Morro Rock from town
Morro Rock from town
View from the Elfin forest
Not a whole lot to see after two days
In a nutshell
A relaxing atmosphere, don't expect much excitement here:-)
One of the things that I found not only fun to watch but exciting as well, was to sit on the dock by the bay in anticipation of spotting a sea otter. Oh, the occasional seal would swim by, stick its head up and give a bark, but that wasn't what I was looking for. You can find the sea otter at many...
Is it the yellow submarine? No, no, no. I don't want to go. Wait! It isn't a submarine but it is a boat, half in the water with windows to the sea and half out of the water with fresh air seating under the sun. Okay, more my speed. This is a fun way to go around Morro Bay and see what is going on...
Hearst Castle was constructed from 1919 to 1947 by newspaper baron and former congressman William Randolph Hearst. The main structure, called Casa Grande, has over 60,000 square feet and features a huge medieval dining room, a pool designed after Roman baths, and a main sitting room full of European...
Morro Bay Aquarium
As an animal lover, I prefer animals to live in their own habitats.
However if animals have been sick or injured then it is not always possible as they may need to be looked after.
We visited the aquarium in Morro Bay and I was really disappointed to see the very confined space these seals are...
Museum of Natural History
Built in the 1960's this musuem has kept up with times by building additions. We made sure we checked out this musuem when we were here. It has some really wonderful dispays that teaches everyone of the local wildlife and fauna. Not to mention the lovely veiw it has also. Lots of local school...
Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay State Park is a couple of miles away from Morro Bay itself.
It is a well developed park and used a lot by residents. Most of the park lies away from the coast, but there is a marina where you can hire canoes and kyaks.
This photo is of my husband and son enjoying canoeing in the early...
Some people like this, some don't, I do, so this is a tip. I like strolling around marina's with rustic fishing boats all up and down the docks. I feel like a sea hardened old fisherman scoping his turf. Of course, once again, the Morro Rock looms large in the background.
Visit nearby Cayucos
Just a few miles north of Morro Bay on highway 1 is the charming small beach town of Cayucos. A popular US travel magazine voted it the best beach town in California in 2009, so while it is still relatively undiscovered, traffic is likely to pick up. While Morro Bay has...
The Los Osos Elfin Forest is a unique area of pygmy oaks, coastal trails and beautiful views of Morro Bay and the area around it. This nature preserve has easy access to a well maintained boardwalk. This area seems relatively undiscovered by tourists. When we visited we met...
Inn At Morro Bay
5 Reviews and 144 Opinions My boyfriend took me here for the first time and we keep coming back. We have some of the best...
The Great American Fish Company: Seafood and Beer
With its location right on the harbour, the local fishing boats literally nestling against the windows, then this had to be the place for a seafood dinner. The restaurant itself, with its almost floor to ceiling picture windows, juts out over the bay and whilst set formally...
ROSE'S GRILL "On the Water": THE CABO FISH TACOS ARE DEE..LISH...US
Need a view with your beer? Need a view with your fish taco? Have your beer and eat a taco too with a view of the bay and the Morro Rock. This is one true seaside bar and grill. Rose's Grill is on the water and the atmosphere is pure beach town gaudy, but I love it. Sitting...
China Dragon: Best Chinese in the county!
The food here is outstanding in flavor and quality. The young couple who bought it about three years ago has transformed a formerly mediocre restaurant into one of our favorites. Kevin uses the freshest ingredients and combines them to make mouthwatering dishes. Even though...
Morro Bay Brewing Company: Any Complaints? Speak To The Brewer!
Taking a late evening wander into the town centre in search of a beer the sign was an immediate attraction and then add the sounds of female laughter I didn't have any choice but to follow my feet down a short mall to find this little bar with its brewery attached. As micros...
Tropicana Nursery: Some unique items
We walked all around this area looking at just about everything. We ended up at this place and I found the most unique item I was looking for my little front garden. This huge birdbath, which is so unique to even this day. As it turns out, it was friggin heavy. My hubby...
De Winkel Shoes and Gifts: Collectables
This little shop has some really neat selection of Harbour Lights limited edition lighthouse sculptures . I am not into collecting these, but I bought one for one of my friends as a gift. I remember in spending so much time in here looking at all the different ones. They...
THE MORRO BAY TRIPLETS
Most locals have a love/hate relationship with the power plant smoke stacks, built in the 1950's, that take over the skyline of Morro Bay. The "Gibraltar of the Pacific", Morro Rock, sits in majesty and the stacks look like the "three stooges". They stick out like a sore...
Canit miss the Avocado & Margarita Festival
The annual Avocado & Margarita Festival, which is held on the lovely harbor in late September, is a nice festival if you really like mexican food and some great Avacodo dip. There is beer and wine served as well, along with typical booths of artwork and some pretty good live...
Rip Tides and Dangerous Breakwaters
We wondered down toward the bay where the Morro Rock was. As we strolled around the beach area and wondered closer to the breakwaters that the Army built across the north end of the harbor. A very large sign with a warning to those who feel frisky enough try to walk across...
ONE PADDLE, TWO PADDLE, NO MORE
Spending some time in Morro Bay and want something different to do? Maybe, you already know about doing it. So, give it a go and go paddle a kayak at KAYAK HORIZONS in the Embarcadero area. They have been around long enough to know what you need as to the equipment and...
GRAB A 2 WHEELER AND RIDE
If you stay at the Inn at Morro Bay, use of the bicycles is part of the package. There are many bicyclists taking in the sights of the area and the embarcadero is only a mile away.
Bicycle rentals are also available downtown Morro Bay.
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