—After being closed for more than two years due to the COViD-19 pandemic followed by a severely storm-damaged road, Hearst Castle is open for visitors. The closure was the longest continuous closure since it opened to the public in 1958. The castle closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions...
Interpretative trail to follow the western states migration path of the monarch butterfly. After months of planning, the Western Monarch Trail was officially launched at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Grove on Earth Day, April 2022. Informative panels installed by California State Parks staff are the first of many to be installed along the western monarch migration path throughout the western states.
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—The 2022 California Mid State Fair, running July 20-31, has announced headliners for the Bud Light Seltzer Concert Series, held in the Chumash Grandstand Arena, with the Country Rodeo and Monster Trucks wrapping up the last two nights. For tickets to the concerts, the fair and for more information, visit...
Antique store is one of a family of three stores located throughout San Luis Obispo County. —Rhonda O’Dell is a charismatic local business owner and antique enthusiast with three prime antique store locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. She owns Pismo Pickers Antiques and Vintages, which has been in operation for five years, Rhonda’s Relics in Arroyo Grande, which has been in operation for one year, and The Barn, a brand new location in Santa Margarita, which is fittingly located inside of an old antique auction house barn.
Family-owned, multi-generational winery produces estate-grown wines with attention to detail. —Midnight Cellars is a multi-generational winery that began in 1995. Back then, Robert and Mary Jane Hartenberger along with their sons and daughter-in-law, left everything behind in Chicago and migrated to Paso Robles to fulfill their dad’s dream of owning a winey. It has since been passed down to their son Richard Hartenberger, now a second-generation owner and winemaker.
—Located away from the hustle and bustle of Templeton’s Main Street lies Chulos Cafe & Cantina, a secluded and friendly place to enjoy authentic Mexican food. For the past ten years, Chulos Cafe & Cantina has cemented itself as a locals favorite spot for delicious drinks, outstanding food, and welcoming service.
—Enjoy the beauty of Morro Bay from the deck of the Chablis. Get up close and personal with the wild inhabitants of Morro Bay, watch sea lions, harbor seals, egrets, white pelicans, and of course those adorable furry sea otters. Chablis Cruises offers public cruises and hosts private charters for...
Enjoy excellent dining and wine in downtown Cambria or overlooking Moonstone Beach. –Madeline’s Restaurant and Wine Shop, a long-time favorite in the heart of Cambria has added a second location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Visitors now have a choice of two different experiences from the same favorite restaurant family.
Head out to the hillsides of Eastern Paso Robles for a slice of country life with great wines and friendly Central Coast hospitality. —Seek out peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Go into the hills of the Central Coast’s bountiful countryside, explore the roads and take in the landscapes. This area is full of charm, and magic where the beauty of the farmlands can be enjoyed and memories made. Bring a picnic to the vineyards and explore the sights during an outdoor tasting at Pear Valley Vineyards in Paso Robles. This winery is a must-visit spot located in beautiful Eastern Paso Robles where guests can savor their choice of award-winning wines.
The San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide, the region’s premier travel magazine, offers an exclusive Front Cover Feature Photo opportunity for unparalleled promotion of local businesses, venues, and events. It’s a large feature photo on the cover of the Visitors Guide. It includes a feature article and photo...
The 2022 California Mid State Fair, which is set for July 20-31, has started to announce headliners for the Bud Light Seltzer Concert Series and the free concerts at the Frontier Stage and Mission Square. “We’re so very happy to be back in 2022! After being forced to cancel in...
‘Celebrating the mission with music from the past and the present’ to be performed in the mission sanctuary May 1. – The community is invited to a free concert in the mission sanctuary featuring a wide variety of music from the San Luis Obispo Mission’s past and present. The broad range of pieces performed by the ProCathedral Choir, Mission Singers, and Youth Singers will be accompanied by violin, trumpet, piano, and mission bells.
Click the cover to review the latest edition or to order a copy. SLO County Visitors Guide celebrates its 15th anniversary. – Summer is coming soon and so are millions of travelers excited to explore San Luis Obispo County. “Now is the time to advertise your business to the rush of tourists coming to our county,” says Scott Brennan, publisher of the San Luis Obispo County Visitor’s Guide.
– Robert Hall winery began with the vision of one man and has since become one of the most widely recognized and beloved wineries in Paso Robles wine country. Founder Robert Hall was a self-made businessman originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, who started and grew a broad range of businesses throughout his life. Hall says he always had a life-long passion for wine and the winery lifestyle. His success in business afforded him the ability to venture out west in search of the perfect landscape, and the perfect partner to help him realize his winemaking dream. Enter winemaker: Don Brady.
The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County is selected to showcase documentary films for two years in a row. – The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County has announced the premiere of its second of many upcoming documentary films, Tom Myers: Made in Paso. The film documents over four decades of the winemaker’s career, his commitment to the craft, contributions to the region’s wine industry, and the people he’s worked with. It will debut at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on April 27, 12 p.m., at the historic Palm Theater in San Luis Obispo. Winemaker Tom Myers will be present to engage with attendees, answer questions, and share his revered wines.
– The Central Coast is a family destination as well as a wine lovers’ paradise. It has parks, museums, golfing, and lots of outdoor adventures, including great hiking trails. Whether your idea of taking a hike is a casual stroll with the family or challenging yourself over varied terrain and elevations, the Central Coast has some of the best day hiking in California.
Wine given the highest number of points in the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. – With wines from fifteen different countries submitted to the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, Brecon Estate recently announced that their 2019 Reserve Cabernet Franc earned the highest number of points, with 99 points, Best of Class, Gold Medal designation. Now in its 83rd year, the competition is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States, according to the winery.
San Luis Obispo County has something from Arts to Zoo for everyone to see, do and experience. Spring and summer are the leading times for festivals and fairs that showcase some of the best wine, beer, crafted products, art, music and more that bring locals and visitors together to taste, sample, shop and enjoy the sights.
– Early Bird tickets to the 25th Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival are now available. Tickets cost $60 until April 30. The festival will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park and Charles Paddock Zoo. Tickets can be purchased at...
Local, family-owned and operated wineries team up to deliver great wines at a great price point. –When it comes to hospitality, Bob and Daphne Balentine of Line Shack Winery know just what it takes to make guests feel like part of the family. The couple is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their tasting room, conveniently located on 11 St. across from the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. With extended evening hours, it’s the perfect place to visit before or after enjoying lunch, dinner, or a movie in downtown Paso Robles.