One of the most wallet- and family-friendly locations on the Californian coast, Morro Bay is a haven for photographers, families with kids, bird-watchers, anglers, kayakers and surfers. With all the ingredients that go into making a dreamy seaside town, you're assured an unforgettable vacation at your Morro Bay vacation rentals.
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen
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Best vacation rentals with a balcony
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Vacation Rentals With Fireplaces
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Popular Rental Amenities in Morro Bay
Check above for the most frequently used filters in Morro Bay and the number of vacation rentals that provide them. HomeToGo's data highlights that "Internet" and "TV" prove to be the most commonly provided amenities in Morro Bay. Three features that are not often available are "Hot tub," "Pool," and "Crib."
The Weather in Morro Bay
Above are the weather conditions for Morro Bay. In September maximum temperatures go higher than 81°. On the contrary, the coolest month is December. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is August.
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Accommodations for your vacation in Morro Bay
Cuisine in the Bay
A fair number of Morro Bay's tried-and-tested dining establishments are down by the Embarcadero. Dorn's Original Breaker's Cafe offers breezy sea views and crustacean delights. The Hofbrau restaurant meanwhile lets diners choose from French dip sandwiches, clam chowder, fish & chips and German delicacies. Take some food for later to snack on in your Morro Bay vacation rental.
For Mexican fare, get off the touristy trail and head to Lolo's Mexican restaurant, where divine chips and salsa await. For a romantic supper with ocean views, the Bayside Cafe at the Marina is your best bet. Their achiote chicken and grilled salmon are highly recommended.
A good time to visit
Although overcast skies persist through June and July, these are the busiest months of the year, when Morro Bay vacation rentals are booked to capacity. Fall is a wonderful time to experience the change of colors in foliage. Morro Bay vacation homes are definitely cheaper, and you're assured some peace and quiet. Winter brings in the bird watchers, who arrive in time to catch the migratory bird patterns. Morro Bay manages to attract travelers all year round for differing reasons.
Things to do and see
Downtown Morro Bay can easily be explored on foot. A stroll down the Embarcadero is a must to experience the working port, and to greet the cute otters and sea lions. Anglers often embark on deep sea fishing expeditions from the north end of the Embarcadero. Off the beaten path is the Morro Bay National Estuary, where fresh and salt water mix together. Bring your binoculars for a glimpse of the great blue herons, snowy egrets and barking sea lions, who live along the sand dunes. The Heron and Cormorant Rookery is another prominent bird watching spot.
Often referred to as the 'Crown Jewel of California's Central Coast', the Morro Rock is truly an awe-inspiring geologic wonder on the beach that lets visitors witness the ever-changing moods of the ocean. Photographers and bird watchers enjoy gazing at the gorgeous Peregrine falcons that build their nests here. Families with kids could take the Sub Sea Tour where Morro Bay's marine life comes into view through glass windows in the boat's hull.
Art and culture
The city has quite a few attractions, including the Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History, an educational experience on the unique ecosystem of Morro Bay's estuaries. The family-owned Morro Bay Aquarium on the Embarcadero welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually. Come feed the resident eels and sea lions while unearthing the secrets of the marine world.
The friendly and welcoming Morro Bay Skateboard Museum features a fantastic collection of classic boards and memorabilia. Pick up a board or a T-shirt as a souvenir to take back home. The Central Coast Maritime Museum Association is a fascinating institution that houses vintage watercrafts and rescue vessels.
The Morro Strand State Beach to the north of the town is a popular haunt with surfers, and those who enjoy al fresco picnics. Next comes the Morro Bay State Park that harbors an extensive golf course with sea views, as well as a camp site, in addition to the famed Rock.
If you're in town during spring, drive down to the Elephant Seals rookery, where nearly 4,000 pups are born during the breeding season. A half hour drive from Morro Bay is the Hearst Castle, a gigantic 65-room Moorish castle decorated with Spanish and Italian works of art.
Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Morro Bay enjoys a privileged location and certainly merits a visit. Book your Morro Bay vacation home and bring the family along. The bay awaits!
Marvel at Morro Bay
Bayshore Bluffs Park
Here nearly four acres of meadow are filled with wildflowers in the spring, and they're home to an incredible wind-blown Monterey Cypress that forms a natural archway.
Museum of Natural History
Overlooking the Bay estuary, the museum has been remodelled and now features interactive recreations of the ecology of these surroundings, including a sand dune, hydrology demonstrations and food chain displays.
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum
The total history of the sport from 1930 to the present day is represented here, including extensive exhibitions from private collections.
Morro Bay State Park
This state park overlooks the water, with a massive rock formation jutting up from the depths. Viewing points, hiking trails, fishing, camping, windsurfing and geocatching are all enjoyed by its visitors.
Morro Rock is a 581 foot volcanic formation that rises at the entrance of Morro Bay Harbor. It is a volcanic plug, or the remnant of an ancient volcano in the area.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Morro Bay?
The price for House rental and Cabin in Morro Bay is $67 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Morro Bay?
There are currently 841 vacation homes in Morro Bay to browse and book for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Morro Bay?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in Morro Bay include accommodations that have: Internet, TV, and Balcony/Patio.
How many vacation rentals are in Morro Bay?
Discover 841 vacation rentals available to book in Morro Bay.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Morro Bay?
If traveling with a dog in Morro Bay, 13% of vacation rentals allow pets.
What's the best time of year to travel to Morro Bay?
Morro Bay has its warmest time of year around September and October, with average nightly prices being around $67.
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