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Tips for Enjoying Your Solo Vacation in Morro Bay

A small town along California’s Central Coast, Morro Bay is home to waving palm trees, countless warm, sunny days, and a nearly limitless list of things you can do and enjoy while here. If you’re traveling alone, there are plenty of things that can fill up your list of things to do, see, taste, and experience while in Morro Bay, CA. The friendly staff from Ascot Suites, a charming boutique hotel Morro Bay visitors return to again and again, present some suggestions below.

Experience the Magnificence of Morro Rock

Christened El Morro back in the 1500s by maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Morro Rock is an ancient volcanic plug cradled by calm waters and surrounded by natural beauty. You can snap some pics of it from Morro Rock Beach during your solo trip.

Get Active at Morro Bay State Park

A trip to Morro Bay by yourself can be filled with memorable moments if one of your stops is Morro Bay State Park. As for solo activities you can enjoy here, one possibility is bird-watching by the lagoon’s eastern and northeastern edges. You’re welcome to further fill out your Morro Bay to-do list when at Morro Bay State Park by:

• Sailing or fishing
• Hiking along popular park trails that include the Marina Peninsula Loop Trail
• Casually walking or biking
• Kayaking

Plan a Day or Two of Camping

Reserve a spot at the Morro Bay State Park campground before you arrive in Morro Bay, and you can treat yourself to a relaxing day or two of camping during your solo visit here. Offering a seaside view, this cozy campsite has on-site restrooms and showers. Some of the campsites here also have water and electric hookups, and five sites are for tents only.

Schedule a Morro Bay Cruise

As long as you’re in pre-trip planning mode, consider scheduling a bayside cruise before you arrive here. These guided cruises give you a chance to view marine life that may include dolphins, birds, and even whales during the day or right around sunset. Many local companies offer bay cruise and tour options, and some are more focused on whale watching.

Explore the Embarcadero

Stretch your legs during your solo visit to Morro Bay by strolling along the Embarcadero, a popular Morro Bay thoroughfare that goes from Tidelands Park and continues to the boardwalk that leads to Morro Rock. This is also the place to go if you want to browse and shop, dine, pick up some gifts or souvenirs to take back home, or check out local artwork.

Spend the Day at Morro Strand State Beach

Because of the way rocks are positioned in or around some of the beaches here, swimming isn’t always permitted. But what you can do during a solo visit to Morro Strand State Beach is walk along the sandy beach to look for sand dollars, fly a kite, or sunbathe. If you prefer something a bit more adventurous, pack your windsurfing gear or rent what you need while you’re here.

When you’re planning your trip, make sure to reserve a room or suite at Ascot Suites, one of the most comfortable hotels in Morro Bay. Our English-style rooms welcome guests for any occasion, from solo getaways to family vacations. Relax and enjoy the coastal breeze on our peaceful rooftop sundeck with stunning views of Morro Bay and Morro Rock, snuggle up in front of your fireplace, lounge the day away on your balcony, or enjoy a long soak in your deep jetted tub. To find out more about our exceptional accommodations and reserve your room, call us today at 800-887-6454.