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Morro Bay is unlike any other California seaside town. Just off its shore an ancient volcanic monolith known as Morro Rock rises 576 feet from the ocean, amplifying the magnificence of this stunning coastal backdrop. The walkable town has an active seaside fishing village and bustling waterfront Embarcadero filled with shops, art galleries and restaurants.
For travelers who seek local wine, fresh seafood and adventures filled with wildlife watching and iconic coastal experiences, look no further than Morro Bay. Known as one of the country’s best places for bird watchers, the bay is also home to otters, dolphins and seals, while boasting over six miles of coastline. With Highway One on one side and the bay on the other, outdoor activities are abundant: kayaking, whale-watching tours, sailing, kite-flying, ocean-side golf, biking, stand-up paddle boarding and world-class surfing are all in a day’s fun.
Located just minutes from world-renowned Hearst Castle, historic missions, breathtaking Montana de Oro State Park, and surrounded by vineyards from Paso Robles to Edna Valley, Morro Bay is a destination designed to fit any style and budget for families, couples or groups.
Morro Bay also offers a myriad of year-round events including food, wine and music festivals, art fairs and car shows unique to the town.
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San Luis Obispo (, Spanish: [san ˈlwis oˈβispo]) is a city in the U.S. state of California and San Luis Obispo County, 190 miles (310 km) north of Los Angeles and 230 miles (370 km) south of San Francisco on Southern California's Central Coast. The population was 45,119 at the 2010 census.Founded in 1772 by Spanish Franciscan Junípero Serra, San Luis Obispo is one of California's oldest European-founded communities. Serra's Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was named after the 13th-century saint and bishop Louis of Toulouse. The city, locally referred to as San Luis or SLO, is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County and is adjacent to California Polytechnic State University.
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles (320 km) south of San Francisco. The population was 1,627 at the 2010 census. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Avila Beach as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name.
Cambria () is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). The name Cambria, chosen in 1869, is the Latin name for Wales. Cambria is situated amidst Monterey pines in one of only three such native forests. Previously, the town had gone by the names of Slabtown, Rosaville, San Simeon, and Santa Rosa. The corresponding census designated place (CDP) had a population of 6,032 at the 2010 census, slightly down from 6,232 at the 2000 census.
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