The Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is open, and the The Cavalier Coastal Kitchen is now open for outdoor dining and carry-out. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For reservations or carry-out orders, call 805-927-3276.
Continue your tour of California’s Central Coast. From camping, wine tasting, shopping, and sightseeing there’s no shortage of things to do and see near San Simeon.
Founded in 1901, California Polytechnic State University is a public university located in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo and is one of the largest campuses in the US with 9,678 acres. Composed of six distinct colleges, it’s one of only two polytechnic universities in the 23-member Cal State University system. The most popular major at Cal Poly is business administration followed by mechanical engineering and biological sciences. Competitive athletically as well, Cal Poly SLO participates in the Big West Conference in NCAA’s Division I (in all sports except football and wrestling). The Mustangs football program competes in the Big Sky Conference, while wrestling is a member of the Pac-12.
Located along the Salinas River just north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles is a historic pioneer town that’s known for its abundance of wineries (over 150 to be exact). Nestled amongst gently rolling hills consisting of dry grassland and oak woodland, Paso Robles is also a fertile region for almond orchards and the production of olive oil. A tranquil and relaxed city, Paso is the ideal place to escape and relax while enjoying great wine, outdoor activities, and unique attractions.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Wine Country, San Luis Obispo is less than 40 miles south of Cavalier Waterfront Resort. San Luis Obispo, or SLO, is a peaceful suburb featuring a bustling downtown with tree-lined streets, unique boutiques, wine tasting rooms, and fresh farm-to-table fare that is a hallmark of the region. Featuring mild weather, SLO embodies the relaxed California vibe and offers an array of activities like wine tasting, biking, horseback riding, hiking, camping, and more. Popular attractions in SLO include Mission San Luis Obispo, Bubblegum Alley, and Point San Luis Lighthouse.
Once you’re in San Simeon, you’re just two hours away from the scenic beauty of Big Sur. Located in between Carmel and San Simeon, Big Sur is a rugged stretch of California’s Central Coast known for its seaside cliffs, winding turns, and foggy coastline. A popular tourist destination, Big Sur is a draw for hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Step back in time and experience an authentic California Mission. Founded in 1772 by Father Junipero Serra, the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is one of 21 missions in California and the fifth chronologically. Unusual in design compared to the other missions, Mission San Luis Obispo features a combination of belfry and vestibule, which the other missions don’t have. Additionally, it’s the only “L-shaped” mission church among all of the California missions. Mission San Luis Obispo offers docent lead tours and features a museum and gift shop.
The 16th of the 21 California Missions, Mission San Miguel was established in 1797. The mission remains in use as a parish church of the Diocese of Monterey. The mission features painted murals inside featuring original artwork by artist Esteban Munras and other Salinas artists. One of the distinguishing features of the Mission San Miguel is the Mission Arcade, which is a series of 12 arches of varying size and shape. The mission was put on the National Register of Historic Places and named a National Historic Landmark.
Located along California’s rugged Central Coast, Monterey is a historic fishing community that was immortalized in John Steinbeck’s popular novel, “Cannery Row.” Today, Cannery Row is a vibrant and buzzing city center offering visitors an array of unique dining options, boutique shops, and entertainment. Also part of Cannery Row is the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium, which offers visitors a window to marine life in the Pacific Ocean. Monterey is filled with picturesque charm and a colorful history that makes it one of the must-see destinations on California’s Central Coast.
The classic California beach town, Pismo Beach is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and just 50 miles from Cavalier Oceanfront Resort. Known for its unique beach dunes, Pismo Beach is popular amongst thrill-seekers who hit the dunes with their ATVs or surfers who attempt to take on the hard-breaking waves. Of course, there’s more to Pismo Beach than the scenic beauty as the city is also home to several fine wineries, a 1,200-foot pier and award-winning boardwalk with unique shopping and dining options.