Weekends in Morro Bay bring seaside fun and flavor
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Weekends in Morro Bay bring seaside fun and flavor


You need to get away. You crave a few days of being somewhere, anywhere that isn’t where you are right now. Even if it’s just for the weekend.

Head to Morro Bay, a seaside getaway located right off scenic Highway 1 on California’s Central Coast. From sandy beaches to a downtown bustling with local shops and restaurants, Morro Bay truly has all the fresh air, fun activities, and tasty meals you need to refuel.

Get Salty in the Sun at Morro Bay

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Outdoor Fun

In Morro Bay, you’ll soon realize that adventure lies around every corner. Varied, stunning landscapes, year-round temperate weather make it the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. From tranquil kayak rides across the bay to scenic hikes around the area’s stunning peaks and valleys, there’s no shortage of outdoor experiences to be had here. Other popular outdoor experiences include fishing, birding, biking, and so much more.

Wildlife Viewing

Underneath its charming seaside town appearance, Morro Bay is absolutely teeming with wildlife—majestic whales cresting atop white waves, birds gliding on the coastal breeze, lizards sunbathing on stones radiating with warmth, sea otters splashing their way across the shore, tidal pool creatures forming swirling kaleidoscopes of color within their small rocky homes. Nature-lovers from all over flock to Morro Bay for the sheer variety of wildlife that call this place home. Embark upon an unforgettable whale-watching tour, take advantage of Morro Bay’s status as a designated National Audubon Society’s Important Bird Area, or take a walk along the Embarcadero and watch as the otters dive in and out of the water—the adventure is yours to choose.

Flavors Fresh from Morro Bay

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One thing is for sure: you’ve never tasted ocean-to-table cuisine quite like this. Chow down on fish caught fresh from the Morro Bay or oysters that come directly from its two sustainable oyster farms. If you’re in the mood for something else, you’re sure to find it. From family-friendly fare to elegant seaside dining, Morro Bay has whatever you’re craving. Wash down your meal with a chilled glass of beer from Firestone Walker, Libertine, or Three Stacks and a Rock Brewing Companies. Stop for a glass of wine at one of the many wineries in Paso Robles and Edna Valley.

Morro Bay's Seaside Accommodations

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Morro Bay is guaranteed to have the perfect place for you to stay during your visit. Any of the city’s accommodations are sure to put you at the very center of everything you want to see and discover. Explore a variety of lodging options that offer everything a traveler needs to feel right at home, from luxurious waterfront suites along the scenic Embarcadero to charming family-run inns and B&Bs to tidy budget and pet-friendly lodges.

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