Are relaxation and rejuvenation on your new year’s resolution list? You’re just a short drive away from the perfect place to unwind from the daily hustle: San Luis Obispo. Nestled into the Central Coast halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, is a city that’s been named the “happiest place in America,” and the “most romantic city in the country.” Rain or shine, San Luis Obispo draws visitors looking to play, taste, explore, relax, and recharge.
More than a dozen hiking and biking trails surround the city and beckon the outdoor enthusiast, and ocean adventurers will find the beach just 10 minutes away.
If culinary adventures are more your style, January is the time to visit. It’s Restaurant Month, and dozens of award-winning wineries, craft breweries, fine-dining restaurants and farm-to-table eateries and are offering once-a-year deals and specials.
The city has a farmers’ market almost every day, and the Thursday Night Farmers’ Market in Downtown SLO is world-renowned, featuring entertainment for all ages. For the kids, the Children’s Museum is a must-do, and skaters in the family will appreciate the brand new, state-of-the-art skateboard park in Santa Rosa Park.
For a romantic getaway in February, SLO is the perfect balance of carefree adventure and luxury. Stroll the city’s creek walk, find a cozy corner in one of many sidewalk cafes, explore the art museum and galleries, and taste your way through miles of vineyard-covered rolling hills.
Take it SLO. It means something different here.