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Category: Arts + Culture

A rainbow over the vineyard at Tolosa Winery in San Luis Obispo.
Arts + Culture, Attractions + Entertainment, Eat + Drink

7 Things To Do On A Rainy Day in SLO

Winter in San Luis Obispo is characterized by crisp morning air, breathtaking sunsets and stunning rolling hills painted with electrifying shades of green—and, with that comes an occasional light rain. We’re sure you’ve heard about, or even experienced, the incredible outdoor activities that San Luis Obispo boasts but many don’t know of the vast selection ...
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Buy Local Bonus
Arts + Culture, Eat + Drink, Family

Buy Local Bonus 2022

‘Tis the Season to Shop Local! Everyone’s favorite shop local program is back for the third year in a row! Beginning November 25, spend $100 at local shops in the city of San Luis Obispo and turn in your receipts for a $25 gift card to another small business. Here’s the step-by-step process on how ...
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Women blowing bubbles in Bubblegum Alley, San Luis Obispo
Arts + Culture, Attractions + Entertainment, Eat + Drink

Fun SLO Girls’ Trip Ideas

Looking for girls’ trip ideas? Plan a weekend getaway to San Luis Obispo for a fun, fabulous and memorable weekend. San Luis Obispo features vacation ideas that you and your girlfriends will love to indulge in— spas, beaches, shopping, chocolate, wine tasting, delicious bites, outdoor activities, dancing, and nightlife. It’s time to let your hair ...
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Slo pride fest
Arts + Culture

Spring Into These SLO Fun Events

Better weather. Manageable crowds. And one packed calendar of events. That’s springtime in San Luis Obispo for ya! As the fairest of the seasons dawns on the Central Coast, we’re here to share our top events between now and summer. From caps and gowns at Cal Poly’s graduation ceremonies to buckin’ broncs at the rodeo ...
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Arts + Culture

10 Movies Filmed Around San Luis Obispo

Over the years, San Luis Obispo has been home to quite a few filming locations for Hollywood hits. From Alfred Hitchcock to Johnny Depp, the region has hosted film crews looking for the perfect location to bring silver screen magic to audiences since the 1920s. In the spirit of Oscar season and the return of ...
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A downtown SLO street light with a Noche Buena banner.
Arts + Culture

Celebrating Multicultural Holiday Traditions on the Central Coast

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and downtown SLO is full of life and holiday cheer! Across downtown, you’ll find beautifully designed banners celebrating the diversity of cultures and traditions found here on the Central Coast. Here’s a sneak peek of each of the festive banners, along with some insight about the rich ...
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Arts + Culture

Exploring Art in SLO’s Public Spaces

If you’ve noticed something a little more vibrant about SLO lately, it’s not your imagination. There is literally art everywhere you turn. On street corners. On walls. At parking garages. Even when you look down at your feet, there’s art.  We believe art should be accessible to everyone, and not just exist for only one ...
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Arts + Culture, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Fair Trade Market | Q&A with LynAnne Wiest of HumanKind Fair Trade

HumanKind Fair Trade is not like most retail stores you’ve been into. As a nonprofit and fair trade marketplace, the shop’s goal is to provide income to artisans and farmers in the developing world. This small brick and mortar in downtown San Luis Obispo is making a big difference — and we sat down with ...
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Arts + Culture, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Arts Supplier | Q&A with Shauna Jellison of Art Central

Art Central is more than just an arts supply store, it’s also a gallery, a classroom and a place for artists of all walks of life to come together. Longtime employee and a talented artist herself, Shauna Jellison, has worked alongside owner Etty Pacifico since 2013. We sat down with Shauna to hear how the ...
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Arts + Culture, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Mother-Daughter Duo | Q&A with Natalie & Laura of Apropos

Laura Bjorkland and Natalie Risner took their love for mother-daughter shopping dates to the next level when they opened Apropos together in 2002. Natalie grew up in Laura’s first store, Up Your Alley, which sparked her love for fashion and led her to study at FIDM in San Francisco. Once she moved home after college, ...
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