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Experience a Classic Avila Beach, California Getaway

Vacations for Any Type of Traveler on the Central Coast

Visit an oasis of natural beauty between San Francisco and Los Angeles at our Avila Beach resort. Avila Lighthouse Suites is the gateway to the relaxing Central Coast, where you'll find fine wine vineyards, challenging golf courses, and exquisite cuisines. The warmest beach in San Luis Obispo County, Avila Beach is the ideal place for SLO vacations with beautiful weather year-round. While you're here, take in the gorgeous oceanfront views while indulging in the delicious dining, strolling past the charming shops, or enjoying seemingly endless outdoor activities.

Whether you're looking to spend your days lounging on the sand or adventuring through the tide pools, this destination has something to offer every traveler. If you want to do it all on the Central Coast, check out our "Discover 101 Reasons to Exit Highway 101" guide, which highlights the must-see spots from wine country to ocean outings. Start planning with our vacationer interest guides below or visit our Insider's Guide blog for recommendations on our Central Coast favorites. 

Discover 101 Reasons Insider's Guide

The Family Traveler

Family outings are easier than ever as coastal-themed activities can be found nearly anywhere along the shore, from boat tours and paddle-boarding to movie nights on the beach. A quick scenic drive leads to hikes, aquariums, and museums, which can be enjoyed by family members of all ages. Check out some of these popular family-favorite attractions around the Central Coast to find out which activity suits your family best by clicking below.

Family Favorites

Animal Attractions

Educational Fun


The Adventure-Seeker

Although we all love some good relaxation time on our vacations, this beautiful area has so many fun outdoor activities for every type of interest. Whether you're a committed cyclist or practicing paddleboarding, Avila Beach is the place for you. On your next adventure on the Central Coast grab the family, get outside, and see California from an entirely new perspective with the adventurous activities below.

Making Waves

Trail Blazing

Thrill Seeking


The Entertainment Lover

If you love spending your time off enjoying live music, beautiful art, and fun festivals, then the Central Coast is the destination for you! Our beautiful area has plenty of opportunities for you to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the entertaining, all year long! Many venues across San Luis Obispo County provide these lively, unforgettable experiences and are just a short drive from Avila Lighthouse Suites. Check them out below. 

Live Music

Live Theatre

Fairs & Festivals


The Foodie

Calories don't count on vacation, right? With some of the best dining options in the county available right here in Avila Beach, we sure hope they don't! The Central Coast is spoiled with dishes created from the freshest local ingredients that guarantee a truly Californian dining experience. Treat your taste buds and enjoy quality Avila Beach restaurants just around the corner from your guest room. In addition to Avila Beach, the larger Central Coast also has some great restaurant options for romantic dates and family outings alike, so get ready to dig in!

Oceanfront Dining

Family Friendly

Avila Beach Staples

Wine Tasting


The #CentralCoasting Experience

Win a Free Night Stay

As you explore San Luis Obispo activities, we hope you'll also share your adventures in the Avila Beach area by tagging your photos with #CentralCoasting when you post to your public profile on Instagram. You'll instantly become part of our Central Coasting community and will be eligible to win prizes! Click the button for contest rules and more information. Watch below for an inside look at Central Coasting with Avila Lighthouse Suites from Martin Resorts on Vimeo.

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