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Best Seat on Earth for this Solar Eclipse!
08/08/2017

Best Seat on Earth for this Solar Eclipse!

Speaking from experience, there’s no better spot to watch the solar eclipse than on the quiet shoreline in Morro Bay. Free from the interference of tall city buildings, the calm coast holds the best stage for the moon’s rare performance. This is truly a photographer’s and sight-seer’s delight.
Plan on being here Monday, August 21st to readily welcome the eclipse at 10:16am PST. At this time, the moon will engulf 66.7% of the sun, then slowly return to its original location by 11:40am. Expect to feel temperatures drop and our shorebirds singing their nighttime songs!
Waking up early on a Monday will be worth it – grab your coffee to-go and head to one of these vantage points for the show of a lifetime:

· Panoramic Black Hill:

Just up the driveway of the Morro Bay Golf Course is the entryway to Black Hill trail. Don’t be alarmed – this short hike is perfect for all ages and abilities to enjoy. The top of the trail is worth every step, with a 360-degree view of Estero Bay including Los Osos, Baywood, Morro Bay and some of Cayucos. You will be the closest person to the eclipse in Morro Bay (with the very best view!). Many of our native birds will be close by to join you.

· Kayak to the Sandspit:
Perfect for the adventurous souls, the trek to the sandspit is unreachable by foot. Rent a kayak and paddle out to the sand spit for the morning. Hardly touched by human, the sand spit makes for a day of exploration and fun. Don’t be surprised leave with a kayak filled with gorgeous shells, flowers and stones from your visit. And, as the farthest location from town, your solar eclipse experience will show drastic lighting and temperature changes. Be prepared for a memorable escapade!

· Beach Brunch Picnic:
Find fun family time eating brunch the Morro Bay way. Pack your breakfast in a picnic basket and head to Morro Strand Beach for a meal with a view. This is the perfect time to play on the beach with lower tides and few beach-goers. With Morro Rock as a backdrop, your eclipse pictures will be beyond Instagram-worthy!
Don’t feel like cooking? You’re lucky Morro Bay has several delicious bakeries to grab some breakfast at. Follow the smell of fresh warm bread, or click HERE to check out some of the best.

SAFETY: Remember, the only safe way to view a solar eclipse is through special-purpose solar filters or eclipse glasses. It is unsafe to view the eclipse from dark sunglasses, camera lenses, binoculars or a telescope. For more information about solar eclipse safety, click HERE.



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Avo-Mazing Weekend Getaway
08/01/2017

Avo-Mazing Weekend Getaway

Imagine: perfect 70 degree weather, crisp ocean breezes, fresh homemade guacamole, salty margaritas, and your best friends all in one weekend. The perfection can be found during Morro Bay’s weekend dedicated to avocados, great food, and tasty margaritas during September 8th through 10th. Plan your next vacation to come savor some of the freshest food and premium drinks you’ll ever experience.
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Meet the Locals: Whales, Dolphins, Otters & more...
07/17/2017

Meet the Locals: Whales, Dolphins, Otters & more...

Morro Bay is lucky enough to host the largest animals on earth year-round. Impossible to be kept in captivity, the only way to see the majestic creatures is to venture around their natural habitat. These massive migrators are a treasure to behold.
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Record Numbers of Adorable Sea Otters Delight Morro Bay Visitors this Spring
03/23/2017

Record Numbers of Adorable Sea Otters Delight Morro Bay Visitors this Spring

Morro Bay, CA, March 28, 2017 – There’s an abundance of pure unadulterated cuteness going on from the recent increase in California Sea Otter families living in Morro Bay. Mommas and babies are everywhere eating and grooming each other as if no one is watching. But we are and we can’t look away - they are so dang cute!
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Save When you Surf, Sail, Kayak, Paddleboard, Golf and Surrey this Spring in Morro Bay, CA
02/21/2017

Save When you Surf, Sail, Kayak, Paddleboard, Golf and Surrey this Spring in Morro Bay, CA

Morro Bay, CA, February 21, 2017 – Take a deep breath in the great outdoors and save this spring on al fresco adventure when you stay in a Morro Bay hotel, motel or inn. In March and April the weather is warm and the water is abundant, perfect for families and spring breakers to dive into epic adventure for less. Check into a Morro Bay hotel and receive a passport worth $130 in savings on activity rentals and tours including boogie boards, surf boards, kayaks and tours, paddleboards, sailing tours, golf and surreys. And, these spring lodging specials offer even more in savings.
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Morro Bay is for Lovebirds Keen on Savings this February
01/23/2017

Morro Bay is for Lovebirds Keen on Savings this February

Romance is in abundance all year long in Morro Bay, but with Valentine's Day and President’s Day three-day weekend right around the corner, the season of love is front and center. So naturally, it’s time to plan your romantic getaway, and if you want to save a few clams, Morro Bay is the paradise for lovebirds trying to do just that. There’s plenty of romance, adventure, culture and gastronomies to fall in love with in this quaint seaside village located on Highway 1 along the Coast in San Luis Obispo County, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and this February it’s more affordable to get away.
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Winter is For the Birds: Calling all Bird Lovers and Lovebirds to Morro Bay, CA
12/21/2016

Winter is For the Birds: Calling all Bird Lovers and Lovebirds to Morro Bay, CA

Morro Bay, CA, December 22, 2016 – Winter is the perfect time to visit Morro Bay, CA and enjoy the fantastic coastal destination with sunny days perfect for lovebirds, with romantic hikes and cozy nights by the fire, and bird watching considering the quaint town is located along of the Pacific Flyway. In fact, winter is birding season and the Morro Bay National Estuary Preserve and its 800-acre wetland are home more than 250 species of land, sea, and shore birds, both migratory and resident and dozens of endangered species including Peregrine Falcons. Lovebirds flock to Morro Bay in the winter to enjoy the romantic sunsets, restaurants and cozy hotel rooms, so book your romantic getaway today! Find a plethora of bird watching and love bird lodging specials throughout January and February here, including offers to stay two nights and get third night half-off! Plus, every hotel guest in Jan/Feb will receive our Food & Wine Passport with over $90 in food offers.
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Kid’s PASSPORT of goodies!
10/30/2016

Kid’s PASSPORT of goodies!

Kid’s PASSPORT of goodies! Stay in Morro Bay for Two Nights this November or December and Kids get FREE Stuff! Free Whale Watching, Kite, Museums, Clam Chowder, Stickers, Hats, Taffy and more! Morro Bay, CA, November 1, 2016 – Is your family FREE this November or December? Stay in Morro Bay, CA lodging properties for two nights and kids get all kinds of free stuff! Entrance to 3 museums is FREE including the Museum of Natural History, the Skateboard Museum and the Estuary Nature Center! Free cup of clam chowder, kites and more! Not to mention all the other fun FREE stuff there is to do like tide pooling, hiking and beach combing for sand dollars. Morro Bay is perfect for family reunions and holiday get-togethers and offers abundant lodging choices, amazing local seafood, great family restaurants, activities like kayaking and whale watching as well as shopping and wine tasting!
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Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week this September in Morro Bay – Cuteness is Everywhere!
08/24/2016

Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week this September in Morro Bay – Cuteness is Everywhere!

Morro Bay, CA, August 25, 2016 – There’s a lot of pure unadulterated cuteness going on in Morro Bay and they are called Sea Otters! What better time to catch a glimpse of these sea creatures in their natural habitat than this September in the quaint town of Morro Bay as they celebrate the 14th Annual National Sea Otter Awareness Week, September 18-24, 2016. Otters are everywhere and easy to find and close enough for a good look, just plop down a beach chair along the Morro Bay Harbor Walk that runs along Coleman Drive and start watching. This location is also a great viewing place from your vehicle as well. If there isn’t a family of them hanging out already, they will soon appear. Target Rock area located on the southeast side of Morro Rock is probably the best landmark to work from according to Eric Endersby, the Morro Bay Harbor Director. Mother’s or Coleman beach is another great location at the intersection of Embarcadero and Coleman Drive.
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Morro Bay, CA Grows Mother Nature’s Finest: Oysters and Avocados
07/24/2016

Morro Bay, CA Grows Mother Nature’s Finest: Oysters and Avocados

Morro Bay Oysters and Avocados are Mother Nature's Finest
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