Avila Promenade, Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 550-3347
Located on the Avila Promenade. Runs every Friday from 4pm - 8pm, April through September. Fresh fish and local produce, great food from local restaurants, contests and prizes, live entertaining, fun for everyone! Special events include a sandcastle contest, sack race, harvest of the month food demos, market basket raffles, performances by Coastal Dance, and a volleyball tournament.
6464 Ana Bay Drive Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 595-4000
The Avila Beach Golf Resort is the most well known of the Central Coast Golf Courses. Located 3 miles off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Nestled in the surrounding hills and on the bay, the resort includes a par 71, 6500-yard championship course.
Avila Beach Kayaking Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 773-3500
Looking for a little more excitement, try kayaking in San Luis Bay alongside the cliffs of Avila Beach. No matter where you choose, kayaking on the Central Coast will be a delightful adventure. The moderate climate of this region creates a perfect environment for ocean kayaking, with the water temperatures normally ranging between 52 and 62 degrees, which makes touring the coastline an inviting experience.
Avila Surfing Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 773-2089
Our Central Coast beach towns offer waves suitable for surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing and boogie boarding. Whether you’re a pro or just starting out, we have the perfect weather and the right wave for you to ride into shore.
250 Avila Beach Drive San Luis Obispo
Phone: (805) 627-1720
Historic Avila Hot Springs offers today's visitors cabin camping, RV spaces (dry and full hook-ups), dry tent camping and a popular upbeat restaurant named Hoagie's - all just two miles from the beaches and next to the Bob Jones Bike Trail. All year long, Avila's protected southerly location offers some of the best weather on the Central Coast.
50 San Juan Street Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 595-7280
The Avila Beach Marine Institute is a nonprofit educational support organization dedicated to providing children, their parents and educators with unique opportunities to be delighted and amazed by the ocean, its inhabitants, its uses, its history and its importance to mankind. With a dedicated staff of volunteer educators and biologists, ABMI is committed to providing programs that are beneficial and educational to the community.
560 Avila Beach Drive San Luis Obispo
Phone: (805) 595-2810
While the rest of the world celebrates the harvest in autumn, the rich bounty of the earth lasts all year round at the Avila Valley Barn. Ripe peaches, juicy berries, crisp apples, and a cornucopia of locally grown vegetables are displayed in baskets and crates inside an open air barn. This unique farm and stand offers hay rides, a petting zoo, and the pleasure of picking your own during U-pick season.
Highway 101 at Avila Beach Drive San Luis Obispo
The Bob Jones Trail is the "City to the Sea" bike trail. Used as a hiking, jogging and biking route, the paved trail winds through the forested valley alongside San Luis Obispo Creek towards Avila Beach. From the trail are views of bridges spanning the wide creek, the Avila Beach Golf Course, the town of Avila and the Pacific Ocean.
Watch Google Earth tour of the Bob Jones Trail.
Port San Luis Pier 3, Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 595-7200
Patriot Sportfishing specializes in rockcod fishing during open season. The 8 hour trips usually fish the local reefs in waters 60'-240'. The 10 hour trips fish off Pt. Sal and Pt. Purisima in depths of 240' or less. This remote area is known for high quality rockcod. The 5 hour trips fish the local reefs off Pt. San Luis and Shell Beach. They fish for Rockcod, Albacore, and Salmon in season
Pecho Coast Trail Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 541-8735
Every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon the beautiful Pecho Coast Trail is opened for a guided walk to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse, built in 1890. Along the way you will see beautiful views of the harbor, in addition to learning about the history of the Lighthouse and the trail. Hikers must be at least 9 years old and in good physical condition as the trail is somewhat strenuous, lasting about 4 hours. Saturday offers 2 hikes at different paces.
Port san Luis, Avila Beach
Phone: (805) 540-5771
Until 1933 the Lighthouse projected a beam of light 20 miles out to sea from one kerosene lamp set high in its tower, by collecting all the lamp’s light with over 100 Lenses made by French craftsman. Today you can travel back in time in our classic trolley to the historic Light Station Park. Tours are on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Fares include the cost of docent led tours in the Lighthouse & Head Keepers Quarters.
See Canyon Road San Luis Obispo
Located between Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo is See Canyon, a picturesque area with an ideal climate for growing apples. Beginning in August each year, fams along See Canyon Road open to the public to sell the season's crop. Many varities of apples grow in the Canyon and the vendors are happy to let you sample the flavors of fall.
Front Street and San Francisco Street Avila Beach
Ocean-front shopping at its finest! Front Street in Avila Beach is the epitome of small town charm. Snag a beach-front parking space or use the pay-for-parking lot at the corner of 1st Street and San Francisco Street. Cruise down Front Street on foot and discover gems like Nekkid Clothing, Reimer's Candies, The Sea Barn, Under the Sea Gallery and Footseas.
1215 Avila Beach Drive San Luis Obispo
Phone: (805) 595-7302
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, located on 125 acres of meadows and forests in the lush Avila Valley, is consistently voted one of the Top 10 Mineral Springs Resorts and Spas by Spa Magazine and Spa Finder Magazine. The resort is also consistently voted Best Day Spa and Weekend Getaway by the San Luis Obispo New Times and Best Massage Therapy, Best Facial, and place to Pamper Yourself by Cal Poly’s Mustang Daily.
750 Hearst Castle Road San Simeon
Phone: (800) 444-4445
Hearst Castle opened to the public in 1958 and offers 4 main tours. All daytime tours include a ticket for our exclusive 40-minute film Hearst Castle - Building the Dream, shown on a five-story screen at the Visitor Center's Hearst Castle Theater. This fasinating glimpse behind the scenes is shown all day at forty-five minute intervals.