560 Avila Beach Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
About Avila Valley Barn:
SUMMER HOURS: Open Daily 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fruit and Vegetable Stand 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Daily
Sweet Shoppe 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Daily
Animal Feeding 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Daily
Hay Rides 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat & Sun 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Pony Rides 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fridays and 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sat & Sun
Avila Valley Barn is a local favorite in SLO County. This is a great stop off point to pick up fresh fruit or flowers, locally-grown veggies, treats from their bakery, lunch from their deli, homemade ice cream, or just to visit the sweet animals. They offer hayrides, animal petting tours and U-Pick from their fresh fruits and veggies.
Personal Experience: This spot reminds me a lot of Bates Nut Farm in San Diego. It is extremely kid-friendly and a nice little spot to stop by if you are on a long road trip with the family. They have fresh fruit from local farms and homemade ice cream. There are farm animals you can pet and beautiful scenic views. About 5 minutes away is the Sycamore Gardens which I will be creating a page for shortly.