Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Complete in SLO County this Year

Ah, it’s that time again – a brand new year has begun and with it comes the promise of a fresh start. Resolutions can be daunting sometimes and most of the time people don’t keep them up past January, but we are thinking you will actually want to do these SLO County Resolutions in 2018. Happy New Year from Boutique Hotel Collection!


1. Get back to nature

SLO County is chock full of hiking trails and amazing beaches where you can relax and be one with nature. In SLO, we recommend a quick hike up to Terrace Hill Open Space where you will get an amazing view of the city and the surrounding areas. In Pismo Beach, go on a docent led hike at the Pismo Preserve. There are options available for everyone. At Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, the Sycamore Crest Trail is a steep climb, but also features amazing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

2. Be more adventurous

They say you should do at least one thing each year that scares you and here in SLO County, we have great ways to add a little adventure to your life. Learn a new skill in Avila Beach at Avila Beach Paddlesports. From kayaking to stand up paddleboarding, their friendly staff will help you get started. Speaking of watersports, Pismo Beach is the perfect place to learn how to surf and Sandbar Surf School is happy to get you started. We mentioned it before, but it is definitely worth another mention. Margarita Adventures features amazing zipline tours over vineyards and golden hills and is something you should definitely try on your next visit!

3. Eat more local cuisine

SLO County has become a foodie mecca with amazing farm fresh cuisine around every corner. One great way to sample what our area is has to offer is to go on a food tour. Taste of SLO offers a Walking Food Tour of downtown SLO with five food destinations and an option to include wine and/or beer flights. They are happy to accommodate all ages and all dietary needs. Young people to well-seasoned people, little humans in strollers, vegetarians and gluten free are all welcome here! Non-alcoholic tours are available with specialty mocktails to tease your taste buds.

4. Make Time for Family

SLO County is the perfect place to bring your kids to from our amazing beaches (which happen to be simply beautiful in the winter months) to fun activities like the SLO Children’s Museum and the SLO Botanical Gardens, this is the place to reconnect with your little loved ones this year.

5. Plan a romantic getaway

Reignite the romance with your significant other in SLO County this year. Staying at one of our Boutique Hotel Collection properties will set the mood for romance. Amorous excursions await including picnicking and wine tasting in SLO Wine Country, cozy walks on the beach in Avila or Pismo, mineral spring soaks and couples spa treatments and, of course, taking time to watch one of our famous California sunsets with the one you love.