Enchanting Morro Bay is found in San Luis Obispo County and is most famous for Morro Rock, an ancient mound formed from volcanic magma. It's a bustling seaside fishing village set in a beautiful natural setting deep in the heart of unspoiled coastal California.
Wandering the streets of Morro Bay is the best way to soak up some positive California vibes. Morro Bay State Park is perfect for long days outdoors jogging, windsurfing, and fishing. Visitors can also head out onto the bay in a canoe or kayak. Alternatively, head down to admire Morro Rock on the beach, the iconic formation makes a great photograph against the sea and sky.
Elsewhere, hikers can explore the Black Hill Trail, a climbing trail full of wildflowers and bird life. At the top, the reward is a wonderful view of the bay and of course Morro rock. Nature and wildlife lovers will also love the Morro Bay Estuary, with its acres of land and water for all species of birds and sea otters.
Downtown Morro Bay is full of museums and attractions with a creative vibe. Explore the artistic community through its many galleries such as Art Center Moro Bay, ArtEffects Gallery and By the Bay. After, head to the Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History and the the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum.
Visit Morro Bay all year round for good weather.
Located in San Luis Obispo county, the city of Morro Bay has a lot to offer the many visitors that come for a vacation home in the area. With a stunning stretch of central coast on one side, punctuated with the landmark Morro Rock, and the picturesque Californian landscape behind it, Morro Bay is the perfect location for a trip away.
The sea around the town is alive with activity, and you will likely be able to spot a range of sea creatures such as sea otters, seals and even dolphins all swimming in the bay. Take a walk along the bustling Embarcadero, which is lined with shops, galleries and eateries. You can see the fishermen hauling in their daily bounty, so you can rest assured your seafood will be as fresh as can be. Guests to the town can experience California’s distinctive wine scene along the Embarcadero. Visit the waterfront wine tasting rooms and sample some local wines while taking in stunning views of the ocean. A popular choice is getting a Morro Bay vacation rental nearby, so you only have a short walk home.
A Morro Bay vacation wouldn’t be the complete without taking part in some action-packed activities. With kayaking, kite-flying, biking, surfing, sailing, and surfing all very popular activities. You can also join an excursion for both whale and bird watching, as there is nothing more magical than seeing these creatures in their natural environment. Alternatively, simply enjoy spending some time on the scenic Morro Strand State Beach, taking in the sights and smells of the stretch of coastline.
For a truly unique attraction, the town is home to the Morrow Bay Skateboard Museum, which, as the name suggests, showcases a collection of over 200 skateboards from all eras, as well as having series of rotating exhibits from private collectors. Hearst Castle is a museum like no other. Built by William Randolph, the hilltop complex includes 127 acres of terraced gardens, three guesthouses, a huge main building and several pools. While visiting the museum, admire the collection of arts, take a castle tour and a walk around the garden.
When it comes to place to stay, there are a huge range of Morro Bay vacation rentals to choose from. If you are visiting the area for a vacation, or simply looking for a place to rest you head after the drive down Highway 1, then look no further than vacation rentals in Morro. The seaside town offers it all, with intimate B&Bs, small budget-friendly lodges, large hotels and elegant suites situated along the embarcadero -- there are hundreds of ways to enjoy the city. You won’t even struggle if you are looking for a pet-friendly vacation, as many hotels welcome animals and groups with open arms.
Browse vacation rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and many more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 1,024 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Morro Bay ranging from budget options to extravagant places to stay. For those wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Morro Bay is just $20 per night. On average, a place to stay in Morro Bay will cost you $225 per night.
Those looking to get some work finished during their trip to Morro Bay can choose from 406 places to stay that include WiFi. 21 places to stay include a morning meal. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 9 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Morro Bay? Then choose one of the 393 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We track 5 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 116 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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