Free Things to Do In Pismo Beach, California
Traveling can get expensive, especially when you factor in added entertainment and attractions. You'll be happy to know that in addition to the generous amenities at the Spyglass Inn, there area number of fun-filled, free things to do in Pismo Beach. Soak up the sunshine on one of many breathtaking beaches or watch some of nature's most fascinating moments unfold at one of the many wildlife viewing areas. We are excited to help you experience the best that Pismo Beach has to offer.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Witness the enduring journey of the Monarch butterfly migration from the frozen northern winter at the Monarch Butterfly grove. You can see them in beautiful, colorful clusters on the Eucalyptus trees in the grove from late October to February.
And you thought television was going to be the extent of your wildlife adventure-there are several parks and reserves in the area where you can see birds, sea otters, seals and migrating whales in their natural habitat. Guided tours led by State Park docents are available.
Year Round Festivals
There are festivals for everyone in the Pismo and surrounding areas. Car, jazz, nature and culinary enthusiasts alike will be pleased with the incredible selection of year round festivals.
Festivals includes the Clam Festival, the Whale Festival, Jubilee by the Sea Jazz Festival, Pismo Beach Classical Car Show, Oktober Fest.
Dinosaur Park and Caves
Walkers, photographers, dog lovers, joggers and fishing enthusiasts alike will love this ocean front bluff top park. Additionally, this spot is a perfect wedding location with a Pacific Ocean panorama and grassy reception area.
Twenty-three miles of white, sandy, crowd-free coastline offers a perfect landscape for beach walks, sand dollar and shell collecting, surfing, kite flying and simply relaxing.
Year Round Guided Hikes to Port San Luis Lighthouse
Port San Luis Lighthouse and its grounds have a rich history-learn all about it with a fascinating guided hike.
Explore San Luis Obispo
The city features historic attractions, the world-famous Thursday Night Farmer's Market and Cal Poly University, as well as fantastic shopping and dining, coffeehouses and galleries.
Montana de Oro State Park
Secluded sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, trails along streams-Montana de Oro State Park is a hiker, biker and camper haven. Montana del Oro or "Mountain of Gold" was derived from the golden wildflowers that bloom in the spring. Don't be surprised to see black tailed deer and the black oystercatcher during your stay.