Pismo Beach is a beautiful area, with a rich history and vibrant community. The Pismo Beach area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians, who originally referred to the area as a place to find âpismuâ or tar. Pismo Beach is always a pleasant place to be whether you are enjoying the local Winery, meandering along one of the trails offered by one of Pismo Beachâs many parks, or listening to delightful music at the Springtime Concert Series. To learn about Pismo Beachâs history, please visit the following link: http://classiccalifornia.com/history.htm.
Pismo Beach is home to many well-kept parks and magnificent recreation facilities and activities are available. Dinosaur Caves Park, Chumash Park, and the Beach Volleyball Courts North of Pier are among some of the numerous parks Pismo Beach has to offer.
Dinosaur Caves Park is an oceanfront bluff-top park popular with walkers, photographers, dog lovers, joggers and fishing enthusiasts. The park includes a wedding overlook as well as a grassy reception area and an amphitheater for entertainment events. The park also offers a large unique play area that includes two concrete dolphins, Oreo the Orca Whale, a ship named USS IMAGINATION, three beautiful dinosaur eggs, one gentle dinosaur, and three playful seals. There is also a tire swing and a tot swing in the play area. Chumash Park is another pride of Pismo Beach with winding trails meandering through wetlands, willows, oaks and other natural features. The park is a magnet for walkers and dog lovers alike and is has a tot lot and restrooms available to the public. Finally, Pismo Beach offers Beach Volleyball Courts North of Pier. These sand volleyball courts offer a breath-taking view of the ocean and the pier. Enjoy the soft ocean breeze while playing with your friends. For more information about the parks and recreations available at Pismo Beach, please feel free to visit the following link: http://www.pismobeach.org/index.aspx?nid=99
Local events at Pismo Beach are always a bash! The Springtime Concert Series provides great music at Dinosaur Caves Park. This event will take place at Dinosaur Caves Park on Sunday, March 29th from 1:00-4:00pm. Dinosaur Caves Park is holding Art in the Park for the third year in a row. This event promotes local artisans of the Central Coast. This event takes place on the first Sunday of every month, May through October with over seventy local artists and craftsmen selling and displaying their work including paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass artist, textile, jewelry, wood and metal furniture, and much more. Along with the sale of fine arts, the event offers live music, hands-on children's activities, fresh flowers and plants, BBQ, and on-site massage. 10 am â 4 pm at Dinosaur Caves Park. For the Pismo Beach Calendar of Events, please click on the following link: http://classiccalifornia.com/calendar.htm
Pismo Beach has a wide variety of local attractions ranging from beach front parks to the Pismo Beach Winery and the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Enjoy the cool ocean breezes while tasting a variety of wines offered at the Pismo Beach Winery. For more information, please visit their site at: http://www.pismobeachwinery.com/. One of Pismo Beachâs most beautiful attractions is the Monarch Butterfly Grove. From late October through February the "Butterfly Trees" are blanketed with thousands of colorful Monarch butterflies clustered in the limbs of Eucalyptus and Monterey Pines in the area, giving the appearance of yellow and orange leaves. The butterflies travel over the Sierra Mountains and west of the Rockies, although some come from as far away as Canada to escape the colder temperatures of the north.
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