Moooving Forward: CowParade SLO

For the past 8 months, 101 fiberglass cows have come to call the Central Coast home thanks to Cow Parade SLO, the world’s largest and most successful public art event. Since September, each unique cow has taken up residency at a different business or organization, showcasing important regional values like art, agriculture, and ecotourism, including the Paso Robles Inn’s very own Clarabelle the Wine Cow! Now that visitors and locals alike have gotten familiar with the herd, the cows are being steered toward Santa Margarita Ranch for the live charity auction on Saturday, May 6th. Headed Out to Pasture The…

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Everyone loves a vacation! With new destinations to explore, new cuisine to savor, and a luxurious hotel room to relax in, it’s hard to beat a traveling experience. That being said, it’s so easy to forget all of the amazing stops right at your fingertips! Your hometown, especially if you live on the Central Coast, can be an adventure all on its own. Central Coast residents are lucky to live in a popular tourist destination, home to the beautiful beaches of Avila and Pismo and the lush wine country in Paso Robles and Edna Valley. It’s easy to be a…

Festival Season Essentials

We have to say – spring and summer might be the best time to visit the Central Coast. The daily near-perfect weather makes it easy to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities, like camping, hiking or swimming. Better yet, there is never a shortage of things to do, because many music, food and culture festivals take place during these beautiful months. Do you love live music, outdoor concerts, or delicious farm-to-table food? There are festivals that celebrate all these and more during the next new months here on the Central Coast. When you’re getting ready to go to a festival on…

Restaurants with Pet-Friendly Patios

April in Pet-Friendly Month in San Luis Obispo County! The Central Coast is lucky to have tons of pet-friendly spots perfect for hiking, beaching, and eating. The next time you venture out for your next vacation, don’t leave your furry friend at home! With accommodations like Pismo Lighthouse Suites, Inn at the Cove, and Paso Robles Inn, you can bring man’s best friend along. Check out these perfect patios for enjoying not only the beautiful Central Coast weather, but also the company of your pet! North County • Artisan: 843 12th St, Paso Robles; (805) 237-8084 • Buona Tavola: 943…

1 Weekend & 1 Backpack

Sometimes when preparing to travel, it feels like we have to bring anything and everything to ensure we are ready for the trip of a lifetime. Stressing too much or over-packing though is only going to hold you back during your amazing adventures! Often times if you really take a good, hard look at your belongings and stick with a concise packing list, you’ll find that you actually don’t need as many items as you initially thought! One sturdy backpack can usually fit everything you need for an entire trip. If you think that may be a little too ambitious,…

Celebrate Earth Day in SLO County

In nearby city Santa Barbara, the first Earth Day took place in 1970 after a massive oil spill threatened the coastal environment, and activists, citizens, and politicians were moved to action.  Protecting our natural environment, and all the initiatives that go along with keeping the Earth safe, are important to people across the globe, and we celebrate the earth and environmental causes to this day on Earth Day every year. Take part in celebrating, honoring, and helping the Earth here in SLO county, with the 27th Annual SLO County Earth Day Fair this Saturday! The event takes place at the…

Spice Up Tax Day with Taco Tuesday

One of the most anticipated days of the year has finally arrived…Tax Day. We understand that your wallet may be a little thinner around this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little spice to your life with delicious food and amazing deals thanks to some of our favorite Taco Tuesday spots. Today of all days you deserve to treat yourself, and now you can do just that without breaking the bank! 1. Zorro’s Cafe & Cantina This Shell Beach cafe has a warm, inviting atmosphere that feels just like home, complete with wholesome food made…

Taste of Pismo “Bites” – Martin Resort’s Favorite Vendors

When you go to Taste of Pismo, you’ll graze on some of the best food offered on the Central Coast, going perfectly with samples of red and white wine from one of our many fantastic local wineries. Mingling with locals and visitors, you’ll feel refreshed as the sea breeze lightens up the day and the food and wine warm you up. There will be plenty of fun vendors there on April 22nd, so here are our suggestions for the best food stations to stop by and taste the best of Pismo Beach. Splash Cafe Splash is a fixture on the Central Coast, and…