Apparently there are dinosaur caves at Pismo Beach, CA, but it’s not what you think — unless you are thinking of a giant cement dinosaur that you could walk inside to enter some cliff-side caves via said dinosaur’s belly. If that is the case then it is what you think. Or it was.
However, the dinosaur was never completed and then there was a fire and now it’s just a bunch of ruins and caves below a crumbling wall of sheer rock. Also, a playground.
The kids will love it. So will the dogs.
Travel tip: If you find yourself in the vicinity of Dinosaur Caves Park (dogs welcome!) in Pismo Beach, CA between the hours of five and six then you owe it to yourself to sit down on the patio at Zorro’s Cafe (dogs welcome!) and enjoy their Happy Hour $2 tacos and bottled Corona. I had the fish tacos and they were tasty. The Coronas were good, too.
Another travel tip: The cliffs of Pismo Beach, CA are quick and steep. And they aren’t marked or barricaded in a lot of public areas, which seems pretty crazy. Watch your step and your children. Your dogs will probably know better.
Pismo Beach is about four hours north of Los Angeles and can be reached via the scenic Pacific Coast Highway.