San Luis Obispo

24 Hours on California's Central Coast: A Guide to Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo

24 Hours on California's Central Coast: A Guide to Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo

At the southernmost point of the Big Sur coastline lies the communities of Morro Bay, Los Osos, and Baywood and two state parks, Morro Bay and Montana de Oro. Named for the California poppies carpeting its hillsides, Montana de Oro includes stunning beaches and cliffsides, sweeping views of the central California coastline, and tidepools. Morro Bay State Park is best known for its monolith, Morro Rock, but is also home to a golf course, lagoons, and a marina.