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Shop our Downtown Makers
02/14/2019

Shop our Downtown Makers

Just two blocks from the water in the heart of Morro Bay you’ll find a walkable downtown filled with original makers, boutiques, and intimate dining options. The shops here are unique – an extension of the cities’ vibrant artistic community. Many owners craft the very goods and services they sell, making your shopping experience truly one of a kind.
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Here's your excuse to take that coastal vacation you've been dreaming about
02/06/2019

Here's your excuse to take that coastal vacation you've been dreaming about

Plan your five-day coastal getaway starting Valentine's Day and running through President's Day. We can help!
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Road Cycle Like a Morro Bay Local
01/30/2019

Road Cycle Like a Morro Bay Local

Love Cycling the Central Coast? Learn about great Morro Bay Area rides from a local bike enthusiast.
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Chase your New Year's Resolution in Morro Bay
01/23/2019

Chase your New Year's Resolution in Morro Bay

As we near the end of January, now is a great time to reassess how those New Year’s resolutions are going.  Let us help - find your resolution below and get some inspiration about how you can reach your 2019 goals. 

Get active
Morro Bay can make exercise fun.  Take a beach run on our hard-packed sand.  There are six miles of beaches to work with.  Start north and run south using Morro Rock as your focus.  The surfers and dogs will entertain you along the way.  Maybe you’ll even stumble upon our famous Morro Bay Sand dollars, all while keeping pace as the ocean crashes beside you.   


Eat better

Taking in the new year to recommit to healthy eating?  Morro Bay has the options you need to stay on track.  There are plenty of high protein, nutrient dense, omega-3 rich local seafood selections to choose from.  And many of our restaurants offer vegetarian options as well.  For fresh smoothies and salads check out Shine Café, Kravabowl and Goddess Goods.   

Travel More
Travel opens our eyes to new places and new people.  And the destination doesn’t have to be far away to make an impact.  Morro Bay is easily accessible off Highway 1, and a great place to experience something different.  Centrally located, it takes only a few hours to arrive in town from most of California’s major cities. 

Try something new
Resolutions are all about growth and stepping outside your comfort zone.  If you’re looking for something new to try, here are some Morro Bay ideas: 
    -Get on the water.  You’ll find rentals, lessons and tours for surfing, kayaking and
    stand up paddle boarding along the Embarcadero.
 
    -Gain a new artistic skill by taking a class at the Art Center Morro Bay. 
    -Do you know how Elephant Seals got their name?  Just north from Morro Bay at
    Piedras Blancas Rookery you can observe the Elephant Seals and find out where
    their name comes from.  Now is the perfect time to visit as it is pup season!

Save more money
Is financial responsibility at the top of your goals for the year?  A stay in Morro Bay offers great coastal amenities for a reasonable price.  And booking your stay outside of the summer months means the best deals without the crowds.  Additionally, if you stay from now until the end of March at one of our Morro Bay hotels you can save even more with $100 in restaurant coupons.

Get outside
Spending time in nature is good for you and your health.  Get out there.  Consider a hike to one of the “Seven Sisters” peaks.  Black Hill and Cerro Cabrillo are both within Morro Bay State Park.  Hit the trails around sunrise or sunset and be doubly rewarded with spectacular views at the top.

Continue to chase after your new year’s goals in Morro Bay.  The best part is that you can accomplish your goals while spending some quality time with family and friends.  Morro Bay has activities for all ages to enjoy, and fun ways to make this year your best yet.   

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Vacation Rule #56: Winter is for Wave Watching
01/17/2019

Vacation Rule #56: Winter is for Wave Watching

Take a trip to the Morro Bay coast over the next couple months to avoid the summer crowds and to enjoy the winter waves.
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Morro Bay Ecotourism: Winter Birding Your Way
01/09/2019

Morro Bay Ecotourism: Winter Birding Your Way

There are also so many reasons to come to Morro Bay for the Winter Bird Festival even if you don’t register. This weekend hosts activities that are open to the public, as well as festival attendees. Or get out in the field on your own schedule and at your own pace with self-guided tours.
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Morro Bay Ecotourism: Winter Bird Festival 2019
01/07/2019

Morro Bay Ecotourism: Winter Bird Festival 2019

The Winter Bird Festival, hosted by the Morro Bay Audubon Society, is coming to Morro Bay for its 23rd year—January 18-21st. This event promotes the understanding and appreciation of wildlife (especially birds), as well as, environmental and Central Coast conservation.
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Discover the culinary delights of Morro Bay in January
01/01/2019

Discover the culinary delights of Morro Bay in January

Treat yourself to a food filled retreat in Morro Bay and save. With fresh locally caught seafood, proximity to nearby vineyards, restaurant month celebrations, and hotel deals, now is the time to book your Morro Bay getaway.
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A Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Morro Bay
12/26/2018

A Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Morro Bay

With the new year just around the corner, where do you want to be when the clock strikes midnight? Here are five ways to spend your New Year’s Eve in Morro Bay.
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Morro Bay Crabbing Families Keep Dungeness on the Table and in the Market for the Holidays
12/20/2018

Morro Bay Crabbing Families Keep Dungeness on the Table and in the Market for the Holidays

Every year from mid-November to late spring eight Morro Bay fishing families keep their traditions alive - here is a look at one such family.
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