Hi. I am currently booked in for 1 night at Pismo Beach on a road trip along the california coast in September. Prior to this I am staying in Santa Monica, and after I am staying in Carmel. I have recently been told Pismo has gone 'downhill' and was wondering if this is the case and if so where would be better to stay? Or if that person is talking rubbish and still worth staying there?
We're taking a short weekender in Pismo Beach, and I'm wondering if any of you can suggest some short and scenic hikes in the area? I'd also love to hear your thoughts on other good outdoorsy things to do and see, besides the beach (which we'll do) and ATV-ing on sand dunes (which we won't).