A California Coastal Getaway in Pismo Beach

Whether it’s the middle of summer and you’re looking for a place to cool down. Or it’s the heart of winter and you’re hoping for a little sun or sand. Even in the fall or spring where the weather is just about perfect, California’s Central Coast makes an ideal getaway destination 365 days of the year. And Pismo Beach is a perfect spot to get the most out of the coast while getting away from the hectic tourists.

Spend a long weekend or a week with your family exploring Pismo Beach and the surrounding area. When you’re looking for a home base to explore the area, you’ll need a place that balances the comforts of a resort, easy access to everything you want to explore, plenty of amenities, and, of course, an ocean view.

You can’t find a better spot in the area than The Cliffs Resort right on the ocean just north of downtown Pismo Beach.Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.

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Find Relaxation on the California Coast

When you check in, you walk through a beautiful lobby. Just past that you’ll be able to see the pool and hints of the ocean.

Then head up to your room where you’ll often find a beautiful ocean view (worth the upgrade). Plus,  a fireplace to relax by. Open your sliding door to your own private deck.  You’ll be able to listen to the waves crashing all night long.Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.

If you’re looking just to get away you can easily spend a weekend at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach without needing to leave the property and find everything you need to relax.

Direct access to the beach allows you to lounge away your days with beautiful views. If that’s not relaxing enough add a treatment or two at their onsite spa or take a dip in the pool and hot tub.Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.

Delicious Restaurant with a View

Beyond all the relaxing amenities you need, you can enjoy their delicious restaurant, Marisol. You’ll find a beautiful outlook over the water and tasty food to complete the experience.

From a top rated brunch to the bar to grab a drink and appetizers at, you’ll enjoy the well-rounded menu right on the property.

Above everything else, I loved their seafood mac & cheese and their wide selection of local wines.Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.

Explore Nearby in Pismo Beach

If you’re in search of a classic California beach town, you need to look no further than Pismo Beach. Here you’ll find a low-key vibe, cute shops, breathtaking views, delicious food, and friendly locals.

Whether you’re looking to dig in and try some of the best cinnamon rolls or clam chowder around. Or you’re looking to relax in hot springs with a view. All of this is available just a few minute drive from The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach.

On top of that, the area has awe-inspiring beaches including the one directly in front of the resort.Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.

A Launching Pad for the Central Coast or Stop on Your Road Trip

The Cliffs Resort can be the perfect spot not just for exploring nearby but also, the Central Coast and Pacific Coast Highway.

Within about 45 minutes of the hotel, you can head into Paso Robles wine country, up to the town of Cambria, and Hearst Castle. Or even make the drive up to Big Sur.Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.

Pismo Beach is the perfect distance from Los Angeles to be your first or last night stop when driving the PCH. You’ll want to be sure to add not just a stop in Pismo but a stay at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach to your Pacific Coast Highway road trip.

All You Need for A Relaxing Getaway on the California Coast

Some of my favorite weekend getaways have been along the California Coast. It’s the perfect place to balance relaxation and exploration. The Cliffs Resort and the Pismo Beach area have the best of what the coast has to offer.

Take a week or weekend to enjoy the California Central Coast at this top-notch resort. Find more things to do on your next trip with my tips for exploring the Central Coast.

What do you look for on a coastal getaway? Have you been to Pismo Beach? Leave a comment below. Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.Where to stay on the California Central Coast in Pismo Beach. The perfect coastal getaway at the Cliffs Resort.

About Megan

Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the non-profit world in California. She focuses on exploring the world from her own backyard to across the globe. You'll find her sharing about explorations through food, books, travel, and more.