Things to Do in Pismo Beach

Interested in horseback riding? Exploring the area by bike? Or surfing Pismo Beach’s epic waves? We’ve got all the details on trail rides & tours, rentals, lessons and gear so you can find your adventure with ease.

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Things to Do in Pismo Beach

From hiking, horseback riding, and biking to sea kayaking, surfing and wine tasting, Pismo Beach offers a wealth of immersive experiences that will dazzle nature enthusiasts, oenophiles, adventurists, families and more.

4to of July At Vespera

Sunny days, wide-open beaches, and stary nights make a stay at Vespera Resort the perfect place to bond with the mom in your life. Treat her to a seaside getaway where complimentary yoga classes, use of beach chairs and poolside loungers, and nearby wine tastings offer the perfect opportunity for spending quality time together. Opt for a spa package or savor the beauty of the Central Coast with a wine tour package. Pet moms can bring furry family members and set out to explore the many pet-friendly wineries, beaches, parks, and Pismo Preserve too.

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Discover Our Wine Country Wonderland

The Central Coast has blossomed as a respected wine country with more than 250 vineyards helmed by unpretentious winemakers, who produce some remarkable wines from aromatic whites to big Bordeaux-style reds. Three winemaking regions lie within 30 minutes of Vespera Resort: historic Edna Valley, bountiful and lush Arroyo Grande Valley and charming Avila Valley. To the northeast, Paso Robles is another exciting wine Mecca to explore. Take a little road trip and discover the many friendly, family owned vineyards that line the scenic country lanes or order up a bottle at Pequín Coastal Cocina to taste the terroir of our local wine country.

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Pismo Preserve, A Wilderness Sanctuary

Located just off California’s scenic Highway 101, this 880-acre preserve is a hiking, biking, and horseback riding wonderland. More than 10 miles of trails and ranch roads meander through the serene landscape, traversing oak-filled woodlands and coastal ridgelines with endless breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and coast. Open from dawn to dusk. Dogs on leash are welcome too.

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Explore the Oceano Dunes

Thrill seekers should head to the Oceano Dunes Preserve, a 3500-acre, coastal dune playground for ATV adventures like no other. It’s the only California State Park that allows vehicles to drive on the beach. Off-road enthusiasts can navigate the maze of dunes, crest to the top of these massive mounds and enjoy spectacular ocean views. And if you want to skip the driving, opt for a heart-thumping Hummer Tour. Dune Buggy rentals too.

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Visit the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove

Witness one of the great migrations of nature as fluttering orange and black Monarch Butterflies descend upon the Pismo State Beach from late October to early February. As part of their winter escape and epic journey, thousands of Western Monarchs travel south from Canada and cluster in California’s eucalyptus trees, causing a shimmering of gold. It is a sight to behold. Docent tours and free daily talks during the season.

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Edna Contemporary

Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach is excited to announce a collaboration with Central Coast based fine art gallery, EDNA Contemporary. On a quarterly basis we will be showcasing different artwork by exceptional artists that are available for sale through the Vespera Resort or directly through EDNA Contemporary, downtown San Luis Obispo. In both locations we strive to break down traditional barriers by creating a relaxed and personal environment to view artwork and by connecting collectors with art and the artists that enrich their lives. For a private viewing at EDNA Contemporary, please visit, www.ednafineart.com; more information can be found through Vespera Resort front desk.

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