| Points of Interest
Visit nearby points of interest and experience the natural beauty of our coastal and inland preserves.
Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande offers 22 miles of shoreline and rugged mountainous terrain providing not only recreation, but scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Huasna is a name for an Indian princess which is part of the Chumash Indian legends or beliefs. This valley provides unique opportunities to view native trees, flowers and wildlife.
The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex comprises 18 miles of the largest, most bio diverse, coastal dune-lagoon ecosystem on earth.
Pismo State Beach
Pismo State Beach offers all kinds of attractions: hiking, swimming, surf fishing, and digging for the famous Pismo clam. There are tree-lined dunes and the beach is popular with bird watchers.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Learn about the unique migration of the Monarch and view thousands of butterflies in the grove. Located at the south end of Pismo Beach, the interpretive trail and docent-led walks are available during the winter months.
Port San Luis
A busy fishing harbor, Port San Luis offers deep-sea fishing and whale watching excursions that leave from the pier. Watch the California Grey whales as the migrate past the county during winter. Humpback whales follow in spring.
Morro Bay Estuary
Morro Bay is an important stop-over on the Pacific Flyway and a critical winter home to numerous bird species. The bay and its 48,000 acre watershed rank perennially among the top sites in the nation during the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Montana De Oro
A jewel of San Luis Obispo County, Montana De Oro State Park, named for the California Poppy, is one of the most diverse parks in the region. From beautiful coved beaches to sheer cliffs, eucalyptus groves, streams, tidepools, camping and an abundance of natural wildlife.
Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Colony
Elephant seals can be observed along small coves just south of the Piedras Blancas lighthouse. Populations have grown from a few dozen in 1990 to current estimates of nearly 10,000.
Experience California as it was in the 1800s. The historic Pozo Saloon, in the town of Pozo (population 52), has been a San Luis Obispo County landmark since 1858. It is also is one of the finest and most authentic examples of how the west used to be.
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
California's missions have come to represent for many a romanticized version of the state's past. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is the fifth California mission founded by Father Junipero Serra, Sept. 1, 1772.
Arroyo Grande Village Improvement Association
P.O. Box 1526
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
(805) 473-0345 (fax)