Discover Stewardship Travel

Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of “doing good and feeling good” to your vacation. As you plan your trip along the WineCoastCountry Highway 1 Discovery Route, add an hour or two of fun volunteer time to your day, or schedule a travel adventure to a natural, cultural or historic site. Plant seedlings in a native garden, contribute to a historic lighthouse, make new friends at a beach cleanup or become a “citizen scientist” at a nature center. Your stewardship benefits the Central Coast, and adds deeper purpose to your vacation.

Plan Your Stewardship Travel Adventures

The activities and locations below provide opportunities to learn, connect, and contribute. Look for activities with the WineCoastCountry Stewardship Traveler icon and search nearby lodging accommodations. Many hotels, motels, bed and breakfast, and vacation rentals offer WineCoastCountry Stewardship Traveler activity maps covering all 10 regions of the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

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Celebrate Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Month

STAY. PLAY. LEARN. CARE. Celebrate Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Month and get great lodging deals during February along CA’s Central Coast HWY 1 Discovery Route in WineCoastCountry. Find nature preserves, estuaries, and marine life from abalone to elephant seals. Learn how you can give back on vacation as a Stewardship Traveler. Check out all the activities and lodging specials here.

San Simeon/Ragged Point

Stewardship TravelerCoastal Discovery Month Ocean Film Festival at Hearst Castle
Hands-On Citizen Science Programs at San Simeon Cove
Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay
San Simeon State Park & WR Hearst Memorial Beach Clean-Up
Elephant Seals
Elephant Seals Docent Talks
Piedras Blancas Light Station Historical Tours
Piedras Blancas Light Station
San Simeon State Historical Monument – Hearst Castle


Stewardship TravelerCoastal Discovery Month Celebrates The Best of the Coast: Abalone, Wine & Stewardship
Walk Back in Time: Cambria Museum & Historic Buildings Self-Guided Walking Tour
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Docent Nature Walk
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Monthly Work Day
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Discover Your Central Coast Lecture Series
Stewardship Walk, Talk & Wine Tasting at Stolo Family Winery & Vineyards
Cambria Beach Clean-up – Fiscalini Ranch
Cambria’s Annual Weekend Wildflower Show
Thanksgiving Weekend Tree Planting at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve


Stewardship TravelerCayucos Self-Guided Save the Pier Tour
Cayucos “The Little Town That Could” Estero Bluffs Walk & Talk
Cayucos Wildlife Kayaking & Clean-Up Tours
Cayucos Wildlife Kayaking Tours
Cayucos Estero Bluffs Clean-up
Estero Bluffs State Park
Cayucos Land Conservancy Bluffs & Nature Walks
Cayucos Nature Holiday Bluffs Walk

Los Osos/Baywood Park

Stewardship TravelerMontana de Oro State Park & Trail Restoration Days
Morro Bay Preservation & Restoration
Audubon Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
El Moro Elfin Forest
El Moro Elfin Forest Docent-Led Nature Walks
El Moro Elfin Forest Volunteer Days
Museum of Natural History Morro Bay State Park
Kayaking: Dinner on the Dunes with Pacific Wildlife Care
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Volunteer Days
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Kids’ Events

Avila Beach

Stewardship TravelerAvila Beach Free Stewardship Cleanup Kit & Tote Gift Bag
Watch the Sharks Feed at the Central Coast Aquarium
Visit the Jelly Tank at the Central Coast Aquarium
Avila Beach’s Family Beach Clean-Up and Art Projects
Grab an Exploration Backpack in Avila Beach and Explore
Central Coast Aquarium’s Sharks After Dark in Avila Beach
Pecho Coast Trail Docent Hikes to Point San Luis Lighthouse with PG&E
Central Coast Aquarium
Point San Luis Lighthouse
Point San Luis Lighthouse Volunteer Days
Point San Luis Lighthouse History Tours
Annual Avila Apple Festival

Oceano & Nipomo

Stewardship TravelerOceano Dunes State Park Campfire Program – Chumash and the Pismo Clam
Sea Star Junior Ranger Program at Oceano Dunes
Ocean Historic Train Depot Visit
Oceano Model Railroad & Depot Restoration Days
Rancho Nipomo Historical Dana Adobe Visits
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Natural History Center
Nipomo Native Garden
Oceano Dunes Clean-up
Monarch Butterflies
Oso Flaco Lake
Volunteer at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Natural History Center
Nipomo Native Garden Volunteer Days

Edna Valley/Arroyo Grande Valley

Stewardship TravelerPaulding Science Trail Restoration & Creek Clean-Up
Old Edna Townsite Self-Guided Tour & Wine Tasting Options
Natural History Boat Cruise on Lopez Lake
Lopez Lake Fishing & Outdoor Ethics Clinic
Ancient Oaks Preservation Walk at Lopez Lake
Lopez Lake
Casitas Estate Farm To Fork Farmers Market Lunch Tour
County Creek Clean-Up Day for Salmon Enhancement

Beach and Creek Clean-Ups

Morro Bay Preservation & Restoration
Paulding Science Trail Restoration & Creek Clean-Up
County Creek Clean-Up Day for Salmon Enhancement


Mark Your Calendars for California’s Annual Coastal Clean-up Day

Make a Difference On Vacation – on the third Saturday of September each year, visitors and residents alike can participate in Coastal clean-up locations along the WineCoastCountry Discovery Route

For details, meeting times and exact locations, please follow these links:

San Simeon State Park & WR Hearst Memorial Beach Clean-Up
Cambria Beach Clean-up – Fiscalini Ranch
Cayucos Estero Bluffs Clean-up
Oceano Dunes Clean-up
County Creek Clean-Up Day for Salmon Enhancement