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SLO in the News: October 2016

Posted December 13, 2016

This October, San Luis Obispo is quite the standout travel destination, recently named one of California’s top fall trips by both Sunset Magazine and MSN. Discover all the buzz in our SLO in the News: October feature.

Smart Meetings

California’s Central Coast Offers Divine Inspiration

Craving inspiration? It’s time for you to head to San Luis Obispo to experience this relaxing oasis, named Central Coast’s “wine legacy” by Smart Meetings. With the first vineyard planted at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo holds the oldest winemaking history in the county.

Visitors can relax and unwind while sipping through San Luis Obispo wine country. Smart Meetings even called out the ever so popular Tolosa Winery & Vineyards for producing “award-winning chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah” and “emulating the area’s early winemaking heritage.”

Plan your rejuvenating weekend getaway to San Luis Obispo and wine taste through Edna Valley. Wondering where to taste? Discover off the beaten path wineries in San Luis Obispo, recently featured on our #ShareSLO blog.

Sunset Magazine

18 Great California Fall Trips

From the picturesque rolling vineyards to unique tasting lists, Sunset Magazine encourages you to experience Edna Valley, a “quirky, unassuming wine region just south of San Luis Obispo.” San Luis Obispo wine country has over 20 award-winning wineries, but keeps a welcoming, laid-back vibe. Check out our list of festive fall things to do in San Luis Obispo, featured on our #ShareSLO blog.

Can’t wait until next fall to visit SLO? Discover our favorite activities and events happening this winter in San Luis Obispo and begin planning your winter vacation today.


Yes, You Really Should Check Out the Local Farmers’ Market

Will McGough
, an experiential global traveler and writer for AFAR, Conde Nast, and more, always makes a point to ask city residents what their favorite activities are so he can experience the destination like a local. City after city, country after country, locals continually urged him to attend the local farmers’ markets, although he was hesitant, baffled by the unconventionally high interest in local markets.

While visiting San Luis Obispo, Will McGough finally “took the bait.” His SLO experience left him in awe as he perused the bustling streets filled with vendors and visitors. When he turned the corner onto Higuera Street, he discovered a line of barbeque trucks with massive Santa Maria grills, “roaring and crackling” with the “smell of burning oak in the air.” Crowds swarmed around the food vendors, eagerly awaiting the tri-tip sandwiches—a SLO specialty.

Because of San Luis Obispo, Will McGough now swings by the local farmers’ markets when traveling around the world. Discover more one-of-a-kind aspects about Thursday night Farmers’ Market in San Luis Obispo today! We promise you don’t want to miss out on this world famous, local farmers’ market.

Tune in every month for more “SLO in the News” features and don’t forget to share your San Luis Obispo travels with #ShareSLO!