Fall in love with the SLO CAL way of life this February in San Luis Obispo County. Spend your weekend on the glistening coastline, in a scenic vineyard or atop a grand vista. Bring your significant other, your family or maybe your close friends, as romance takes a new spin in SLO CAL, located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along California’s iconic Central Coast. Throw out the typical “romantic” getaway and discover your passion for the outdoors, delicious food and wine, and artistic culture.
Explore the ideas below for the perfect “romantic” getaway or discover your own in SLO CAL this February.
Fall in Love with Nature - Romantic Adventure to the Max
Whether you are traveling in twos, fours or solo, SLO CAL will give you every reason to reminisce on why you fell in love with the great outdoors. With vibrant green hills, miles of hiking and biking trails, and an average of 300 days of sunshine, fulfill your sense of adventure the SLO CAL way. Jump on a paddle board and explore the harbor in Morro Bay, hike the hills of San Luis Obispo, paddle the surf in Pismo Beach or soar on a zip line in Santa Margarita. Soothe your mind and soul after a day filled with adrenaline by taking a soak in the famous mineral hot springs. Here’s a romantic tip: after an exhilarating day of riding the sand dunes, pack a picnic and dine under the vibrant sunset at the Oceano Dunes at Pismo State Beach.
Events and Deals fit for the adventurer:
Zipline Canopy Tour for two plus two desserts and two glasses of wine from the Estate List at Ancient Peaks. ~ Cost $238
Once Hour private romantic trailride for two complete with a bottle of premium local wine, chocolate and intimate lunch.This private ride features endless rolling hills, 360 degree mountain top views overlooking vineyards and an estate lake. ~ Cost $100/person
Zipline Adventure Weekend Package - Apple Farm Inn
Romantic Retreat - Victoria's Last Resort
Sweetheart Getaway - SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
SLO CAL Family Affairs
Romance month is the perfect time to show the kids your love with a family-friendly getaway where you can reconnect and escape the every-day. The crowds are light, providing your family with a slower-paced SLO CAL experience. Fall in love with the SLO CAL way of life as you get hands-on at a local farm with tours and you-pick activities. Take out a kayak in Avila Beach, where you can adventure to Port San Luis Lighthouse. Spend a day discovering the tide pools at Montaña de Oro, or playing with your four-legged friend at the dog beach in Cayucos. Get a little wild at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, the only place in SLO CAL to see a tiger and a lemur! Elephant seals in San Simeon and Monarch Butterflies in Pismo Beach bring a sense of delight to all. End your day with the warm crackling of a beach bonfire, combined with the fresh ocean air as you divulge in local artisan goodies and products.
Family Fun in February:
Enjoy the 1940's classic "The Philadelphia Story" with the family in Paso Robles. You'll receive popcorn, soda (or champagne) and chocolates to enjoy with your movie. Cost ~ $12
A Cultural Rendezvous
What better way to spend your romantic weekend in SLO CAL than exploring the food, wine and culture of the region. With over 250 wineries throughout the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles wine regions, and over a dozen farmers markets that offer fresh fare, your taste buds will thank you for whisking them away to a delightful foodie fling. Plan your evenings exploring the iconic art and architecture at Hearst Castle, or enjoy an array of artistic activities and museums in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay or Cambria. Live performing arts are a treat in SLO CAL and the perfect way to snuggle up and appreciate the array of talented locals performing just for you.
Lights, Camera, Romance! Wine & Dine your sweetheart with these events and deals:
February Romance Package - Front Street Inn & Spa
Romantic Avila Beach Dinner Escape - Avila Lighthouse Suites
Picnic for Two Romance Package - Apple Farm
Relax. Refresh. Romance! - Moonstone Cottages
Can You Keep a Secret from your Sweetheart? - 456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
Wine & Dine Package - Apple Farm
Ahhh Spa Romance Package - SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
No Brainer Romance Package - Inn at the Cove
Romance Package - Masterpiece Hotel
Romantic Evening - Hampton Inn & Suites, Paso Robles
Valentine Romance Package - The Butler Hotel
Wine Adventure Tour - Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge
Set the Stage - Best Western Plus San Marcos Inn
Explore the dozens of romantic activities and book your stay with one of SLO CAL’s delightfully enticing Romance Package Deals.
For more information on Romance Month, visit: www.VisitSanLuisObispoCounty.com/Romance-Month.