Recreation in Five Cities / Nipomo
Please support these businesses that support Friends of Hearst Castle. Below is a partial list of things to do while you visit the Central Coast and Hearst Castle. For a complete listing go to our Members Directory.

Thomas Kinkade Showcase Galleries
Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist. His work brings the gift of Love, Hope and Warmth to over 20 million homes. Stop by one of the Central Coast locations in Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and Solvang to enjoy the exquisite artwork of Thomas Kinkade, "The Painter of Light". Visit Thomas Kinkade Showcase Galleries Website

Blacklake Golf Resort
Located between Santa Maria and Pismo Beach Blacklake Golf Resort is the Central Coast's only 27 hole golf resort. Each of our three nines offer distinct challenges to golfers of all skill levels. From our sparkling water pools and scenic coastal hills on our original "Lakes and Canyon" layout, to the unspoiled natural beauty of our newest nine, the "Oaks", this is a unique championship golf course. Visit Blacklake Golf Resort Website

Avila Beach Golf Resort
The Avila Beach Golf Resort is the most well known of the Central Coast Golf Courses. Located 3 miles off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Nestled in the surrounding hills and on the bay, the resort includes a par 71, 6500-yard championship course. Visit Avila Beach Golf Resort Website

Cypress Ridge Golf Club
Come experience the way golf should be at Cypress Ridge. With mature cypress tress, lush fairways, and fresh ocean air...this Peter Jacobsen Signature Course is as challenging as it is beautiful. Rating 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digests "Best Places to Play", Cypress Ridge the Premier golf course on the Central Coast. Visit Cypress Ridge Golf Club Website

Avila Beach Paddlesports
Avila Beach Paddlesports is located in Avila Beach, the Jewel of the Central Coast of California and specialize in kayak, seakayak, ocean kayak, and standup paddleboard, SUP, adventure tours, rentals and instruction for all abilities and ages. Visit Avila Beach Paddlesports Website

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