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SLO in the News: December 2016

Posted January 28, 2017

From being featured by Visit California to making two more “best of” lists, San Luis Obispo continues to hit headlines across the nation. Can’t keep up with all the buzz? Here are a few highlights from December 2016.


The Most Fitness-Friendly Places for 2017

Year after year, San Luis Obispo repeatedly makes SmartAsset’s most fitness-friendly places in America. Standing out for being “one of the first cities in the world to place a ban on indoor smoking in public places, including bars and restaurants,” San Luis Obispo is ranked sixth in the United States.

Commonly known as an outdoor enthusiast’s perfect playground, San Luis Obispo offers plenty of fitness activities for you to choose from, including biking, hiking, kayaking, yoga, and more. Don’t let the winter weather stop you from breaking a sweat! Check out these indoor fitness activities to switch up your workout routine.

Visit California

California Dream Eater Visits Sidecar in San Luis Obispo

In preparation for the foodie-filled month of January, Visit California shared California Dream Eater’s visit to Sidecar in its Restaurant Month newsletter. Known for their artisanal craft cocktails that are out-of-this-world good, Sidecar is a must-try when visiting San Luis Obispo. In addition to Sidecar’s ever-so-popular Mule Monday, check out our complete list of SLO happy hours!


Churchill Living

2017 Best Places to Travel for Business

Not to our surprise, San Luis Obispo makes another “best of” list! Churchill Living names San Luis Obispo one of the best places to travel for business in 2017, citing the abundance of leisure activities, short commute time, business climate, and economic health.

San Luis Obispo is conveniently located approximately 3 hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles by car, or you can hop on a plane with daily, non-stop flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix in addition to  Seattle, starting in April 2017.

Between your business meetings, relax and unwind by sipping through Edna Valley, take in some fresh air on a hike up Madonna Mountain or Terrace Hill, or delight your taste buds at local restaurants in Downtown SLO. Check out our list of endless things to do when visiting San Luis Obispo.

Organic Authority

Craft Beer is the New Black: Artisan Breweries are on the Rise

There’s no denying that San Luis Obispo’s craft beer scene is making its mark on the country. Donna Sozio, who visited San Luis Obispo for SLO Beer Week, highlights the growing “connection between fine beer and wine country,” the “elevated food pairings” as experienced at Foremost Wine Co.’s three-course brunch pairing with Central Coast Brewing, and “delicious sense of terroir.”


Whether you’re a brew master or simply a beer lover, we highly suggest you visit San Luis Obispo to experience its booming craft beer scene. Plan your visit around SLO Craft Beer Fest, happening February 24 – 25. This two-day beer fest features an assortment of craft breweries from SLO and around the state, educational seminar, foodie fun, and more. Plus, you won’t want to miss out on our promotion – Get a free Friday ticket when you stay in SLO and purchase of a Saturday ticket!

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