Unexpected Central Coast Valentines Itineraries

By Jennifer Bravo

Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetie of years or someone new one thing remains the same, you are looking to make some unforgettable memories. Romance without a little adventure is no fun. Check out our list of Valentine’s Itineraries sure to make anyone’s heart skip a beat.


For the Central Coast Adventurist, get outside and break a sweat with your sweetie!

Paddleboard your way through the Morro Bay Harbor while watching the wildlife play with a stop at the Morro Bay History Museum. Wrap up your day at Tognazzini’s Dockside Too to enjoy live music on their deck and the freshest seafood. Be sure to try their famous barbecued oysters or fish tacos with a cold local brew. For a sweet treat to end a perfect date don’t forget salt water taffy from Crills Taffy.

Spend the afternoon at Vista Lago Adventure Park on the side-by-side high-ropes challenges and zip lines featuring more than 50 elements of varying difficulty. Drop into Talley Vineyards afterward to taste perfect Pinot Noirs at the historic Rincon Vineyard then head to the Village of Arroyo Grande for award winning pizza in a friendly Alaskan atmosphere, Klondike Pizza. Toss your peanut shells on the floor while waiting for the famous ‘Roadkill’, a combination of Reindeer Sausage, Pepperoni, Salami, Italian Sausage and Canadian Bacon!

Hop on your bike, or rent one from Wally’s Bikes, to cruise the scenic Bob Jones Bike Trail from San Luis Obispo to Avila Beach and back. Shop the Avila Promenade, walk the pier to watch the surfers or draw hearts in the sand. Be sure to have lunch, or appetizers and a glass of wine, at Ocean Grill. The crab cakes are heavenly!