Picture romantic sunsets set against oak trees, coastal boardwalks ready for a morning stroll and a buzzing music scene to get those feet moving. San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) is the perfect getaway for parents. With more than ten different cities and towns to explore, you're bound to find the next great date spot. We have compiled just a few top picks that we think will take your love to new heights. Check out one (or all four) of these on your next getaway and celebrate all that is romantic in SLO CAL!
Unplug in Ragged Point
With a million-dollar view to spare, Ragged Point is a landmark spot offering iconic Highway 1 sights, crashing waves and little cell service so you can truly enjoy each other's company. Whether you choose to stay at the Ragged Point Inn or just stop by for lunch, be sure to find ‘The Portal to Big Sur,’ a unique wooden sculpture and perfect photo op. Opt to lounge and take in the views or go on a hike, the staff at the inn will gladly tell you everything this beautiful North Coast destination has to offer.
Take In a Show
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If you and your honey love bobbing to the music then SLO CAL is just the place for you. With many unique and intimate venues, you'll find everything from the best Led Zepplin cover band to country stars. Catch a show at the historic Fremont Theatre - an icon of San Luis Obispo-, a winery, brewpub or outdoor amphitheater like Vina Robles. Another intimate scene is Libretto Jazz Club. Enjoy local wines and bites while listening to premiere jazz or opera performances.
Check out our Event Calendar for upcoming live music and shows.
Please Your Palate
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SLO CAL Wine Country is filled with romance. Find a quiet spot to lay a picnic blanket and open a bottle of wine. Hire someone to do the driving for you like Breakaway Tours, 101 Wine Tours, or Uncorked Wine Tours. Discover beautiful vistas and rolling hills in Edna Valley or the nearly 200 wineries of Paso Robles. If beer, cider or spirits are more in your wheelhouse, we've got trails for those too! Or do something a bit more out of the box and do some whiskey tasting along the Paso Robles Distillery Trail. Visit RE:Find in Paso Robles or Pendray's in Templeton.
End your evening dining near wine country in downtown Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo or Arroyo Grande where your taste buds will fall in love with the sweet treats of farm-fresh cooking.
Get Out and Enjoy Nature
SLO CAL boasts hundreds of hiking and biking trails perfect for a stroll or heart-pumping excursion with panoramic views. Inland trails such as the Rinconada Trail in Santa Margarita offer views of wildflowers in spring while coastal trails such as the Harmony Headlands trail have you meandering along coastal bluffs. For more trails that will offer perfectly romantic views, check out these trails throughout SLO CAL.
We hope you enjoy our suggestions and find many more along the way!