avila

5 Ways to Laze Away the Last Days of Summer

Summer calls for laziness.  Sunny days, wonderful weather, no school, sleeping in, taking trips. That is what summer is all about!  But, it also goes by so quickly and as the end of the season comes to a close and back to school responsibilities start to fill up our calendars with to-do’s it is best to get in the most lazy days you can before we greet this wonderful season yet again.

1. SeaVenture Beach Experience

Leave all the work and heavy lifting to us!  Just arrive at the beach with your bathing suit, a cold beverage, a snack or two and your sunscreen!  Choose from a simple umbrella, two reclining chairs with footrests and towels or a full pop up outfitted with all the essentials for four.  Watch the world go by, listen to the waves, catch some rays and make your beach day as lazy as you would like it to be.   More Information:

https://www.seaventure.com/lp/new-seaventure-beach-experience/

2. Float on the Lazy River

girls-getaway-lazy-river.jpg

Enjoy yourself on your own personal inner tube as you take yourself on a winding sun-drenched journey of the Ravine Water Park’s lazy river.  Wave to friends on loungers, keep cool in the summer heat and only end your trip when you want to!  Enjoy the other attractions the Paso Robles water park has to offer such as the wave pool and slides.  We just find this one to be the best in reaching the highest marks on the lazy scale!

More Information:  https://ravinewaterpark.com/

3. Treat Yourself at Dia Feliz

DSC_2825_Woman in Sauna.jpg

Combine rejuvenation and chill time into one with a relaxing treatment at DiaFeliz Spa at Cliffs Hotel & Spa.  Relaxation comes naturally as the soothing purple hues of the spa calm your mind and spirit.  With a full array of massages, facials and body treatments to choose from, you can set up the mood of your day to completely unwind.  Even splurge on a mani or pedi to top it off!  Best part, saunter over to the pool afterwards to find your chaise lounge and continue the feeling.  Take in a summer Tiki cocktail and hang out for a bit!

More Informationhttps://cliffshotelandspa.com/relax/

4. Wine & Acoustic Jams

Picture this….. cool glass of Viognier, sprawling vineyard views, a stream of afternoon sun finding its way through the towering oaks, and acoustic jams from local artists.  Sculpterra Winery is a best kept secret.  Wonderful wines, meandering gardens, fascinating artwork and sculptures all come together to create a perfect place to laze away your Sunday afternoon.  A Sunday tradition in San Luis Obispo’s North County, Songwriter’s at Play needs to find a spot on your calendar. 

More Information: http://sculpterra.com/events/

5.       Mineral Spring Hot Tubbing

syca-1067.jpg

Discover twenty three open air naturally heated mineral spring hot tubs scattered about a tree canopied hillside at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.  Immerse yourself in the many restorative properties that natural mineral springs has to offer.  Relieve joint and muscle pain, reduce stress, warm your body to the core and ease yourself into a daze of laze.  

More Information: https://www.sycamoresprings.com/mineral-springs-resort/

 

Five Best Places To Fine-Tune Your Mind & Body in SLOCAL

As we are in the thick of summer, it is the time—especially after a long, rainy, and chilly winter—to tune-up and reenergize. Below are five suggestions to do just that in San Luis Obispo County.

1. Yoga & More

Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 4.09.40 PM.png
153-14-496.jpg
153-14-501-2.jpg

There simply is no better way find one’s center than with Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi?  Daily classes are held at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in its tranquil hillside Yoga Dome. The instructors bring years of experience, with an unwavering commitment to their practice and the art of healing.

Classes are complimentary for hotel guests. And for locals, Sycamore now offers Unlimited Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates for just $50 per month!  For more information, visit www.sycamoresprings.com or call the Health & Wellness Center at 805.595.7302

2. Hiking

https://cdn-assets.alltrails.com/uploads/photo/image/19962029/extra_large_98fe0c4e07615ddd25630c006377a781.jpg

Embark on the beautiful Hazard Peak Trail in the Montana De Oro State Park. Rated as Moderate, a 6 mile loop, or 3 miles each way, with an elevation gain of 1,811.  On the hike you’ll see plenty of flowers, wildlife, and the Pacific!

Do bring a bottle of water and be on the lookout for rattlesnakes in the summer months. Dogs are not allowed, on- or off-leash, on the trails in Montana De Oro State Park.

www.slohike.com and www.alltrails.com

3. The Art of Archery

00-Hero-Kyudo-Japan-Photo-Credit-Matador-Network-1200x600.jpg
Hanare-Japan-Matador-SEO.jpg

Archery is a discipline that requires one to be completed centered and focused. In its higher stages, it isn’t even about trying to hit the bullseye because your inner self is the true target. At Central Coast Archery, you’ll find challenges for the expert, the immediate, and beginner students. And there are variety of classes for children and adults. Or just go shoot arrows at its in-store range.

www.centralcoastarchery.com   805.439.1570

4. Gliding the Bay

www.slocal.com

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding engages both the mind and body in such a marvelous way. It requires honing one’s balance and concentration, and while being in a marvelously meditative environment.  You can rent paddle boards by the hour or day, and there are also guided tours in which you’ll explore the Avila Beach coast and take a break at the historic San Luis Obispo Lighthouse. This three-hour adventure requires that a person must be at least 13 years old.

www.avilabeachpaddleboardsports.com   805.704.6902                    

5. A Spa Day Away

Dia Feliz Spa.jpg

At times in the crazy, stressful, and demanding world we inhabit, one of the best things to do is escape. That is, escape to a spa for a therapeutic and relaxing deep tissue massage or a restorative facial—or both. The new DiaFeliz Spa at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa features an innovative spa menu, with a wide selection of treatments. And as a spa guest, you’ll have full access to the hotel pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness center. DiaFeliz offer complimentary valet parking and a free foot soak prior to each treatment.

www.cliffshotelandspa.com/relax  805.773.4157

Places to Spoil your Loved One (and Yourself!) during this Month of Love!

San Luis Obispo County offers an abundant backdrop for romance. From its seaside bluffs, sprawling beaches, scenic mountain lookouts, wine country, tasty restaurants and Highway 1 access we are the place to pamper and be pampered this month of February.  Here are some ways to create your own romance:

1.Day Spa Getaway-

Hot Tub.png
Treatment Center.png

Pick between a mineral springs soak and a luxuriously peaceful wooded environment or a coastal resort hideaway washed in relaxing hues of deep purple.  Sycamore Mineral Springs has been a recipient of the prestigious “Readers Choice” award by Spa Finder and the “Silver Sage” award by Spa Magazine and continues to be a county favorite.  Every treatment includes a 30 minute soak in one of their hillside hot tubs.  The Cliffs Resort has done a complete remodel of their spa with the opening of DiaFeliz Spa.  It is a gorgeous offering of modern touches, a relaxing lounge room, all washed in lighting in deep hues of purple.  Relaxation, pampering and recharging all are inevitable with a trip to either Central Coast spa.   More Information: https://www.sycamoresprings.com/avila-spa-retreat/  or https://www.diafelizspa.com/specials/

2. SoulMate Wine Picnic at Barton Family Wines-

Soulmate Rose.jpg
Barton Patio.jpeg

Take a trip into Paso Robles Wine Country for a wine picnic at Barton Family Wines.  Taste in their tasting room first, their outstanding collection of Grey Wolf and Barton Family Wines, then step outside to their charming patio and order from Barton’s Kitchen Window your lunch to enjoy at their numerous picnic tables overlooking the vineyards and sprawling wine country.  Enjoy a bottle of “SoulMate”, a perfectly fitting name to impress that loved one in your life.  Available in a Rose or a red blend.  Deliciously tantalizing and sure to make for a romantic afternoon.   More Information: http://www.bartonfamilywines.com/

3. Romantic Sunset Dinner at SeaVenture Restaurant–

seaventure-1039.jpg

The location for many special occasions, first dates, and even engagements.  Where else can you get a more expansive view of Pismo Beach?  On a clear day to see the stretch of coastline past the Pismo Dunes to the South as the coast stretches off into the Pacific to the stunning display of sunsets in hues of orange, pinks and purples and the sun sets over the ocean to the West.   Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner with delectable cuisine and local wines as you soak in this panoramic view and make your other half  feel more than special!  More Information: https://www.seaventure.com/pismo-beach-dining/

pismo pink sunset-5451.jpg

4. Share a Delectable Dessert at Apple Farm-

af 2.jpg
af 1.jpg

What says romance more than chocolate and whipped cream!  Apple Farm Restaurant has a bakery case and dessert menu filled with an endless array of delectable sweet treats.  Whatever your fancy, chocolate, apples (of course!), cookies, pies, cakes, ice cream, they have an offering for every taste bud.  And a kiss is always that much sweeter after sharing a dessert together.  More information: https://www.applefarm.com/dining/bakery

5. Take a Classic Car Cruise up the Coast-

Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 4.12.11 PM.png

Rent a classic Jag or bathtub Porsche or another fabulous classic car from Cars with Distinction and really impress.  Take a cruise up the coast in style, make sure to fit in a lot of stops along the way for photo shoots and views.  Stop for lunch at Ragged Point or one of the charming small eateries in Cambria.  What a fun way to spoil your loved one (and yourself!). More Information:  http://www.carswithdistinction.com/index.html