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SLO in the News: March 2017

Posted April 22, 2017

San Luis Obispo is making headlines across the country with media features in Spoon University, Thrillist and Travel Pulse! Highlighting the city as a foodie and adventure destination, hear what all the buzz is about in our media highlights from March 2017.

Spoon University

Where to Eat in the 10 Healthiest Cities in America

Earlier in March, San Luis Obispo was ranked as the seventh happiest and healthiest city in the United States by Gallup-Healthways’ for its healthy lifestyle, well-being and sense of community. Playing off these rankings, Spoon University gathered the top places to eat in these cities across America.

When it comes to San Luis Obispo, Spoon University boasts about Petra as the “must-have” place to eat! Known for its Mediterranean delights like falafel, kabobs and shawarma in addition to delicious salads, plates and pizza, Petra “has it all.” If you’re looking for more local favorites, check out our top 10 things to eat and best sandwich shops around SLO. San Luis Obispo is without a doubt a foodie’s paradise!

Travel Pulse

Looking for Adventure? Try San Luis Obispo on for Size

Positioning San Luis Obispo as an adventurer’s paradise, Travel Pulse encourages people to visit San Luis Obispo for its endless hiking, biking and epic coastline views. Enjoy cycling or mountain biking? We highly suggest you visit during May for National Bike Month, featuring tons of special events and activities throughout the month. Begin planning your itinerary with our outdoor adventure vacation ideas today!

Refuel after your outdoor adventure with some local craft beer. Check out the SLO craft beers worth traveling for to really win you over, recently featured on #ShareSLO Blog.


Epic Cross-Country Train Rides Trump Wants to Shut Down

There’s something so special about traveling by train! The Coast Starlight offers daily service along the West Coast, traveling 1,377 miles from Los Angeles to Seattle. Although the city stops in Portland, Oakland, San Luis Obispo and more are a major perk, the “real treasure comes from the natural landscapes that pass beyond the window: miles and miles of rugged Pacific coastline, the peaks of Mount Shasta, and the billowing Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest.” Costing only $121 for a one-way reserved coach ticket, traveling by train is convenient and affordable for the modern-day traveler.

As a bonus, the Coast Starlight has a partnership with the National Parks Service, known as the Trails & Rails program. As passengers travel between San Luis Obispo and Oakland, they can learn about the national parks they’re passing through, specifically the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, all from the comfort of their seat. Start planning your adventure to San Luis Obispo and travel by train!

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