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SLO in the News: August 2017

With features in Seattle Magazine, Mercury News, and more, San Luis Obispo is making headlines yet again for its alluring atmosphere and assets. Hear what all the buzz is about in our media highlights from August 2017.


Wine Paradise

Thanks to the new direct flight from Seattle to San Luis Obispo, Seattle Magazine highly recommends planning a visit to SLO and sipping your way through Edna Valley. From the picturesque scenery to the laid back atmosphere, San Luis Obispo provides Seattleites with a quick getaway to experience the exceptional wineries and much more in San Luis Obispo.

To begin your adventure, Seattle Magazine recommends stopping by Baileyana Winery first, which features a historic tasting room transformed from a schoolhouse built in 1909. Next, visit Claiborne & Churchill, a charming winery specializing in aromatic white wines and handcrafted Pinot Noirs.

With the plethora of wineries, you’re bound to find wine that you’ll love in SLO Wine Country. Discover other off the beaten path wineries, featured on our #ShareSLO blog, and check out San Luis Obispo’s wine map to help plan your trip. As an added perk, wine flies free on Alaska Airlines from San Luis Obispo so you don’t have to worry about the baggage fees on your favorite vino.


The Ultimate Vacation Destination

Blogger Suitcase and Wanderlust highlighted San Luis Obispo as the perfect stop along the Pacific Coast Highway for dining, art, and outdoor activities. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Luis Obispo is bustling with new experiences that you’ll enjoy. If you’re looking to experience San Luis Obispo’s art community, stroll our charming downtown and browse the galleries and art events. Suitcase and Wanderlust recommends stopping by Just Looking Gallery “to discover vintage style travel pictures and fine art pieces.”

Looking for an outdoor getaway? San Luis Obispo’s hiking trails offers unparalleled beauty and panoramic views. If you’re looking for a strenuous hike, check out Cerro San Luis, also known as Madonna Mountain. This pet-friendly hike offers several routes, including a trail that will lead you to lemon groves and iconic views. Plan your trip today and discover the limitless outdoor activities SLO has to offer, from mountain biking, horseback riding and more!


Hoppy Times on the Ultimate Central Coast Brewery Tour

Mercury News named San Luis Obispo as a bustling beer community with dozens of unique and memorable breweries, including BarrelHouse Brewing Company’s Speakeasy, Bang the Drum, and the SLO Brew Rock.

Looking to discover as many of San Luis Obispo’s breweries as possible while you’re here? You’re in luck! Hop on Beer Tours offers shuttled tours to several breweries in San Luis Obispo’s historic downtown for beer tastings, ranging from IPAs, sour ales, and stouts. While visiting, don’t miss out on the SLO craft beers worth traveling for, too.

Tune in every month for more “SLO in the News” features and don’t forget to #ShareSLO!

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