From cask to castle, there’s plenty to see, do, and taste.
Nestled in the dramatic Pacific coastline, thriving under the watchful eye of ancient Morro Rock, you’ll find the quaint town of Morro Bay, California. Close to San Luis Obispo, the Inn at Morro Bay offers a unique setting unrivaled by other San Luis Obispo County hotels. You will enjoy a beautiful drive, whether you take Highway 101 or experience the breathtaking views of the Central Coast of California that scenic Highway 1 offers. San Luis Obispo Airport is within thirty minutes drive of the Inn at Morro Bay.
In and around Morro Bay
Shop for art and antiques in the village. Charter a boat and venture out to sea for fishing or whale watching. Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle right by the Inn at Morro Bay. Hike up Black Hill for panoramic views of the bay and the Central Coast. Visit the trails and cliffs of Montana de Oro State Park and enjoy many of Montana de Oro State Park’s facilities.
Be sure to visit historic Hearst Castle, the dream of millionaire William Randolph Hearst, “…a palace in every sense of the word.” It’s just thirty minutes north on scenic California Highway One. Rub elbows with the ghosts of Hollywood’s past. Visit the Neptune pool, view priceless works of art, and learn the story of this intriguing media mogul. The IMAX Theater at Hearst Castle offers several shows daily, including the story of the castle.
Sea kayaking deserves a special mention here. From first-timers to seasoned paddlers, Central Coast Outdoors will get you outfitted to explore the fifteen miles of protected waters in beautiful Morro Bay Estuary and Bird Sanctuary. Our waters are home to California sea lions and harbor seals, and winter home to 70 migratory bird species. The Sandspit offers its own experience, a walk in the dunes, a picnic, and the solitude of over five miles of beach. We’ll prepare your sack lunch!
Wine tasting? Over 60 area wineries welcome you. With towering Los Padres National Forest on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, the diverse geography of the Central Coast creates distinct microclimates for growing premium wine grapes. Take an afternoon to tour the area and sample prize-winning San Luis Obispo County wines.
Other things to do and see:
- Morro Bay Marina and Embarcadero
- Horseback Riding
- Surfing, Morro Bay Surf Company Rentals and Lessons
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Blue Heron Rockery Link
- Historic San Luis Obispo
- Farmers Markets
- Cal Poly State University
- Friends of the Botanical Gardens
- Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay State Park
- Performing Arts Center
Please call 805-772-5651 for more information.