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SLO in the News: July 2016

Posted August 29, 2016

From the “United States of Sweet” takeover on Sweet’s Snapchat Discover to Goop’s “California Coastal Road Trip” feature, San Luis Obispo is making the headlines once again. Here are a few highlights from July 2016.


United States of Sweet | San Luis Obispo

Whether you’re a visitor or local, it’s time to take an adventure around this wonderful oasis we call San Luis Obispo. Sweet, a Snapchat Discover brand and digital outlet, selected San Luis Obispo as one of the cities to feature in their “United States of Sweet” series, including a day-long Snapchat takeover and digital articles so visitors can continue to enjoy the features.

In the “48 Hours in San Luis Obispo, Sweet-Style” piece, these globetrotters hit many of SLO’s  best things to do, such as vintage shopping at Ruby Rose and Len Collective, eating at local favorites like Old San Luis Barbecue Company and Taqueria de Santa Cruz, paddle boarding in Avila Beach, sipping on craft beer at SLO Brew and Libertine Brewing Company, record hunting at Boo Boo Records and stopping at the infamous Bubblegum Alley and Sunset Drive-In.

The pop-culture gurus at Sweet also featured special segments on Sidecar Cocktail Co. in the “Cure to Cocktail Boredom” piece, Pete Ljepava, the savvy mustache expert from the Bunker in the “Grooming Tips from a Mustache Expert” segment, and Left Field, a local shop filled with unique goods and original art in the “Your Home is About To Get a Little Funky” feature. Now, it’s your turn to explore all these one-of-a-kind spots around San Luis Obispo.


A Coastal California Road Trip

, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle publication, recently featured San Luis Obispo in their dream California road trip. During their scenic drive down Highway 1, Goop explored cities along the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles, noting that all the stops were “worthy destinations in and of themselves.”

Incorporating well-known spots like Big Sur and Santa Barbara, Goop also stopped in San Luis Obispo and encouraged road trippers to visit the lavish Madonna Inn and spend time relaxing at Central Coast beaches.

Next time you’re planning a West Coast road trip, make sure you add a stop in San Luis Obispo. Explore our list of top beaches along the Central Coast, recently featured on the #ShareSLO blog.


#ChicEats: A Complete Guide to the Best Wine Regions Across the US

Featured as one of the best wine regions across the United States, StyleCaster highlights the range of wines, great food and good people as reasons you should visit the Central Coast wine region. They note SLO as an “amazing destination for wine, food, travel and history,” and urge readers to tour Kynsi Winery in San Luis Obispo.

With California Wine Month just around the corner, visit San Luis Obispo this September and explore all that SLO wine country has to offer.


California’s Hottest New Beercation Destination: SLO Brew

Craft Beer + Vacation = Beercation.

For craft beer enthusiasts, a beercation is the ultimate way to vacay. Lucky for us, Power Player Magazine boasts that the new and improved SLO Brew is the perfect destination with accommodations, live music, brewery tours, fantastic food and great beer, all packaged into one at SLO Brew!

While we have this amazing spot right in the heart of Downtown SLO, the beercation fun doesn’t have to stop here! Round up your friends, book a trip with Hop on Beer Tours and hit the San Luis Obispo beer trail this fall. As an added bonus, SLO Beer Week is coming to San Luis Obispo, October 16 – 22, 2016 for a full week of beer-tastic fun.

Tune in every month for more “SLO in the News” features and don’t forget to #ShareSLO!