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Things to do in Arroyo Grande

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The butterflies are more active in warm, sunny weather. If it is cold look for the clumps of them in the trees. There is a nice walking path through the grove to the beach. Entrance and parking are free.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you need it, they have it. A collection of great shops from Nike to Levi. They feature kids, teen, adult clothing and shoes, kitchen wear, and even an "As Seen On TV" store. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$$
“This is probably the most recommended restaurant in the area. Little on the pricier side. Check the menu first online.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Theatre
“So so fun !!! Don’t miss this ! Great live theater comedy food drinks this may be the highlight of your trip ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Steakhouse
$$$
“This place has been around for for over 50 years. You don't last that long without doing something right. If you're going during the weekend, I would HIGHLY recommend reservations and even then prepare to wait. We normally don't sit in the dining room, but prefer sitting at the bar and ordering a large steak plate and cocktails. Warning: You will get a funny look if you order meat well done or ask for A1/BBQ sauce. Meat at steakhouses are meant to be eaten medium to medium rare. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
$$
“Hip American eatery spotlighting seasonal, thoughtfully sourced fare, plus many craft beers & wines.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious, world famous clam chowder and more!! They even fry twinkies and snickers bars for an unusual dessert. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Gastropub
$$
“The food is great with some awesome cocktails. Our fave cocktail is the Strawberry Basil Lemon Drop.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Great sports bar, nice selection of beer and amazing food. Indoor & outdoor seating.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Supermarket for groceries, produce, deli items, personal care, home goods, etc.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beach
“Drive your four wheel drive vehicle onto the beach shoreline, sit and soak up the sun and play in the waves all day, then make a sand pit fire for your group to gather and enjoy. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Pier
“The Pismo Pier is a nice stroll, with a beautiful view. The downtown area nearby has cute beachy shops and restaurants. A great place to watch the sunset!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Winery
“Nestled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Edna Valley Vineyard is the jewel of California’s Central Coast. Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, constant refreshing breezes and warm sunshine create the longest growing season in California. For more than three decades, Edna Valley Vineyard has been dedicated to producing a grape that grows best in this long, cool growing season: Chardonnay. Today, Edna Valley Vineyard offers a portfolio of balanced, food-friendly wines. Enjoy a taste of Edna Valley Vineyard wine at the iconic tasting room or with a great meal shared with family and friends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
$$
“Fun place, good 805 beer, etc. good bar food. Has music on certain days. Close by Try the pretzel for appetizer!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Another close grocery store and shopping center. Merigold Center also has CVS, Michaels, Froggies Yogurt Shop, Nail Salons, Starbucks and many other stores.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
“While some distance from Paso Robles, Laetitia produces some of the best bubbly on the central coast. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is probably the most recommended restaurant in the area. Little on the pricier side. Check the menu first online.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This place has been around for for over 50 years. You don't last that long without doing something right. If you're going during the weekend, I would HIGHLY recommend reservations and even then prepare to wait. We normally don't sit in the dining room, but prefer sitting at the bar and ordering a large steak plate and cocktails. Warning: You will get a funny look if you order meat well done or ask for A1/BBQ sauce. Meat at steakhouses are meant to be eaten medium to medium rare. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Hip American eatery spotlighting seasonal, thoughtfully sourced fare, plus many craft beers & wines.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Delicious, world famous clam chowder and more!! They even fry twinkies and snickers bars for an unusual dessert. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The food is great with some awesome cocktails. Our fave cocktail is the Strawberry Basil Lemon Drop.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Great sports bar, nice selection of beer and amazing food. Indoor & outdoor seating.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Brewery
“Fun place, good 805 beer, etc. good bar food. Has music on certain days. Close by Try the pretzel for appetizer!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good and fun place to go for Mexican food. Moderately-priced. Also has a good bar. Wine Margarita only . About 5 minutes away.”
  • 15 locals recommend

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