Unique Enjoyment During Winter Break in Pismo Beach

"And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again..." No parent will be thinking of this line from a holiday song when these family-friendly activities in Pismo Beach are on the agenda for winter break.

Pismo Beach is Far from Extinct

Dinosaur Caves Park

The name alone should be enough to get a child's ears to perk up, but the really good news is that at Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach, you won't just be staring at replicas of dinosaurs. This 11-acre, oceanfront bluff top park is known for its unique play area. Concrete dolphins, dinosaur eggs, playful seals, a tire swing... there's so much for a child to explore that no one in the family will have time to get bored. When you're ready for some downtime from the playtime, enjoy a walk, bring along the family pet, or get out the fishing rod and see what's biting in the Pacific.

Get Back to the Earth on Wednesdays

farmers market

Who says farmer's markets are reserved for summer? In winter, the Pismo Beach Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pismo Beach Pier. Over 25 local vendors, craftspeople, and entertainment accompany a vast selection of fresh produce and homemade goodies. Snag some complimentary afternoon snacks for the kids, shop for all the supplies you need for a picnic dinner, then find yourself a patch of sand and enjoy an oceanfront meal in the sunset. Sure to be one of your family's fondest memories.

Jump on the Bob Jones Bike Trail

Bob Jones Bike Trail

A fantastic biking and hiking trail for all ages, the Bob Jones Bike Trail is a popular paved path that welcomes people pushing strollers, cycling families, excited pets, and leisurely walkers alike. The trail connects Pismo Beach to the downtown promenade of Avila Beach. Along the way, you and the kids can hang out at the eclectic Woodstone Marketplace, a unique combination of market, deli, and coffee bar. And once you reach Avila Beach, your young first mates will be naturally drawn to Avila Pirates Park, a seaside pirate-themed park with a pirate ship fort, picnic areas, slides, and rides. Still want more to do? Wrap up the day by investigating The Sea Life Center and their wild and wonderful inhabitants.

Show the Kids a Simpler Time and Place

Avila Valley Barn

Can't get enough of Avila? The Avila Valley Barn, located in between Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, is a rustic, picturesque destination that practically requires you and yours to leave those gadgets, tablets, computers, and phones behind for a bit. In-season produce and delicious ice cream and a tempting gift shop are just some of the draws, but the kids will especially adore the hayrides and farm pets just looking for someone to feed them.

The Pismo Beach Winter Break Destination

SeaCrest Delux Room

Pismo Beach residents know that their hometown is teeming with activities for young and old alike, and visitors will soon discover just how much there is to see and do in this Central Coast town, even in the middle of winter. When you've explored enough for one day, put your feet up at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, enjoy a cozy night's rest, then walk right out to the beach in the morning to watch the sun rise and recharge those batteries as your kids wake up and ask, "What are we doing today?"

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