Art and Culture

Henry Miller Library in Big Sur

Henry’s old pad is now a cafe/museum/bookstore and concert venue with massive redwoods surrounding it.

Pierce Modern Gallery

Spacious impressive modern art gallery in downtown Paso Robles.

Vale Fine Art

Another surprisingly contemporary gallery in downtown.

Studios On The Park

Artist studios, classes and exhibition space across from the park on Pine St.

Estrella Warbirds Museum

Military Aircraft as well as race cars. (5 miles)

Palm Theatre

Legitimate art house move theatre in San Luis Obispo. (35 miles)

Nature Watching

Monarch Butterflies

When in season, see the Monarch butterflies in Pismo beach (42 miles) or Los Osos (35 miles).

Elephant Seals

See the elephant seals in San Simeon (45 miles).

Nature walks in Morro Bay State Park

Climb a sand dune, study a tidepool, watch the butterflies or learn about the Chumash Indians with a San Luis Obispo Coast District State Parks Docent. Walks of various lengths, difficulty and areas are scheduled each month (30 miles).

Piedras Blancas lighthouse

An outstanding natural area in San Simeon (45 miles). Enjoy an evening tour of the Piedras Blancas Light Station while enjoying the sunset and watching for migrating gray whales.