Morro Bay is one of the most popular destinations in San Luis Obispo County, prized for its unique shoreline and backdrop of steep hills and small mountains. It rests in a sunny inlet with a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Visitors can look forward to warm summers and mild winters, making Morro Bay an ideal vacation spot year round.
With close to 30 hotels and even more vacation rentals, there is no shortage of lodging options in Morro Bay or on the outskirts. About 80 restaurants can be found in the area. The culinary scene is diverse, with fine seafood dining, international cuisine, and laid back coffee shops. Be sure to stop in at the Galley Seafood Grill & Bar for gourmet eats, and the Rock Espresso Bar for excellent brews and breakfast.
Downtown is where you’ll find most of the city’s restaurants, inns, and shops. Morro Bay Boulevard and the Embarcadero are two of the most bustling streets. You will love browsing souvenirs made of sea shells at The Shell Shop on Embarcadero, as well as the beautiful plants of The Garden Gallery, which is less than a block away.
In The Upper Heights Neighborhood at the southern end of town, you’ll find the Morro Bay Golf Course, along the edge of Morro Bay State Park. Here there are plenty of opportunities for camping, RVing, and spotting local wildlife. At the north end of the estuary, back by the Embarcadero, you won’t be able to miss the famous Morro Rock, and its Morro Rock City Beach. Along the coastal edge of North Morro Bay is the 2 mile stretch of Morro Strand State Beach. Both of these beaches offer unparalleled views, and hours of fun recreation.
If you’re looking for an idyllic coastal vacation spot, you can’t go wrong with picturesque Morro Bay!