Things to Do

With old-time hospitality and farm-fresh offerings, Arroyo Grande is a great getaway retreat for couples and families alike. Say hello to free-roaming chickens in Heritage Square Park, walk across an ancient swinging footbridge, visit the historic one-room schoolhouse, or lose yourself in multiple antique and boutique shops located in the classic Village of Arroyo Grande. This friendly agricultural community may be wrapped in vintage appeal, but the restaurant, beer, cocktail and wine scene is on the cutting edge of good taste. While you’re here, be sure to check out zip lining, water sports and camping at Lopez Lake, or pack a picnic and set out for an epic farm tour. Each year, the Strawberry Festival and Harvest Festival (May), Summer Concerts in the Park Series in and Harvest Festival (September) draw in crowds of visitors seeking an old-fashioned good time.