We’ve welcomed back our Mustangs for the 2019 academic school year, our wine harvest is in full swing and our landscapes are beginning to transform to the warmer color palette that characterizes this unique time of year— it must be fall in San Luis Obispo! With the changing of seasons comes the perfect time to experience all that SLO has to offer, from the kaleidoscopic leaves of Edna Valley vineyards to the special fall celebrations in our scenic Downtown. Read on for more ways to “fall” in love with San Luis Obispo this fall.
SIP, STAY & SAVE
Head to San Luis Obispo and explore our SLO Coast Wine Trails like a local with our Sip, Stay & Save promotion happening this fall. Fall is the best time of year to experience all that our prolific climate yields and take in the jaw-dropping views of the region—which is why we’ve extended $100 in free UBER credits to our qualified fall visitors. With your rides taken care of, all that’s left to do is decide on some fun #SLOHappenings to attend! *Rules and restrictions apply.
CELEBRATE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Join us in Mission Plaza on Saturday, November 2 for this fantastic celebration dating back over 2,000 years. SLO’s family-friendly Dia de Los Muertos celebration is truly a treat, with mariachi music, traditional art and cuisine, costume contests, craft activities and more. Celebrate los antipasados, or those who came before us, and be festive here!
SAVOR THE EDNA VALLEY HARVEST
Fall is a special time of year in San Luis Obispo and there are countless ways to celebrate the Edna Valley region’s harvest of delectable wine grapes. Explore the SLO Coast Wine Trails on your own or attend a wine-related local event! Although there are countless harvest #SLOHappenings, we’ve highlighted a few ways to celebrate this fall:
- Apple Farm’s Backyard Winemaker Dinner | September 27
- La Lomita Ranch’s Bubblyfest | September 28
- Tolosa’s Perinet and Paella | September 29
- FarmSLO’s Bounty of the Harvest Dinner | October 5
STRIKE A POSE AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH
The Avila Valley Barn is a local favorite for fall activities in SLO, with tractor-drawn hay-bale rides, friendly farm animals, and a U-Pick style pumpkin patch. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy their signature corn on the cob, check out their vast selection of homemade jams and baked goods and browse their gift shop filled with find findings and local keepsakes. Conveniently located just a few miles south of San Luis Obispo down the Hwy 101, this is a must-do fall activity for all types of visitors.
TAKE A HIKE FOR EPIC VIEWS
No seriously, take a hike! Enjoy the mild year-round climate that San Luis Obispo offers by taking advantage of our vast amount of open space and hiking trails open to the public and free of charge. Take in the breathtaking views of the Central Coast atop a peak and live your own #ShareSLO moment.
HIT THE MARKET FOR SEASONAL FINDINGS
Fall harvest yields a plethora of delicious delights that can be found at our weekly Thursday night Farmers’ Market located on Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo. Revel in some of our signature fall fruits like persimmons, apples, and pears— or, grab seasonal baked goods like pumpkin pie from one of the local vendors.
What are you waiting for? Come visit San Luis Obispo during the best time of year and take advantage of what fall has to offer. Book your trip now!