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SLO County’s Recent Accolades

San Luis Obispo has always been special; we all know that Oprah declared SLO the “Happiest Place in America” back in 2011. But as the years go by, more people than ever are noticing its charms! Read on to learn more about the most recent national accolades that restaurants, businesses, and towns in our beautiful San Luis Obispo county have received. While we don’t need convincing to love this place, we’re happy that others always seem to be noticing!

“Best Blend of Sunshine, Food, and Beaches”

San Luis Obispo was named one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Towns of 2017”.  Highlighting the most beautiful, healthy, and all around great towns in the country, Outside Magazine’s list has some amazing places to live, including San Luis Obispo. Calling it the “best blend of sunshine, food, and beaches,” the list highlights all that’s great about this area. Read more here!

Home to 5 of America’s Top 40 Wineries

In a recent list of the “101 Top Wineries in America”, five Paso Robles wineries made the top 40! An astronomical achievement for such a small area of California, these wineries are standouts because of the perfect wine-growing climate here on the Central Coast, in addition to their innovative and skilled winemaking. Tablas Creek Vineyard was ranked #2 in America, and Daou Vineyards and WineryTurley Wine CellarsSaxum Vineyards and Justin Vineyards and Winery all ranked in the top 40.

America’s Most Scenic Restaurants

In addition to great activities and amazing wine, San Luis Obispo county also offers 3 of the nation’s most scenic restaurants right here in town. Food and Wine magazine just published a list of the country’s 100 most scenic restaurants, which includes hometown favorites Ventana Grill, Oyster Loft, and Sea Venture, all great restaurants in PIsmo Beach. Check out the article here!

Certificates of Excellence

Frequently, Trip Advisor will bestow on great and well-loved companies a “Certificate of Excellence,” which highlights their accomplishments in serving the community. 101 Wine Tours, a wine company based in the Central Coast that offers guided, informational, and fun wine tasting tours, was recently awarded this certificate of excellence, and so were our Martin Resorts properties! It’s nice to know that our local businesses are recognized for their awesome accomplishments! Learn more here.

To learn more about interesting news and great honors for the Central Coast area, check back at this webpage!


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