Sometimes 36 hours is all you need to become immersed in a destination. There's quite a lot to do and see in SLO CAL and we have the perfect itinerary to leave you feeling fulfilled but also itching to come back for more. Check out how we think you should spend 36 hours along San Luis Obispo County's south coast.
Start your day filled with outdoor activity by fueling up with a hearty cowboy breakfast of tri-tip and eggs or biscuits and gravy at F. McClintock’s Restaurant, a treasure of downtown Pismo & Shell Beach.
Head out for a morning at the beach, either zooming in dune buggies at the Oceano Dunes with Sun Buggy, or hitting the links at the 18-hole course at Avila Beach Golf Resort, followed with lunch at on-site Mulligan’s Bar & Grill. If you’re in the mood for a serious burger, then you'll have to check out this SLO CAL staple. Sylvester's Burgers in Oceano makes everything from traditional burgers to more exotic like elk, wild boar and buffalo. Don't forget the napkins!
In the afternoon, pick up an electric bike care of Pedego Avila Beach Electric Bikes and ride the low-key, wooded Bob Jones Trail, at a distance of about three miles, round-trip. When dinner eventually comes around, find your way to romantic and intimate French bistro Blue Moon Over Avila in Avila Beach or the SeaVenture Restaurant in Pismo Beach for classically-prepared seafood and steaks with an ocean view.
Take it slow on Sunday morning with a long, leisurely brunch at the Spoon Trade in Grover Beach. With fan favorites like chicken and waffles, fried bologna sandwiches and brown sugar french toast, you're sure to leave happy and full.
Head to the water to cruise in kayaks around peaceful Port San Luis with Avila Beach PaddleSports or go on a Dinosaur Caves excursion with Central Coast Kayaks in Pismo Beach. If you opt for Avila Beach, duck into Croma Vera Wines to try wine from sought-after vineyards across the Central Coast.
Make your way over to the quaint Village of Arroyo Grande for a casual lunch at Rooster Creek Tavern, capped with a visit to Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab to indulge in premium flavors like Rooster Tracks (vanilla ice cream with fudge swirls and peanut butter cups) and Motor Oil (dark chocolate and Kahlua ice cream with fudge swirls).
Finish your 36 hours on SLO CAL’s South Coast with a visit to Laetitia Vineyard & Winery to taste Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and a dazzling array of sparkling wines.