Photo: (c) Alan J. Raul

5 Tips for Braving the Polar Bear Plunge in Avila and Pismo Beach

What better way to welcome the New Year than running head-first into the shockingly cold water of the Pacific Ocean? Surprisingly enough, people willingly return year after year on New Year’s Day to submerge themselves in 50-degree water at Avila Beach and Pismo Beach’s Polar Bear Plunge events.  Sounds crazy, right? Try crazy fun!

6 “Off Season” Reasons to Visit SLO CAL This Winter

You’re coming off the holiday-high, the new year is here… now what? While well over half the country is experiencing bitter cold temperatures, us central coasters are sitting at a mild 65º. You know what that means? Time for a little vacation! Check out this list of off-season activities to fill your itinerary during winter travel to San Luis Obispo county.

Your Holiday Planning Checklist

Christmas is just around the corner, and before we know it we’ll be popping champagne on New Year’s Eve. With just a few weeks of preparation left before the big celebrations begin, now is the time to make a holiday To-Do list and check it twice!

7 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s finally time for one of our favorite holiday traditions – carving pumpkins! The Central Coast has an ample selection of quaint family farms where you can select your perfect pumpkin right where it was grown.

3 Must-See Pumpkin Patches on the Central Coast

October is the time for all things pumpkin! With a pumpkin patch in nearly every city and town within the county lines, California’s Central Coast is a pumpkin-lover’s paradise. Check out our guide to the best pumpkin patches around for a day of family fun!

Our Favorite #CentralCoasting Entries: July

July went by in a flash—literally. It feels like we were watching bright bursts of red, white, and blue explode over the Pismo Pier just days ago! Before we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of back to school season this August, we wanted to share a few of our favorite #CentralCoasting contest entries from July in an effort to soak up as much summer fun while we still can!

SLO’s Most Instagram-Worthy Ice Cream Shops

Warm summers in San Luis Obispo mean non-stop cravings for the best ice cream around. Not frozen yogurt or doughnuts – but only real ice-cream will hit the spot. The recent heat wave in southern and central California only exacerbates the craving, and to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 15th this month, a creamy scoop may just be non-negotiable.