SLO CAL Crafted: Certified Gift Guide

SLO CAL Crafted celebrates the quality products created by local farmers, crafters and artists right here in the county. This holiday season shop at SLO CAL Crafted-certified businesses for all your holiday shopping needs. From food and drink to home goods and fine jewelry, you’ll be sure to find a…

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Experience Native American Culture in SLO CAL

San Luis Obispo County, or SLO CAL, is known for its scenery, wide open spaces and authentic experiences, however, SLO CAL’s history goes much deeper than its natural beauty. SLO CAL is home to the Northern Chumash people who occupied the land since time immemorial. Acting as ancestral land for the…

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36 Hours of Exploration & Discovery in SLO CAL

Stoke your curiosity with our two-day itinerary designed for maximum wow factor. SLO CAL is a great place to downshift, but if you want an action-packed, explorious getaway? We excel there, too. Discovery favors the curious in this corner of the world, where outdoor excursions, living history…

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The Ghosts of SLO CAL

I get the best ghost stories from people on my ghost tours when I ask who’s experienced a haunting. They’re more like anecdotes than stories: brief encounters—with the dead rather than the living. The earliest ghost story in San Luis Obispo County, maybe the earliest in California, involves humans…

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SLO CAL Crafters: The Place on PCH

Step into euphoria and gain inspiration at The Place on PCH. This collective art space has so much to see while being surrounded by SLO CAL’s natural beauty. The Place on PCH located in Oceano was started by longtime artist Darcy Badiali. Darcy has been an artist for quite a while and has been…

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SLO CAL Crafters: Maven Leather

Leatherworker and crafting extraordinaire Emma Thieme transforms leather into true pieces of art through her craft at Maven Leather. Maven is a boutique leather and design gallery with an open studio setting located in downtown Cayucos. The gallery is a local hub where visitors can see and…

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24 Hours in Nipomo

Where you can discover the archeological remains of movie sets, wander native and historic gardens, and fill up on the best BBQ in the West. With its natural beauty, long ranching history, and beloved barbecue tradition, Nipomo represents SLO CAL at its authentic best. The town lies at the…

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How to Celebrate Pride Year-Round in SLO CAL

Celebrate Pride in SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County) even when it’s not Pride Month by planning the perfect vacation to the California Less Traveled. SLO CAL has a host of LGBTQ+ safe spaces that remain a welcoming place for all, even when the rainbow flags aren’t in season. Consider patronizing the…

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