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6 Point San Luis Lighthouse 9 Just the Two of Us Day 10 Pet Friendly Places 12 Commune with Nature Day 14 Morro Bay’s Old Town 18 Slow Down Day 20 Selfie Stops 22 Discover Pismo Beach 26 Family Adventure Day 32 From Tacos to Burgers 33 Restaurants 37 Wineries 38 Spring Clean & Organize


39 Shopping 43 Performing Arts for all Ages 45 Camp Natoma Celebrates

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46 Things To Do 49 Coastal Hikes 50 30 Years & Still Swinging 51 Golf Courses

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52 Spas & Salons 54 Entertainment 56 Calendar of Events

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Point San Luis Lighthouse


he Point San Luis Lighthouse, and the keepers responsible for maintaining what is possibly the most ideally beautiful spot on the Central Coast, celebrated the lighthouse’s 125th Anniversary on Aug. 14. Of course none of the original lighthouse keepers were around for the anniversary gala or to take the tour the next • Full spa with massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, & haircuts – open to the public • Garden area for banquets & meetings • Pilates, Kempo, Tai Chi, & group fitness • 2 Heated Outdoor Pools with ozone purification • 7 Tennis Courts • Kids’ swimming & tennis lessons • Personal training, physical therapy, & chiropractor • Kids’ Club child care • Oasis Grille & pro-shop

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day, but their spiritual successors have certainly been busy. The non-profit group Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers, took responsibility for restoration of the Victorian-style original lighthouse and surviving outbuildings in 1995. While the Coast Guard still maintains a beacon and cluster of instruments on the property, the modern keepers

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are no longer responsible for scrambling to the top of the tower, attached to what was the head-keeper’s family home, and resetting the timing clockwork or lighting any lamps. The original Fresnel lens now resides in the concrete floored building, which used to be home to massive machinery, and a furnace that burned 97 tones of coal to keep the foghorn blaring. The need to keep all that explosive fuel onsite dimmed with the arrival of air compressors in 1907, and later, reliable electricity to power operations. The modern equivalent is an LED-beacon the size of a coffee can, that emits timed light pulses at night, joined by an array of microwave antennas to beam navigational data to ships at sea – and to Vandenberg Air Force Base, mum’s the word. To commemorate 125 years, volunteer docents got into their best turn-of-the-20th Century attire for weekend tours. Embodying the roles of the three keepers who lived on-site 365 days a year — six if you count the wives who kept everything running despite not being on the official payroll — the event was the first time the costumes have been worn at the site since the era when they were normal attire.

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It’s one of many firsts since Lighthouse Keepers’ Executive Director, Kristi Balzer, came aboard 5-years ago. It’s also a little bittersweet. As of Aug. 28, Balzer is no longer with the organization, but she’ll carry many fond memories to her next home in Portland, Ore. “Kristi has done such an incredible job and we’re so sad to see her go,” said president of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Board of Directors, John Lindsey. “With her work and all of the dedicated volunteers, things have blossomed there in the last few years.” Among the changes that helps the organization keep working has been the “exponential growth” in the number of visitors taking a trolley ride and guided tour through the property — growing from 180 a month to 800 in August. “The trolley has really become our bread and butter,” said Balzer, adding that recent improvements to the accessibility of the site for events are allowing them to book more weddings and occasional nighttime events outdoors. She’s also particularly proud of educational programs bringing out local fourth graders, and a brand new promotional video being produced with an eye towards historical education in general. “I just always encourage the public to come out here and experience their lighthouse,” she said. “It’s been a wonderful opportunity for me to be a part of and I’m so thankful that this is available for people to witness.” Since 1992, the Point San Luis Lighthouse has been owned


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by the Port San Luis Harbor District, leading to occasional confusion over the name. The 30-acre site was gifted by the Federal Government, with the requirement that the station be restored and opened to the public. As Lindsey, who also the resident meteorologist for PG&E at the nearby Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, points out, much of what goes on at the Lighthouse is in collaboration with the District, with PG&E and with the educational programs at the Central Coast Aquarium on Avila Beach Drive. More complete information on tours and history is available online at: www.sanluislighthouse.org.

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fter breakfast, walk hand-in-hand through the beautiful gardens at the Cal Poly Arboretum. Next, relax with a couples massage at the Spa at Dolphin Bay Resort in Shell Beach. Grab a bottle of wine and food for a romantic picnic at Monta単a de Oro in Los Osos. Stop by Avila Valley Barn to feed the animals and browse the gift shop on your way to dinner at Gardens of Avila at the Sycamore Hot Springs & Resort. End the day with a relaxing soak in a natural spring hot tub nestled in the oaks before bed.


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or or some some folks folks aa family family vacation vacation includes includes bringing bringing their their pets pets too. too. The The Central Central Coast Coast has has aa multitude multitude of places to bring your furry friends. Enjoy lodging, dining, beaches, wineries and hiking trails of places to bring your furry friends. Enjoy lodging, dining, beaches, wineries and hiking trails with with the entire family. Knowing that your pet is welcome in advance allows for peace of mind. the entire family. Knowing that your pet is welcome in advance allows for peace of mind.

Bed and Breakfast

Hotels and Motels

Creekside Bed & Breakfast Inn 5325 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles (805) 227-6585

Avila La Fonda 101 San Miguel St. Avila Beach (805) 595-1700

Creekside Inn 2618 Main Street, Cambria (805) 927-4021

Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast 978 Olive St. San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7440 Inn at Morro Bay 60 State Park Rd. Morro Bay (805) 772-5651

Inn Paradiso 975 Mojave Ln., Paso Robles (805) 239-2800

Just Inn at Justin Vineyards & Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Rd. Paso Robles (805) 238-6932 Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens 130 East Dana Street Nipomo (805) 343-9345 Petit Soleil 1473 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo (805) 549-0321


Avila Village Inn 6655 Bay Laurel Drive Avila Beach (805) 627-1810

Bayfront Inn Morro Bay 1150 Embarcadero Morro Bay (805) 772-5607

Beach Bungalow Inn & Suites 1050 Morro Ave., Morro Bay (805) 772-9700

Blue Dolphin Inn 6470 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria (805) 927-3300 Cambria Palms Motel 2662 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-4485

Cambria Pines Lodge 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria (805) 927-4200 Cayucos Beach Inn 333 South Ocean Ave. Cayucos (805) 995-2828

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Creekside Inn 2618 Main Street, Cambria (805) 927-4021

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Unit 131, Pismo Beach (805) 773-5003 Dolphin Inn 399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos (805) 995-3810 Paso Robles Inn 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles (866) 321-1828

Pier View Suites 12 N Ocean Ave., Suite 226, Cayucos (805) 995-0014 Pismo Lighthouse Suites 2411 Price Street , Pismo Beach (805) 773-2411

Sea Otter Inn 6656 Moonstone Beach Dr. Cambria (805) 927-5888

Cafes/Restaurants Bayside Cafe

10 State Park Road Morro Bay (805) 772-1465 Big Sky Cafe 1121 Broad St. San Luis Obispo (805) 545-5401

Blue Sky Bistro 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay (805) 772-8988 Creekside Garden Cafe 2114 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-8646

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab (they have Doggie Discs) 114 W. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 474-4068 Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab (they have Doggie Discs) 860 Higuera St San Luis Obispo (805) 548-1986 Dorn’s Original Breakers Café 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay (805) 772-4415 Dutchman’s Seafood House 701 Embarcadero, Ste. E, Morro Bay (805) 772-2269 Fin’s Restaurant 25 W. Grand, Grover Beach

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Frankie’s & Lola’s Front Street Café 1154 Front Street, Morro Bay (805) 771-9306 Giovanni’s Fish Market 1001 Front Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-2123

Hoppe’s Bistro & Wine Bar 78 North Ocean Ave. , Cayucos (805) 995-1006 Indigo Moon Cafe 1980 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-2911

Las Cambritas Mexican Restaurant 2336 Main St # B, Cambria (805) 927-0175

Lido Restaurant The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 2727 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach (805) 773-8900 Lil Hut 1205 Embarcadero Morro Bay (805)772-3488

Linn’s Easy as Pie Cafe 4251 Bridge St., Cambria (805) 924-3050 Luna Red 1023 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo (805) 540-5243

Madeline’s 788 Main St., Cambria

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Marisol at the Cliffs 2757 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach (800) 826-7827

Mr. Rick’s 404 Front St., Avila Beach (805) 595-7425

Pappy McGregor’s 11122 Pine St., Paso Robles (805) 238-7070

Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse 1103 Spring St., Paso Robles (805) 226-4925

Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe 1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo (805) 545-5895 San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill 9520 Castillo Dr., San Simeon (805) 927-4601 Sea Shanty Restaurant 296 S. Ocean Ave., Cayucos (805) 995-3272 Zorro’s Cafe and Cantina 927 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach (805) 773-9676


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Cayucos State Beach Ocean Front Ave., Cayucos (805) 781-5930

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Morro Bay State Park 60 State Park Road, Morro Bay (805) 772-2560 Morro Strand Beach Hwy. 1 and 24th St. Cayucos Oceano Dunes State Park (805) 773-7170

Pismo State Beach 555 Pier Avenue (805) 489-1869 Spooners Cove in Montana de Oro State Park Los Osos (805) 528-0513

William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach/San Simeon Cove 50 Hearst Castle Rd., San Simeon (805) 927-2020


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Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail Avila Beach El Chorro Regional Park 2990 Dairy Creek Rd. Highway 1, San Luis Obispo (805) 781-5930 El Moro Elfin Forest North East end of Los Osos, 2 miles south of the city of Morro Bay, Los Osos

Laguna Lake Park and Trails 504 Madonna Rd. San Luis Obispo (805) 781-7222

Mission San Miguel Arcangel 775 Mission St., San Miguel (805) 467-2131

Wineries Adelaida Winery 5805 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles

Cayucos Cellars Tasting Room 131 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos (805) 995-3036 Eberle Winery 3810 W. Hwy. 46, Paso Robles (805) 238-9607

Eos Winery 2300 Airport Way, Paso Robles (805) 591-8050 Moonstone Cellars 801 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-9466

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden 450 Dairy Creek Rd. San Luis Obispo (805) 541-1400

Three miles south of Pismo Beach off Highway 1, Oceano (805) 473-7220

Olde Port Beach 3993 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach (805) 595-2515

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You love nature, we love nature too! Enjoy a day of beautiful scenery from land to sea at some of our staff’s top picks.

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Commune with Nature Day

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tart the Day with a sunrise hike up Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo and lunch afterwards at Big Sky Café. Enjoy the afternoon with standup paddle boarding with Avila Beach Paddlesports and then check out the tide pools in Cayucos. Watch the sunset from the beach in Morro Bay and then it’s off to Dorn’s Restaurant for a delicious dinner with a view of the bay.

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Revealing Morro Bay’s Old Town


nce you discover Morro Bay’s Old Town you will want to make a return trip! Most of the retail shops and restaurants in the area are local owner-operated small businesses, so as you wander through town you will find opportunities you don’t usually see in a bigger city.

“What customers tell me is that Morro Bay has that small town coziness from times past,” said Susan Stewart, owner of Beads By the Bay and current president of the Morro Bay Merchants Association. “I’ll sometimes hear we are a town that time forgot, but that really means we have history. I like to say we are a casual and friendly beach town, a place you can have fine dining in blue jeans, and watch your fresh fish being offloaded at the working waterfront. Visitors can expect a place to relax and stroll far away from freeways, big box and chain stores and crowds.”

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805-225-1754 Seashells and sawdust is home decor and gift store with a coastal vintage flair. We provide repurposed and refinished furniture as well as Dash and Albert Rugs, lighting, Barr co Candles and many other beautiful lines for your home. Our gifts include baby, woman’s clothing, handmade jewelry and other fun unique items.

Eclectic and authentic might describe the variety of storefronts available in the easily walk-able business district on and nearby Main Street and Morro Bay Blvd. Antiques and collectibles featuring furniture, jewelry, toys, clothing and kitchenware can be found at numerous shops. Among the clothing shops, vintage Texas-style and Tony Lama boots are signature products for one Main Street clothier while the newest in Hawaiian Aloha-style shirts can be found next to the iconic Bay Theater, which shows first run movies and still sells tickets, popcorn and sodas at throw-back prices. The great variety of thrift stores offer treasure hunting browsing opportunities for gently used merchandise and recycled treasures.

Whether decorating with beach-themed furniture and trinkets or looking for a vacation souvenir, items are affordable. Materials for DIY projects range from gardening to garnishing with buttons, beads, ribbons and bows. New and used musical instruments and CDs are in one shop; browse vinyl records in another. Old Town has a leather shop with custom products, and there are bicycles for sale or rent in the bicycle friendly town. In fact, Morro Bay is one of the stops in October on the 2016 Amgen Tour! (www.amgentourofcalifornia.com). (Continued on page 16)

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Original photography, pottery and paintings by local artists hang at the Morro Bay Art Association (www. a r t c e n t e r m o r r o b a y. c o m ) with various art studios and businesses close-by. Collectors or healers can purchase unique rocks and crystals. And the community continues to support the 43-year-old indie bookstore, which sells and trades new and used books and operates a small wedding chapel. Folk music, poetry readings and book signings are regularly scheduled in the chapel. www. coalescebookshop.com Many of the centrally located Old Town hotels, including a charming B&B, make parking and shopping an easy stroll. From

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Memorial Day to mid-October the City of Morro Bay operates three routed trolleys with drivers trained to know the business district. But if you need to work out and/or de-stress there are two gyms and at least three Yoga centers.

“For a city of just over 10,000, we’re proud to have restaurants that feature a wide variety of cuisine,” Stewart said. “In Morro Bay you can get anything from great barbecue to fish and chips, a fresh gourmet seafood dinner or Italian, Thai, sushi, pizza and more. We have a great vegan restaurant next to a health food store that even non-vegans enjoy! There are several independent coffee shops that open early and roast their own coffees. And if, on the spur of the moment, you wanted to connect with a professional

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Community Markets are held Saturdays from 2 p.m. to dusk. Each August and November, the Morro Bay Merchants Association holds a street fair inviting additional merchants to offer their unique crafts and goods.

Still a mixed c o m m e r c i a l / residential area, many of the storefronts maintain lush hidden gardens for customers to enjoy, including two of the coffee shops, the wedding chapel gardens behind the independent bookstore, and the retail nursery with garden and pond behind Stewart’s bead shop.

Although not officially an historic district, Old Town has a fascinating history. Read all about it at the newly renovated Morro Bay Library next to the Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce where pre-arranged walking tours by members of the Historical Society of Morro Bay can be scheduled. Or if it’s local gossip you

prefer and you need a haircut or a perm, schedule some talk time at the salon or tiny but mighty old-fashioned barbershop.

Be sure and check the events’ schedule for a variety of activities that feature Morro Bay’s Old Town. You might want to book now for May 5-8, 2016. Registrations are filling up for the family & dogfriendly 20th Annual Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show with more than 500 classic cars lining the streets, an American Graffiti Cruise Night around several blocks in Old Town and even an old fashioned ice cream social. Expect the focus and fun to be about the amazing cars on display, but with Morro Bay’s own community radio station, 97.3 The ROCK, dancing in the streets would not be unusual. www.morrobaycarshow.org.

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fter sleeping in at the newly renovated Inn at Morro Bay, grab a drink at Top Coffee then stroll the Estuary Back Bay trail to spot shorebirds, outgoing tides and fishing boats ready to work. Find a Yoga class to join in Old Town Morro Bay and then browse the Cayucos beach for sea glass. Have lunch at Alloco’s Italian Bakery in Cambria. Avoid the crowds to see a first run movie at Bay Theatre in Morro Bay. Time for shopping in downtown SLO before dinner on the patio at Novo Restaurant. Enjoy after dinner drinks and music at Creekside Brewing Company in SLO.

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f sand and water are your thing, the Central Coast has plenty to offer. Explore our coastline and snap some memories to share along the way.

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n the 1950s Pismo Beach embraced the status of “Clam Capital of the World.” Families and beach revelers by the thousands flocked to the beach with buckets and shovels to harvest clams at low tide then feast on everything from chowder to clam bakes. The clams are not as plentiful today, but Pismo Beach still celebrates their heritage at October’s Clam Festival and takes pride in being a classic beach community offering visitors much to see and do.


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From October through February the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove hosts a photographer’s bonanza of the orange and black butterfly. Over the past five years more than 25,000 Monarchs have wintered in the eucalyptus and cypress trees at the south end of Pismo. Renowned as one of the largest butterfly groves in the nation, they live in dense clusters until they fly away in March.


While Pismo Beach offers beach-play, watersports, kiteflying, or simply strolling on its expansive white sand beach, the community plans visitor-friendly special events all year long. Most activities happen on or near the iconic Pismo Pier. The white-railed wooden pier juts out 1,370-feet into the Pacific

Ocean and encourages pubic access fishing and romantic sunrise or sunset walking. Clam Chowder is a must-try at restaurants bordering the pier and recently reconfigured boardwalk. Shop on or near the pier or at the 40 stores nearby at the Pismo Beach Premium Outlet Mall.

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The Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce (www. pismochamber.com) lists and sells advance tickets online to numerous community events. TASTE of Pismo features 43 wineries and restaurants paired with musical entertainment at Dinosaur Caves. Fireworks highlight a family-friendly pierside July 4th extravaganza. VIP seating and viewing is available and sells out quickly.    In October, thousands gather in Pismo Beach for their annual Clam Festival.


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Numerous beachside hotels and restaurants are sprinkled throughout the cycling and pedestrian-friendly city. Besides the award-winning chowder at Splash Café, cuisine is varied from fine dining at Rosa’s Italian Restaurant and Cracked Crab to casual fare at Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ and long-time family-owned Brad’s Restaurant. Steamers of Pismo hosts noontime meetings of the Pismo/Five Cities Rotary Club each Tuesday and on Thursdays the Rotary Club of Arroyo Grande. The SeaVenture Beach Resort and Restaurant might be the pick stay during the Clam Festival with Chef Casey Walcott cooking up a traditional clam bake in nearby sandpits.

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fter a hearty breakfast at Lil Bits in Grover Beach, you will make your way to Vista Lago Adventure Park at Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande for some serious fun on the various rope courses and zip lines! Walk on the pier in Pismo Beach and grab some lunch at the infamous Splash CafĂŠ. Drive on the beach or rent quads at the Oceano Dunes. On the way to San Luis Obispo the kids can run around Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach, then enjoy some pizza at Delâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria before ending the day with a double feature at Sunset Drive-In.

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Top 10


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hen I first moved here, I was mesmerized with the plethora of eating establishments that overlooked the ocean. I hailed from the desert and was fascinated that you could dine in the sunshine saturated afternoon, waves pounding below, for just the cost of the meal. I went on a quest for the superlative seaside feasting, and discovered that most restaurants that had a spectacular view lacked the culinary expertise I desired. However, there are still a lot to choose from. I whittled down my list of the best restaurants overlooking our magnificent ocean to the top ten.

#10 Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach

Along with the stunning view of the ocean, Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach boasts a beautiful dining room with an array of lights, water, and nature. The food is called Coastal Fusion, with a variety of dishes from coastal places including Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and California. Ventana Grill prepares its unique fare with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Using choice cuts of steak, seafood, and other meats that are tender and flavorful, imparting substance and robustness into every dish. Salsas and sauces are made daily from scratch and showcase bright green herbs and perfect blends of sweet, spicy, salty, and savory. If you’re looking for something hearty and casual, or a meal that is as delicate as it is elegant, Ventana Grill’s menu has the dish to satisfy your cravings. Located at 2575 Price Street in Pismo Beach, (805) 773-0000.

#9 Sea Chest, Cambria

The Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Restaurant has been serving fresh seafood for more than thirty years. Locals have always enjoyed sitting at the bar, attempting to break the “most eaten” oyster challenge chatting with entertaining chefs while the dinner is prepared exhibition style. The Sea Chest is full of Tritons specialties. John D’s Oysters Rockefeller, Steamed Clams, and fresh New Zealand Mussels are just a few of the favorite appetizers. The entrees offer a varied selection of the freshest fish available. The house Cioppino and


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Panko Crusted Calamari Steak are some of the highlights. Neither credit cards nor reservations are accepted. This culinary delight is worth a trip to the ATM and the line. The Sea Chest Restaurant and Oyster Bar is located at 6216 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, (805) 927-4514.

#8 Old Port Inn, Avila Beach

At the last pier (Hanford) in Avila Beach a restaurant situated at the end of a 100 year old structure, Old Port Inn. The tables, covered in glass, look down through the pier into the ocean. The seal lions bark and pelicans swoop as you make your way down the pier. This restaurant is resting on the ocean, so the sailboats sway and the sea life jumps inches from the windows. Come in for a sourdough roll and bowl of clam chowder, stay for the fish tacos. With the fish just pulled from the sea specifically large chunks of rock cod, a dollop of spicy guacamole, cheese, salsa, cabbage and cilantro this is perfection in a tortilla. Other delights include Cioppino, whom fans know that the sauce makes or breaks this dish. It includes shrimp, squid, rock cod, and scallops, served in a tomato seafood stew with onions, leeks, and chopped parsley, no hunks of garlic bread or claws of crab to disturb the dish. They serve casual seafood, with daily specials to feature their catches of the day. Piers like this that are as historic as they are well loved, they remind you that not all beach dwellers are millionaires, that not all foods need Michelin stars. Old Port Inn is located at 3993 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, 
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#7 Schooners W ha r f , Cayucos

The heated patio is rustic, the view spectacular, and the food inspired. Schooner’s menu features fresh seafood and steaks that are prepared

thoughtfully. Start with Schooner’s Legendary Calamari, a title that lived up to its exposition. A large calamari steak is pounded into rareness, breaded in panko and deep friend. It is cut into strips and offered with a tangy cocktail sauce, house made tartar and lemon wedges. An exceptional dish that boasts the honor of the “Best Calamari Steak”. Schooner’s has captured the essence of the sea in the Pecan Crusted Halibut with a dijon cream sauce, seasonal veggies and garlic mashed potatoes. Their Fish ‘N Chips also won crowed approval with the Alaskan Pollock dipped in a draft beer batter and deep fried to a crispy golden brown. The beer batter chips were fantastic. Schooner’s Bar has exotic drinks like Mai Tais and Cayucos Beach Ale. They have been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience since 1993. Located at 171 N. Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, (805) 995-3883.

#6 Off The Hook, Morro Bay

Start with the oyster shooters full of Morro Bay oysters served in a shot glass swimming in cold sake, ponzu, sriracha and diced green onions. You can never go wrong with Morro Bay oysters and the flavors burst thru this simply wonderful shot. Try the Sashimi bites, as each was fresh and full of the sea essence. A plate of Ahi Tuna, Ono (a white tuna), local Salmon, Hamachi (Yellow Tail), Albacore, Scallop and Taco (Octopus) were shared and each bite was expertly prepared and presented. Chef suggested trying some of their creative Rolls Of The Coast, a more American style of sushi. The Oregon Blaze Roll with its spicy tuna, jalapeno and cucumber inside rolled into a rice blanket and covered with Cajun albacore with an Asian green chili sauce, earned its name and the blaze was put out with another round of sake. This amalgamation of flavors was delightful and surprising. Off The Hook Seafood Grill and Sushi Bar is located at 833 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-5777.


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#5 Windows On The Water, Morro Bay Windows On The Water is considered one of the finest dinning establishments and they deserve the title. They have won every local award including best restaurant and even gained national attention. First, there is not a bad seat in the whole restaurant as the tides of Morro Bay ebb and flow as you are dining on the inhabitants recently plucked from its waters. Second, it is hands down the best service anywhere. Start with raw oysters, Blue Points, Morro Bay, Coromandel, and Hood Canal. Each brand extraordinary, but the subtleties came out with a squeeze of lemon juice and a dab of hot sauce. The Dungeness Crab Cake is deliciously prepared with fresh crab, jalapeno aioli and lemon vinaigrette. The Ocean Rose Abalone is locally raised, pounded to softness, and heaped on a Japanese cucumber and seaweed salad with wasabi, yuzu tobikos, and sweet soya. All exceptional. The Hawaiian albacore “Tataki Style” (seared rare) with purple sticky rice, sesame asparagus, and cucumber salad that was so perfectly prepared even the tuna was happy. The Local Sand Dabs were expertly arranged with a light fry and crispy potato cake, wilted spinach with a lemon-garlic-caper butter. Windows on the Water features a menu that changes with the seasons, benefiting from local fresh fish, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. The extensive wine list highlights many local wines, as well as renowned French vintages. Impeccable service, amazing views and awarding winning recipes. Windows on the Water is located at 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-0677.

#4 Marisol, Pismo Beach

The best way to spend your weekend is sitting in the sun on the deck absorbing tequila and taking in the breathtaking sights. Located in posh Shell Beach, this stunning restaurant not only features incredible ocean views, fun happy hours, but also an extraordinary restaurant. They have a tremendous menu with original offerings using


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the area’s freshest and preeminent produce and proteins. With the sweeping backdrops of the waves rolling in, the sun setting in a Technicolor display that made the ambiance resonate. The soulful sweet sound of an acoustic guitar surrounded us through a masterful sound system. Manager, David Kline set us with menus and a delightful quip as the sun set. The menu held a wide variety to keep everyone happy; fish, steak, sandwiches, salads and wraps all impressive as the sight waves breaking down below.

The service was impeccable, the food outstanding. Marisol has it all, a lively bar, and beautiful views of the ocean. Marisol is located at the Cliff’s Hotel at 2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, (805) 773-2511.

#3 Lido in Dolphin bay

With spectacular views, unequaled wait staff and a touch of panache rarely seen in these parts, Lido is a place to impress. Executive Chef Jacob Moss is a master culinary architect. From Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena to Restaurant Rossini in Florence, Italy to Head Chef with the Rizzo family at Café Roma to Lido, he paves a swath of unparalleled talents. He shares the philosophy of creating an innovative menu with locally grown, organic food. Start with the Cayucos Abalone and Crispy Pork Belly. The abalone is sitting on a bed of crispy pork belly with a brown butter and ginger that broke out the compliments. Every bite was perfection and a Meyer lemon sauce made this as delicious as it was beautiful. Don’t miss the Seared Dayboat Sea Scallops, three large mollusks scorched impeccably sitting on wilted market baby kales and topped with a crispy, translucent house made Pancetta. Try the Seared Ahi with roasted beets, tempura asparagus and the signature salsa verde. The Lido Restaurant is located inside Dolphin Bay Resort at 2727 Shell Beach Road in Pismo Beach, (805) 773.9800.

#2 60 State Park Restaurant and Lounge, Morro Bay

Chef Steven Smeets now sentinels over the helm of one of the best views and romantic restaurants. Their halibut and mushroom ravioli is a favorite with superb swordfish, steak and lamb. The service was impeccable, and the view of the best on the coast.  The restaurant is updated and in menu and

furnishings, but the most impressive addition is the chef. This innovative dining destination showcases the fresh seafood, colorful produce, and world-class wine of the region. Savor an unforgettable meal along with postcard-perfect views of the bay. Located inside the Inn At Morro Bay, 60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, (805) 772-2238

#1 SeaVenture, Pismo Beach

In the past, many of my after-work hours had been spent sitting at the Sea Venture watching the waves roll in, surfers float and the sun set. Meet here for Mai Tai’s for Sunday brunches or just to impress an out of town guest. While the bar boasts the best tapa’s menu, the restaurant has at its helm one of the best and brightest chefs in the area, Casey Walcott. Large Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallops sitting atop fried Brussels sprouts with a delectable lemon aioli and goat cheese spread around the plate for visual stimulation as well as palate pleasing, are a must. The scallops were bigger than a silver dollar in size and perfectly cooked with the essence of the sea shining thru the crispiness of the bacon. The best is a subtlety delectable Lobster Vol-en-Vent (French for everything is better between puff pastry). This amazing shell shaped and multi layered tartlet was swollen with sautéed lobster, grilled asparagus and cubes of fingerling potato, it sat upon a cloud of lobster cream sauce and green onions. Every bite was perfect and rich creating a harmonious experience. It was absolute flawlessness. The Sea Venture Resort Restaurant is located at 100 Ocean View Avenue in Pismo Beach, (805) 773-3463 Teri Bayus is the Host of Taste Buds, shown on Charter Channel 10 and on Central Coast Now.TV Teri’s Culinary Erotic Book, Consumed is available at http://www.amazon.com/ConsumedTeri-Bayus-ebook/dp/B016DW85PA

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oastal Dance and Music Academy, the premier performing arts academy on the Central Coast, is a beautiful state-ofthe-art facility just off the freeway in Grover Beach. The talented and dedicated faculty teaches classes in all areas of the performing arts and uses a positive and supporting teaching approach, which is technically based and age appropriate. As one happy parent said, “Coastal Dance and Music is the most professional, nurturing dance studio I have ever known! All the instructors are educated, talented and excellent! They know how to support students of all ages and abilities! This organization is family centered and completely user-friendly!” With over 90 classes in dance, theater, voice and music each week, CDMA gives families multiple choices and the ability to fulfill the whole families performing arts training in one convenient location. Classes are on-going and range from beginning toddler classes through advanced levels for experienced performing artists. Private lessons are also offered in each of the disciplines, as well as multiple performance opportunities. Yearly performances include the more intimate winter and spring recitals for theater, voice and music students and the annual studio showcase in June in Harmon Hall at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, featuring all of CDMA’s very talented performers. The experience of performing is rewarding for CDMA students as well as parents. “We just had the incredible experience of participating in the annual studio showcase and could not have been more pleased. From the rehearsal to the actual performances, everything was planned and executed seamlessly. The shows ran so smoothly and were so entertaining. We were also so impressed with how comfortable classes of toddlers were who participated in such a big event!” For those hooked on performing, CDMA’s dance companies Dance Out Loud for ages 6-13

and Synergy for teens provides the serious dance student with a more rigorous training schedule and multiple performing opportunities throughout the state. In addition, CDMA is home to Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet and Coastal Youth Theater, two non-profit companies whose mission is to create exceptional performing arts experiences for local youth. Summer brings special opportunities for CDMA students to take classes, camps and intensives from guest instructors, many of who are professionals in their fields. Broadway choreographer Matt Williams will put students through the paces of a Broadway performer in his Musical Theater Camp for ages 8-15 the week of July 11-15. Ballet Intensive’s for both intermediate and advanced dancers are offered July 18-22 and 25-29 and are an opportunity for dancers to learn from former New York City Ballet soloist, Jennifer Tinsley-Williams. If you love to sing, Broadway Choir Camp the week of August 1-5 for ages 8-13 will fit the bill and for the younger set, there is Jedi Training Camp and Preschool Princess camp. Throughout the year, Coastal Dance and Music Academy creates the perfect environment for the arts to flourish, as this parent so aptly states: “I highly recommend CDMA! The owners, instructors, and staff are talented and dedicated and the studio is beautiful. It is a wonderful environment for the students to grow and learn.” If you would like the opportunity to explore your creative side, or expose your child to the benefits of the performing arts, which fosters selfesteem, discipline, creativity, and self-confidence, CDMA is the place for you. You’ll feel like you’ve come home the moment you step in the door. Call 805-489-5678 for a free trial class, visit the website for more information www. CoastalDanceandMusicAcademy.com, or stop by 1030 Huston Street, Suite C, Grover Beach for your personal tour. spring 2016


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amp Natoma is a long-standing tradition in San Luis Obispo County that has operated since 1941 on 360 pristine oakstudded acres in the Adelaida District area of Paso Robles. Owned and operated by Camp Fire Central Coast of California, a non-profit youth development organization, Camp Natoma welcomes boys and girls, first through eleventh grades to its overnight camp program. Each session is six nights and six days and includes nutritious meals and snacks a commemorative t-shirt, all activities, and transportation. Unlike other camps, at Camp Natoma everyone sleeps outside on cots in groups organized by age and gender and supervised by trained staff. Campers sleep under the stars, explore the natural world, make new friends, express their creativity and become part of a caring community. Each day they participate in age appropriate outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, archery, arts & crafts, nature exploration, drama, music, geocaching, outdoor skills, games and more. Evenings include an entertaining and interactive campfire program. Campers, parents and staff report that perhaps one of the greatest aspects about attending Camp Natoma is being outside all week, unplugged from technology and immersed in nature. In our fast-paced, technology-centered world, camp can be a respite for kids on screen time overload. In the book Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv describes the modern child’s experience as one that may cause nature deficit disorder, or behavioral and developmental problems due to lack of time in the natural world. Camp Natoma provides campers with time for unstructured play in natural settings - an oak forest and Franklin creek. This outdoor experience enriches a child’s perception of the world, invigorates the senses and sparks curiosity. Campers often refer to Camp Natoma has their second home. The community and unique traditions make it a welcoming environment for all kids. A highly qualified and trained staff guide campers in teambuilding activities, facilitate new friendships, and support opportunities for gains in self-reliance and selfconfidence.

Camp Natoma is accredited by the American Camp Association. It’s important for families to know that, just like schools, camps can become accredited, which validates a program’s high standards for safety and camp operations. Standards for accreditation include the hiring process, staff background checks and training, inspection of campground facilities, healthcare policies and procedures, program content and more. To learn more about camp safety standards and find resources for parents, visit www.acacamps.org. Additionally, Camp Natoma has earned the Markel Insurance Safety 1st designation for proven safety record. Youth can gain important life skills and improve their well being through an overnight summer camp experience. At camp, kids are active all day - hiking, swimming, running, climbing, playing. Camp helps kids build self-confidence and self-reliance through non-competitive activities, a diverse community for teamwork, and competent, caring role models. Teens who have completed grade 10 or 11 can participate in a leadership program, an opportunity to discover their strengths and learn and practice leadership techniques. It’s easy to register for Camp Natoma—no prior camping experience is needed and new campers are always welcome. To enroll, visit www.campnatoma.org and click on registration. Camp Natoma alumni are invited to celebrate 75 years of summer fun at two special events in 2016. On June 5 there will be a dinner fundraiser at Cass Winery. For those who want to sleep under the stars, a special two-night alumni camp will be held August 5-7. Tickets are available online or by calling 805709-2569. spring 2016


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www.CoastalDanceandMusicAcademy.com/camps 1030 Huston Street Ste. C | Grover Beach | 805.489.5678

Patriot Sportfishing 3 Avila Pier Avila Beach 805-595-7200 patriotsportfishing.com Pismo Beach pismobeach.org SLO Camp and Pack 341 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo sloarmynavy.com Tackle Warehouse 747 Buckley Rd. San Luis Obispo 800-300-4916 tacklewarehouse.com Virg’s Landing 1169 Market Ave. Morro Bay 805-772-1222 virgs.com

Hot Springs Avila Hot Springs 250 Avila Beach Dr. San Luis Obispo 805-595-2359 avilahotsprings.com River Oaks Hot Springs 800 Clubhouse Dr. Paso Robles 805-238-4600 riveroakshotsprings.com Sycamore MIneral Springs


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1215 Avila Beach Dr. San Luis Obispo 805-595-7302 sycamoresprings.com

kayaking Avila Beach Paddlesports 3915 Avila Beach Dr. 805-704-6902 avilabeachpaddlesports.com Central Coast Kayaks 1879 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach 805-773-3500 centralcoastkayaks.com Kayak Horizons 551 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-6444 www.kayakhorizons.com Pismo Beach Surf Shop 470 Price St 805-773-2089 pismobeachsurfshop.com SLO Coast Kayaks 3915 Avila Beach Dr. Avila Beach 805-704-6902 avilabeachpier.com

skateparks A-Town Park 5493 Traffic Way Atascadero 805-461-7606

Cambria Skatepark 1000 Main St. Cambria Cayucos Skatepark 10 Cayucos Dr. Cayucos Grover Beach Skatepark 1750 Ramona Ave. Grover Beach Morro Bay Skatepark 231 Atascadero Rd. Morro Bay 805-781-7300 Pioneer Skatepark 19th & Riverside Paso Robles SLO Skatepark 1050 Oak St. San Luis Obispo 805-781-7067 Templeton Skatepark 6th and Main St. Templeton

SURF SHOPS Azhiaziam 1140 Front St. Morro Bay 805-771-0199 azhiaziam.com Avila Beach Paddlesports 3915 Avila Beach Dr. Avila Beach 805-704-6902

COASTAL HIKES Bluff Trail This level out and back hike passes tide pools and beaches along a picturesque rocky coastline in Montaña de Oro State Park. 1.2 - 3.4 miles Bob Jones Bike Trail This easy round trip hike or ride follows San Luis Obispo Creek to Avila Beach. 5 miles Cave Landing This short hike descends to a natural rock bridge at the end of a headland east of Avila Beach. 0.5 miles Coon Creek This out and back hike ventures up a coastal canyon at the south end of Montaña de Oro State Park. 5 miles Elfin Forest Natural Reserve This easy boardwalk loop explores a pygmy forest on the edge of Morro Bay. 1 mile Headlands Trail This gradual lollipop loop in Harmony Headlands State Park crosses a coastal valley to reach picturesque ocean bluffs on the rugged coast between Cayucos and Cambria. 4.5 miles Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve This short hikes explores a pygmy forest of coast live oaks, providing a shady level stroll on overlapping loops. 0.75 - 1.5 miles Hazard Canyon Reef This short hike descends an oceanfront ravine to a rocky shoreline graced with engaging tide pools. 1 mile avilabeachpaddlesports.com California Kiteboarding 695 Price St. #103 Pismo Beach 805-295-6306 Cayucos Surf Shop 95 Cayucos Dr. Cayucos 805-995-1000 cayucossurfcompany.com Central Coast Standup Paddling 501 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-395-0410 centralcoastoutdoors.com Esteem Surf Shop 590 Cypress St. Pismo Beach 805-773-2144 Good Clean Fun 136 Ocean Front Ave Cayucos 805-995-1993 cayucoslive.com Joe’s Surfboard Shop 362 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 805-225-1905 joes-surfboard-shop.com Momentum Paddle Sports 805-723-4009 momentumpaddlesports.com Moondoggies 781 Dolliver St.

Pismo Beach 805-773-1995 moondoggiesbeachclub.com Panchos Surf Shop 181 Pomeroy Ave. Pismo Beach 805-773-7100 Pismo Beach Surf Shop 470 Price St. 805-773-2089 SLO Coast Kayaks and SUP 805-704-6902 Avila Beach avilabeachpier.com Shell Beach Surf Shop 2665 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-1855 shellbeachsurfshop.com TKD Surfshop 911 Main St Morro Bay, CA 805-772-2431 Wavelengths 988 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-3904

surrey Rentals Wally’s Bicycle Works Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-4116

Wheel Fun Rentals 630 Cypress St. Pismo Beach 805-773-0197

whale Watching Morro Bay Boat Charters 1213 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-771-5500 morroboatcharters.com Seaweed Express Avila Beach 805-703-0397 avilabeachboatcharters.com Sub Sea Tours & Kayaks 699 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-9463 subseatours.com


Moonstone Beach Boardwalk This out and back hike crosses a boardwalk along a charming Cambria beach in Hearst San Simeon State Park. 2.85 miles Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve This lollipop loop serves up panoramic views over Morro Bay as it climbs from Los Osos to Montaña de Oro State Park. 2.6 miles Morro Rock via Morro Strand This level stroll starts from Coisters Park, crosses Morro Strand State Beach to reach Morro Rock. 1 - 3.5 miles Black Hill This out and back hike to the summit of one of the Nine Sisters reaches 360-degree views over Morro Bay. 0.6 miles Piedras Blancas This out and back hike ventures up the coast from the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery to Piedras Blancas Light Station.3.2 - 4.2 miles Point Buchon This short scenic loop or longer out-and-back hike explores the beautiful coastline south of Montaña de Oro State Park. 1.33 - 6.8 miles Point San Luis Lighthouse via Pecho Coast This docent-led hike crosses scenic coastal bluffs to reach the historic lighthouse on Point San Luis. Portola Point This loop explores a short hill in Morro Bay State Park just east of Morro Estuary with an easy-to-reach ocean overlook. 2 miles Shell Beach Bluff Trail Ontario Ridge Trail This loop explores the coast between Shell Beach and Avila Beach, on and below a 700-foot ridge. 2.8 miles Sycamore Crest Trail This out and back hike ascends the north slope of Ontario Hill to a scenic ocean view perch. 1.75 - 3.25 miles

Margarita Adventures 22719 El Camino Real Santa Margarita 805-438-3120 Vista Lago Adventure Park Lopez Lake Recreation Area 6820 Lopez Drive Arroyo Grande 805-710-7970 vistalagoadventurepark.com

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30 Years & Still Swinging

he Schaffer family – Jake and Sharyn and their sons, Lance and Todd – are celebrating thirty years of success and heartfelt pleasure helping golfers better their game. In other words, thirty years of personalized service by the owners of Roger Dunn Golf Shop Arroyo Grande outfitting “boys and girls with their golf toys.” On August 1, 1986, they moved from Wisconsin, where they were in the grocery business, to California to open a golf franchise well known for specializing in the latest and best in golf equipment. Their decision was influenced by a casual conversation between Jake and his cousin Mark Stirle, who owned a successful Roger Dunn Golf Shop in Riverside, CA. “The closest store to our location in Arroyo Grande was in Ventura,” said Lance. “San Luis golfers were waiting for us. It was amazing. I was 21 and took a break from the University of Wisconsin to come out with Dad to open the store. We’d finish measuring one person and another was waiting.” After Todd finished high school, he and Sharyn joined them in California. Noting the family never looked back, Jake said, “People are a whole lot happier buying what they want than what they need.” Over the past three decades they have witnessed an industry evolution of products that has allowed them to expand their personalized service to customized service. “Today the balls are more durable and accurate, the bags are lighter, the golf-ware stylish – in fact, cleats are made to adapt to favorite name brand shoes,” Lance said. In 2016 the shop’s secret to customization has been the addition of an in-store computer simulator that demonstrates a customer’s swing style. The computer will measure a variety of details based on a test swing by the customer. Lance or Todd will


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then select the best golf club to complement an individual’s golf play. “Customers walk out of the store with confidence that their new clubs will match their style of golfing,” said Todd. “They don’t have to guess if the club will work for them because a pro golfer pitched it on television.” Roger Dunn Golf Shop Arroyo Grande has always catered to the informed golfer and over thirty years has a track record of more than a half million transactions. Staff has been family or the few golf professionals trained to advise and fit customers with their starter set, improvement set, pro-line set and even a senior set of golf clubs. The shop has generated sales in the tens of thousands. Currently, Dani Tracy, who is LPGA certified and associated with the Central Coast Golf Academy as well as Darren Doran, Mission Prep High School’s Golf Coach, work part time in the shop. However, father and sons echoed the best part of their years owning Roger Dunn Golf Shop has been finding career success working together as a family-owned business and meeting wonderful people who have become friends over the years. “We are now seeing grandkids of golfers we fitted when we first opened,” Todd said. Youth golfing has always been a high priority for the Schaffer family. They offer discounts to academic team members, support youth tournaments, and traditionally help raise funds for The First Tee Junior Golf Program. They are also the liaison for customers wishing to donate their clubs to youth teams when they trade up to a new set.   When asked how they’ve weathered the ups and downs of the economy, Lance advised, “Be there for your customers -- always. Go where the trends in the market take you so you have what

customers want. For example, when we started the shop there were no girls’ golf teams in high school. Women’s golf is a major part of our business today. For retail stores know how to buy inventory. There will be times when business is down. You need enough of the right inventory, but you don’t want to get stuck with it. Be sure to keep up with product lines. In golf a popular manufacturer will have a hot selling club one year and then offer one that doesn’t please anyone the following year. We need to stay ahead to customize the best products for our golfers.” The Schaffers proudly state a family member has owned and operated and even opened and closed the shop seven days a week since 1986. They are ready to provide whatever the golfer needs at 190 Station Way in Arroyo Grande or give Lance or Todd a call at (805) 481-3866. Mark your calendars for the grand celebration currently in planning for this August.   - Story by Judy Salamacha

E x P E R i E n C E the AvilA BeACh Golf ResoRt, loCAteD on CAlifoRniA’s CentRAl CoAst

The Avila Beach Golf Resort is a public course located steps away from Avila’s breathtaking estuary and oceanfront! The onsite restaurant, Mulligans Bar & Grill, offers daily specials for drinks, breakfast and lunch. With four unique venue locations, the Resort presents the ideal spot for

golf courses Avila Beach Resort 6464 Avila Bay Dr. Avila Beach 805-595-4000 avilabeachresort.com

Hunter Ranch 4041 E Highway 46 Paso Robles 805-237-7444 hunterranchgolf.com

Blacklake Resort 1490 Golf Course Ln. Nipomo 805-343-1214 blacklake.com

Laguna Lake 11175 Los Osos Valley Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-781-7309 lagunalake.org

Cypress Ridge 780 Cypress Ridge Pkwy. Arroyo Grande 805-474-7979 cypressridge.com

Monarch Dunes 1606 Trilogy Pkwy. Nipomo 805-343-9459 monarchdunes.com Morro Bay 201 State Park Rd. Morro Bay 805-782-8060

Chalk Mountain 10000 El Bordo Rd. Atascadero 805-466-8848 chalkmountaingolf.com Dairy Creek 2990 Dairy Creek Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-471-6196 slocountyparks.com/facilities/dairycreek

Pismo State Beach 25 W. Grand Ave. Grover Beach 805-481-5215

your Wedding, Private Event, Concerts & Festivals and more! 6464 Ana Bay Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424 | (805) 595-4000 info@avilabeachresort.com | www.AvilaBeachResort.com *Photo credits: Blake from Slotography (left) & Jake and Necia Photography (right)

River Oaks Golf Course 800 Clubhouse Dr. Paso Robles 805-226-8099 San Simeon Pines Resort 7200 Moonstone Beach Dr. Cambria 805-927-4648 Sea Pines Golf Resort 1930 Solano St. Los Osos 805-528-5252 x2 seapines.com/golf

PlaY blacklake Located on the Nipomo Mesa, Blacklake Golf Resort features 27 holes comprised of three distinct nine-hole layouts. Play well, hang out and savor the beauty of Blacklake Golf Resort.



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SPAS & SALONS North Coast Discover where the locals go for great food and wine in Ventura. Visit three wineries and sample sweet & savory goodies with a light bistro lunch included. Offered on Saturday and Sundays

$99 per person

Awaken Harmony Massage & Spa 501 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805- 215-4584 awakenharmony.abmp.com

transportation included

Back Stage Salon 960 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-1083 Bay Beauty Spa 1140 Front St. Morro Bay 805-772-5038 baybeautyspa.com Catch A Wave Beauty Salon 530 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 805-772-2164

Tickets can be purchased online at VisitVenturaCA.com/winetours Or by calling before noon on Friday at 805•648•2075

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Moonstone Day Spa 7432 Exotic Garden Dr.. Cambria 805-927-5159 cambriamassage.com/ moonstone-day-spa New Horizon Hair & Nail Salon 2790 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-9123 Rio Salon 330 Morro Bay Blvd. Morro Bay 805-771-8700 riospaandsalon.com Serenity By The Sea 545 Main St.

Morro Bay 805-772-7333 serenitymorrobay.com

Real, Atascadero 805-461-3262 salon62.com

Shear Dimensions 1052 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-3201

Vinotherapy 5990 Entrada Ave., Atascadero 805-466-8466 vinotherapystudio.com

Spa By The Bay 895 Napa Ave. Morro Bay 805- 234-6922 spamorrobay.com/Home Tan De Soleil 670 Quintana Road Morro Bay 805-771-8786 tandesoleilmorrobay.com

NORTH County River Oaks Hot Springs 800 Clubhouse Dr. Paso Robles 805-238-4600 riveroakshotsprings.com Salon Gloss 818 13th St. Paso Robles 805-227-6604 salonglossca.com Salon62 6895 El Camino

San Luis Obispo Ageless in SLO 805 Aerovista Pl., #102 San Luis Obispo 805-540-5085 Agelessinslo.com A French Touch Salon 1023 Nipomo St. San Luis Obispo 805-785-0340 frenchtouchsalon.com Bluebird Salon and Spa 742 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 805-593-0234 bluebirdsalon.com Enchante Body Care Spa 560 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-5486 enchantemassage.com

Faces A’La Mode Inc. 1601 Osos St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-5729 facesandalamode.com

SLO Wellness Center 1428 Phillips Ln. #300 San Luis Obispo 805-543-8688 slowellness.com

Heaven Tea Leaf & Foot 1741 W Grand Ave. Grover Beach 805-473-8388 groverbeachmassage.com

Hive Natural Beauty Collective 2033 Santa Barbara Ave., San Luis Obispo 805-439-2255 hivebeauty.com

Sycamore Mineral Springs 1215 Avila Beach Dr. San Luis Obispo 805-595-7302 sycamoresprings.com/spa

Salon OM 56 Landing Passage Avila Beach 805-627-1550 salonomavilabeach.com

Shift Hair 1050 Broad St. San Luis Obispo 805-546-9900 shifthair.com

South County

Tigerlily Salon & Spa 659 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-9911 tigerlilysalon.com The Bladerunner Salon & Day Spa 894 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-5131 thebladerunner.com The Spa at Madonna Inn 100 Madonna Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-543-3000 madonnainn.com/spa.php

A VItal Touch 731 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-2206 avitaltouchdayspa.com Avila Bay Athletic Club & Spa 6699 Bay Laurel Pl. Avila Beach 805-595-7600 abac.caclubs.com Beauty Secrets Salon & Beauty Spa 847 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach 805-489-3373 beautysuppliespismo.com

Shear Designs 2665 Shell Beach Rd. Ste C, Shell Beach 805-773-5379 The Spa at Dolphin Bay 2727 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-5003 thedolphinbay.com/Spa Tutta Bella Salon 1750 El Camino Real Grover Beach 805-489-4589 tuttabella.net Zada Salon Spa & Surf 600 Price St., Pismo Beach 805-556-0858 zadasalonspa.com

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ENTERTAINMENT north coast 10th Street Grill 2011 10th St. Los Osos 805-528-2011 10thstreetgrill.com Baywood Ale House 690 Santa Maria Ave. Los Osos 805-752-1089 Cambria Pines Lodge 2905 Burton Dr. Cambria 805-927-4200 cambriapineslodge.com The SIren 900 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-8478 Mozzi’s Saloon 2262 Main St. Cambria 805-927-4767 mozzissaloon.com Old Cayucos Tavern 130 N. Ocean Ave. Cayucos 805-995-3209 oldcayucostavern.com Otter Rock Café 885 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-1420 otterrockcafe.com Skippers Restaurant 113 N. Ocean Cayucos 805-995-1122 Sweet Springs Saloon 990 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 805-528-3764 sweetspringssaloon.com Tognazzini’s Dockside 245 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-8100 morrobaydockside.com Windows On The Water 699 Embarcadero Ste. 7 Morro Bay 805-772-0677 windowsmb.com


north county Asuncion Ridge 725 12th St. Paso Robles 805-237-1425 asuncionridge.com Avion & Claw 6155 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-461-9463 avionandclaw.com Broken Earth Winery 5625 Highway 46E. Paso Robles 805-239-2562 brokenearthwinery.com Bru Coffeehouse 576 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-464-5007 brucoffeehouse.com Camozzi’s 5855 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-466-1880 D’anbino Vineyards & Cellars 710 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-227-6800 danbino.com La Bellasera Hotel & Suites 206 Alexa Ct. Paso Robles 805-238-2834 labellasera.com Last Stage West 15050 Morro Rd. 805-461-1393 laststagewest.net Pappy Mcgregor’s 1122 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-238-7070 pappymcgregors.com Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge 1103 Spring St. Paso Robles 805-238-2660 pasoroblesinn.com

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Pine Street Saloon 1234 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-238-1114 pinestreetsaloon.com The Pony Club 1021 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-226-9995 hotelcheval.com The Ranch 1285 Mission St. San Miguel 805-467-5047 liveattheranch.com Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Rd. Paso Robles 805-226-8881 sculpterra.com Vina Robles Amphitheatre 3800 Mill Rd. Paso Robles 805-286-3680 vinarobles.com

san luis obispo Bon Temps Creole Café 1000 Olive St. 805-544-2100 bontempscreolecafe.com Bulls Tavern 1032 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-2217 Creeky Tiki 782 Higuera St. 805-903-2591 creekytiki.com Fremont Theatre 888 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 805-546-8600 themovieexperience.com Frog & Peach Pub 728 Higuera St. 805-595-3764 frogandpeachpub.com The Graduate 990 Industrial Way 805-541-0969 slograd.com

Linnaea’s Café 1110 Garden St. 805-541-5888 linnaes.com Library Lounge 723 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-542-0199 Luna Red 1023 Chorro St. 805-540-5243 lunaredslo.com McCarthy’s 43 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-1900 Mothers Tavern 725 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-8733 motherstavern.com Pappy Mcgregor’s 1865 Monterey St. 805-543-Kilt (5458) pappymcgregors.com Slo Brewing Co. 1119 Garden St. 805-543-1843 slobrewingco.com SLO Little Theatre 888 Morro St. San Luis Obispo 805-786-2440 slolittletheatre.com Sunset Drive In 255 Elks Lane San Luis Obispo 805-544-4475

south county Central Coast Casino 359 W. Grand Ave.

Grover Beach 805-474-8500 slopoker.com

Grover Beach 805-489-3639 mongossaloon.com

Creative Juices Lounge 874 Guadalupe St. Guadalupe 805-219-0518 creativejuicelounge.com

Mr. Rick’s 404 Front St. Avila Beach 805-595-7425 mrricks.com

F. Mclintocks Saloon 750 Mattie Rd. Pismo Beach 133 Bridge St. Arroyo Grande 805-773-1892 mclintocks.com

Sea Venture 100 Ocean View Pismo Beach 805-773-4994 seaventure.com

Harry’s Night Club & Beach Bar Cypress And Pomeroy Downtown Pismo Beach 805-773-1010 harryspismobeach.com Laetitia Winery 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr. Arroyo Grande 805-481-1772 laetitiawine.com Lido Restaurant At Dolphin Bay 2727 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-4300 thedolphinbay.com Locked Inn Grove Beach 805-270-3259 thelockedinn.com Manrock Brewing Co. 1750 El Camino Real Ste. A Grover Beach 805-270-3089 manrockbrewing.com Mongo’s Saloon 359 W. Grand Ave.

Shell Café 1351 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-8300 shellcafepismo.com Ralph & Duanes 108 W Branch St. Arroyo Grande 805-481-2871 ralphandduanes.com Talley Vineyards 3031 Lopez Dr. Arroyo Grande 805-489-0446 talleyvineyards.com The Cliffs Resort 2757 Shell Beach Rd. 805-773-5000 cliffsresort.com Ventana Grill 2575 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-0000 ventanagrill.com Vino Versato 781 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-6563 vinoversato.com



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MISSION PLAZA SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA FEATURING: Grammy Award-winning Airto Moreira & Eyedentity Rebirth Brass Band featuring Diana Purim... and more!

Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra John Worley’s Mo Chi Sextet performing Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue

Zzah, Patrick Contreras “Violin on Fire” and Zongo All-Stars Plus High School and College bands on two youth stages!

Steve McCann & His Jazz All-Stars

85 $35 $28 $20









All Vallitix Locations And Boo Boo Records

www.SLOJazzFEST.ORG 1-888-825-5484

Advance VIP, General Admission and Student tickets at Boo Boo Records in SLO and VALLITIX outlets. Order online at www.vallitix.com or charge by phone at 888-825-5484. Blankets and low-backed beach chairs (2’ or less) only (limited space, all seating is 1st-come, 1st-served). And, please no high-backed chairs. Children under 10 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult (one child per adult). Rain or Shine. No Umbrellas. No pets. Beer and Wine available for over 21 with ID. Please no outside food, drink, or cameras. Food and beverage for purchase inside venue. No ins and outs after 6:30PM - will be firmly enforced this year. Subject to search. All proceeds benefit the future Summer Jazz Workshop and SLO Jazz Festival, a 501(c)3, and all community charities it serves.






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Calendar of Events April

Cambria Chili Cook-Off & Car Show (CM) cambriachamber.org Cambria Fish Fry (CM) cambriachamber.org

Cambria Wildflower Show (CM) ffrpcambria.org

Central Coast Orchid Show (AG) fcos.org Earth Day Food & Wine Festival (TM) earthdayfoodandwine.com Morro Bay City Wide Yard Sale (MB) morrobay.org Morro Bay Kite Festival (MB) morrobaykitefestival.org SLO Marathon (SL) slomarathon.com

Sculptors Symposium (CM) californiasculptorssymposium.org Taste of Pismo (PB) pismochamber.com

Wine, Waves & Beyond (PB) winewavesandbeyond.com May Avila Beach Tequila Festival (AB) avilabeachresort.com


AB = Avila Beach AG = Arroyo Grande CY = Cayucos CM = Cambria LO = Los Osos

Strawberry Festival (AG) arroyograndevillage.org

Avila Beach Blues Festival (AB) otterproductionsinc.com Festival of Beers (AB) californiafestivalofbeers.com Taste of Cambria (CM)

Cruisinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Morro Bay Car Show (MB) morrobaycarshow.org May Madness (CY) cayucoschamber.com

Pacific Breeze Concert Series (PB) pismobeach.org Paso Robles Wine Festival (PR) pasowine.com

Inspired Home & Garden Expo (SL) inspiredexpos.com SLO Jazz Festival slojazzfest.org


Concerts in the Plaza (SLO) downtownslo.com

Concours d â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Elegance Car Show (SL) sanluisobispoconcours.com Central Coast Oyster Festival (AB)

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MB = Morro Bay OD = Oceano Dunes PR = Paso Robles PB = Pismo Beach SL = San Luis Obispo

centralcoastoysterfestival.com Olive Festival (PR) pasoroblesolivefestival.com

Pacific Breeze Concert Series (PB) pismobeach.org

Pismo Beach Classic Car Show (PB) thepismobeachclassic.com Roll Out the Barrels (EV, AG) slowine.com Vintage Trailer Rally (PB) vintagetrailercamp.com


4th of July Parade and Celebration (CY) cayucoschamber.com 4th of July Fireworks Celebration (PB) pismochamber.com Arroyo Grande Car Show (AG) arroyovalleycarclub.org

Central Coast Wine Classic (AB) centralcoastwineclassic.org Concerts in the Plaza (SLO) downtownslo.com Festival Mozaic (SLOC) festivalmozaic.com

Pacific Breeze Concert Series (PB) pismobeach.org

Inspired Home & Garden Expo (SL) inspiredexpos.com

Paderewski Festival (PR) paderewskifest.com

Seven Sisters Festival (LO) sevensistersfest.com



Portuguese Festival (CY) cayucoschamber.com

Summer Faire (CM) cambriachamber.org

Still Frothy Billabong Surf Festival (PB) us.billabong.com Antique Street Faire (CY) cayucoschamber.com


Central Coast Railroad Festival (SLOC) ccrrf.com

Concerts in the Plaza (SLO) downtownslo.com

Open Studio Tour (SLOC) sloartscouncil.org

Classic California Golf Invitational (PB) Pismochamber.com

Inspired Home, Garden & Gourmet Expo (PR) inspiredexpos.com Party on Price (PB) Pismochamber.com

Trading Day, Kids Flea Market & Bike Rodeo (PR) pasoroblesdowntown.org


A Taste of Downtown & Arte De Tiza (PR) pasoroblesdowntown.org Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival (AG) agharvestfestival.com Avocado & Margarita Festival (MB) avomargfest.com Pinedorado Days (CM) pinedorado.com

Morro Bay Harbor Festival (MB) mbhf.com

Oktoberfest (CM) cambriachamber.org

Pismo Beach Clam Festival (PB) pismochamber.com

Scarecrow and Harvest Festival (CM) cambriascarecrows.com


Cayucos Car Show (CY) cayucoschamber.com

Christmas Concert & Parade in the Village (AG) agchristmasparade.com Garagiste Wine Festival (PR) californiagaragistes.com

Holiday Extravaganza at Melodrama (OC) americanmelodrama.com

Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Harvest on the Coast (AB) slowine.com Christmas at the Hearst Castle (SS) hearstcastle.org Festival of the Trees (CM) cambriachamber.org

Holiday in the Pines (CM) cambriachristmasmarket.com Lighted Boat Parade (MB) morrobayboatparade.com


Art & Wine Festival Cambria (CM) seecambria.com Model Railroad Train Show (OD) slomra.org Polar Bear Ocean Dip (CY) visitcayucosca.com Winter Bird Festival (MB) morrobaybirdfestival.org


Antique Show (AG) slohomepage.com

BlendFest on the Coast (PR) pasowine.com

Inspired Home, Garden & Gourmet Expo (PR) inspiredexpos.com

Coastal Discovery & Stewardship (SLOC) visitcambriaca.com California Western Monarch Day (PB) monarchbutterfly.org Western Dance Jamboree (CM) cambriachamber.org


Inspired 5K Fun Run & Expo (SL) inspiredexpos.com

SLO International Film Festival (SL) slofilmfest.org

Sea Glass Festival (CY) cayucos-sea-glass-festival.myshopify.com Vintage Paso: Zinfandel & Other (PR) pasowine.com

Photos: PhotoByVivian.com

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101 WAYS TO PLAY on the central coast

Archery, Swimming, Hiking, Arts & Crafts Geocaching, Nature Activities , Skits, Games, Camp Fires & More! Multiple sessions available. 1st – 11th Grades

Visit us at www.CampNatoma.org to get excited and find out more information!


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South County Transit spring 2016


• Hiking Spend the day at • Camping • Kayaking and much more...

Lopez Lake

Fun for all at Lopez Lake!


Work up a sweat at

Vista Lago Adventure Park

• High Speed Zip Lines • 40+ Elements • Great Rates VistaLagoAdventurePark .com

Cool off at

Mustang Water Park


• Heated Kiddie Pool • 600 ft Waterslides •Awesome Stampede


101 WAYS TO PLAY on the central coast

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101 Ways to Play on the Central Coast  

Find out where to go and what to do on the Central Coast of California, in our Along the Coast edition!

101 Ways to Play on the Central Coast  

Find out where to go and what to do on the Central Coast of California, in our Along the Coast edition!