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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

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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

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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!
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3. Hiking

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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

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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.
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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.
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Top 5 Things to Do in SLO County when it Rains

Winter is here and we are hoping we get some much needed rain this year. While rainy days can put a “damper” on all of our amazing outdoor activities. We have some great indoor alternatives for your next rainy day adventure.

1. Concerts at the Fremont Theatre

Did you know that the historic Fremont Theatre in SLO now hosts killer concerts? In January, its lineup includes Paul Thorn, Jacob Banks and The James Hunter Six. There is nothing like going to a concert at this venue with its gorgeous art deco décor and intimate setting. Check out the full lineup here: https://fremontslo.com/   


2. Bowling

We have two great bowling centers located in nearby our properties. Pismo Bowl is near the pier in Pismo Beach and is like stepping back in time to the 50s. Established in 1939, this 8 lane center is the perfect place to have some fun on a rainy day. Mustang Lanes is located in the University Union at Cal Poly. Not just for students, this 10 lane center also has a great arcade. You can also reserve a lane ahead of time on their website.

3. Live Theatre at the Great American Melodrama

The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville features rainy day fun for the whole family! They produce top-notch musicals, comedies, and classic melodramas in a lively cabaret setting. Located in Oceano, this timeless SLO County tradition has been operating since 1976.

4. Check out the food and brew scene in San Luis Obispo

SLO has two new options for pub crawling on a rainy day. The first is Central Coast Brewing. This local staple recently opened their new location on South Higuera. It features all of their local brews plus a full menu of pub food favorites including crispy fried tater tots and pizzas. Another fun option is Libertine Brewing in downtown SLO. They host 76 taps of beer and wines from all over; including a wide variety of their own wild ales, kombucha and cold brew coffee. Be sure to try their panko fried goat cheese balls and their Mac N Beer Cheese.

5. Yoga and more at Sycamore Mineral Springs

Rainy days are the perfect time to take part in the healing arts at Sycamore Mineral Springs’ Yoga Dome. Daily classes feature Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and more. All classes are open to the public and priced per session, per person. Resort guests receive unlimited complimentary classes. After your session, head over to the one of the amazing mineral spring tubs on the property. It’s so peaceful to soak in the hot waters with the rain falling down.



Top 5 Ways to Celebrate California Wine Month in SLO County

September is California Wine Month and SLO County has so many amazing ways to celebrate the occasion. Wine is a way of life around here and we can’t wait for you to experience our authentic wine country!

1. Vina Robles Winery

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Vina Robles Winery is a hotspot of activity all year round in Paso Robles Wine Country. From their stunning tasting room to their astounding amphitheatre, Vina Robles has taken the wine country experience to the next level. Every weekend during the month of September, they will feature three of their summer wines paired with three seasonal offerings from their Chef Randal Torres. There are also plenty of amazing artists to see at one of their amphitheatre concerts including Chicago on September 2nd, the Gipsy Kings on September 9th, Earth, Wind & Fire on September 19th and more!
 

2. Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival at Castoro Cellars

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Founded by a couple of Paso Robles winemaking pioneers, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival started with Castoro Cellars’ 30th anniversary party they called Beaverstock in 2013. The event was such a hit that they decided to make it an annual gig, and have been at it ever since. This two day festival will be held September 16th and 17th and will include music from Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jamestown Revival, The Motet, Turkuaz, Las Cafeteras, Hot Buttered Rum, The Suffers, and more! There will also be wine (of course), beer, cider, spirits, food, yoga classes, and arts and crafts. There is even a dedicated Kids Area with face painting, musical petting zoo, games, tie-dye and more! Plus, kids 12 and under get into the festival for free. Tickets still available for one day or two day passes. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind wine country festival!

 

3. Vineyard Sunset Hayride at Doce Robles Winery

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Enjoy 360 degree vineyard views and a gorgeous September sunset on a hayride at Doce Robles Winery in Paso Robles on September 8th. The fun starts at 6pm with live entertainment, Doce Robles wines, and local food available for purchase. During your sunset hayride, you will be accompanied by Jimmy, the Doce Robles Winemaker and you will get to learn all about the winemaking process. Tickets are $20 per person.

 

4. Vino Vinyasa at Baileyana Tasting Room

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Yoga and wine? Sounds like a great pairing to us! Take part in a complimentary yoga class at Baileyana in San Luis Obispo on September 27th. The class starts at 4:30pm and will be followed by live music from local musician, Shane Stoneman as well as wine by the glass and food available to purchase. Namaste!

 

5. Sunset in the Garden at Wolff Vineyards

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Wolff Vineyards is located on 125 acres of ecologically friendly property just minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo. They produce amazing estate wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and more. Every Friday in September, they are hosting their Sunset in the Garden Series. Starting at 5pm, their wines will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle and local food vendors will be offering great meals. Listen to live music and watch the sunset on the vines in Edna Valley.