The biggest shopping weekend of the year is fast approaching, meaning many Americans are sketching out their game plans to tackle the best deals. This year, holiday shopping does not have to be stressful. Skip the lines at the department stores, and save your shopping for Shop Small Saturday. Morro Bay offers a unique collection of boutiques, galleries and gift shops to help you find treasures for every member of your family.

By shopping small, you’re supporting diverse communities and their continued growth. Morro Bay has more than 160 independent retailers that can provide all of your holiday shopping needs. There are several perks to doing Shop Small Saturday in Morro Bay. Take a look at a few of them below:

  1. Ditch the Car – Shop and Walk
    Nothing ruins a shopping rhythm by driving store-to-store throughout the day. In Morro Bay, shopping is easy with most storefronts concentrated in the downtown and Embarcadero areas. Find a parking spot and leave your car for the day, allowing the sidewalk path to guide you through our favorite stores. The natural beauty of the bay and Morro Rock will set the backdrop for a perfect day.
  2. FREE Parking
    We’ve all been there – dropping the rest of the family off so we can troll for a parking spot. In Morro Bay, there are no such things as parking meters or pay-to-park spots. There are several FREE parking lots just steps away from the downtown and Embarcadero storefronts to leave your car for the day. No time limits, no restrictions.
  3. Kids Get Stuff FREE
    For those planning a coastal getaway this weekend, Morro Bay extends open arms to your entire family. Take the kids shopping with you on Saturday, and help them redeem their KIDS PASSPORT. This November and December, any child ages 12 or under will receive a Kids Passport at their hotel. The passport contains more than $140 of offers for toys, food, gifts and adventures around Morro Bay. The offers will take you through some of our favorite retailers around town. For more information about the Kids Passport, click HERE.