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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SLO CAL Crafters: Beryl Jewelry

Beryl Jewelry is a gem forward small-batch jewelry line created by Cindy Sassaman. As a Cambria local, Cindy has been crafting up these handmade treasures that are inspired by the colorful and intricate gems she collects. Cindy comes from a creative family and grew up always surrounded by artists…

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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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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, maybe the earliest in California, involves humans…

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72 Hours of Family Fun in SLO CAL

Day 1 Start off your perfect SLO CAL vacation in south county with pies and a petting zoo. Avila Valley Barn is ideal for a morning of fun, complete with tractor rides around the farm. During the spring months, the kids will love to pick their own berries straight from the vine. In the fall, pick…

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