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You may remember the old Looney Tunes cartoons where Bugs Bunny tried to make it to Pismo Beach. He always seemed to get distracted along the way, or take a wrong turn in Albuquerque. Let's find out why this silly 'ole Wabbit really wanted to go to a place like Pismo Beach.

Beautiful Weather & Brilliant Sunsets

Pismo-Beach-California.jpgPicture yourself standing on the shore to the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. A gentle sea breeze blows through your hair as you watch a brilliant sunset. A few hundred yards away you marvel at the delightful display of whales. The mild climate and beautiful beaches remind you that you are indeed in Pismo Beach. Located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this classic California beach town is a haven for not only Bugs Bunny but also vacationers of the human kind.

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Clam Capital of the World

An enormous clam statue greets you as you approach this laid-back town from its southern entrance. Famous for being the Clam Capital of the World, Pismo Beach is home to award-winning clam chowder. The annual Clam Festival, which takes place every October, attracts people from near and far.

Classic Custom Car Show

Pismo Beach is also home to one of the largest custom and classic car shows, taking place every June over Father’s Day weekend. During a three day period, more than 800 classic cars and street rods draw over 100,000 spectators. It is an event not to be missed.

Camping & ATV Riding

Many weekenders come to Pismo Beach to enjoy ATV or dune-buggie riding on the open sand dunes of Oceano Dunes Sate Park. With beachside campgrounds and RV parks within close proximity, this makes for an ideal weekend getaway. If you are in need of a vehicle for exploring the dunes, there are plenty of rentals in Pismo Beach.

Other Popular Activities

Other popular activities in Pismo Beach include surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, paragliding, jogging, and beach volleyball. If shopping and relaxation are more to your liking, then you will enjoy the quaint shops located in downtown Pismo Beach, in addition to a 23-mile stretch of sandy beaches for sunrise, sunset, or really any-time-of-day strolls.

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

For the nature-lover, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is located right off of Highway 1 at the southern end of Pismo Beach. Here you will find the largest monarch sanctuary in the state, which is home to over 100,000 monarch butterflies annually. During the monarch season, November through February, the grove is staffed daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Included is a great volunteer docent program that works with groups.

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A favorite weekend destination for many. Boasting some of the most beautiful and sculptured sand dunes in the state, millions flock to this playground for some ATV, dune buggie and sand dune entertainment.

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