Fall in love with SLO CAL this February. Spend your Valentine's weekend exploring San Luis Obispo County's glistening coastline, in a scenic vineyard or atop a grand vista. Bring along your significant other and even your little cupids because there are so many ways to fall back in love in SLO CAL. Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along California's iconic Central Coast, get away and discover your passion for the outdoors, delicious food, wine and artistic culture.

A romantic stay

Back to Top of List

Who says you need to do anything this weekend? Hole up with your loved one in any of these romantic getaways to have your every need catered.

Couple on a Hotel Balcony

North

The luxurious Paso Robles property, Allegretto Vineyard Resort, will be offering magnificent packages throughout the month of February. Their Valentine's Month special includes one bottle of Allegretto wine and box of chocolates with any booking during the month. They also have their opulent Aphrodisiac Package that includes a 2-night stay in one of their luxury suites, a couples massage, a tasting and tour at Allegretto Vineyard, wine tasting for two at three Paso Robles wineries with transportation, a $500 food and beverage credit, with flower petals, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries set up in your room. 

North Coast

Second best to the nearby hillside estate of Hearst Castle, Cambria Pines Lodge, is offering a Valentine's Package from February 12-14. Enjoy a three-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine before strolling the luscious gardens and nature trails while you pine for a lovely breakfast the next day. 

San Luis Obispo

Hotel Cerro's downtown escape helps you fall in love (or stay in love) with their "Love is Suite" package, which includes a $100 property credit for any suite booked in February. This package includes a bath ritual where the hotel team will prepare a bath for you with bath salts, rose petals, a lit candle, a choice of red or white wine and two truffles for you and your significant other- a true definition of romance. 

The cupids may be made of bronze across town here at the Madonna Inn, but their arrows are sharpened for your visit. Enjoy discounted mid-week room rates on varying days throughout the month with optional room add-ons, such as roses, champagne, chocolate and more. Behind each door is a surprise, with each themed room offering a unique, over-the-top layout. 

South Coast

If bustling downtown isn't enough, try out Sycamore Mineral Springs's private hot tub rooms, filled to the brim with whatever degree of water you specify. Their hillside hot tubs are open to the public to reserve for the pleasure of soaking in naturally heated mineral spring water. Nothing says California winter like a bathing suit in the forest. 

For more wellness opportunities to pamper yourself or treat someone you love check out the offerings at Dia Feliz Spa at The Cliffs. From February 10-14, all treatments include a glass of pink champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a coconut rose foot soak. They will also be offering an Exclusive Couples Suite package which includes two 60-minute zen massages,  two hand and foot scrubs, a private foot soak, a private steam shower and two signature Cliffs Champagne flutes to take home. 

Is food your love language?

Back to Top of List

Sweet tooth? Vegetarian? Gluten-Free? SLO CAL is your home away from home—your one-stop shop for all things down-home and decadent.

a family enjoying a private vineyard picnic at ONX Wine Estates in TempletonPhoto provided by ONX Wines. Photo credit: Acacia Productions

San Luis Obispo

Karson Butler Event's outpost, Ah Louis Store, has partnered with ALBA Provisions + Flowers to bring you Valentine's charcuterie available February 11 and February 14. That's right, a special cheese and charcuterie offering for Valentine's Day which comes in two size options of a heart-shaped box surrounded by delightful fruits and nuts. Take a minute to stroll around this store’s wild selection of decor goods, but arrive early so you can decorate with whatever items you’re sure to find.

For sweet pairings, head to Antigua Brewing on February 13 for the perfect beer and chocolate pairing. Indulge in local artisanal chocolate from Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates paired with beer made with locally grown hops. Also in SLO, find a chocolate and wine paring class at Region SLO. Bring your valentine (or galentines) for a night of gastronomic exploration led by CASS's Level 4 sommelier to taste through a flight of delicious chocolates paired with CASS wines. 

North

If the Ah Louis Store's array of dazzling V-day decorations needs a counterpart in the kitchen, lucky for you, they partnered with Just Baked for some lovely boxes and tantalizing treats to impress your loved one's visual senses and sweet tooth. They are offering a variety of Valentine's themed treats from macarons and chocolate strawberries to rice krispies and cake pops.

And if your date prefers rosé over roses, you may want to take your 21+ partner on chauffeured tour. Consider SLO Safe Ride's Chrysler 300c, Mercedes Sprinter LandJet or their electric blue Tesla S. You'll select two wineries from over 250+ in the acclaimed Paso Robles wine region, and conclude the day with an optional dining experience in downtown Paso Robles. 

For special wine deals, celebrate Vino Valentine's Weekend February 11-12 along the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail. Visitors will enjoy perks like complimentary tastings, specially-crafted tastings, food and chocolate pairings, farm tours, wine discounts and more!  

Another fabulous wine adventure is happening at ONX Wines where you can reserve a private picnic in their estate vineyard. From February 11-12 visit the Templeton estate to enjoy with your loved one while sipping on your favorite ONX wine. Each private picnic spot includes a bottle of wine of your choosing, a cheese and charcuterie board, French macaroons, blankets and flowers to take home. 

 

A family affair

Back to Top of List

Romance month is the perfect time to show the kids your love for family-friendly getaways. 

Family in Bubblegum alley

North

For an after-dark adventure check out Sensorio's stunning exhibit, the illuminating fields and towers of light in Paso Robles. Terrace tickets are available for exclusive access to the private terrace with guaranteed seating, fireside tables and heaters with some of the best views of the exhibit. Sensorio also offers gift cards for purchase which make the perfect wonder-filled for friends or loved ones to experience the wonder for themselves. 

North Coast

Spend a day discovering the tide pools at Montaña de Oro, or playing with your four-legged friend at the dog beach in Cayucos. Check out the famous Elephant seals in San Simeon or take to the water on a paddle board to explore the harbor in Morro Bay

San Luis Obispo

If you wander to downtown San Luis Obispo, be sure to check out the Mission Plaza, which is all set up for selfies galore with a themed outdoor walk-through exhibit. Bring the kids, especially after dark, to enjoy the lights and decor after you've hiked the many hills in SLO. Another fun light exhibit is the Nature Nights at the SLO Botanical Gardens. Stop by, walk through the light exhibits and grab a bite from their full-service kitchen. 

South Coast

Take out a kayak in Avila Beach, where you can adventure to Point San Luis Lighthouse or paddle the surf in Pismo Beach, where you can also visit the Monarch Butterflies to bring a sense of delight to all. 

End your day with a good laugh at the Melodrama. Lumberjacks in Love will be performing from February 3-March 26 following the story of a lumberjack unexpectedly falling in love with a bride. 

For the singles

Back to Top of List

Grab your single friends and head to these fun-filled SLO CAL events in wine country and downtown SLO

two friends enjoying wine and a foot soakPhoto provided by: Life Elements and Farmstead Ed. Photo credit: Yvette Roman

North

For a relaxing time with your gals, join Life Elements for a Galentine's Sip & Soak at Seven Oxen Winery & Tasting Room. Featuring the Life Elements CBD foot soak, a combination of aromatherapy and stress relief, your skin will be revived, and your worries will melt away while enjoying a glass of wine.

Another fun event for friends is the Singles Soirée at Tooth & Nail Winery. Enjoy an evening at the castle with wine and complimentary small bites with a dessert day to celebrate love (or friendship) wine country style.

San Luis Obispo

Get together with your best pals on February 11 from 4-9 PM for a Valentine’s themed single’s party at Hotel Cerro’s rooftop deck and bar. Enjoy custom cocktails, delicious bites, festive décor and live music performed by professional guitarist Jaxon Camaero. Ticket price does not include food or drinks, both will be available for purchase.

Just after Valentine's day on February 18 grab your girls and head to downtown SLO for a night to remember. The Penny will be hosting a Galentine's Dance Party with sweet treats, drinks, and tons of dancing from 7-10. Purchase your tickets early!