Spring for the Central Coast!

Spring Roadtrip Getaway to San Luis Obispo

Five minutes to the mountains, 10 minutes to the beach, 15 minutes to wine tasting. California’s best base camp for spring adventures is San Luis Obispo (SLO). Consistently named a Top 10 destination, SLO is surrounded by ancient volcanoes, miles of soft-sand beaches, beautiful wine country, and a lively downtown. Go on a hike or mountain bike ride in the Irish Hills, where wildflowers are popping up along hiking trails that overlook famous morros (aka ancient volcanic formations). Check out more hiking and biking options, including many that are just minutes from downtown SLO. Spend the day at Avila Beach, where you can swim in the ocean, go on a sunset kayak, or stroll the piers. Just 15 minutes from SLO takes you to Edna Valley wine country, where bike-friendly roads lead to down-to-earth tasting rooms with relaxing picnic spots among rolling vineyards. In April, SLOWine hosts events throughout Edna Valley. At night, San Luis Obispo’s downtown is an ideal place to unwind SLO-style. Creekside bistros meet seasonal bounty as chefs prepare fresh-picked produce just hours before it’s on your plate. And special events are always happening in SLO, from Thursday nights’ famous Farmers’ Market to Ranger Led Explorations, Barrels in the Plaza, and the upcoming San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half (a Boston qualifier!).

STAY & SAVE IN SLO: Check out some of the current great deals and packages from downtown boutique hotels to family- and pet-friendly hotels.

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