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Morro Bay Ecotourism: Protect & Preserve the National Estuary
03/19/2019

Morro Bay Ecotourism: Protect & Preserve the National Estuary

Many things that make Morro Bay a nature lover’s paradise are tied to the Estuary. Both on land and from the water there are numerous ways to experience the Morro Bay Estuary during your visit.
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Treasure Hunting at the Citywide Yard Sale
03/14/2019

Treasure Hunting at the Citywide Yard Sale

Mark your calendars April 4-7th for Morro Bay’s 16th Annual Citywide Yard Sale.
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The Luck of the Irish is in Morro Bay
03/07/2019

The Luck of the Irish is in Morro Bay

Rolling green hills, pub crawls and live music around every bend – Morro Bay is a no brainer for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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Sea Glass Season
03/01/2019

Sea Glass Season

Our beaches are endless playgrounds, and the perfect place to find every day treasures.  Here, collecting sea glass is a popular hobby.  The ocean, its salt and its waves creates smooth, colorful and cloudy ‘stones’ that can be made into jewelry, crafts or used as decoration. 

Myth holds that these pieces of weathered glass are actually mermaid tears.  King Neptune, god of the sea, would ban mermaids who fell in love with sailors to the depth of the ocean.  The result is the sea glass we find washing up our shore. 

Here’s some practice…do you see it too?






Sea Glass Hunting tips:
1. Check the tides.  Low tide is the best time to find sea glass along the shore.  And a full moon means that the tides are even more extreme.
2.  Winter for the win.  Between bigger waves and winter storms, this is the perfect time to collect what has been washed on shore.  
3.  Walk away from the sun.  This helps you to see glass along the sand, as well as reduces the need to squint.
  
4.  Take your time.  Sometimes sea glass is hidden in plain sight and slowing down helps to insure the best results. 

And now is the perfect time to try your hand at sea glass hunting with the Cayucos Sea Glass Festival right around the corner.  The Festival is an annual event that celebrates all things sea glass.  This year’s event falls on March 9 & 10.  There will be sea glass art for sale, a mermaid ball, and food and beverage to discover.  New this year are live demonstrations on how to wrap sea glass presented by Morro Bay’s own Beads by the Bay.   

Spend the day collecting along the beaches in Morro Bay and then head to the festival to learn how to create your glass into wearable jewelry.  Or maybe you’re more interested in a different kind of hunting for sea glass and would rather explore the shops of Morro Bay for one of a kind pieces to take home.  However you prefer to hunt for sea glass, find your coastal treasure in Morro Bay.  

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Public Invited to Ride across Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Finish at the Morro Bay Bike Ride Pre-Event and Party at the Pro Cyclists Meet & Greet
02/27/2019

Public Invited to Ride across Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Finish at the Morro Bay Bike Ride Pre-Event and Party at the Pro Cyclists Meet & Greet

Cycle through the Stage 4 Finish Line on Race Day, Meet Former Professional American Cyclist and Author Bob Roll and other Pro Cyclists at The Siren, Volunteer and Watch the Race Front and Center, Book Race Day VIP Lodging Packages or Hotels along the Race Route
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Morro Bay 'Sea'lebrities
02/22/2019

Morro Bay 'Sea'lebrities

The otters are an important part of the Morro Bay ecosystem, playing a crucial role in keeping the estuary’s sea grass healthy. But these furry creatures are also just cute to watch grooming, sleeping, and hunting their day away. And now they’re famous – recently making international news.
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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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