Sat, Feb 24 - Sun, Feb 25, 2024

GPX Tour to Morro Bay

Morro Bay

About this event


 

This tour was originally held in October of 2014 when Marty Goldsmith was our Tours Chair.  Marty put together some of the best tours we've ever held.  As a tribute to Marty, Grand Prix Region will be recreating this tour 10 years later.  Most of the descriptions of this tour that you're reading were written by Marty, as well.  We hope you come along on a terrific drive to a beautiful part of our Central Coast.

The central coast is one of our favorite tour destinations.  Not only is the area filled with attractions, but the roads leading there are Porsche heaven.

On February 24th GPX is heading to Morro Bay for a weekend adventure.  For those that choose to stay overnight, we have reserved a block of rooms at the San Marcos Inn.  A very nice hotel with covered parking within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, and the marina.

After our rendezvous in Woodland Hills, we will head north towards Ojai, head into Wheeler Gorge, then wind through Sespe Gorge, over Pine Mountain, and drop into Cuyama Valley.  Leaving the pastoral valley, we’ll pass through the West Kern oilfield, touching Maricopa and Taft, and head for the Carrizo Plain.  Here the formerly empty landscape has been decorated with huge solar-electric ranches.  Then the road crosses the coastal range, and approaches the sea via Hwy 101.  We’ll pass through Atascadero and drop into our destination, Morro Bay.  We will be in time for lunch at the Great American Fish Company dockside restaurant.



 

There are many attractions in the area.  Best known is the Hearst Castle, which has an extensive program of guided tours.  The back bay of Morro Bay offers opportunity for canoe and kayak rentals.  The town of Cambria is not far away, and Morro Bay itself has many interesting shops and fishing-related activity.  Morro Rock and the coastline can be quite spectacular, particularly in times of windy weather.  There is a famous elephant seal rookery a short drive to the north, and the beginning of the Big Sur cliffs lies not far beyond, where the spectacular Ragged Point Lodge and garden is worth a visit.  

For those that are interested, there is a possibility of meeting up with the California Central Coast Region for a local driving tour and lunch.  It will be a fun addition before driving back home. 

 
Hearst Castle

Cambria Coast - Fiscilini Ranch

Dorn's

For more information please contact Jeff Peck at:

jbpeck@pacbell.net or 310-345-8081

Suggested donation to the Children's Dental Health Clinic is $10.00 (Cash or check only - at time of check in)

This is a “Rain or Shine” event.

Event requirements

Directions to the meeting place which is located on the confirmation page that will provided to you after you register.

The tour hotel is the San Marcos Inn.  We have rooms held in the name of the Porsche club.  Rates for a standard room, with a king or two queens, is $139.00 plus tax.   Ocean view rooms with a king or two queens, is $169.00 plus tax.  Their phone number is 800-772-7969 or 805-772-2248, and you should make your own reservations.  Our block will only be held until February 12, 2024, so make your arrangements early.  Cancellation might not be permitted after February 12, 2024.  This is a very conveniently located property, near the waterfront.  They offer a hot breakfast every morning and complimentary wine each evening.

After the free Saturday afternoon, we recommend Dorn’s Original Breakers Cafe (probably the best in town) for dinner.   It is a block from the hotel.  They do not take reservations, so it'll be first come first served.  When in Morro Bay, you might want to enjoy the seafood.

For more information please contact Jeff Peck at:

jbpeck@pacbell.net or 310-345-8081

Suggested Donation to the Children's Dental Health Clinic $10.00 (Cash or check only - at time of check in)

Entries (30)

PP
Pol Pittayanuruk
WY
Wayne Yong
PM
Paul McGaffey
JW
Juliana Welsh
JP
Jean-Marc Plisson
KP
Kenny Pham
HL
Hank Landsberg
JH
Jennifer Hines

Morro Bay

Morro Bay, CA

Organizer

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PCA - Grand Prix Region

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