Memorial Day weekend is always a busy weekend here on the central coast. Our campgrounds get full, vacation houses are booked months in advance and hotels burn the neon NO VACCANCY lights. These weekends always remind me of how lucky we are to live here. We live where people vacation! With that being said and I thought I would share with you some cool places you might want to check out if you are one of our lucky visitors. I know most people prefer to relax, but if you are anything like me, you want to explore.
There are lots great hikes and trails to ride your mountain bikes on but I will only share a couple for now. If you have never been to Montana De Oro, then now is your chance. The main trail has to be my favorite. The trail takes you along the bluffs with breathtaking views the whole way. If you like bring along a picnic lunch with you, there are benches at the end of the trail or you can picnic on one of the secluded beaches. Just be on the lookout for the trails down to the beach. The other trail I recommend would be Black Hill in Morro Bay. This is a shorter more strenuous trail but the view from the top is well worth it. You can see all of Los Osos, all of Morro Bay and out to Cayucos. Black Hill is located right behind the Morro Bay golf course. Trust me this trail won’t disappoint. If hiking is not what you are looking for then I suggest you get out on the bay. There are a few Kayak rental shops in Morro Bay and depending on the weather they might be quite busy. I suggest you call ahead and reserve a spot. The earlier the better if you want to get bay as smooth as it can be. Another great way to get out on the bay is an SUP. That’s right SUP; it stands for Stand Up Paddle board. Check out Central Coast Stand Up Paddle for details on rentals. You can find links the website below.
While you are here make sure you check some of our cool local shops. One spot I think everyone should check out at least once is the Forever Stoked Gallery on Quintana in Morro Bay. All the art is done by local artist that used to sell all their products in local surf shops until finally opening their own gallery earlier this year. Once there you will find amazing art work and all around great people. One other great local shop to check out would be Azhiaziam. The company has been getting national notoriety in the surf world but it all started right here in Morro Bay. They have a new shop right on the embarcadero. I will post a link to their website as well.
All in all I hope you everyone enjoys there stay here on the central coast whether it is temporary or permanent. I want everyone to remember this weekend that without our Soldiers past and present that fight for our freedom everyday none of these wonderful experiences would be possible. Say Thank You to our Vets this weekend and enjoy this wonderful land we call home. Thank You to all the Troops out there! Happy Memorial Day!!
Chris Langley, The Keith Byrd Team, North Coast Realtor, including Morro Bay, Los Osos, Cambria, and Cayucos, 805-234-7119