We’ve compiled a list of the most fun activities to do in Avila Beach when Mother Nature has other plans for your sunny beach day.
Visit the Central Coast Aquarium
Located in the heart of downtown Avila Beach, the Central Coast Aquarium is an ideal place to head inside for the afternoon. Here you can learn about local sea creatures and engage in fascinating interactive learning experiences. Keep an eye out for entertaining events here for kids and adults alike. Visit their website for more information.
Soak in the Mineral Hot Springs
There are few things more romantic and magical than sinking into a luxurious mineral spring while rain dances on the surface of the water. Avila is spoiled when it comes to natural riches and boasts two local hot springs soaking opportunities within a few miles of downtown. Check out Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Avila Hot Springs to see which one you’ll visit during your next trip to Avila Beach.
If you’ve ever walked our downtown promenade, there’s a high chance one of the local boutiques has caught your eye and lured you in for a new souvenir or sweet treat. From cozy wine shops to local wares, there’s something for every kind of shopper in Avila Beach. For the full list of shops, click here.
Bundle up in your rain gear and head out for a romantic date night or a family meal at one of the delightful local restaurants in Avila Beach. From a cozy French Bistro to a delicious restaurant over the pier, there are countless restaurants here to provide you with a culinary experience you won’t soon forget. Pssst. Keep an eye out for specials and deals during Restaurant Month in January.
When it comes to the wine scene in Avila Beach, many have described it as small but mighty. Six world-class wineries call this special stretch of the central coast home and are known as a new AVA (American Viticultural Area) that produces excellent Albariño, Riesling, and Grüner Veltliner. Treat yourself to a tasting at one of our wonderful local wineries rain or shine. Cheers!