Driving on the Beach in Pismo & Oceano Dunes Recreation Area

In the central part of California, there is only one place where you can drive your vehicle on the beach, and that is in Oceano / Pismo Beach. This stretch of sand is accessible to any car (but you want to take a 4WD if you can, so that you don’t get stuck and get […]

Hoagies Sandwiches & Grill in Pismo Beach

It’s hard for me to not go to Splash Cafe when I am in Pismo Beach, but Hoagies is good enough that I often make the exception. Home of the Pismo Wrap, which is the popular item to get here, there is a menu full of seafood and bbq related dishes. Do note though that it […]

F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House in Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo are not hurting for good places to eat as there are so many options such as this, this and this. If you are looking for an upscale place for a great dinner in the city though than look no further than F. Mclintocks, the historic tavern and steak spot right on Pacific […]

Honeymoon Cafe: Healthy Food in Pismo Beach

In Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo there is no shortage of good places to eat. I like to try to break it down into the three main meals.: Lunch is Firestone and Splash Cafe, dinner is Mclintocks and breakfast is Nova, Honeymoon Cafe and Old West Cinnamon Rolls. Honeymoon Cafe is a great stop […]

Old West Cinnamon Rolls in Pismo Beach

Located right near the central downtown area in Pismo Beach, Old West Cinamon Rolls is like a donut shop for cinnamon rolls. I know, I was blown away by that idea as well. The inside has the typical donut shop menu sign, a windowed display case of rolls and the traditional metal chairs; however, where […]

Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach

If there weren’t enough reasons already to visit Pismo Beach, the excellent park in the north part of the city is another to add to your list. This park is situated right on the cliffs overlooking the coast and features a beautiful running trail along with the signature attraction, the unique dinosaurs in the sand […]

Monarch Butterfly Grove: See 30,000 Butterflies in Pismo Beach

Every year when it starts getting cold, the Pismo Beach butterfly grove begins to welcome the monarch butterflies on their annual 2,500-mile migration South. While there are a couple of places to see them, the Monarch Grove in Pismo Beach is the largest on the West coast, and right now they estimate there are around […]

Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach: California’s Best Clam Chowder

I am a huge fan of the San Luis Obispo / Pismo Beach area of California. Not only are they quaint beach towns but they have a laid-back vibe and a great community of people and adventures that will get you excited to wake up every morning when visiting. However, no trip to this area […]