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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-

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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-

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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–

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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/

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4. Share a Delectable Dessert at Apple Farm-

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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-

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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

Top 5 Places to Pucker Up During the Month of Love in San Luis Obispo County

February is the Month of Love.  Don’t just leave if for Valentine’s Day, celebrate all month long puckering up with your honey in numerous places around San Luis Obispo County.  These locations will take your breath away almost as much as your beloved’s kiss!  Here are some of our favorites:

1.     Seaview Bench at Harmony Headlands- Nestled among a gorgeous stretch of coastline between Cayucos and Cambria, a little bit of a walk opens onto a vista that will put you in awe as much as the loved one next to you!  The invigorating brisk sea air, the soaring gulls, the sweeping panoramic coastline, all set the mood to snuggle up with your sweetheart on a cliffside bench and take in the senses as you enjoy that perfectly sweet….. and just slightly salty kiss!   More Information: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25735

2.     Heart Hill at Niner Winery, Paso Robles-  Venture North to Paso Robles for a little wine tasting, and noshing upon a beautifully prepared lunch by the Niner Winery Restaurant on their expansive back patio.  Take in the view of rolling vineyards, lavender in bloom, and olive orchards as you sip upon a delectable bottle of exquisite wine.  This provides the unobstructed viewing point to the naturally occurring heart shaped grove of blue oaks shortly off in the distance.  Also known as Valentine Hill, this perfectly shaped heart on the hill is a romantic and fun backdrop to share that special caress of endearment! More Information:  http://www.ninerwine.com/?method=pages.showPage&PageID=182D7D8E-BCCE-B15A-F9A3-543D754DFB78&originalMarketingURL=Vineyards/Heart-Hill-Vineyard

3.     SeaVenture Private Balcony Hot Tub for Two - Get your bubbles bubbling and your bubbly chilled!  Throw in some tropical spa scents, and a gorgeous orange sunset encompassing the sky while a full moon is rising. Add to that, the coziest of robes waiting to encapsulate you when you are ready to retreat back to your beautiful fireside featherbed and you have the recipe for serious romance! Most of SeaVenture Beach Hotel’s rooms provide a private balcony hot tub, fit for two, to stargaze and smooch the night away!  More Information:  www.seaventure.com

4.     Top of Bishop’s Peak at Sunset-  The very well known Bishop’s Peak trail leads you to an elevation of about 1,500 to a lookout over the city of San Luis Obispo andout to the West to the view as Highway 1 takes off from the city towards Morro Bay and destinations beyond.  The highest of the Nine Sisters or “Morros” woodlands open onto meadows filled with wildflowers in the spring.  Enjoy a late afternoon hike with your sweetie and find your place perched along the cool rocks to unite your lips as the sun slowly sets.   More information: http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bishop-peak-trail

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5.     Hi Mountain Lookout during a Meteor Shower- Get wild and take a trek out to the interior of San Luis Obispo County.  On the road between Lake Lopez and Pozo, at an elevation of about 3,000 feet in the Los Padres Forest, the location is known as one of the best places to view the California Condor.  But as the sun sets, and the most dramatic of astronomical events take place, that is the time to hit the road with your honey.  Trek out beyond the city lights, view shooting stars, the constellations and if you are lucky a splendid meteor shower.  Take your kiss to the outer reaches and beyond.  There could not be a more out of the world place to make your own stars align! More Information: http://www.condorlookout.org/p/about.html