Oceanfront hotel between LA and San Francisco features restaurant and massage center; some rooms have private balconies with hot tubs
Hotel at a Glance: SeaVenture Beach Hotel & Restaurant
Situated on a broad stretch of California coastline, SeaVenture Beach Hotel & Restaurant is a perfect retreat if your ideal vacation involves lounging in the sun. Even when you aren’t enjoying the sound of crashing waves from a complimentary beach towel or chair, the hotel highlights the oceanside no matter where you are, with a beach-facing restaurant and direct access to a boardwalk that lets you stroll the length of the Pismo Beach coast without getting sand in your shoes.
- Guest rooms feature skylights, a fireplace, and free WiFi.
- Dine on fresh seafood at the onsite restaurant, which overlooks the ocean.
- Leave your beach gear at home: The hotel provides guests with unlimited use of beach chairs and towels included in the nightly facility fee.
- Unwind at the end of a long day in the surf with a relaxing treatment at the hotel’s massage center.
Pismo Beach, California: Surf Town Close to Wine Country
Pismo Beach is a small city with the recipe for classic California coast appeal: sun, sand, surf and a backdrop of hills overlooking a valley of vineyards. Sitting halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the city marks the beginning of a 23-mile stretch of shoreline. Weather is key to the beach culture here; Pismo Beach enjoys 315 days of sunshine each year and temperatures ranging from 66 to 84 degrees. Year-round, surfers descend on the coast along with vacationers looking to get tans. Visitors can also explore isolated dunes on the southern end of town, or fish off the central pier, which features an arcade and bowling alley as well.
The warm weather and misty mornings of this coastal stretch also provide great conditions for winemaking in the nearby Edna Valley. With one of California’s longest growing seasons, the Edna Valley AVA has some of the region’s best wineries, producing large quantities of chardonnay, pinot noir, and syrah.