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Places – Avila Beach

Avila Valley Barn
Open from May to December this massive farm sells seasonal produce picked right from their fields. They also offer u-pick throughout the season where you can enjoy a hayride through the countryside to pick apples, berries, pumpkins, and a variety of other seasonal faire. In additional to the produce stand, there is also a store, sweet shop, bakery that bakes fresh goods from the fruits of the farms, and a petting zoo. Visit during late summer for the roasted corn on the cob and again in December for the Christmas tree farm.

The Hot Springs
Avila can boast some of the most relaxing hot springs on the central coast. Visit the Avila Hot Springs Resort for a family friendly camping atmosphere, or the Sycamore Springs Mineral Resort for a relaxing spa experience.

The Bob Jones City to the Sea Bike Trail
This popular local trail follows the old Pacific Coast Railroad right-of-way. It is used as a hiking, jogging, and biking route. The paved trail winds through the forested valley alongside San Luis Obispo Creek towards Avila Beach. From the trail are views of bridges spanning the wide creek, the Avila Beach Golf Course, the town of Avila and the Pacific Ocean.

Avila Marine Institute and Sea Life Center
The institute is a non-profit educational support organization dedicated to providing children, their parents and educators with unique opportunities to experience all the ocean has to offer. Offering hands on exhibits and tours this center showcases the sea life of the central coast.

Avila Beach Golf Resort
This Golf Resort is a seaside resort located on the Central Coast of California 3 miles off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach.

Farmer’s Market
The Avila Valley Fish and Farmer’s Market is on every Friday evening from April to September . Sample local produce and seafood and enjoy live entertainment.