Seniors Discover Morro Bay

Morro Bay, California is a great place for seniors to spend some time. It’s a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County with a population that runs just over 10,000. The town of Morro Baywas founded by Franklin Riley in 1870 as a port for the export of dairy and ranch products. He was instrumental in the building of a wharf which has now become the Embarcadero.

This seaside village is get a getaway for senior travelers seeking outdoor adventures in a gorgeous natural setting. Located along scenic Highway 1 midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Morro Bay is easy to reach and hard to leave. And the famed Avocado – Margherita Festival, in September, packs in tourists from around the country. Do you enjoy eating avocados? Just imagine winning a Year’s Supply. Wow!

Morro Bay in 60 seconds? Yes, you can visit Morro Bay here in 60 seconds, but in person, you will need quite a bit longer. The Bay is located near Hearst Castle and the Big Sur Coast.

Its famous landmark, Morro Rock, was named by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo when he first charted this coast during his 16th century voyage of discovery.

Morro Rock is a 581-foot volcanic plug located just offshore from Morro Bay at the entrance to Morro Bay Harbor. That’s one big volcanic rock folks.

Senior Birders, Golfers, Hikers Welcome

Senior citizens will find the town to be a pleasant tourist destination with mild weather all year long. The Visitor’s Center invites birders to enjoy the over 200 species that gather in the area. For many years, the town was focused completely on the commercial fishing fleet that harbored in the sheltered waters of the Morro Bay estuary, but today it has much more to see and so.

So bring along those golf clubs if you are a golfer. Senior visitors can enjoy nature hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, bicycling, camping, sport fishing, whale watching & sailboarding. Pick up some picnic supplies at the weekly Farmers’ Market; rent a bike, hike, eat, golf, take a boat trip or just walk around the town. It will all be memorable in Morro Bay.

TripAdvisor has a vacation all planned out for you including some top notch B&Bs, restaurants and a beautiful beach. Wikitravel will fill up your itinerary with lots to do that includes an aquarium, a state park and the Embarcadero, the main tourist area and lines the east side of the bay. It is a great walking experience along a working port and eco-tourist destination.

A variety of marine life is found in Morro Bay, from sea otters to sea lions, and the town is a declared bird sanctuary. Excellent deep sea fishing originates at the north end of the Embarcadero. Morro Bay is not to be missed on your journey up the Californis coast. Enjoy the Bay and all it has to offer.

I’ll meet all you seniors at the Avocado-Margherita Festival in September!   jeb



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