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.
California Coastal Cool
California Family Fun Adventure - As featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Whale Watching on the California Coast
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford