Where Can You See Wildflowers in SLO?

After the rains of January, February, and even March, we’ve been seeing the wildflowers pop up all throughout San Luis Obispo. This is our “season of color.” While our hills are brown and gold for most of the year, they explode with color in the spring… bright green hills & yellow, pink, and gold flowers. For anyone who wants to see the best displays of wildflowers in San Luis Obispo, try some of the locations on this list! Shell Creek Road In the north east part of the county near Santa Margarita, you can’t miss the display of wildflowers that turns…

Central Coast Cider Festival!

The Central Coast has festivals for wine, beer, and craft beer, and now we’ve got a festival for local Cider! The vision of Neil Collins, the co-owner of Bristol’s Cider, Central Coast Cider Festival is debuting on Saturday, May 7th. The festival will take place in Atascadero at the Pavilion on the Lake. Hard cider is generally defined as an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juices of apples or pears, and the drink has become very popular in the last few years! Everyone is loving the traditional, sweet taste of fruit-infused cider with a kick. A sponsor of this event, See…

Why We Love Spring on the Central Coast

Spring is especially beautiful in our hometown, and it’s a season we know well! Not only is spring a great time to visit due to the weather and landscape, but there are also plenty of exciting events taking place in the next few months. Enjoy the things that we love the most about this season on the Central Coast! Green Hills The drive from Pismo to San Luis Obispo and back is so beautiful following the heavy rains of late winter. Every resident can’t help but exclaim that the hills are just so green! The rolling hills don’t stay this vibrant color for…

5 Most Unique Local Festivals

Spring time on the Central Coast means many things – warmer weather, green hills, and blooming wildflowers. But the most spirited is the explosion of unique festivals all throughout the Coast, many of which take place from April until the end of summer. You’ll be sure to find a festival that matches your interest, whether that be wine and beer, food, or culture, and hopefully you’ll find a festival that encourages you to visit and see all that the Central Coast has to offer. To help jumpstart your planning, here are 5 unique and exciting festivals occurring from April until June….

The SLO Film Festival Starts Next Week

One of the biggest events of the year in San Luis Obispo, the 22nd Annual SLO Film Festival, begins next week from March 15th – 20th. Honoring different parts of the culture of the Central Coast, including wine country, the ocean environment, film-making, and local art, the festival will be an exciting week that brings the community together. The festival will kick off with an Opening Night Party on March 15th! Help celebrate the week’s festivity, along with prominent members of the SLO community, at a Vampire themed party at the Festival Tent. Then watch the first film of the festival, NOSFERATU, at the Spanos…

Best Spots to Watch the Sunset

It’s March, and the end is in sight. The end of winter, that is. Slowly but surely, the sun is staying above us for a little big longer every day and shining a little brighter. To make matters better, we’re days away from “springing forward” for Daylight Savings time on March 13th, which will give us an extra hour of daylight to enjoy. Take this time to watch the sunset! After getting out of work or getting done with your activities for the day, there will still be ample time to scope out a great spot, situate yourself, and watch the sunset from…