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SLO in the News: July

Posted August 29, 2017

San Luis Obispo is making national headlines yet again! From the ever-so popular Thrillist to the foodie favorite Eater LA, discover why San Luis Obispo is the best spot to visit on the West Coast. Check out July’s media highlights today.


The Ultimate Guide to Doing San Luis Obispo Right

This July, Thrillist took to Highway 101 to discover the best ways to do SLO. For your first stop in town, visit beautiful Edna Valley, a thriving wine region known for its Chardonnays and Pinots. Thrillist named Wolff Vineyards “the best place to pick up a bottle of wine” in San Luis Obispo County. With wine tastings starting at $10 and award-winning varietals, this charming vineyard is the perfect place to spend your afternoon. Before heading over, grab a picnic lunch at SLO Provisions or Mint + Craft – both offer delicious salads and sandwiches.. With the best restaurants located in the heart of SLO, you’ll find the perfect meal for your wine adventure.

Looking for a little pick-me-up after a day of wine tasting through Edna Valley? You’re in luck! San Luis Obispo has many unique coffee shops that you’ll adore. Thrillist named Scout Coffee one of their favorite spots for a caffeine fix. At Scout, you’re bound to find your favorite coffee drink, made with homemade ingredients and local beans roasted right here in San Luis Obispo. As the sun goes down, sit back and relax at Sunset Drive-In Theatre, named the “best place to catch a flick” with first-run double features for only $8.00.

Weekend Adventures

101 South: San Luis Obispo, Bubblegum Alley

Bubblegum Alley is yet again mentioned for being a bizarre, yet popular attraction. Visitors and locals alike have been sticking their gum on Bubblegum Alley’s 15-foot brick walls for more than 50 years. With sticky, colorful wads of gum lining the alley, you’ll find art gum drawings, names and initials, and even notes stuck on the walls. Find out how to experience this captivating attraction during your visit to San Luis Obispo.

Eater LA

Eight California Central Coast Dining Destinations Worth the Drive

You donut want to miss out on this! There’s a plethora of eateries to choose from during your visit to San Luis Obispo. If you’re looking for something sweet, Eater LA suggests SLO Donut Company known for its quality, one-of-a-kind donuts that are worth a drive from Los Angeles. Spoil yourself with a classic old-fashioned, fluffy maple bars or the infamous galaxy donut, made up of marshmallow frosting and swirls of lively colors.

Check out our top 10 must-have eats in SLO for more recommendations to help plan your trip.

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