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SLO in the News: August 2016

Posted September 27, 2016

From being named the perfect California road trip stop by Lonely Planet to the best college town in America by College Rank, San Luis Obispo continues to gain national coverage. Here are a few highlights from August 2016.


San Luis Obispo: The Perfect Pitstop on Your California Road Trip

When day dreaming about the perfect road trip down Highway 1, many people picture historic sites, expansive ocean views and charming, coastal towns. Tim Richards with Lonely Planet points out that “these attractions merge neatly in San Luis Obispo… making it the perfect place to take a break” while cruising along the PCH.

Road trippers can enjoy countless things to do such as the famous Thursday night Farmers’ Market on Higuera Street, wine tasting in Edna Valley and beach tasting along the Central Coast. Visitors can even check popular attractions off their bucket list including Hearst Castle, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and the infamous Bubblegum Alley all in one trip! Book your stay in San Luis Obispo on your next California road trip.


The Best College Towns in America

Shared over 38,000 times, College Rank’s Best College Towns in America names San Luis Obispo #1 in the nation. Boasting about SLO’s “contagious kick-back-and-relax vibe,” College Rank also highlighted the down-to-earth culture, endless entertainment options and breathtaking landscapes.

From Prefumo Canyon sunsets to SLO Do Co, check out our San Luis Obispo Bucket List for Cal Poly students and families and begin checking off these memorable “must-dos” when visiting SLO. Don’t miss out on the fun-filled Mustang Family Weekend, happening October 20-23 throughout San Luis Obispo!


13 Small Towns Around LA You Should Absolutely Visit

Live in the Los Angeles area? Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway? San Luis Obispo has you covered! Curbed Los Angeles calls out San Luis Obispo as a perfect destination to explore for “a long weekend or strategically planned sick day.” Built around Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo offers a charming downtown and picturesque landscapes for you to relax and unwind.

Explore endless accommodations in San Luis Obispo and begin planning your weekend away this fall.

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