Morro Bay, CA
Play: Head to the northern strip of Morro Strand State Beach. State 1 at Yerba Buena St.; parks.ca.gov
Stay: Beach Bungalow Inn & Suites. From $199, including breakfast; dogs $20/night; morrobaybeachbungalow.com
Eat: Giovanni’s Fish Market has a walk-up order window, picnic tables that look out on the bay, and, most important, huge portions of crispy, surprisingly light fish and chips. $; 1001 Front St.; 805/772-2123.