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Here in Cali, we get daily reminders of how lucky we are to be living in the Golden State, from waking up to 80+ degree weather to discovering secret vintage stores to indulging in late-night taco trucks. But a quick trip to nearby San Luis Obispo has given us a whole new reason to love the best coast.
Adjacent to the ocean (Avila Beach) and lush canyons, and smack dab in the middle of Central Coast Wine Country, this smallish college town (home to Cal Poly) has the best of all worlds, making it an ideal spot for a weekend getaway from the big city. Even the three-hour trip North on the 101 is chock-full of California's greatest hits: ocean views, wild poppy fields, and vineyards.
After a recent weekend of wine sipping, sun soaking, and shop hopping, we thought it only fair to share with you some of the best attractions of SLO, a city that Oprah calls one of the country's happiest.Read More