Recently named one of the Best Small Towns in CA by Country Living MagazineMorro Bay is an Instagramers dream, especially in October and November, aka Morro Bay’s Secret Season. With miles of beaches and an unavoidably beautiful 576-foot tall volcanic rock sitting at the front of a bustling harbor of sailboats, kayakers, otters, pelicans and sea lions, Morro Bay is the place to stay this time of year. Morro Bay’s Secret Season also coincides with Central Coast wine harvest found in nearby award-winning wine country. Fall harvest day tours are easily accessible from Morro Bay and many wine touring companies will pick up customers in front of their hotels. In celebration of the fall harvest Morro Bay hotels are adding a bottle of wine to your two-night stay during the month of October.

What is Morro Bay’s Secret Season?
“Secret season in Morro Bay is like an extended summer,” explains Jennifer Little, Morro Bay Tourism Manager. “We call it secret season because once October and November hit, our Mediterranean-like weather takes over with amazing sunrises and sunsets all to yourself, beautiful clear days and warm sun perfect for all things outdoors, beach picnics, harvest wine tours, weddings and let’s not forget, marriage proposals.”

The Inn at Morro Bay offers a beautiful waterfront setting for your wedding, epically if you pledge your undying love at the newly renovated Bay View Deck.

The Inn at Morro Bay offers a beautiful waterfront setting for your wedding, epically if you pledge your undying love at the newly renovated Bay View Deck.

Enjoy Local Wines Right on the Waterfront in Morro Bay
On the waterfront in Morro Bay you’ll find the Morro Bay Wine Seller, which offers a selection of local and regional wines for taste or purchase. Don’t miss wine tasting at Chateau Margene, a boutique, micro-winery that produces luxury Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux blends. The tasting room at MCV wines focuses on unique and interesting blends that revolve around Petite Syrah. Stop by Stax Wine Bar & Bistro for a flight and a bite on the bay while relaxing by a romantic fire on a plush leather couch.

Secret Season Weddings and Proposals!
If you’re planning an engagement or nuptials, or want to plant the seed…wink-wink…we’ve got the intel on where to tie the knot and who to call for assistance in planning your big day in Morro Bay:

Morro Rock

Blufftop Wedding at Black Hill

Toes-In-the-Sand Weddings

Beach Butlerz

Private Reception at Windows on the Water

Chablis Cruises

The Papagallo II 

Coalesce Bookstore & Garden Wedding Chapel 

Inn at Morro Bay

And don’t forget: Get Wine and Sunsets on us this October
During the month of October, book a 2-night stay at any hotel in Morro Bay and get a bottle of wine ON US! Oh, and the sunset is on us, too!!  At hotel check-in you will receive a coupon for a bottle of wine from Stax Wine Bar on the waterfront! It’s as easy as that!

More epic wedding venue ideas can be found here. For more travel information follow Morro Bay Tourism on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest or visit www.morrobay.org.