valentines

Top 5 Ways to Get Physical with Your Sweetheart This February on the Central Coast

Grow together with the one you love through new, exhilarating experiences throughout the central coast.  Stay active and healthy this February, while elevating your heart rate and taking a few risks. All of these adventures offer the perfect opportunity, location, Instagram background for the ultimate risk ~ a proposal, or at least a perfect afternoon together! Afterall, what is love but the ultimate risk.

1.Horseback Riding

Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 1.03.45 PM.png

Become the star of your own romance novel, for what is more romantic than galloping over the beach with the wind flowing through your hair! Saddle up and explore the sand dunes of Oceano Beach on a guided trail ride with Pacific Dunes Ranch. Gorgeous scenery, and an amazing experience, and it will definitely get your heart beating! pacificdunesranch.com/

2.Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 1.05.29 PM.png

Glide through the water hand in hand with your honey, while coming face to face with otters, seals, and even dolphins! You will have quality time together while getting unique views of the coast that you just can’t get from land. Pack a picnic and take a break on a secluded beach, the perfect spot for a glass of bubbly and a romantic toast!
avilabeachpaddlesports.com

3. Hiking

Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 1.09.53 PM.png

Take your sweetheart to new heights while hiking one of the many trails San Luis Obispo county has to offer. Choose from ocean view trails (like Avila Ridge just off Highway 101, Valencia Peak in Montana de Oro, Harmony Headlands off Highway 1) or select one that offers wide expanses and amazing birds eye views of the entire town (Bishop’s Peak and Madonna Mountain in downtown San Luis Obispo are amazing). With trails for all experience levels, you can choose your challenge!
List of trails here ~ hikespeak.com/central-coast/san-luis-obispo/

4. Ziplining

Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 1.11.16 PM.png

Other than falling in love, what gets your heart pounding, your palms sweating, and takes your breath away? Ziping through the air over valleys, oaks, and vineyards! With 6 ziplines, you have a chance to zip alone and tandem while taking in the scenery and striking your most creative poses. Top your experience off with a stop in the Ancient Peaks tasting room to sample limited edition wines and relive your adventure.
margarita-adventures.com

5. Yoga

Stretch your body, mind and soul with your partner at a yoga class from Sycamore Mineral Springs. You don’t need to be a guest to enjoy their variety of classes. Choose from a gentler class meant to soothe the soul or a more strenuous class which helps to increase strength and muscle tone. Which ever you choose, you will emerge refreshed and energized, a journey you can share together. A trip to the naturally heated, healing waters of Sycamore’s hot tubs is the perfect culmination to your day.
sycamoresprings.com

Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 1.14.23 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 1.14.40 PM.png








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

Bishop's Peak Sunset.jpg

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