Posts By: Lauren McIntyre

Beyond Wine and Waves

Wine, Waves and Beyond is the premier surfing lifestyle event on the Central Coast. Awesome wine, beer, food, surfing and kick back beach lounging you can get.

Kiteboarding Rocks the Central Coast

Kiteboarding is the ultimate thrill in ocean sports, athletic, fast and awesome. Visit SeaVenture April 15 through 17, 2016 to see expert demos of skill and gear.

Ride the Romantic Rails to Pismo

Clickity-clack over the rails, countryside sliding by. Riding Amtrak from LA to Grover Beach, you can watch the scenery, or you can read, or get up and go to the dining car for a snack. Maybe you’ll meet someone interesting. Whatever you do, the engineer is driving and there’s nobody in the cramped seat ahead… Read more »

Oceano Dunes SVRA Has a Beach for Your Buggy

Oceano Dunes SVRA is one of the few places in CA where you can drive on the beach.  This State Park is very popular, so make a reservation.  Stay at SeaVenture, and drive 5 minutes south to see the action.

Pismo, Pismu … Tar?

The word ‘Pismo’ comes from the Chumash word for tar: pismu. This natural substance bubbles to the surface near Pismo because of the large pool of oil beneath the surface.

Celebrating Romance Never Gets Old

Saint Valentine’s Day is more than an excuse to buy chocolate. It’s a reminder to cherish the one you love.  Happy Valentine’s Day from SeaVenture.

Wet and Wild El Nino, 2016 Version

El Nino 2016 actually appeared. We have had rain! The hills are turning emerald green almost before your eyes, and their echo of the hills of Ireland is only missing the stone fences. This is the favorite time of year of most people who live in San Luis Obispo County. It’s the time we are… Read more »

Buried Treasure in the Dunes

The grandiose 1923 set for Cecil B DeMille’s first version of The Ten Commandments still lies buried and rotting away in the dunes near Guadalupe, CA. This epic story was reprised in 1956 with an all-star cast, better special effects, but in the same Technicolor and with the same director. You can see artifacts of the first version at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center.

The Return of the Monarchs

We’re spoiled living here for lots of reasons, but one of the most amazing is the annual return of a multitude of Monarch butterflies—you cannot look at thousands of these beautiful insects hanging from a tree and not smile. We’ve taken them for granted, but in recent years their numbers have crashed. Their decline is… Read more »