispo County's wine country. Make it a double with the SeaCrest's Edna Valley Wine Tour special that includes a one-night stay, transportation, gourmet lunch, and wine tastings.

5. Find Your Way to Hearst Castle in May
You may need a few days to take in all that Hearst Castle has to offer. This magnificent, historic structure draws hoards of visitors who are anxious for a glimpse into the palatial past. Tour the buildings and grounds that once housed a private zoo and are still home to a tremendous art collection.

Pismo Beach Car Show

6. Rev Your Engines for June's Pismo Beach Car Show
Drop-ins and SeaCrest guests are invited to show their cars at the SeaCrest Car Show on Thursday, June 13 - featuring car show awards, music, beer and wine tastings, and local food trucks - which will kick off a four-wheeling kind of weekend. On the roster for June 14-16, 2013, the Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show is an annual Father's Day weekend tradition for car enthusiasts and one of the nation's largest spectator car events. Vendors, Pismo Beach wine tours, charity auctions, a fashion show - there's something for everyone.

7. Proud Americans in Pismo Beach on July 4th
Fourth of July in Pismo Beach is a must for any summer traveler. The Grand Fireworks Display from the famous 1,200-foot Pismo Pier is just one of the draws. The premium seating for the sky showers are at the 4th of July VIP party on the RoofTop Terrace of the SeaCrest. Guests of the hotel and the public are welcome to purchase tickets for this annual event, featuring music, food, wine, and beer.

8. Invite the Family to the SeaCrest in August
Summer is winding down, school is about to start, and everyone is in need of a real pick-me-up. Celebrate your DNA and all the fireworks and camaraderie that accompany it by hosting a family reunion in August at the SeaCrest. Direct beach access, a rooftop terrace, dog-friendly - there is room for your extended brood and then some.

9. Soak Up the Great Fall Weather in Pismo Beach
This September, fall into autumn in Pismo Beach. The fall weather on the Central Coast makes this locale ideal for bikers, runners, fishermen, surfers, and beach-goers. The offshore days bring warm winds and leave warm, dry weather behind. So you can bake without sweating. Sounds like a really good day at the beach.

10. Break Out the Wellies for the Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival
Pismo Beach is the self-proclaimed Clam Capital of the World, and every October the precious clam is celebrated at the Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival. Clam chowder will be slurped, sandcastles will be built, beer and wine will be imbibed. Learn about clamming and taste test to your heart's content.

Monarch butterfly

11. Make Like a Butterfly and Migrate to Pismo Beach
You'll be in good company if you take wing to Pismo Beach in November. The Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove is the winter migration site of thousands of Monarch butterflies. It's a majestic site that everyone must see at least once in their lifetime.

12. Be On Hand for the Pismo Beach Tree Lighting

The winter holiday season kicks off with Light Up Pismo Beach and Holiday Harmony. Santa makes an appearance, twinkle lights will guide the way, carolers will gather, and food and drink will help ring in this festive time of year.

And SeaCrest Makes a Baker's Dozen
Whichever month of the year you'll be landing in Pismo Beach, you can always count on the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel as a home away from home. Make your Pismo Beach hotel reservation for the present or future.

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