Orchards, vineyards and colorful flower fields welcome visitors to Nipomo, a small ranch town that runs along Highway 1. Tee off at multiple world-class golf courses with views spanning the mesa and dunes. Take in the scenery: citrus, avocado and strawberries grow along this southernmost gateway to SLO CAL. Just west of Nipomo lies the stunning Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area, where visitors can cross a mile-long boardwalk. History buffs should not miss the Dana Adobe, built in 1851 atop the region’s unique clay soil. Here, early California history is revived, painting a picture of ranchero life that lends color to this relaxed agricultural community.