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Fifth Annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration
Up your Stewardship Travel knowledge and awareness with local innovators at the fifth annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration from January 13-February 28, 2018. Avila Beach, along with the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route and several local non-profits including California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary invite you to enjoy a selection of 36 Coastal Discovery events and award-winning Stewardship Travel activities that will enhance your connection to the nature and culture of the California Central Coast and the people who live here. Throughout this six- week celebration, visitors have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture, marine life, coastal heritage, and natural attractions with the scientists, naturalists and locals who bring this program to life.
Pick Your Perfect Paradise in Avila Beach- Lodging Specials
Avila Beach just off Highway 1 on California’s central coast is a road that takes you through a lush oak valley lined with transformative spas featuring natural, mineral hot springs, world-class massage, yoga instruction, and sense therapies. Journey just a little further and the welcoming paradise of Avila Beach appears. With its own uniquely sunny and warm microclimate, Avila Beach is a breath of fresh salt air, with amenity-laden hotels, charming oceanfront restaurants, magnificent local wines, and shopping and activities for all to enjoy. Start planning your Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration vacation with these special lodging deals, and plan on being enchanted, in unforgettable Avila Beach.
Sample Must Do Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Activities in Avila Beach
There is fun, adventure and discovery to be found in the charming Avila Beach. Celebrate the connection between the land and sea at Central Coast Aquarium or sip on local wine and enjoy snacks in Avila Beach. Check out all the amazing events happening during this time:
- Point San Luis Lighthouse Volunteer Days
- Point San Luis Lighthouse Docent-Led Hikes Pecho Coast Trail
- Point San Luis Lighthouse History Tours
- Avila Beach Cleanup Kit and Appreciation Tote Bag
- Visit the Whale Trail
- Central Coast Aquarium
- Central Coast Aquarium Shark Feeding and Tour
- Central Coast Aquarium Jelly Fish Feeding and Tour
- Central Coast Aquarium Sharks After Dark Wine and Science and Mixer
- Central Coast Aquarium’s Mommies & Guppies
What is Stewardship Travel?
The Highway 1 Discovery Route’s award-winning Stewardship Travel Program provides a unique menu of over 50 activities where visitors can stay, play, care, and connect deeper with local residents, scientists, naturalists, wildlife, and heritage sites throughout the year. During the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration, additional Stewardship activities are offered inviting visitors to add new meaning and fun while immersing deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.
As the H1DR enhances its award-winning Stewardship Travel Program, visitors will appreciate the Wildlife Viewing and Stewardship Tips. Additionally, H1DR partnered with The Whale Trail , a nonprofit organization in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries, National Marine Sanctuaries (West Coast region), and other national marine conservation organizations, to support our shared mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship for the marine environment.
Free iWERKS Film at Hearst Castle: Disneynature Oceans
Don’t miss the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Film Festival at the Hearst Castle Theater, Saturdays at 6pm throughout this six-week celebration. This year’s feature film Disneynature Oceans is a story about remarkable creatures under the sea showcasing stunning images as they journey into the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. Incredible state-of-the-art underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play. Filled with adventure, comedy and drama, Oceans is a fascinating and thought-provoking experience you will not soon forget.