Messy Fun For Kids!

Any parent knows that children and messes go together like peanut butter and jelly. Mud fights, water play, and backyard excavations may be a bit of a nuisance at home, but we think they are perfect for vacation. Here on the Central Coast, there are no shortage of messy activities for children, including sand castle building, wildlife viewing, ice cream eating, and even dinosaur digging. The best part about all the messy fun a Central Coast vacation has to offer is that the mess stays in the hotel and away from your home! 1. Build A Sandcastle Even in early…

Fall on the Central Coast

Fall is a wonderful time on the Central Coast. The temperature cools down quickly after the start of the season, but the fun just starts to heat up. With a chill in the air, discover all the ways to explore SLO during the region’s most beautiful season. Wine and Harvest The Central Coast’s industry is largely centered around agriculture, wine, and tourism. The thriving agricultural food means not only are there endless delicious food options, but also, that the fall is a time of celebration for those who have been working all year for harvest. Celebrate harvest by visiting the…

SLO Sights That Will Make Students Say “WOW”

After a quiet summer in San Luis Obispo, we’re more than happy to welcome new and returning Cal Poly students back to our coastal college town as the annual Week of Welcome (WOW) carries on throughout this week. WOW gives students the perfect opportunity to explore their new home on the Central Coast before the hustle and bustle of the new school year begins, often including activities like hiking, kayaking, shopping downtown, and much more. With so much to see in such a short week, we’ve put together a list of SLO sights that will make new students say “WOW!” Students—as you…

Discover the Central Coast Golf Trail

Finding your way down to the Central Coast this summer or fall? If you’re an experienced golfer, or just beginning to work on your swing, there is a course for you to use on the Central Coast Golf Trail. With eleven spacious golf courses stretching from the south near Santa Barbara all the way up to Paso Robles, you can find yourself playing a course in the soft ocean air, in the heart of wine country, and everywhere in between. Whatever your preference, you’ll find an unforgettable golf experience all along the Pacific Coast. Sea Pines Golf Resort Sea Pines Golf Resort is…

California Wine Month: Wineries with Food

In honor of California Wine Month, we will be running a series featuring wonderful wineries on the Central Coast. This week, we are focusing in on wineries with food options. Enjoying excellent wine with perfectly paired food is a tried-and-true way to while away a weekend afternoon. Baileyana, Tangent, & True Myth Tasting Room Baileyana Winery is beautifully situated among the vines and rolling hills of San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley American Viticultural Area. Owned by the area’s pioneers, the Niven family, Baileyana’s charming school house tasting room is home to several distinctly Edna Valley varietals, as well as an…

Sunday Funday, #CentralCoasting Style

Everyone knows that Sundays are for the family. Here on the Central Coast, our #SundayFunday activities are as numerous as they are awesome! Read on for the best in Sunday activities for your stay on the Central Coast! Brunch at Ventana Grill Start your morning with an unbeatable breakfast at Ventana Grill. Aside from the unbelievable selection of delicious food (including a carving station, omelet and homemade tortilla bar, hot entrees, sea food station, fruit, salad, and dessert station), the views from your table are sure to impress! After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Art…

Tin City: The Central Coast’s Newest Tasting Experience

Tin City is Paso Robles’ newest, most unique tasting experience. Located in an industrial park just south of Paso Robles, Tin City is home to over 20 winery, distillery, and brewery tasting rooms. Though Tin City is just a few years old, the 20-acre complex is a “drinker’s paradise,” says Patrick Brooks, partner at Tin City’s premiere craft spirit distillery, Wine Shine. This urban wine trail has garnered attention from locals and visitors for its easy navigation and full variety. At this early point in Tin City’s fledgling years, however, not every tasting destination has regular daily hours. Some, including BarrelHouse…

Central Coast Wine: Arroyo Grande versus Edna Valley

The Central Coast is home to one of the country’s most rapidly growing wine regions. While the Central Coast AVA is known for its high output of award-winning Chardonnays, two small and undiscovered wine regions in southern San Luis Obispo county stand alone in variety and quality. Just miles apart, Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande AVAs offer two distinct, yet equally remarkable wine trails. The two little-known appellations have come to be recognized for their remarkable quality and gorgeous vistas by wine experts around the world. Both Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley wineries will be featured during the 32nd Annual Central…