A lot is going on right now, but through it all, summer and fun aren’t canceled here on the Central Coast. You can still reclaim and live out your best summer from the beachy shores of Pismo to the wine-soaked hills of Paso Robles. Below you’ll find ideas to help you kick-off and enjoy your 2021 summer.

Jump Into Central Coast Activities

Before your fair dinner with funnel cake and popcorn, start your day of with a fun summer activity! We’ve listed a few of our favorites down below.

Coastal Activities:

-Kayak in the beautiful ocean waters of Morro Bay with Central Coast Outdoors.

-Hit the surf with private surf lessons from Pismo Beach Surf Academy.
(Enjoy a cocktail on the Rooftop at the Inn at the Pier after.)

-Go whale watching with Morro Bay Whale Watching.

Paso Robles Activities:

-Horseback through the rolling vineyard hills of Paso Robles with Central Coast Trail Rides. (We recommend pairing it with some wine tasting at Cass Winery after!)

-Fly through the air on the ziplines at Santa Margarita Adventures. (Conveniently right next door to the winery, Ancient Peaks for a glass of wine and lunch.)

-Explore the hills covered in lights at Bruce Munro: Field of Light At Sensorio.

things to do in pismo beach

Wine/Beer/Spirit Tasting

After you’ve made a splash into your summer activities, you may find yourself with some more time before your hot dog, funnel cake, pretzel fair feast. That’s where tasting comes in! You’ll find that wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the San Luis Obispo County are now open and ready for you to come in and taste.

From Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo, tasting rooms have new procedures to help you enjoy your tasting while being safe. (A side note, many places on the coast require reservations to taste. So, if you’re on a wine tour, beer tour, or spirits tour, make sure to ask for reservations. Our team automatically coordinates and reserves space for our tours with venues, but not every transportation company does.) For a quick and easy reference, we have a couple of guides to help you get started on your tasting on the Central Coast.

Wine tasting in Paso Robles.

Some of the best craft beers on the coast.

-Bottoms up! Tour the Paso Robles Distillery Trail.

Local Restaurant Take Out Pick-Me-Ups

Seriously craving some delicious sandwiches, clam chowder fries, or burgers? Well, you can pick it up, or dine outside with SLO’s new outdoor setups and enjoy throughout the summer from most restaurants in the County! If you want to enjoy food in Downtown SLO, visit here for your open options.

Paso Robles dining

Pismo Beach restaurants

Templeton & Atascadero 

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