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Top Things to do in Pismo Beach

Family, Fun, and the Sun

The many beaches and activities of the Central Coast provide visitors with tons of options for a great vacation full of family fun and leisure time! Inn at the Cove, one of the top choices in Pismo Beach family hotels, is happy to call this area our home, with an array of great selections fit for the whole family. Outside of our stomping grounds, the rest of the Central Coast presents exciting destinations and sights for entertainment and relaxation, plus tons of things to do in Pismo Beach with kids.  After enjoying your gorgeous ocean view or relaxing on our seafront lawn chairs at Inn at the Cove, it's time to get up and go! Take your loved ones to the many sites of the Central Coast sure to excite every member of the family, from famous candy stores to the tranquil tide pools. Explore the exciting options below to learn more. 

Must-See Spots

There are endless exciting destinations to explore around beautiful Pismo Beach. Whatever kind of vacation you're planning, there's no shortage of interesting things to see and do around San Luis Obispo County that the entire family will enjoy. Check out some of the top family-favorite destinations below.



Pismo Beach is just one of many stunning stretches of coastline here on the Central Coast. While you're here, you can enjoy a beach day at a different sandy spot every day of the week! From as far North as San Simeon to the southern Oceano Dunes, you can get your tan on almost anywhere during your stay.



On the Central Coast, we're lucky to have many museums that provide engaging and interactive activities to learn about local history and culture. Click below to learn more about these hands-on opportunities for fun.



Live theater is an entertainment experience like no other. There is something amazing about watching talented people on stage, creating an audience and actor relationship by telling an interesting story that unfolds right before your eyes. If you're looking for a way to spend a night on the town here on the Central Coast, enjoying one of our play venues is definitely the way to go.

Animal Attractions

Pismo Beach is home to an amazing amount of whales, birds, and other sea creatures. There are so many ways you and the family can observe, encounter, and enjoy the area's wildlife from tidepooling in Pismo Beach to running after wild chickens roaming Arroyo Grande. Explore some of our favorite wildlife native to the Central Coast below and enjoy meeting some our area's most beloved locals.

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