Posts Categorized: Pismo Beach Activities

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes: A Perfect Day Trip South of Pismo

Have you been to Pismo? We have lots of guests who have stayed with us over and over again, and many of them still don’t know about the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes complex (aka, the Dunes). They are missing something special. The Dunes complex is an area of almost 22,000 acres that is mostly in a land… Read more »

Welcome to the Clambake

We’ve all heard the bad guy tell his nervous partner to “clam up.” Or have someone tell us that a cold, damp place has a “clammy” feeling. You might think this is all giving clams a bad name, but then there’s the old saying that someone is “happy as a clam.” Though I guess you… Read more »

Surfing Wind and Waves in Pismo

Surfing is in the lifeblood of California culture, and in the bloodstream of a lot of CA citizens. Seems like California kids (boys and girls) get on a surfboard from the moment they can do the breaststroke, and stay at it until the knees totally quit (I mean, there are some really old surfers who… Read more »

San Luis Obispo Biking: Easy to Off-the-Charts Hard

I don’t bike a hundred miles at a time, but I know a lot of SLO residents who do. This county is just the perfect place for anyone who likes to spend time pedaling a cycle, either on the road or on the trail. The weather is Goldilocks (not too cold, not too hot), the… Read more »

Crazy Skinny Men on Wheels Ride Amgen into Pismo

The world of professional cycling is more than a little bizarre. Young people, some of whom look like a strong wind would blow them over, sit on unbelievably narrow, hard seats pedaling at top speed over more than a hundred miles. Without stopping. Day after day. The professional tour is visiting Pismo Beach on May… Read more »

Is New Year’s Just an Excuse for a Party?

Here’s the key point:  New Year’s Day is an arbitrary date.  Someone had to choose it, and make it stick.  Now, January 1 is our tradition, and it’s hard to think of anything else.  But it wasn’t always so. When you think about it, any first day of any month could start the New Year. … Read more »

Holiday Treats in SLO South County

One of the nicest things about the holidays is that everyone is welcome. The time brings out the best in us, when giving truly is more important than receiving. There’s also a lot of community activities that we share to celebrate the season. Here in South County, we have a wide variety of fun festivities,… Read more »

Pismo Preserve Nearing Completion

The Pismo Preserve sounds like a development, in this case it’s just the opposite. The Pismo Preserve is what will happen if the County of San Luis Obispo ponies up $400k to complete the purchase of a 900-acre cattle ranch overlooking Pismo Beach. If the deal goes through, there will be no development as usual on the site.

How to Tame the “Dog Days of Summer”

Those of you who are antiquities majors already know this, but for the rest of us it may surprise that the “dog days of summer” goes back to Greek and Roman times. They associated the hot, humid days of July and August with the rise of Sirius, the dog star, during that same time. The… Read more »

Can You Feel the Sand Between Your Toes?

pismo beach seaventure

No words really needed. The main big image on the homepage of our new website says it all: the SeaVenture is on the beach. If you haven’t already, scroll through the images at the top of the homepage to get a feel for SeaVenture. Can you hear the waves and smell the salt air? The… Read more »