Things To DO in morro bay



Estero Inn of Morro Bay is close to Hearst Castle, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayak Rentals, Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching & restaurants.
Farmer’s market, Morro Bay car show & kite festival can all be walked to from Estero Inn, stay on the water for a quiet time or attend local happenings



THINGS TO DO

TOUR HEARST CASTLE

TOUR HEARST CASTLE


Tour this legendary estate, complete with its twenty-five thousand artifacts! Hearst Castle’s history goes back to 1865, when George Hearst purchased 40,000 acres of ranchland. After his mother’s death in 1919, William Randolph Hearst inherited thousands of acres around San Simeon, and over time, he purchased more. The spread eventually encompassed about 250,000 acres. With architect, Julia Morgan, Hearst conceived his retreat, which ended up consisting of 165 rooms and 123 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways—all built to Hearst’s specifications and showcasing a legendary art collection. From experiencing what life was like as a guest of W. R. Hearst to exploring his personal collection of rare and ancient works of art, encounter the majesty and beauty of this historical treasure first-hand with a guided Hearst Castle tour.

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SURFS UP IN MORRO BAY

SURFS UP IN MORRO BAY


“Grab a surfboard, don a wetsuit and catch a wave. Surfers flock to “The Rock” in Morro Bay to catch waves in the shadow of the 500-foot tall, 23-million-year-old volcanic plug. Nearby is the Cayucos Pier, a good place for a beginner to intermediate surfers, and depending on the day, the waves can be big and barreling or small and mushy. The waves tend to be the best during the fall and winter when the sea swell picks up. In these months, it’s not uncommon to find waves that surge above surfer’s heads. The water stays cool year-round on the SLO CAL coast, so make sure to pack or rent a wet suit. Seawater temperatures range seasonally from 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

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VISIT MONTANA DE ORO STATE PARK

VISIT MONTANA DE ORO STATE PARK


This park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. Naturalists and backpackers enjoy the solitude and freedom found along the park’s trails. There are also mountain biking and equestrian trails. The best-known beach is Spooner’s Cove, across from the campground. The park’s name, “Mountain of Gold,” comes from the golden wildflowers that bloom in spring. Wildlife in the park includes black tailed deer and the black oystercatcher. The park includes primitive and equestrian campsites.

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GOLF AT MORRO BAY GOLF COURSE

GOLF AT MORRO BAY GOLF COURSE


Morro Bay Golf Course is affordable golf at its finest! This player friendly course offers a gracious layout featuring stunning panoramic ocean views from every hole. The scenic property overlooks the quaint beach town of Morro Bay while the Pacific Ocean provides the backdrop. A round of golf played at this Central Coast icon will forever solidify your love with the game that stole your heart years ago.

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GO WINE TASTING IN PASO ROBLES

GO WINE TASTING IN PASO ROBLES


Paso Robles Wine Country is being touted as California’s hot wine region hailing a collection of over 300 wineries, breweries, distilleries and eateries set in our quaint historic town and pristine landscapes, where flocks of wild turkeys mingle with cattle and lush groves of towering oaks border vineyards. A long growing season of warm days and cool evenings gives rise to vibrantly ripened fruit with dynamic flavor profiles that translate beautifully in your glass of Paso Robles wine. We have a little something for every wine and food connoisseur.

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WHALE WATCHING TOURS IN MORRO BAY

WHALE WATCHING TOURS IN MORRO BAY


Three species of whale are commonly spied from a boat’s deck or the San Luis Obispo County shoreline: California gray whales, blue whales and humpback whales. Depending on the species, these whales can be found breaching, blowing and lobtailing in SLO CAL year-round. Up to 20,000 gray whales migrate in pods twice annually between Mexico, where they breed and give birth, and Alaska, where they feed. Their migration―between 10,000 and 14,000 miles is thought to be the longest of any mammal, and they can be viewed heading south between December and February and north March to May. Less common, but no less visible, the blue whale and humpback whale arrive in April when the water warms each year.

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HIKE EL MORO ELFIN FOREST

HIKE EL MORO ELFIN FOREST


The El Moro Elfin Forest in Los Osos, adjacent to the Morro Bay estuary, is a 90-acre natural area belonging to San Luis Obispo County Parks and California State Parks. Its plant communities include coastal brackish marsh, riparian woodland fringe, pygmy oak woodland, maritime chaparral, coastal dune scrub, and oak and manzanita complex. The Elfin Forest supports more than 200 species of plants, as well as 110 kinds of birds, 22 species of mammals and 13 species of reptiles and amphibians. It is home to rare plants, butterflies, snails and birds. Chumash middens occur throughout the park.

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SLO COUNTY FARMER'S MARKETS

SLO COUNTY FARMER’S MARKETS


“SLO County boasts a few of the best Farmer’s Markets in the state! You can check out Farmer’s Markets located in Central Coast cities throughout the county each week. The markets feature fresh produce, local consumer gifts and trinkets, entertainment and so much more!

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VISIT THE SAN SIMEON ELEPHANT SEALS

VISIT THE SAN SIMEON ELEPHANT SEALS


The Piedras Blancas Rookery is the only elephant seal rookery in the world that is easily accessible, free, and open to the public every day of the year. No reservations are needed. The rookery is located seven miles north of San Simeon on Highway 1. Elephant Seals haul out on beaches near San Simeon year-round, as they go through different phases in their life cycle. In peak times, there are up to 17,000 animals on the San Simeon shores. There are three peak times of the year that have large populations of seals – January, April, and October.

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HORSEBACK RIDING

HORSEBACK RIDING


“For animal lovers and adventure seekers alike, travel on horseback through the beautiful scenery of the Central Coast! Gain a unique perspective on our scenic landscapes all around San Luis Obispo County by embarking on a guided horseback riding tour along the beach or setting off on a horse-friendly trail.

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VISIT THE PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHT STATION

VISIT THE PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHT STATION


Located about 35 miles north of Morro Bay, Piedras Blancas Light Station provides a glimpse into our nation’s past when lighthouses served a vital role in maritime navigation. Today it is managed as a historic park and wildlife sanctuary. The light station is part of the federally designated Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area and the California Coastal National Monument. The tower and some support buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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VISIT POINT SAN LUIS LIGHT STATION

VISIT POINT SAN LUIS LIGHT STATION


“Come visit the lighthouse and experience what it was like to live 127 years ago. Founded in 1890, the Point San Luis Light Station has served as the beacon over San Luis Bay for 127 years. From it induction under the United States Lighthouse Board, then the Lighthouse Service, and lastly as being under the auspice of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Point SLO Light Station has had a varied and exciting past. The two-story main keeper’s structure is sometimes considered prairie Victorian in its design, as well as considered prairie Gothic. The architect was Paul J. Pelz who designed many lighthouses in the late 1800’s. There were two other identical lighthouses in California, one at Table Bluff near Humboldt and the other at Ballast Point near San Diego. Of the three, Point SLO is the only remaining lighthouse of its design.

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COASTAL TOUR






COASTAL TOUR


Morro Bay to Monterey.



The Estero Inn of Morro Bay, is the perfect place to begin or end your coastal tour of the beautiful Central Coast.

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