The Central California Coast is truly a year-round destination with a variety of activities for all ages. Historic Heart Castle, world-class whale watching and the Central Coast beaches are about 30 minutes from The Carlton including Pismo Beach, Cambria, Morro Bay and Cayucos. Wine tasting, hiking and bike riding are also year-round activities in San Luis Obispo County.
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Wine Tasting and Touring – There are over 200 wineries and tasting rooms in San Luis Obispo County. The Carlton Hotel concierge staff can assist you to plan your wine tasting adventure or make arrangements for limousine or shuttle wine tasting tours.
Hearst Castle—Five different guided tours are available in addition to the National Geographic Theater at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center showing "Hearst Castle, Building the Dream," the companion film to castle tours. The Carlton Hotel concierge staff will be pleased to make your Hearst Castle tour reservations, or you can visit the website.
Spa and Fitness – The Carlton Hotel has a small fitness center with an exercise bicycle, elliptical trainer, treadmill, incline weight bench and dumb bells. Kennedy Club Fitness, a 30,000 square foot facility on over three acres, located at 3534 El Camino Real, Atascadero is available for hotel guests. A fee of $15.00 per day includes the outdoor 50-meter pool; comprehensive cardiovascular work-out area; three separate strength training areas featuring free weights, Nautilus, LifeFitness Hammer Strength equipment and more; men's and women's executive locker rooms equipped with showers, vanity areas, blowdryers and toiletry products and spa, sauna and steam areas; and daily group exercise classes including Group Power, Group Step, Group Centergy, Group Kick, Group Ride, Cycling, Tai Chai, Yoga and Classic Fitness.
Immediately adjacent to The Carlton Hotel at 6105 El Camino Real, the Spa Central Coast welcomes you to a unique selection of luxurious treatments and therapies designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. The concierge staff at The Carlton Hotel will be pleased to arrange the best spa package for you, including a variety of facials, waxing, hand, foot and body treatments, individual and couples massage, warm stone therapy, Tibetan shirodara, color therapy, infrared heat, spray-on tanning and fitness services.
Art Galleries—Many artists have chosen the Central Coast as their home. Enjoy everything from painting, photography and sculpture to jewelry and custom furniture.
The Outdoors— San Luis Obispo County has something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors—pristine beaches, quiet country roads, and a mild, sunny climate. Abundant wildlife includes seals, sea otters, sea mammals, monarch butterflies in winter, and over 200 species of birds. Activities include bicycle riding, mountain biking, sport fishing, bird watching, hiking, kayaking, and whale watching tours.