Strawberries Four Ways

Strawberries are one of our favorite summer treats, cute, delicious, and healthy just on their own. Join us at the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival this Memorial Day weekend to taste local farmer’s strawberries at the peak of their harvest season. There will be live music, activities, entertainment, crafts, and of course, strawberry treats available for purchase and by the box. However, many people don’t know the great variety of dishes you can make with them strawberries a main ingredient, instead of just taking a few bites and throwing away the stems. Additionally, strawberry dishes don’t even have to be desserts – they can be…

Cycling Trails in Spring

Spring is the perfect time to try out a new biking trail – we certainly don’t have any shortage of scenic trails in San Luis Obispo County, and the weather is perfect to spring into a new exercise routine with family or friends. Especially with the Amgen Tour racing through San Luis Obispo county this week, let these athletes inspire you to add a new trail to your repertoire and explore our natural environment. The professional cycling tour takes place in phases, with different legs of the trip from northern to southern California. Cyclists will arrive at Morro Bay for…

Where Can You See Wildflowers in SLO?

After the rains of January, February, and even March, we’ve been seeing the wildflowers pop up all throughout San Luis Obispo. This is our “season of color.” While our hills are brown and gold for most of the year, they explode with color in the spring… bright green hills & yellow, pink, and gold flowers. For anyone who wants to see the best displays of wildflowers in San Luis Obispo, try some of the locations on this list! Shell Creek Road In the north east part of the county near Santa Margarita, you can’t miss the display of wildflowers that turns…

Why We Love Spring on the Central Coast

Spring is especially beautiful in our hometown, and it’s a season we know well! Not only is spring a great time to visit due to the weather and landscape, but there are also plenty of exciting events taking place in the next few months. Enjoy the things that we love the most about this season on the Central Coast! Green Hills The drive from Pismo to San Luis Obispo and back is so beautiful following the heavy rains of late winter. Every resident can’t help but exclaim that the hills are just so green! The rolling hills don’t stay this vibrant color for…

Best Spots to Watch the Sunset

It’s March, and the end is in sight. The end of winter, that is. Slowly but surely, the sun is staying above us for a little big longer every day and shining a little brighter. To make matters better, we’re days away from “springing forward” for Daylight Savings time on March 13th, which will give us an extra hour of daylight to enjoy. Take this time to watch the sunset! After getting out of work or getting done with your activities for the day, there will still be ample time to scope out a great spot, situate yourself, and watch the sunset from…