A Guide to Morro Bay, California
Things to do, see, shop + eat.
Ah, Morro Bay! One of my favorite places!
There's so much to see + do in this little coastal town. I usually make a day trip to spend some time in the sun, eating delicious seafood, walking the beach + getting a little shopping in.
So.. I basically spend all of my time eating/shopping along the embarcadero [aka Morro Bay’s main street] or walking on the beach. There are so many shops + eateries that it's easy to get lost for hours. I like to pop in + out of the shops to see what they have to offer - but will be sure to always stop in my fav spots. One of my favorite spots is the Garden Gallery. I love looking at all the plants + end up walking out with a succulent [or four].If you walk along the coastal front, you'll get views of the bay. You can see shops coming + going, paddle boarders, spot sea lions + sea otters.. basically get amazing views with the rock in the background.
Two iconic landmarks of Morro Bay include: Morro Rock + the stacks. you're able to spot these as you're getting closer to the city + you'll easily see them as you walk along. I take pictures of both of these iconic landmarks when I'm in Morro Bay.. I mean, you kind of have to.
As for food -- you'll be able to find great food no matter where you go, but there are 3 restaurants I like to rotate: Dockside, The Hut + Giovanni's Fish Market. Of course, I have to get clam strips + chips because  it's my fav +  where else will you find delicious seafood if not at a coastal town!?
FYI: Climbing the rock is prohibited, however, you can walk around most of it and admire the views from the beach.
Where to Eat
Where to Sight See
Where to Shop
Giovanni’s Fish Market
Sea otter landing
Dolphin Shirt Co Retail Store
Hot tip: Giovanni’s “To Go” side isn’t as busy as the main restaurant. If you’re hungry and can’t wait!