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Whale Watching Tours in Avila Beach

Avila’s Local Attractions

There’s a multitude of amazing things to see and do up and down our magnificent coastline, and Avila La Fonda Hotel lets you enjoy world-class lodging close to many great diversions.

Area Points of Interest

  • Cal Poly State University
  • Pismo State Beach
  • Avila Beach Tide Pools
  • Cave Landing Hiking Trail
  • Bob Jones Bike and Walk Trail
  • See Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Madonna Events Center
  • San Luis Obispo Downtown Merchants
  • Avila Beach Farmers Market
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort

For the more adventurous, give SLO Coast Kayaks a call. Whether you want to take a professional guided tour around Avila's Fossil Point, or take your own adventure around the ocean, SLO Coast Kayaks is the place to call. If you want to bring your own kayak, SLO Coast Kayaks rents life jackets, paddles, booties, and much more.

If you're a beginner and want to become an expert before you adventure out into the Pacific Ocean, Central Coast Kayaks offers an array of classes. From learning how to kayak, to surf kayaking, Central Coast Kayaks is "where paddlers meet."

Want to feel like a local, and catch some fresh fish for your family dinner up on our sundeck? Patriot Sportfishing charters full day or half day fishing boat rides. You can bring your own gear, or rent some of theirs for an additional cost. Or you could be the independent fisherman that you are and just fish off the Port San Luis dock. Patriot Boats also provide what watching seasonally. Let our friendly staff put you in touch with Patroit for a lifetime experience.

If you don't feel like chasing the fish yourself, you can just buy some freshly caught fish. BJ's Live Seafood, located on the Hartford Pier, is an outside market, consisting entirely of fish tanks! Freshly caught fish is yours for the buying; buy some fish and bring it up to our sundeck to grill.


If your looking for the kind of adventure to stay on land, consider the Lighthouse Trolley Tours. Every Saturday you can take a tour of the Point San Luis Lighthouse. This secluded lighthouse can't be seen from Avila's beach, so a designated tour is needed to experience this unique landmark.

For a pleasant stroll, vigorous jog, or a little bike ride, take the Bob Jones Trail just a couple blocks from the hotel.  Enjoy this City to the Sea bike trail that follows the Pacific Coast Railroad right-of-way along the San Luis Obispo Creek. The trail will take you through lush landscapes and gardens and follows a meandering stream with plenty of birds and wildlife to catch your eye.


Avila Beach Golf Resort is home to many festivals, outdoor concerts, weddings, and other large gatherings. The resort is located just four blocks away and is an easy walk from the hotel. This par 71, 6,500 yard championship golf course has majestic views of the surrounding hills and the Avila Bay.

Just a few miles north and south of Avila Beach, are golf courses in San Luis Obispo, Nipomo, Paso Robles, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Arroyo Grande. We often receive discounts from these surrounding golf courses, so be sure to ask the front desk what specials the golf courses are hosting.

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