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Pismo Beach: Surf Lessons with Instructor

1. Pismo Beach: Surf Lessons with Instructor

Hit the water and feel the thrill of riding a wave with the help of an instructor with this group surfing lesson on Pismo Beach. Increase your beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfing skills with a lesson that is taught to your level. Meet your surf instructor and get set up with your high-quality soft-top surfboard, surf leash, wetsuit, and rash-guard. Once on the beach, your instructor will run through instructions and provide the group with a security briefing to ensure you feel confident in the water. Get step-by-step instructions on the proper techniques for paddling, positioning, standing, and getting through waves. Master how to stand up before hitting the water. Catch some waves and experience the rush of riding the water on your own.

Pacific Coast Highway: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

2. Pacific Coast Highway: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Drive along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and experience the beauty of the California coast. Take advantage of the flexibility to set your own pace between stops during the self-guided app-based audio tour. See Monterey, the famous beach town known for its prestigious aquarium, and the popular golf courses of Pebble Beach. Stop off at picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea, an artsy enclave where Clint Eastwood was once mayor. Hear the sound of barking sea lions at Point Lobos State Park, whose rocky headlands are interspersed with jewel-like coves. Big Sur is one of the not-to-be-missed highlights along the scenic road, where you can enjoy gorgeous views, waterfalls, and bridges. Near San Simeon, the home of Hearst Castle, pull off at Piedras Blancas Beach, where enormous elephant seals can be spotted in the winter months. Before cutting inland to San Luis Obispo, stop to admire Morro Bay Rock and hunt for anemones in the tidal pools. Explore Santa Barbara’s quintessential downtown and then continue down to Ventura and Malibu. If you started the drive in San Francisco, end your tour in Los Angeles at the famous Santa Monica Pier. The audio tour is curated by local guides and creative writers and is narrated by professional voice artists.

Pismo Beach: Dune Buggy Rental with Souvenir T-shirts

3. Pismo Beach: Dune Buggy Rental with Souvenir T-shirts

Rent a dune buggy for a family-friendly experience you won't soon forget. Marvel at incredible views as you explore sand dunes by ATV with your kids. Discover Oceano Dunes, the only place in California where you can drive onto the beach, on a safe yet adrenaline-filled adventure. After checking in and signing a waiver, listen to the safety briefing. Discover the buggy's safety features, including the 4-point harness seatbelts, and integrated steel roll cage, so you can relax and drive with confidence. Then, put on your helmet, climb aboard, and set off over the sand dunes. Drive the automatic buggy just like a car (gas, brake, and steering). Get around the dunes with ease thanks to the large paddle tires. Enjoy the stability provided by the low, wide chassis. Marvel at the views of the Californian coast as you dart around the dunes on a fun family exploration.

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4.6 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We had an absolute blast with these lessons! We were standing up in no time, and our instructor was so much fun and taught us a ton. We had a beautiful day in Pismo, and are so glad we booked this experience. We can't wait to go surfing again!