February 22, 2024

California travel journalist Veronica Hill shares her Morro Bay travel guide in this episode of “California Travel Tips.”

My friends and I are here for a girls getaway, and we’re packing in as many sights as possible in the 48 hours we’re here. At Morro Strand State Beach, you can fly a kite, go horseback riding, or look for sand dollars along the shore.

But we’re here for the kayaking, and we can’t wait to start exploring. The sea lions are adorable, but we’re hoping to spot some resident sea otters, who can be found wrapping themselves in the kelp near Morro Rock.

After all that exercise, we’re famished, and the seafood here is as fresh as it gets. Morro Bay Fish Company is bringing in their daily catch of black cod and buckets of live Dungeness Crab.

After slurping down some oysters at Dockside Too, we head over to Giovanni’s for some hot clam chowder. We spend the rest of the afternoon shopping along the Embarcadero, then hit Stax Wine Bar for a tasting of local wines.

If you don’t mind a short drive, head to dinner in Cayucos, a coastal beach town that dates back to the 1800s. Although it’s famous for the Brown Butter Cookie Company, our favorite discovery is Ruddell’s Smokehouse, where you can dig in to Jim’s fresh smoked albacore tuna, smoked oysters and some of the best fish tacos and fish sandwiches you’ll ever eat.

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