Nipomo

Mother Nature sure knows how to make visitors to Nipomo feel welcome. Citrus, avocado, and strawberry orchards thrive in the mild temps of this southern gateway to The Land of SLO CAL. Lush vineyards and flower fields captivate road-trippers along Highway 1. While flat-topped mesas and rolling dunes supply a stunning backdrop for multiple world-class golf courses. Just west of this old ranch town is a serene watering hole called Oso Flaco Lake. Here, a mile-long boardwalk trail takes you from the shore to a deck with sweeping views of the Pacific.

California history buffs won’t want to miss the Dana Adobe, built in 1851 atop the region’s unique clay soil, it’s a window into the state’s rich ranching past. In fact, Nipomo paints such a vibrant picture of this bygone era, it feels as alive as ever.