Morro Bay travel guide

Morro Bay Tourism | Morro Bay Guide

You're Going to Love Morro Bay

With a population of 10,234, Morro Bay is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Morro Bay to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Morro Bay

Morro Bay in January
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel
Morro Bay in January
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Morro Bay

Plane

When flying to Morro Bay, you’ll arrive at San Luis Obispo County (SBP), which is located 15 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Morro Bay include Alaska Airlines, Finnair and Qatar Airways. The shortest domestic flight to Morro Bay departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 26m.

Car

Another option to get to Morro Bay is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 170 miles from Morro Bay. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Fox, among others, in Los Angeles.

Plane

When flying to Morro Bay, you’ll arrive at San Luis Obispo County (SBP), which is located 15 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Morro Bay include Alaska Airlines, Finnair and Qatar Airways. The shortest domestic flight to Morro Bay departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 26m.

Car

Another option to get to Morro Bay is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 170 miles from Morro Bay. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Fox, among others, in Los Angeles.

Airlines serving Morro Bay

Lufthansa
Good (4,672 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,448 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (467 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,938 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,351 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,235 reviews)
Finnair
Good (765 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,333 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (739 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,626 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (318 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (422 reviews)
Show more

Where to stay in Morro Bay

Average rates range from around $172 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $255 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Blue Sail Inn and Best Western Tradewinds.

Where to stay in popular areas of Morro Bay

Most booked hotels in Morro Bay

Madonna Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 1113 reviews)
$262+
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Luis Obispo Downtown
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, 910 reviews)
$197+
Apple Farm
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, 1872 reviews)
$174+
Harbor House Inn
2 stars
Excellent (8.5, 1432 reviews)
$102+
456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 612 reviews)
$190+
Sea Air Inn & Suites - Downtown/Restaurant Row
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 912 reviews)
$103+

Renting a car in Morro Bay

Renting a car in Morro Bay costs $62 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Morro Bay.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Morro Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Morro Bay is Full-size (Ford Transit or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 57% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Morro Bay costs $62 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Morro Bay.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Morro Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Morro Bay is Full-size (Ford Transit or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 57% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.