In SLO Wine Country, the water truly meets the wine.
Indeed, our tasting rooms are just a short drive away from wide-open beaches and other coastal attractions. The nearby university town of San Luis Obispo is our cultural hub, while our picturesque country backroads are flanked by gentle morros and rugged mountains.
The ambiance here is so distinct that there’s even a name for it: The SLO Life. The pace is different in SLO Wine Country, unhurried and unscripted, with a farm-to-table lifestyle, and a cultural emphasis on creativity and hospitality. Come stay and experience for yourself why San Luis Obispo—and the surrounding geography of SLO Wine Country—was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show as “America’s Happiest City.”
To help plan your stay, we offer a selection of recommended lodgings in SLO Wine Country. Check out our local areas and their respective lodging partners below or go to Visit San Luis Obispo County for a complete guide to all activities and adventures within the county.
Arroyo Grande/Edna Valley
Explore the Historic Village of Arroyo Grande, where you'll find an array of antique and specialty shops plus fine dining nestled within the scenic atmosphere of historic buildings and natural beauty. The Edna Valley winds for a dozen miles from Arroyo Grande to San Luis Obispo, with picturesque wineries, working farms, and tempting bike trails.
Avila Beach is easily California’s greatest getaway. Close, convenient and economical — yet a world apart. Here resort living takes over, and entertainment is in the fresh salt air. Amenity-laden hotels, delightful oceanfront restaurants, wonderful local wines, and a variety of shopping for everyone!
San Luis Obispo
Conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the Central Coast of California, San Luis Obispo (or “SLO” for short), is the geographic and figurative heart of California. Here, our relaxed pace, pristine open spaces, and unique cultural attractions provide San Luis Obispo travelers with the true, bona fida California experience.
Visitors enjoy a myriad of activities including golfing, bicycling, walking through the Monarch Butterfly Grove, tennis, horseback riding, scuba diving, bowling, hiking, miles of beautiful and clean beaches, exploring tide pools, coves, and caves and walking to the end of our famous Pismo Pier!
Picture a small, artsy town in the pines then plunk it down at the beach. Surround it by miles of secluded shoreline, wave-battered bluffs and a colony of elephant seals and you’ve got the hamlet of Cambria. It’s a serene place for romantic getaways, a discovery-filled spot for a simpler kind of family holiday and a paradise for those looking to connect with nature.