Although record lows abound this Winter, California remains even-tempered. And there is nothing like rest, relaxation and rejuvenation by the Ocean. Approximately 486 miles from Crescent City and 271 miles from San Diego sits the relaxing San Luis Obispo; endearingly nicknamed SLO (San Luis Obispo) and its slower pace of life.
Whether it is a weekend getaway or a week-long journey to do some much-needed soul-searching, a tour of the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa might just be the first step to start your rejuvenating experience. SLO also offers a peaceful hub of surrounding enjoyment. The Thursday nights are reserved for the all-in Farmers Market. Just outside SLO, Morro Bay is a quick drive for strolling and window-shopping along the waterfront. For a full day excursion, the Hearst Castle estate, of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst donated to the state of California in 1957 never disappoints. The mansion’s 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, swimming pools, walkways, and private zoo are just a part of its grandeur.
SLO Vinyard Vacation More Your Style?
If vineyards interest you, venture out to the Paso Robles Wine Trail with the very first stop being the Doce Robles Winery. Not to mention, if you plan ahead, Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd, the 46 West Wineries Group will be hosting a charity fundraiser Wine Safari Weekend by the HWY 46W Wineries for Zoo to You, a local non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates wild animals from all over California.
Whatever your pace, San Luis Obispo has just the thing you need to SLO down.