Fall is a wonderful time on the Central Coast. The temperature cools down quickly after the start of the season, but the fun just starts to heat up. With a chill in the air, discover all the ways to explore SLO during the region’s most beautiful season.
Wine and Harvest
The Central Coast’s industry is largely centered around agriculture, wine, and tourism. The thriving agricultural food means not only are there endless delicious food options, but also, that the fall is a time of celebration for those who have been working all year for harvest.
Celebrate harvest by visiting the Central Coast Harvest Festival, or visiting your favorite winery during the fall months for a variety of delicious and unique fun, including grape stomps, wine and food pairings, and the release of new varieties.
Wine is not the only delicious libation you will find on the Central Coast. Discover a thriving craft beer scene as you taste your way through one of SLO County’s many Oktoberfests (hosted by SLO Brew, Bieda’s Biergarten, and Avila Beach Golf Resort), or enjoy a perfect combination of harvest-inspired food and local beer at Arroyo Grande’s annual Beer Feast.
No matter where you go, fall is the gateway to the holiday season, featuring pumpkin-filled fun! San Luis Obispo is not the exception to these traditions, but perhaps the rule! Visit Avila Valley Barn for a full day of pumpkin picking and autumn-themed activities, or check out Pumpkins in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Park for a perfect family photo op. Don’t forget about activities that will make you say, “yikes!”, either! After all, what’s Halloween without a bit of fear factor? Find your fall holiday spirit at the Mid-State Scare haunted house in Atascadero.