Top 9 Things to Do in Arroyo Grande
The California central coast region is a beautiful place to live with a moderate climate and many wooded areas. It’s a lovely place to live or run a business, and we’re happy to have Central Coast Self Storage based here, in Arroyo Grande. This may be a small city with about 18,000 residents. However, despite its size, Arroyo Grande is home to plenty of things to see and do. Here are our ten favorites.
- Visit the Heritage House
Victorian architecture is some of the most elegant in the world, and that’s one reason we love the historic Heritage House. This renovated Victorian-era mansion is now a beautiful museum that can take you back to the late 19th century. It's a great place to learn about the Arroyo Grande’'s history and architecture.
- Explore the Village
The Village of Arroyo Grande is a charming downtown area. Check out the historic architecture, the antique stores, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and gift shops, then enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. In December, there’s even a Christmas parade bringing locals together.
- Go Wine Tasting
The nearby Edna Valley is home to many excellent wineries including Kynsi Winery, Autry Cellars, and Chamisal Vineyards. Take a wine tasting tour and enjoy the beautiful scenery while sipping on some of the region's best wines.
- Hike or Bike the Bob Jones Trail
The Bob Jones Trail runs along San Luis Obispo Creek and is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. It runs from Arroyo Grande to the ocean and is a wonderful path for a walk, jog, or bike ride.
- Visit the Swinging Bridge
The Swinging Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that spans across Arroyo Grande Creek, is a lovely spot for photos and a fun place to visit with kids. It was originally constructed by the Short family in 1875. Spanning 171 feet, it’s suspended 40 feet above the creek.
- Go Beachcombing
- Visit the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes
If you love the outdoors, we encourage you to visit the towering sand dunes at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. Take a hike or go horseback riding through the dunes and enjoy the stunning views that stretch to the horizon.
- Go Antique Shopping
Arroyo Grande is home to many exciting antique shops like Village Vintage, A Glance Into the Past Antiques, and Posies in the Village. These are all fun places to spend an afternoon searching for unique treasures.
- Attend a Local Event
We already mentioned the Arroyo Grande Christmas Parade, but that’s far from the only festival in this small city. We also host a Harvest Festival, an Easter Egg Hunt, Mother’s Day Tea Party, and more. Check the local calendar to see what's happening during your visit.
Whether you’re a local or visiting, you’ll find plenty to do year-round in Arroyo Grande. And, if you are a local and need a place to store your extra belongings, including off-season clothes, business inventory, and more, be sure to visit us at Central Coast Self Storage. We’re always happy to help.