Destination - SLO
California's Adventure Sports Journal writer, Kristin Conard, recently wrote a great article about all things outdoors in San Luis Obispo and the surrounding cities. June is Visit San Luis Obispo County's Great Outdoors Month, so whether you choose to kayak in Avila Beach, surf in Morro Bay, paddle through Dinosaur Caves in Pismo Beach, hike the 9 Sisters, or kiteboard, SLO has plenty of options for the everyday adventurer.
"On the 101 just about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the old mission town of San Luis Obispo (also known as just San Luis or the even simpler SLO) has mountains, wine country, a year-round farmer’s market, and easy access to stunning beaches. It’s also got some amazing year-round weather, and no matter what level you’re at in just about any outdoor adventure, you can find a way to challenge and indulge yourself in and around SLO.
Out on the water
Within a 10 to 20 minute drive from downtown SLO, you can be at the water with a mix of protected coves and harbors and wilder, windier stretches of open ocean. Avila Beach, along San Luis Creek, you can get to by driving or by the Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail – from the trailhead at Ontario Road to the Avila Pier, it’s 3 miles along a well-maintained paved trail."