Vespera On Ocean - Pismo Beach CA

Oceano Dunes State Recreation Area

Located just two miles from the hotel is the 5.5-mile Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, featuring the largest coastal dunes in the state, and the only California State Park allowing vehicle access on the beach. In addition to off-roading ATVs, buggies, and motorcycles up and down the dunes, sun and sand enthusiasts can take advantage of outdoor activities including surfing, swimming, horseback riding, and kiteboarding.

Edna Valley Wine Country

Home to more than two dozen wineries, Edna Valley’s scenic Wine Country offers an unexpectedly intimate and casual experience for oenophiles visiting the area. Situated between the picturesque Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Coast, Edna Valley is regarded for its high-quality Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, in addition to some rare Italian varietals, reasonably priced due to lower production costs afforded by the up-and-coming Edna Valley. Notable stops include Tolosa Winery, Kynsi Winery, Chamisal Vineyards, and Wolff Vineyards and Winery. Check with our Concierge about special “Vespera Exclusive” winery experiences.

FEATURED: Chamisal Vineyards, Tolosa Winery, Claiborne, Talley Winery & Churchill Vintners, Kynsi Winery, Wolff Vineyards

Pismo Beach Hiking and Biking Trails

Whether in search of a leisurely walking path or a challenging bike route, hiking and biking enthusiasts will delight in Pismo Beach’s miles of diverse trails. Surround yourself with some of California’s most celebrated natural surroundings and enjoy a variety of trails offering everything from ocean views to birdwatching to unique freshwater lakes. Some of Pismo Beach’s most popular trails include the Monarch Butterfly Grove Trail, where migrating butterflies convene from March to October, Black Lake Canyon Trail featuring eucalyptus trees and wetlands, and Bob Jones and Seacliff / Memory Beach Trails.

Pismo Preserve

Located just five minutes away from Vespera, Pismo Preserve presents outdoor enthusiasts with 900 acres of recreational opportunities against a stunning panoramic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding hillside. Over 10 miles of serene ranch roads and trails throughout the Preserve provide an idyllic setting for weekly docent-guided hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding excursions. The Pismo Preserve is located just off California’s famed Highway 101 and will re-open to the public in late 2018.

Pismo Beach at the Pier

Just steps from the hotel, guests will find the iconic 60-acre Pismo Beach, pier, and promenade. This family-friendly area features miles of white-sand beach perfect for relaxing strolls, sun tanning, beach volleyball, and water sports including boogie boarding and surfing. Wander down the award-winning boardwalk for people watching and a lively meal, or satisfy your shopping desires at the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets. With its oceanfront location, Vespera is the ideal Pismo Beach and pier hotel.

Local Dining and Nightlife

We are located in the heart of Pismo Beaches’ vibrant dining and nightlife scene. Just a short walk or ride away, you will find the area’s best restaurants; Wooly’s Beach Bar and Grill, a family-friendly eatery offering a menu of fish and chips, burgers, salads, and more; Splash Café, one of the oldest restaurants in Pismo and a local favorite serving award-winning clam chowder; and Flagstaff, a casual favorite serving the best in local seafood and seasonal produce with a menu that changes daily. For a more upscale dining experience, visit Ventana Grill, a modern coastal fusion restaurant featuring stunning sea views or the Oyster Loft, a sophisticated beachfront restaurant featuring contemporary coastal cuisine.

Pismo Beach Events

With nearly 50 events put on by the community of Pismo Beach each year, guests will delight in the year-round variety of activities and entertainment. Travelers can visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove during Monarch Season, October through February when an average of 30,000 butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the cold. In April, the Taste of Pismo showcases local restaurants, wineries, and breweries in an idyllic setting overlooking the sea. May brings Wine, Waves and Beyond, a weekend extravaganza bringing together surfing culture with area wineries and restaurants to benefit local non-profit organizations. With June comes the Classic Car Show, now in its 32nd year and attracting people from all over the United States and bringing over 850 classic cars and street rods. July brings the annual 4th of July Celebration, celebrating our nation’s independence with music, food, and a grand fireworks display. Whatever time of year, Pismo Beach is sure to have an event that appeals to all.