From late October through February, thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of the Monterey pines and Eucalyptus trees near Pismo Beach. Like these beautiful insects, you'll discover it's a wonderful place to spend your vacation time. They holiday here, undoubtedly, for the quintessential California experience. This means surfing, of course, as well as horseback riding along the tide line or strolling the length of the Pismo Beach Pier. From Pismo Beach, it's easy to tour wineries, go on a whale-watching tour, take flight in a biplane or head 55 miles north (a one-hour drive) to Hearst Castle, the palatial home of the late publisher William Randolph Hearst. If you make this trip, just make sure that your ride is a convertible and the Beach Boys are playing on the sound system. This is California at its classic best. One bedroom units are available with murphy beds, fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, VCR/DVD player, stereo with CD, telephone, gas fireplace, balcony/terrace, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, hairdryers, and shared gas barbeques located at the pool and on the top deck. Resort amenities include outdoor spa, ocean-view restaurant, and a massage treatment center. Popular attractions in the local area include Monarch Butterfly Grove, San Luis Obispo, and Hearst Castle.
Another resort in the local area is WorldMark San Francisco. WorldMark San Francisco is located in downtown San Francisco. WorldMark San Francisco occupies a historic building dating from 1908 on the corner of Bush and Stockton streets and is a short walk to Chinatown, Nob Hill, and Union Square. Visit Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and the Maritime Museum on San Francisco's waterfront. WorldMark San Francisco offers studio and one bedroom units.