Top Things To Do in Pismo Beach
Adventure Awaits at Inn at the Pier
Discover some of the best things to do in Pismo Beach with the help of Inn at the Pier. From butterflies to beaches, these favorite Pismo attractions are waiting for you!
Pelicans, Monarch butterflies, seals, sea otters, and even whales are often spotted along the expansive coastline of Pismo Beach. And lucky for you, all of this can been seen just steps from Inn at the Pier. Discover miles of sand and some of the best surfing in front of our ocean view hotel in Pismo Beach, CA.
The 1,200-foot Pismo Beach Pier is the largest pier in San Luis Obispo County! Walk down its beautiful diamond-shaped platforms, enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline, and savor a cool treat.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
An enchanting part of California’s natural history is the Monarch Butterfly migration. Located off Highway 1 in Pismo Beach, you can find a beautiful grove of Eucalyptus Trees inhabited by these breathtaking butterflies. The best time to spot these delicate creatures is between January and February!
Oceano Dunes offers guests plenty of fun in Pismo Beach. In addition to ATV rentals, there is space for recreational activities - such as hiking, surfing, swimming, and dune buggy rides - as well as spotting rare wildlife.
Montana de Oro State Park
With its secluded beaches, rugged cliffs, and trails along streams, Montana de Oro State Park is a hiker's dream come true. The golden wildflowers that bloom in the spring give Montana del Oro its name, which means "Mountain of Gold."
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Founded in 1901, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is an award-winning university that comprises 6 colleges. It's located adjacent to the heart of Downtown SLO, which is a 20-minute drive from Inn at the Pier. With our beachfront location, many parents and college visitors prefer to stay in Pismo Beach during their visit to Cal Poly.