We loved full-time RV living and can’t wait to get back to that lifestyle. My favorite part of roadschooling in our RV down the California coast was probably our week in Pismo and San Luis Obispo. One of my very favorite places is the central coast; Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo in particular. This includes my all time favorite RV park, Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. Generally, it’s very difficult to get reservations here, but we lucked out and were able to stay five wonderful nights. Here are some of our top experiences and adventures.
Activities With Kids: The Sand Dunes
Ah, the sand dunes! Have you ever slide down a sand dune with your kids? Pure joy. It does not get any better folks. Even the 50th time – still fun! And the best part? We got to drive on the beach to find our perfect, unoccupied dune sliding spot. You seriously cannot visit Pismo without doing this. We did think about renting quads, but from my research they are a bit dangerous and not great for little kids, but if the boys were older we might have done that too.
The SLO Children’s Museum
Another fun activity we did with the kids while roadschooling down the coast was the SLO Children’s Museum. A year later, my younger son still remembers this place and asks to go back. It was such a fun place to visit, so hands on and it wasn’t crazy busy like some children’s museums can be. It was maybe a 20 minute drive from our spot on the beach, but totally worth it and it’s right in downtown SLO, so we could just walk and grab lunch afterwards and I think I even did some shopping!
Trip Planning: The best RV Resort in Pismo
The best part about the RV park we stayed at was that it was right on the beach and within walking distance to downtown Pismo. We brought our wagon with us, so we would pack it up in the morning and head down to the beach with the boys and around lunch time we would walk up to the pier and grab some lunch. Such a fun vacation spot!
Roadschooling Hands-On Learning at Monarch Grove
We were lucky enough to visit when the Monarch Butterflies were at Monarch Grove in Pismo Beach. It was really incredible and educational! They had some great books and resources and the boys couldn’t believe how many butterflies there were! Check out this amazing photo I took. It was incredibly cool.
If you’re planning to roadschool down the California Coast, you should definitely consider a few days in Pismo and a stop in San Luis Obispo. We had such a wonderful time visiting the butterflies, sliding down the dunes and digging holes in the sand. And if you’re on your way up to Northern California, definitely check out Santa Cruz, another favorite of ours!