Pismo Beach is located on the Central Coast of California and is famed for its wine country and beaches as well as butterfly encounters, rugged coastal trails and parks. Family entertainment can be found at places like the Monarch Butterfly Grove, where you can see monarch butterflies during the cooler months. The Dinosaur Caves Park offers hiking trails, ocean views and a playground for the kids with occasional art shows in the park. Chumash Park offers wetlands and green space and Margo Dodd Park offers bluff-side relaxation.

At Tastes of the Valleys, patrons enjoy wine tasting in a shop that’s focused on local vintages. Claiborne & Churchill Winery offers a tasting room and gardens while Chamisal Vineyards offer scenic tours and tastings. At Avila Valley Barn, families can ride on ponies, enjoy barbecue and wander a hay maze. The Avila Hot Springs offers baths in healing natural pools. The Pismo Beach Walkway & Boardwalk offers shopping, dining, panoramic views and family enjoyment.

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