Adventures & Activities
Great weather, sparkling ocean.
Spouting whales just off shore.
Outdoor activities galore, and creative endeavors to feed the soul.
We’re always looking for a new adventure and a way to explore this beautiful place.
In addition to healthy outdoor activities on water and land (and maybe even sky), we share our favorite creative ways to experience unique and fun Central-Coast themed activities. Our goal is to share a variety of ideas, from mainstream to offbeat, that add to your flavor-filled life.
Adventures & Activities Special Features:
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Resources & Guides
- The Great Flavors Central Coast Adventure Guide (coming soon)
Adventures and Activities
- Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo Beach – Where Butterflies Fill the Air
All is quiet as you walk toward the towering eucalyptus trees in the Monarch Butterfly Grove near Pismo Beach. Nothing seems to be going on, just a gentle breeze that’s ruffling the leaves. But you pause, and look up. There, high in the branches, black and orange striped confetti flits and flutters, as hundreds of […]
- 2018: Dive In to a Great New Year (Pismo Beach Polar Plunge)
Feature Video Happy New Year from the Flavor Team! How did you ring in this shiny new year? We kicked off 2018 with a Polar Bear Plunge into the chilly waters off Pismo Beach. Whew! Bracing and invigorating! Let’s all dive in to new beginnings, fresh starts, and the uncharted waters of new experiences as […]
- Tooth & Nail Winery: Paint Bar Activity (46 West Wineries, Paso Robles)
Feature Video When we heard about the Anti-Valentine’s Paint Bar at Tooth & Nail Winery along the 46 West wine trail in Paso Robles, we knew we wanted to sign up. (And we suggest you do the same next time it’s offered.) Why? Unconventional winery: The castle (complete with moat) setting of Tooth & Nail […]
- Mission Accomplished 2017: Another 100 Miles in the SLO Swim Center Challenge
One year, and many (many) hours later, we accomplished our goal of completing the SLO Swim Center’s 100-Mile Challenge for the second year in a row. And as we rediscovered and came to understand more deeply, there’s more to reaching the goal than making it to the finish. It really is about the journey, and […]
- New Year’s Activity Guide: Central Coast Style
We promise not to start this with clichés about how quickly this year has whizzed past (but ain’t that the truth?!). Instead, we’ll focus on making plans to celebrate all that happened in 2017 and welcome in the New Year. Of course, there’s always the option of making reservations at your restaurant of choice, but […]
- Got Pumpkins? 7 Places to Pick Your Perfect Calabasa in SLO
It’s pumpkin time. Not only does that mean it’s time for pumpkin-spiced everything (and we mean everything), but it’s time to go pumpkin hunting for the perfect orange orb that will add the fall touch to your décor or become the canvas for the best carved jack-o-lantern in the neighborhood. And, sure, you can dig […]
- What’s SUP! 10 Easy Tips to Rock your First Stand-Up Paddleboarding Experience
Feature Video Otters raise their heads in hello. Silver schools of fish flow and reshape through the kelp like mercury. Harbor seals bark their greeting. Or perhaps they’re barking a strong suggestion for you to slow down, breathe, and relax. After all, you’re on a Stand-Up Paddleboard. As you gently dip your paddle and glide […]
- Firelight Rhapsody: Enjoy the Simple Pleasure of a Pismo Beach Campfire (10 Easy Steps)
Feature Video Sitting with friends around the campfire, watching the waves, cooking simple camp food, and enjoying life…. Ah, yes. This is one of the Flavor Team‘s favorite activities, all year round. Over the years, we’ve learned a few tricks to building a beach fire. Here’s what you need to know to create your own […]
- Top 3 Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July (Central Coast Style)
Pick Your Fireworks Location and Plan Your Day Around One of These Ocean Towns What’s better than the Fourth of July—celebrating freedom, opportunity, and gratitude for all we have here in the USA, all wrapped up in red, white, and blue, and centered around time with family and friends? And fireworks! (Did we mention fireworks?!?) The […]
- A Whale’s Tale: SLO Sailing on the Central Coast
Waves and whales (lots of whales) converge on a SLO Sailing trip out of Avila Bay, Central Coast, California Feature Video As we step out of the small power boat and board the Spirit, Captain Mark Kocina with Central Coast Sailing Charters helps us find our seats circling the teak table in the middle of […]
- The Gem of the Central Coast: Moonstone Beach
Activity:: Hike, Beach Walks, Surfing, Body Boarding Location: Just outside Cambria, California Ever since I moved to California over three years ago, I began to explore the many hiking areas around the Central Coast. How cool is it that we have so many choices: inland trails, trails along the coast, and a variety of beaches. […]
- Ring in 2017 with a Polar Plunge — Central Coast Style
Are you looking forward to the new year? Planning activities, adventures, events, and things to do that will be fun and memorable? Here’s just the thing to kick off 2017 in high spirits: a polar plunge on New Year’s Day. We know we’re lucky to live on the Central Coast, and here’s another reason. There are not one, […]
- Mission Accomplished: Flavor Team Achieves 100 Mile Challenge/2016
Along the way toward completing the challenge of swimming 100 miles during 2016 at the SLO Swim Center, an interesting thing happened…. When we signed up in January 2016 for the 100 Mile Challenge at the SLO Swim Center, little did we know how much it would create ripples and seep into so many other […]
- SLO Swim Center: So Much More than a Lap Pool
Outdoor pool provides community-focused programs for everyone. As you turn the corner at Laurel and Southwood on the southern edge of San Luis Obispo, nice townhomes and huge eucalyptus trees line the residential street. There’s no clue that at the end of the lane lies one of the city’s sparkling gems: the SLO Swim Center. […]
- 100 Mile SLO Swim Challenge
It is a brisk afternoon and I am heading down to the local pool for my next swim (SLO Swim Center – ). I am excited to jump feet first into the pool to cool down, get some exercise, and just enjoy the water. Swimming has become one of my favorite activities and jumping in […]