Explore the Historic Village of Arroyo Grande
Join Us in “The Village”
Welcome to the Central Coast’s unique turn-of-the-century downtown village. You’ll find an array of antique and specialty shops plus fine dining nestled within the scenic atmosphere of historic buildings and natural beauty. The Village is a true picture of Americana on the Central Coast of California.
The Village of Arroyo Grande is well known for its annual Festivals and weekly Farmer’s Market that are enjoyed by thousands of visitors and local residents. Join us in celebration of the local harvest and major holidays when the Village of Arroyo Grande abounds with a variety of arts and crafts, tempting treats, and fun activities.
Rich in History, Rich in Fun
The Village is filled with historic buildings from the late 1800’s – early 1900’s and has the last “swinging bridge” of its kind in California. Five museums and a historic reference library recreate the history of the area with artifacts dating back to the days of the early settlers.
We invite you to stroll the streets of the Village and discover the wonderful shops and restaurants that are available. Special events occur year-round so be sure to check the Events section of this site for a description of the upcoming festivities and sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date.
The Village Community
Whether you are just having a roadside rest for a couple of hours or plan to visit for a week, you’ll find Arroyo Grande a delightful community to explore. The historic village area is an adventure in itself as you explore the turn of the century-old downtown area. There is an abundance of gift and specialty shops along with wonderful places to dine.
The Village also prides itself on several annual festivals that are enjoyed by thousands of visitors as well as residents. Arroyo Grande is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the heart of the Central Coast of California.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal foothills, Arroyo Grande enjoys a pleasant year-round climate with beautiful scenic views. The city is home to fine schools, a rich agricultural and tourism-based economy as well as many cultural facilities and events. The warmth of the community is abundant with its friendly residents and small-town charm.