Nestled in the heart of California's golden Central Coast is a community where friendly people greet strangers on the street, the weather is ideal year-round, and there's never a lack of things to see and do. Just minutes away from the charming Village of Arroyo Grande, you'll find other popular attractions such as Pismo Beach, Lopez Lake, and Edna Valley & Arroyo Grande Valley Wine Regions.
Looking for some of the finest wines California has to offer? Your visit to the Village of Arroyo Grande has placed you right in the heart of the Central Coast wine industry. Cool-climate varietals thrive in the Edna and Arroyo Grande Valley where the influence of excellent soils, a long growing season, warm summers and cool ocean breezes provide the optimum climate for wines that are well-balanced, classic varietal interpretations.
Many nearby wineries are small, family-owned-and-operated businesses, and it’s not unusual for the winemakers themselves to be the ones pouring your wine in the tasting room. Wine tasting on the Central Coast is a relaxed, festive affair, offering scenic rural drives, elegant tasting room settings, and hundreds of award-winning wines.
There is also a number of stellar wine events held locally. Come discover some of California’s best-kept secrets just minutes from the Village—the critically acclaimed wines and wineries of the Central Coast!
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You'll need weeks to experience the abundant opportunities for active outdoor activities. Within minutes of the Village you'll find rocks to climb, canyons to hike, roads to bike, ocean to surf, bays to kayak, lakes to fish and water ski, dunes to ride, and golf courses to master.
San Luis Obispo County has something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors - pristine beaches, quiet country roads, and a mild, sunny climate.
While you're in the Village, plan to see a play, attend the symphony, view an art exhibit, or enjoy a music festival. Our local talent will surprise you!
Visit nearby points of interest and experience the natural beauty of our coastal and inland preserves.
The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex comprises 18 miles of the largest, most bio diverse, coastal dune-lagoon ecosystem on earth.
Huasna is a name for an Indian princess which is part of the Chumash Indian legends or beliefs. This valley provides unique opportunities to view native trees, flowers and wildlife.
Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande offers 22 miles of shoreline and rugged mountainous terrain providing not only recreation, but scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities.
California's missions have come to represent for many a romanticized version of the state's past. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is the fifth California mission founded by Father Junipero Serra, Sept. 1, 1772.
Learn about the unique migration of the Monarch and view thousands of butterflies in the grove. Located at the south end of Pismo Beach, the interpretive trail and docent-led walks are available during the winter months.
A jewel of San Luis Obispo County, Montana De Oro State Park, named for the California Poppy, is one of the most diverse parks in the region. From beautiful coved beaches to sheer cliffs, eucalyptus groves, streams, tidepools, camping and an abundance of natural wildlife.
Morro Bay is an important stop-over on the Pacific Flyway and a critical winter home to numerous bird species. The bay and its 48,000 acre watershed rank perennially among the top sites in the nation during the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Elephant seals can be observed along small coves just south of the Piedras Blancas lighthouse. Populations have grown from a few dozen in 1990 to current estimates of nearly 10,000.
Pismo State Beach offers all kinds of attractions: hiking, swimming, surf fishing, and digging for the famous Pismo clam. There are tree-lined dunes and the beach is popular with bird watchers.
A busy fishing harbor, Port San Luis offers deep-sea fishing and whale watching excursions that leave from the pier. Watch the California Grey whales as the migrate past the county during winter. Humpback whales follow in spring.
Experience California as it was in the 1800s. The historic Pozo Saloon, in the town of Pozo (population 52), has been a San Luis Obispo County landmark since 1858. It is also is one of the finest and most authentic examples of how the west used to be.