Local Area Attractions
Close to Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and Hearst Castle. Centrally located to farmers markets, walking and biking paths. Enjoy Restaurants, Piers and Hot Springs not far from the park.
Avila Valley Barn
Located within walking distance from the campground this is a popular destination for locals and tourists. Deli, ice cream, fudge, baked goods, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Open all year long. Winter hours are Thursday through Monday, 10am to 5pm.
Bob Jones Trail
The Bob Jones Trail is located right outside the entrance to the campground. The trail is a well-paved county-maintained bike trail. It is great for all levels of hiking and biking. Dogs are welcome on the trail. The trail starts on Ontario road and ends at the beach in Avila and is less than a 3 mile ride.
San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market Thursday Night and Saturday Morning
Enjoy one of the largest and oldest farmer's market in the state. BBQ, Fresh fruit, vegetables, and live entertainment. Plenty for the kids and much more. Many stores stay open late. Located on Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. No admission fee. 6pm to 9pm. 805-541-0286
Saturday Mornings Farmers Market is located in the park lot at 445 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. Every Saturday morning 8am-1030am. Local farmers selling their fresh picked fruit, vegetables and flowers. 805-544-9570
Hearst Castle/Elephant Seals
Enjoy a scenic drive to Hearst Castle located less than an hours drive on the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Tours are available or just stop into the visitor's center.
Take a short drive north of the Hearst Castle and view the Elephant Seals.
Avila Beach Trolley
Pismo to Avila Beach Trolley service operates from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, starting March 29th through early June when EXPANDED summer service begins. Starting June 5th the trolley will run Thursday to Sunday.
The Trolley will start running on Friday nightsfor Avila Farmer's Market April 4th through September.
Central Coast Aquarium
Do you SEA what I SEA! The Central Coast Aquarium welcomes you to experience the ocean, not just the beach. SEA marine life up close and personal, engage with our amazing animals and learn about their local habitats and ecosystems. Open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Avila Beach Golf Resort
The Avila Beach Golf Resort is located in Avila Beach, CA. You can drive a couple miles to the golf course from the campground or take a stroll through the golf course on the Bob Jones Trail.
Check out the website for different music venues and festivals.
Experience the wild terrain of the Pismo Dunes and Oceano State Recreation Area. Take a trip about 3 miles south of Pismo Beach off of HWY 1 and check out the dunes. Oceano Dunes is the only state park where vehicles can be driven on the beach. Watch the fun or join in! You can rent a dune buggy or ATV!
Avila Beach Farmers Market
The Avila Farmers Market takes place April through September on Fridays, 4pm-8pm.
Take a stroll on the pier, watch the live entertainment, check out the local crafts and enjoy food from the local restaurants.
Catch the free trolley that runs especially for the farmers market.
Hot Springs of Avila
Enjoy the hot springs located a few steps from the campground.
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
A gem among the historic Spanish California missions, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a must see for history buffs, family vacationers, and tourists of all kinds. Founded in 1772 by Father Junipero Serra this still active Mission church lies at the center of modern-day downtown San Luis Obispo.
Enjoy a free tour of the Mission, museum and gift shop, as well as the thriving garden featuring a well, fountain and trellises.