Avoid Faux Paws: 5 Tips for the Dog Beach

With seemingly endless stretches of sand to run across, plenty of furry friends to play with, and a continuous cycle of crashing waves to jump in, the Central Coast’s many dog-friendly beaches are Fido’s dream come true.   Taking your dog to the beach is one experience that you’ll both get a kick out of, but it’s important to be prepared with the help of these tips to avoid making any faux paws.  1. Choose a dog-friendly beach On the Central Coast, we’re lucky to have easy access to several dog-friendly beaches, parks, and even hotels—making San Luis Obispo county the perfect…

Hidden Gems of the Central Coast: Aloha Cafe

The Central Coast is full of hidden gems unknown to the average traveler.  Residents flock to certain beaches, restaurants, and shops for unique and special items native to this area.  Although visitors love the abundance of delicious restaurants fit for the most devoted foodie, many of the best eateries are concealed in the midst of more popular or crowded spots.  A little off the beaten path from most other San Luis Obispo eateries is Aloha Cafe, a true locals-only spot serving up some of the best dishes around. Comfort food at its greatest, Aloha Cafe is no-nonsense food. It’s location on…

Guide to a Road Trip Along the California Coast

From wine country to oceanfront paradise, the Central Coast offers something for every type of traveler! Whether you’re driving in from the north or the south, the 101 Freeway is definitely the way to go. With stunning views and so many fun stops along the way, you won’t regret winding through the seaside roads and enjoying the lush, green mountains. Gorgeous San Luis Obispo County is our favorite destination, but even if you’re just passing through there are a few spots you can’t miss! We’ll be starting from the south, but if you’re heading down from Sacramento or the Bay…

How to Spend Your Honeymoon on the Central Coast

The Central Coast is a popular destination for honeymoons – it can make your special trip a relaxing adventure filled with romance, beauty and fun. Here are some tips for great honeymoon activities. For a romantic beach getaway, your best bet is staying at Inn at the Cove or Avila Lighthouse Suites, both of which are right on the shore. Inn at the Cove has its own private beach with a picturesque cove that you can wade over to or simply watch the waves go by from the comfort of the sand. You’ll truly feel like you have your own little…

Central Coast Heart Healthy Activities

February is American Hearth Month, dedicated to promoting awareness about heart disease and encouraging Americans to live an active, healthy life. Unknown to many, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. The startling fact that heart disease can affect many of your loved ones is reason enough to get on your feet and get healthy this February! Luckily on the Central Coast, there are endless opportunities to do just this. Organizations like the American Heart Association are dedicated to providing people with great advice and guidance in helping anyone start making those important changes towards…

California Drought Update

It’s no secret that California has been in a brutal drought for the past few years. It started all the way back in December 2011, when parts of northern and southern California became “abnormally dry” – the least serious classification of a drought. But at the height of the drought in 2015, more than half of the entire state of California was under “Exceptional Drought,” – the most extreme classification – and all of us, from the Central Coast, to San Diego, and of course the farming-centric Central Valley, felt the effects. For the past five years, there have been…

FeBREWERY Favorites at SLO Craft Beer Fest

Good beer is something to celebrate all year long, especially when we’re fortunate enough to see new local breweries popping up around the Central Coast more each year. But with the SLO Craft Beer Fest coming up on February 24th and 25th at the Alex Madonna Expo Center, there’s no time like the present to raise a toast to our favorite beers and try new ones. At the festival, enjoy unlimited beer samples, special beer and food pairings, live music, and even educational beer seminars. Hosted by Pouring for Good, the event is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of…

Best Photography Locations for Couples’ Shoots

Are you looking for a place to get some beautiful photos taken? Whether it’s to celebrate an engagement, or an anniversary, or just love itself, couples’ shoots have become very popular in the last few years. There’s great to share with your family and friends and to commemorate your relationship. You could either ask a photo-inclined friend to take some photos for you, or get them professionally done from a photographer. Either way, you’ll have to pick a great spot to take photos, which thankfully is easy to find in San Luis Obispo county. These spots are filled with natural…