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Places – Arroyo Grande

The Swinging Bridge
The swinging bridge that spans the creek is the only one remaining in California.

Farmer’s Market
The local farmer’s market happens on Saturday afternoon behind City Hall on Branch Street near the Swinging Bridge.

Lopez Lake Recreation Area
Features camping, a marina, boating, and fishing.

Luffa Farm
Did you know that Luffa sponges grow on trees? The Luffa Farm offers free tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10-4.

The Clark Center
This performing arts center is the premier location for world-class professional arts on the Central Coast.

Klondike’s Pizza
Owned by a former child star and his wife, this quaint pizzeria has an atmosphere all its own. With peanut shells on the floor and Alaskan décor unique pizza toppings include reindeer sausage.

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab
An old fashioned ice cream parlor, this shop offers unique flavors they make on the premises. Drop by on Wednesday at 7 p.m. sharp for the Ice Cream Lab show where you can create your own flavors.


Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival
Happening the last weekend in May, this festival has vendors, food, live entertainment spanning the main street of the village and the outlying side streets.

The Five Cities Orchid Show
Happening in May this show features local growers with spectacular Orchid displays.