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Outdoor + Recreation

Ten Ways to Say Hello to the SLO Life

What does living the SLO life mean to you? For many, it’s a mindset. A lifestyle to be embraced. A vibe that hits you as soon as you set foot into town.  Some will say a relaxed feeling comes over them whenever they’re here. Others might point to the myriad activities on offer in our ...
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Outdoor + Recreation

How Visitors Create a More Sustainable Future for San Luis Obispo

By definition, the future holds uncertainty, but one thing that is for certain: a better future hinges on our ability to pull together as one to help solve the climate crisis in every way we possibly can.  It’s for this reason that San Luis Obispo has committed to some ambitious climate goals for the next ...
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Eat + Drink, Outdoor + Recreation

A Wine and Wellness Getaway for Mom & Dad

Written by Jacki Carr Itinerary provided I felt around to tap my phone and check the time, as suspected, it was 3:31 a.m. and my child was crying for a snuggle or a dark hour ‘potty break’. I shoved the pup at my feet over and sluggishly moved out of bed to console her, take ...
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Eat + Drink, Outdoor + Recreation

SLO Your Roll: Relaxing in San Luis Obispo

When you want to SLO things down in your life, there’s only one place to go. San Luis Obispo boasts the most relaxing, yet engaging and fun activities anywhere in California. You don’t need any special gear or fancy tools. Just bring yourself, your friends and your family and use this guide to plan a ...
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Outdoor + Recreation

Bike Your Way Through the History of SLO 

Without a doubt, San Luis Obispo knows how to celebrate National Bike Month every May. Since 2007, the city has been designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, and was even recognized at a gold level in 2015.  The city’s network of over 75 miles of bike paths, bike lanes, and ...
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Attractions + Entertainment, Eat + Drink, Outdoor + Recreation

Where to Stop, Sip, and Stay on Your Highway 1 Roadtrip

Chances are you know all about California’s Highway 1. The famous strip of road takes drivers up and down the Central Coast with countless landmarks to stop and see. But did you know that it cuts directly through San Luis Obispo roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles?  Nestled in the emerald green Irish ...
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Eat + Drink, Outdoor + Recreation

Staying Forever Young in SLO

When you visit San Luis Obispo, don’t expect to be bound by the clutches of time. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa has stood downtown since 1792, the waves never stop crashing on the nearby shores, and the sun stays shining for most of the year.  The sense of timelessness when you’re here stands out, ...
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Outdoor + Recreation, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Climbing Gym | Q&A with Kristin Horowitz of The Pad Climbing

The Pad Climbing Gym started out nearly twenty years ago as the country’s first nonprofit bouldering gym, but it took until the pandemic for co-founders Kristin and Yishai Horowitz to get their business where they’ve always wanted it to be. Between running multiple businesses and training her dogs, we found time to sit down with ...
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Outdoor + Recreation

Where to See SLO Abloom This Spring

It’s that time of year again in San Luis Obispo! Out with the winter blues and in with the sun-soaked spring season. The hills are returning to their perfect shades of emerald green, and this year’s spring wildflower bloom is fast approaching!  After a drier than normal winter, this year’s spring bloom isn’t expected to ...
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Family, Outdoor + Recreation

An Open Door to Outdoor Adventure in SLO

Spring in San Luis Obispo means fresh air and great reasons to get back outside and explore all the open spaces SLO has to offer. Whether it means bike rides through nature or a laid-back afternoon at the park, SLO has got you covered. Trail Biking and Hiking Go off the beaten path along the ...
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