Family Itinerary

Arroyo Grande is Your Place for Family Fun!

Day 1

Morning

Rise and shine at Francisco’s Country Kitchen

“Homestyle cooking is our speciality and passion.” That’s the main message at Francisco’s Country Kitchen, where you can get homestyle cooking without having to do any of the cooking. The whole family will find something to love on the menu, whether it’s hot cakes, French toast, an omelette, or a full country breakfast. There’s plenty of outside seating. Oh, and make sure to try the homemade sweet rolls!

1488 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Spend the day at Lopez Lake

Lopez Lake Marina and Recreation Area is one of the Central Coast’s best locations for families looking to spend time together outdoors. There’s something for everyone here: mountain biking, hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, camping, and even a zip line experience at Vista Lago Adventure Park. Reservations are required for some activities. Visit the SLO County Parks website for more information, including hours of operation and reopening dates.

6820 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Biking at Lopez Lake

Evening

Eat fresh pizza in a family-friendly atmosphere

Did someone say pizza party? The kids (and adults) will love having dinner at the Alaskan-themed Klondike Pizza. Place your order for pizza, burgers, sandwiches and more, and then try your luck in the video arcade. Check out the restaurant’s new, heated patio for comfortable outdoor seating.

104 Bridge St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Day 2

Morning 

Perk up with coffee, pastries and more

Take your tribe to Tribe Coffeehouse for fresh baked goods, coffee, and handmade specialty drinks, like the caramel apple butter or honey lavender latte. The baked goods also pair well with milk or hot chocolate for the little ones. And there’s a spacious outdoor patio to sit, sip, and eat before heading to the beach.

1355 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tribe Coffeehouse

Afternoon

Head to the beach

Continue down Grand Avenue just a couple of minutes to the famous Pismo Beach and Oceano Dunes. Here you can build sand castles and splash in the waves together, go surfing, or even take your car for a spin at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Make sure to visit the California State Parks website for information and hours of operation.

West Grand Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA

Pismo Beach

Evening

End your stay at Old Village Grill

Don’t leave Arroyo Grande without dinner at Old Village Grill. This family-friendly restaurant serves up mouthwatering burgers, sandwiches, fries, and shakes that even the pickiest eater will devour. And the unique wood paneling and decor offer a fun glimpse of Arroyo Grande’s centuries-long history that adults will enjoy. Grab a seat outside and enjoy the Central Coast sunshine.

101 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420