Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on historic Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, or SLO as the locals refer to it, represents California coastal life at its best. With year-round sun and a warm Mediterranean climate, an outdoors theme is prevalent, as is a booming artisan wine culture. This area is ideal for producing a superior Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and other Rhône varietals.
Downtown is filled with turn-of-the-century buildings full of interesting shops, restaurants and craft breweries. With thousands of acres of wide open space, agriculture has always played a major role in SLO. The farm to fork concept was the way of it long before it became fashionable everywhere else. Local restaurants are serving up interesting eats - all fresh and fantastically delicious.
For those feeling guilty about all the wine and the food, the countless miles of hiking and biking trails will soon have you fighting fit again.