Happiest. Healthiest. Friendliest. Most Romantic. Best Downtown. Best College Towns. Best place to work. San Luis Obispo continually ranks among the premier places to live and visit in the United States. Each year SLO finds its way onto dozens of lists touting the activities, natural resources, food and wine scene, cultural exploits, shopping, entertainment and the many benefits that set SLO apart.

Sprawling and rural, it sits at the intersection of surf culture, cowboy culture and California cuisine. And that is a fine place to be."
In my book it’s better than Napa…great vineyards, great wineries and you’re not stuck behind 85 tour busses."
Wine regions far more famous than Paso Robles produce great wines, but few places exhibit the spirit and can-do positivity of this Central Coast appellation. It’s not easy for a wine region to reinvent itself, but Paso is doing it with flair..."
Spend the weekend walking the tree-lined downtown, where boutiques abound, wine flows, and farm-to-fork cuisine is fueled by SLO’s close proximity to California’s agricultural epicenter. It’s been called “America’s happiest city” for a reason."
With mild year-round weather, fewer crowds, and affordable prices (at least compared to L.A. and San Francisco), this central-coast college town embodies California mellow, making for easy romance."
Up until three years ago we didn't even know where the happiest place in America was … we find it right here in the middle of California."
Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco you’ll find America’s happiest town… San Luis Obispo."
The Scissor Sisters recently paid musical homage to this seaside city nestled at the halfway point between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The college town, affectionately dubbed SLO, offers a young, liberal vibe combined with ample vineyards and wineries to explore."
Workers in San Luis Obispo have high levels of workplace well-being. Number one in the nation. That’s really a nice achievement and something to celebrate."