Shelley contacted me just a week before she wanted to travel with a request for a family Spring Break destination that was within driving distance. After going back and forth a bit, we settled on Pismo Beach.

Morro Rock is a favorite surf destination in our family.

Morro Rock is a favorite surf destination in our family.

It was a struggle to find an affordable hotel or Airbnb without much notice! All my favorite spots seemed to be booked. After a lot of phone calls and much searching, I found this adorable little place up in the green hills. Oftentimes when people go to Pismo Beach or any beach destination, they refuse to search for places that are not right on the beach. However, when you expand your radius, you can often find a gem in for a much more reasonable rate.

The Madonna Inn is completely worth a visit but is NOT an affordable place to stay.

The Madonna Inn is completely worth a visit but is NOT an affordable place to stay.

Here were her 4 favorite things she did, in her words:

1) Morro Rock was so cool we went twice.

2) We loved the ATVs and we had fun playing games at our Airbnb.

3) Marc and I liked Hearst Castle more than the kids did but I am totally good with that.

4) The elephant seals were super fun to watch.

"My daughter and I had fun, while my son and husband had crazy-fall-off-your-ride fun."

"My daughter and I had fun, while my son and husband had crazy-fall-off-your-ride fun."

Thanks for letting me plan your trip Shelley! You were super fun to work with. She's trusting GG with her Oahu itinerary next.

It is only $25 for a full-service weekend getaway planning, so if you've been thinking about trying out GG, a weekend getaway is a great place to start.