San Luis Obispo The city of San Luis Obispo (SLO) reigns as “queen” of the county, blessed with historical sights, arts, culture, a vibrant downtown and a friendly small-town vibe. Lush hills and vast open spaces with hiking trails ring the town, making...
The historic San Luis Obispo’s Dallidet Adobe & Gardens (State Historical Landmark #720, 1185 Pacific St.) is now home to exhibitions and events sponsored by the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County. Born in the south of France, Pierre...
BY CHERYL CRABTREE When it comes to lodging in the Central Coast, travelers enjoy a wealth of choices. A sprawling resort with swimming pools and a mega-spa? A hotel with 24-hour dining and concierge services? Or a trusted, dependable brand— say...
Hankering for a road trip up scenic Hwy. 1, but heard the road is closed? Yes, the highway is closed north of Salmon Creek Falls, 7.5 miles north of Ragged Point, just below the site of a mudslide that covered the highway at Mud Creek. It’s not expected to...
CINEPHILES SHOULD MARK THEIR CALENDARS for SLO’s increasingly popular film festival. It presents contemporary and classic films at various venues, including the art deco Fremont Theatre, independent Palm Theatre and other sites throughout SLO County. March...
The peaceful s
of Carmel are an eas
y four-hour drive from Santa Barbara. Where to Stay Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites (24815 Carpenter St., Carmel, 831/624-6400, vendangecarmel.com) is
a charming wine-themed inn with the homey...
With more than 40,000 vineyard acres
and more than 200 wineries
in the region, Pas
a perfect weekend destination for a wine lover’s
getaway. By Les
lie Dinaberg CAB is definitely king in Pas
wine country, and...
Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta has announced that the Ventura Music Festival (VMF), held from July 13-16 and 21-23, will be headlined by Michael Feinstein for its 23rd season. The festival’s theme “An American Season” features impressive classical, jazz...
Looking for a bit of spring cleaning for the mind, body and soul? The Oaks at Ojai (122 E. Ojai Ave.) is a great place to refresh and recharge your spirit any time of the year. I had a girlfriend getaway for a few days last fall and was pleasantly surprised...
In 1911, Danish immigrants made their way West, and established a little town in sunny Santa Barbara county that would come to be known as Solvang. Over 100 years later, Solvang is hosting its 25th annual Taste of Solvang celebration to promote and preserve...