If you happen to be cruising up the California coast via US 1, I highly recommend a detour through the sweet little town of Morro Bay. Aside from the great fresh seafood served at eery turn, there is plenty of hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing and sailing to be had right at your fingertips. Locals are friendly and laid back and you can tell this is a place where everyone likes to get out and play. Also plenty of local wineries as well!! Located just south of Big Sur, about 3.5 hours north of LA and 4 hours south of San Francisco.