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SLO in the News: June 2016

Posted July 25, 2016

With its unique attractions and endless things to do, San Luis Obispo continues to make headlines on both a local and national level. Can’t keep up with all the buzz? Here are a few highlights from June 2016.


Three Epic Summer #AmtrakAdventures

Time for you to cruise along the coast! Amtrak named the Coast Starlight route, the “Ocean View Express” – aptly named since the train hugs the California coastline for the majority of the ride. En route daily, the Coast Starlight spans from Seattle to Los Angeles with multiple stops along the Central Coast including San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

San Luis Obispo was also named one of the top 5 CA spots by Amtrak due to its popular attractions and delicious eats! This summer and fall, travel with convenience and hop on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight or Pacific Surfliner for a weekend getaway to San Luis Obispo.

Begin planning your trip today by exploring our sustainable weekend getaway vacation idea and various means of transportation offered in San Luis Obispo.

California Through My Lens

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa 

Standing as the fifth mission founded by Father Junipero Serra, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is an iconic historical site right in the heart of Downtown SLO. Josh, the leading travel junkie and writer for California Through My Lens, described the mission as “a great free stop on a road trip with lots of history and unique artifacts.” With its convenient location, visitors can easily explore Downtown San Luis Obispo, too.

Whether meandering through the local art galleries, making your mark on Bubblegum Alley or enjoying a bite to eat at one of the farm-to-table restaurants, there are endless things to enjoy and do in Downtown San Luis Obispo all year round!


39 Things You Have to Do in Northern California Before You Die (Or Move)

Thrillist calls out Madonna Inn as a “must-see stop” that you should add to your bucket list ASAP! Enjoy a drink from the ever so popular Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge, decorated with lavish, pink décor. Head over to the Copper Café, too, and indulge in a slice of the world-famous Pink Champagne Cake, listed as one of the top 10 eats in San Luis Obispo.

Catch a glimpse of this bucket list spot by watching the California Dream Eater video below.

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