How Long: 2 hours to a day
Pismo Beach is the quintessential California beach town, well worth a few minutes' stop. For a quick trip, exit US Hwy 101 at Beach Drive and park downtown. Get a cup of the best clam chowder in town at the Splash Cafe (197 Pomeroy Avenue), an order of fish and chips at Brad's (209 Pomeroy Avenue) - or just grab a pastry at Old West Cinnamon Rolls (861 Dolliver Street).
If you have a little more time, take a walk on the beach and out onto the pier, or drive around to Oceano Dunes, the only beach in California where you can drive your car right out onto the sand.
Pismo Beach is one of the of the best places along the coast for RVers to stop, with lots of campgrounds to choose from.
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