San Luis Obispo Visitors Guide
This 70-page full color book will help you navigate San Luis Obispo and the surrounding areas and plan your trip with maps, activity calendars and sights to see. Pick up a copy today in the San Luis Obispo Visitors Center, 1039 Chorro St. in downtown SLO.
San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce VisitorS Guide Farmers Market | Dining Path of History | Lodging Shopping | Wine Country Annual Events | Fun With Kids www.visitslo.com All rooms smoke-free Free Wi-Fi and Cable TV Generous continental breakfast Viewing deck/rocking chairs Gathering room for 20-24 people In-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board Creekside rooms with private deck Outdoor picnic area with tree swing Trolley pick-up to downtown Afternoon snacks, tea & coffee, and more On-site convenient parking 2001 Monterey Street â€˘ San Luis Obispo Just off Hwy. 101 at Monterey Street offramp Toll Free: 800.227.6396 Phone: 805.543.3170 â€˘ Fax: 805.543.7673 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachtreeinn.com Where the locals go. Whether downtown or across town simply the best pastries, paninis, desserts and of course coffee. Voted the best in SLO so often we opened a second store. drink it all in. The Views. The Vines. The Venue. All right here in San Luis Obispo. Click on www.pacslo.org, and we’ll help you find your way to the best seats in the house. San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide 2010-11 Photography David E. Garth Advertising Sales & Project Management Kristin Mehiel Editorial Writing Whitney Diaz Editorial Coordinator Lori Silva Graphic Design Ashala Lawler Printing Central Coast Printing E-mail: email@example.com Website: visitslo.com The San Luis Obispo Visitors Guide is published by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Services, Inc. (A subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce of San Luis Obispo, Inc.), as an annual supplement to slo-business.com (USPS 444-230). The material contained within this guide shall not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Services, Inc. © 2010 San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Services, Inc., 1039 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93401 (805) 781-2777. Photography © 2010 David E. Garth Cover photo provided by Novo restaurant 1(800) 441-4657 • 2-room suites with wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, two TVs and VCR/DVD players. • Deluxe rooms with king or queen, or two queen beds. • Close to Cal Poly, state & county offices, the Old Mission and historical downtown. Restaurants, lounges and entertainment nearby. • Meeting rooms to 150. • Free hi-speed internet. • One time charge for pets. • Free expanded continental breakfast with make-your-own-waffle. • Air conditioning, handicapaccessible rooms, refrigerators, individual thermostats, security door hardware, secluded heated pool and spa. • Exceeds requirements. www.SandsSuites.com 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E In and around town Detours Wish You Were Here 8 Trains, Planes and Automobiles 5 Getting here and getting around in San Luis Obispo Savor San Luis Obispo 55 We have restaurants for every taste, mood and budget Learning in Paradise 32 A closer look at Cal Poly and Cuesta College Relax in SLO 61 Unwind for a weekend and check into one of our hotels, bed and breakfasts or other charming places to stay The “Must-Sees” 12 The sights to see in and around San Luis Obispo Bounty of the County 15 Thursday night activities and Farmers Market History Coming Alive 19 Our Path of History walking tour will guide you to the city’s most historic architecture San Luis Style 22 Shopping around town, a great mix of well-known national and locally owned stores A Piece of San Luis Obispo 25 Take home some of the unique art, antiques and jewelry of the Central Coast Adventures with Kids 26 Laugh and play in some really fun ways with the little ones in your life After Dark 29 San Luis Obispo’s nightlife & entertainment scene The Central Coast Playground 36 Use San Luis Obispo as your home base to explore the Central Coast 365 Days of Fun 38 Annual events for everyone Out and About 40 Touring the county with fun day trips from San Luis Obispo Meet Me in San Luis 66 Find out where to hold your next special event or meeting in San Luis Obispo City Map 21 Hearst Castle: A Place Like No Other 44 Discover this enchanting mansion reminiscent of a bygone era Taste the Good Life 46 San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles Wine Regions – world renowned for their premium wine varietals Relax & Rejuvenate 39 Treat your self with services from one of our great beauty & wellness providers Contents Find all the pleasures San Luis Obispo has to offer. MAPS DISCOUNTS SAMPLE ITINERARIES TOP AT TRAC TIONS EVENTS Photo Credit: Central Coast Outdoors HEAR WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY San Luis Obispo Sometimes you just want to have fun. Let us get you there. VISITORS • Tour Groups • Wine Tours SPECIAL EVENTS • Wedding Party Shuttles AIRPORT • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off Ride-On Transportation, Your designated door-to-door driver for all of your celebratory events! 541-8747 Anyone...Anytime! S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 4 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Trains, planes and automobiles – Getting Here & GettingAround City population: 44,204 County population: 254,566 Physical city size: 10.5 square miles Founded: 1772 Incorporated: February 18, 1856 By Car San Luis Obispo is about 200 miles north of Los Angeles and 220 miles south of San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101. The most direct route from either city is U.S. 101; it’s a drive of about four hours either way. From San Francisco you can also drive to SLO on spectacularly scenic Highway 1, although the road is slow and winding and subject to closure in bad weather. That takes about six hours. From the east (including Fresno and Bakersfield), take Highway 46 west to Paso Robles, then head south on U.S. 101. By Air San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is served by United Express and US Airways. Passengers can fly non-stop to and from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix. The airport is five miles south of downtown on Highway 227. sloairport.com By Train Amtrak serves San Luis Obispo several times a day via the Coast Starlight from Seattle and the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego. The Amtrak depot is located at 1011 Railroad Ave. 1-800-USA-RAIL. amtrak.com Automobile Rental Avis Rent A Car has desks conveniently located at both the Embassy Suites Hotel and San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport; 595-1464. Fun Ride has car sharing available in the community for as little as one hour, 547-2225, myfunride.com. Bicycles Bicycle paths thread throughout the city. You can bring your bike on local buses and Amtrak trains. For bike path information, visit rideshare.org. For information on bicycle rental, see page 36 or contact the Chamber Visitors Center at 781-2777. Bus & Trolley Service SLO Transit, 541-2877, provides bus service throughout the city. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA), 781-4472, operates buses that connect with SLO Transit downtown and runs throughout the county. Thursday through Sunday, the trolley (25¢) completes a loop of downtown every 15-20 minutes, hours of operation vary; visit slocity.org. For online bus information, visit rideshare.org. Shuttles American Star / Trailways Charters & Tours, 543-9999, americanstartrailways.com. Ride-On Transportation, 541-8747, ride-on.org. Taxis Beach Cities Cab, 543-1234, will pick you up and drop you off wherever you need to go. All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted 5 Tours & Sightseeing Breakaway Tours & Event Planning 783-2929 or 800-799-7657 breakaway-tours.com California Star Limousine Service, Inc. 544-2233 · bookcalifornialimo.com Elegant Image 772-5390 or 534-1629 elegantimagelimos.com SLO Trolley slocity.org The Wine Line – Wine Tasting Tours 610-8267; HopOnTheWineLine.com info@HopOnTheWineLine.com 100% Made in USA Organic, Fair Trade Confections for Chocolate Lovers Everywhere Your relocation SpecialiSt Residential Management Investments Commercial 1445 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo Open 10-6 Thurs 10-8 • Sun 12-4 21 Santa Rosa Street, Suite 100 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 www.FarrellSmyth.com 805-543-2172 805.782.9868 sweetearthchocolates.com -Your Ticket to the Central Coast- GETS EVEN bETTER SERVING SEATTLE TO LOS ANGELES with daily service! Take the most picturesque and relaxing journey through the beautiful Central Coast on the Coast Starlight.® The Coast Starlight features the newly renovated Pacific Parlour lounge cars and sleeping accommodations plus enhanced onboard amenities such as china and table linens for regional dining options. Also serving the Central Coast is the Pacific Surfliner® traveling between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. Complimentary Wi-Fi service is now available for Sleeping car passengers in the Parlour Car on the Coast Starlight and in Business Class on the Pacific Surfliner. For reservations and schedules call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com. Routes and services subject to change without notice. Amtrak, Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, and Enjoy the journey are service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Coast Starlight (7.5 x 4.875).indd 1 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 6 3/3/10 8:51:44 AM w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m If You’re on Vacation and the Unexpected Happens, Trust your Award-Winning Community Hospital • Avatar International has selected French Hospital for its Five Star Loyalty and Endorsement Award for Emergency Department Service in 2009 and the Exceeding Patient Expectations Award for the last five years in a row. • HealthGrades gives national recognition and honors to French Hospital for Cardiac Care, Joint Replacement, Patient Satisfaction and Quality Measures. • National Research Corporation named French Hospital San Luis Obispo’s top hospital choice for overall image and quality. • Thomson Reuters recognizes French Hospital as a national leader in Cardiac Care, ranking in the top 100 cardiac hospitals in the United States for the second year in a row. 7 543-5353 1911 Johnson Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) FrenchMedicalCenter.org ish you were here is such a simple phrase. But it can mean so much. We often say it when we find an extraordinary place that we want to share with someone special. For more than 200 years, San Luis Obispo has been a town that captivates and enchants visitors with its beauty and friendly simplicity. In that time, countless postcards have been sent from the city with the same simple message, Wish you were here. And while that message may now take the form of text messages and emails, the significance remains the same: San Luis Obispo is a place you want to share with your loved ones. Wish you were here. Wish you were here. See the World... Starting Here. San Luis Obispo County REGIONAL AIRPORT www.usairways.com San Francisco San Luis Obispo Los Angeles S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 1 0 Phoenix Free Wi-Fi Friendly service Conveniently located No “big airport” hassles sloairport.com (805) 781-5205 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 1 1 The “must-sees” of SLOTown Walking through the streets of San Luis Obispo brings back memories of an easier time – a time when life moved a little slower and we all had a chance to explore. You can easily walk to all of the sights downtown, and take a simple, few-minutes drive to discover the others. downtown Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center (1039 Chorro St.) Start here, in the center of town, to find out what’s going on in and around SLO. Pick up maps, brochures, special event tickets, National Forest Adventure Passes and Hearst Castle tour information. Postcards, souvenirs, books and posters are available for purchase. Open Sun-Wed 10-5; Thu-Sat 10-7. 781-2777 · visitslo.com. Downtown (Bordered by Marsh, Nipomo, Santa Rosa and Mill streets) Take a day to stroll the tree-lined streets of downtown SLO and explore its shops and galleries. Rest your feet in the park by the creek and enjoy a meal, indoors or out, at one of the many restaurants. Every Thursday night, the famous Farmers Market turns downtown into a fiesta of locally grown produce, handmade crafts, sizzling barbecue and live entertainment. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (Mission Plaza, at Chorro and Monterey streets) Considered by many to be the most beautiful of the California missions, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa stands at the heart of downtown SLO. Community events take place on Mission Plaza throughout the year. There is a museum of mission history, and docent-led tours are available. Donations requested. Open daily 9-5. 781-8220 · missionsanluisobispo.org. County Historical Museum (696 Monterey St.) In a former Carnegie Library next to the mission, changing displays of artifacts and old photographs reveal the colorful history of the county from the days of the padres and ranchos up to the recent past. Free admission. Open Wed-Sun 10-4. 543-0638 · slochs.org. downtown SAN LUIS OBI PSO circa 19 56 San Luis Obispo Art Center (1010 Broad St.) The Art Center brings rotating exhibits of work by local, Central Coast and West Coast artists to its galleries on Mission Plaza. Free admission. Open Wed-Mon 11-5; daily 11-5 from July 4-Labor Day. 543-8562; sloartcenter.org. San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum (1010 Nipomo St.) The Children’s Museum aims to inspire learning through play with more than 20 indoor and outdoor activities that stimulate curiosity and discovery. Admission $8, children under 2 free. Summer: Mon-Fri 10- 5; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5.; call for fall and winter hours. 544-5437 · slocm.org. Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (801 Grand Ave.) Honoring the men and women veterans of the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines by treasuring the artifacts they brought back to remember their service to our country. Free admission. Open Wed-Sat 10-3. 543-1763; ·vetmuseum.org. S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 1 2 San Luis Obispo City/County Library (995 Palm St.) The main branch of the countywide library system. Children’s story hours, adult book discussions and special events. Open Tues 10-8, Wed-Sat 10-5. 781-5991 · slolibrary.org. Jack House (536 Marsh St.) Built in the late 1870s, this historic Victorian home has been fully restored as a living museum where you can glimpse life at the turn of the 20th century. The house is surrounded by carefully maintained gardens where special events are sometimes held. Admission $2. Docent-led tours Sun 1-4 (except holidays). 781-7308 · slocity.org/ parksandrecreation/historicjh.asp. Railroad Depot (1011 Railroad Ave.) The restored train depot, used today by Amtrak passengers, recalls the early 20th century, when San Luis Obispo was a major railroad hub. The walls are hung with historical photographs; a statue of Chinese w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m JACK HOUSE railroad laborers stands at the opposite end of the square. Open daily 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m. 541-0505. Apple Farm Millhouse (2015 Monterey St.) At the Apple Farm Inn, you can watch an old-fashioned gristmill at work. Driven by a waterwheel, an ingenious system of pulleys, shafts and gears churns ice cream. Free samples of the end product are offered. Open Fri-Sun 10-4:30. 544-2040; applefarm.com/millhouse. Lo Yo Cheng Park (Corner of Marsh and Santa Rosa streets) This small park featuring a classic Chinese pavilion and gateway commemorates the contributions to the city of the Chinese pioneers who settled in the area in the mid-1870s. The park is also across the creek from an Asian-influenced office building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. MISSION SAN LUIS OBISPO DE TOLOSA Madonna Inn (100 Madonna Road) Opened in 1959, the sprawling, world-famous inn is an enchanting place where imagination meets hospitality. Every guest room features its own theme: the Caveman Room is carved out of solid rock; the Love Nest has a spiral staircase to a cupola. Even if you don’t stay there, visit the public areas or dine in one of the restaurants for a glimpse of the Madonna magic. 543-3000; madonnainn.com. Old Edna (State Route 227 and Price Canyon Road) The 100-year-old Old Edna town site is at the hub of Edna Valley’s world-class wine country. Once the site of a general mercantile, a blacksmith shop, creamery, saloon and dance hall, Old Edna is home to a deli, antique store and bed and breakfast. 543-0900 · oldedna.com. A complete calendar of community events is available online at visitslo.com LO YO CHENG PARK 1 3 All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted Muzio’s Grocery Deli We Olive is more than just a store with olive oil... it’s an Olive Oil Experience! Sandwiches Imported and Gourmet Foods and Cheeses CALIFORNIA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS OLIVES ● OLIVE OIL TASTING ● VINEGARS & DIPPING OILS ● TAPENADES & SALSAS ● SOAPS & LOTIONS ● GIFTS & GIFTBASKETS Visit us in our new location! Since 1888 Now Serving Wine & Beer Sidewalk Dining 857 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-0800 Open Daily 9am-6pm STORE HOURS Monday - Sunday 10am-6pm Thursday Farmers Market 10am-9pm PHONE/ON-LINE ORDERS firstname.lastname@example.org 805.595.1376 LOCATION 958 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in a casual atmosphere Award-winning Bread Bowl Clam Chowder Fish & chips, fresh calamari Grilled sandwiches and great salads Famous breakfast sandwich Pastries and artisan breads baked fresh daily Fine chocolates and desserts 1491 Monterey Street • San Luis Obispo on the corner of Monterey and California Streets 544-7567 splashbakery.com Open 7 days a week 7a.m.- 9 p.m. Check out our original location in Pismo Beach! S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 1 4 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Bounty of the county â€“ Our world-famous FarmersMarket Start your weekend here and awaken your senses. Take in the vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and greens, tantalize your taste buds with mouth-watering treats, and move to the music flowing through the air. 15 or more than 27 years, Thursday nightâ€™s Farmers Market has been the cityâ€™s signature event. A large section of the downtown is blocked off for three hours of festival-like fun, and there is something here for everyone. One end of the market is dedicated to produce, and the other showcases local merchants and restaurants. Loosen up with the locals, party with family and friends, and taste the best produce California has to offer at this weekly street fair. Continued on next page If you have an emergency, we have an emergency room From a vacation-crowding illness to a broken bone, Where the locals eat! Sierra Vista is here to help. Breakfast | Lunch Dinner | Kids Menu Our services include aroundthe-clock pediatrics. Located in the beautiful Port San Luis Harbor near Avila Beach Gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean Open 7 days a week from 6 am â€“ 10 pm Indoor and heated outdoor seating Emergency Department (805) 546-7650 805.595.2204 3920 Harford Drive Avila Beach www.fatcatscafe.com 1010 Murray Avenue, San Luis Obispo For a physician referral call (800) 483-6387 SierraVistaRegional.com S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Visit our new location at 1085 Higuera Street in SLO. 1 6â€ƒ w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m FarmersMarket Continued Pack sunscreen and a jacket. San Luis Obispo offers 315 days of sunshine, but its proximity to the coast generally means cool evenings. Every Thursday of the year on Higuera Street between Osos and Nipomo Streets, from 6 -9 p.m. 1 7â€ƒ S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 1631 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Less than a half mile to Downtown, The Mission and Cal Poly Two-room suites Complimentary breakfast Complimentary evening reception Business center Free high-speed internet access Meeting room Outdoor pool and spa Exercise Room Reservations Online: www.qualitysuitesslo.com (805) 541-5001 • Toll-Free Reservations: 1-800-228-5151 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 1 8 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m History coming alive – Walk the Path ofHistory 1. Mission Plaza, 1968 – A gathering spot for many community events and festivals yearround. The plaza adjoins a creekside walk and a footbridge provides access to shops across the creek. Before Mission Plaza was created in 1968, Monterey Street ran in front of the mission, separating it from the creek. Originally, most businesses were located in the area in front of the mission. 2. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 1772 – Established by Father Junipero Serra, this is the fifth of California’s 21 missions. The current structure was built in 1793-1794 with adobe bricks made by Chumash Indians. It is still an active Catholic church. See The “must-sees” of SLO Town, page 12, for more information. 5 3. San Luis Creek, – The mission’s earliest source of water, San Luis Creek now flows below street level for much of its course through the city. It emerges at Mission Plaza and meanders for several blocks along the creekwalk in the center of town. 4. Judge Walter Murray Adobe, 1849 – This whitewashed building at one end of Mission Plaza is all that remains of the adobe home of Walter Murray, an Englishman who came to California with Stevenson’s Regiment of New York Volunteers in 1846. Murray printed the first editions of San Luis Obispo’s local newspaper, The Tribune, in this building. 5. San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum, 1905 – One of some 3,000 public libraries built worldwide by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, this building became the County Historical Museum in 1956. It is built of granite quarried from nearby Bishop Peak and sandstone from Arroyo Grande. See The “must-sees” of SLO Town, page 12, for more information. 6. The Creamery, 1906 – San Luis Obispo County once had a larger dairy industry than any other county in the United States, and this full-service creamery did not close until 1974. It now houses art galleries, shops, restaurants and a yoga studio. DED IS OBISPO, FOUN MISSION SAN LU IN 1772 The chiming bells of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa resonate through the heart of the city daily and remind us all of the rich history this city holds. This creek-side mission was founded 238 years ago by Father Junipero Serra. Standing on its steps, it’s easy to picture the diverse cultures that shaped the city’s history, from the native Chumash people, Anglo pioneers, and Chinese laborers to the Victorian merchants, European immigrants and 20th-century entrepreneurs. 7. Jack House, 1875 – Pioneering rancher and banker Robert Edgar Jack built this home, which has been preserved as a museum of Victorian life circa 1880. On display are artifacts of several generations of the influential Jack family, who lived here before donating the house to the City of San Luis Obispo in 1974. See The “must-sees” of SLO Town, page 12, for more information. 8. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1867 – One of the first Episcopal churches in California, St. Stephen’s houses a pipe organ donated by Phoebe Apperson Hearst. 9. Myron Angel Home, 1883 – This red Victorian was the home of Myron Angel, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of California Polytechnic State University. A publisher of The Tribune in the 1880s, Angel wrote A History of San Luis Obispo County, published in 1883. 13 10. Dallidet Adobe, 1853 – Pierre Hyppolite Dallidet, who established the first commercial vineyard on the Central Coast, built this home. Here, his brother Juan shot him to death in a family quarrel in 1897. The adobe contains many original furnishings and is surrounded by gardens. All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted 19 11. Ramona Depot, 1889 – The Southern Pacific Railroad Company built the depot to serve the luxurious Ramona Hotel, which hosted presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The elegant Victorian burned to the ground in 1905, leaving only the depot, which now shelters the horse-drawn carriage that carried passengers between the hotel and the train station. 12. Kundert Medical Building, 1956 – This is the only building in San Luis Obispo designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 18 13. Fremont Theater, 1940 – SLO’s Art Deco movie palace is fully restored, with all of its original features. Its ceiling is entirely painted with sea nymphs on horseback and its marquee is a neon showpiece at night. 14. Andrews Bank Building, 1893 – The bank was built by J.P. Andrews, who arrived on the Central Coast in the mid-19th century. Andrews donated the land across the street to the county for the site of its courthouse. Continued on next page Created by nature, blended by Jamba A great way to get your 5 fruits a day! San Luis Obispo 890 Marsh Street 17 Chorro Street Arroyo Grande 926 Rancho Parkway Walk the Path of History Continued from previous page 15. Fremont Marker, 1846 – A granite column on the corner of Osos and Mill streets marks a spot where the great western explorer John C. Fremont camped overnight. 16. Site of Casa Grande, 1851 – Built by Captain William Dana, this adobe roofed with iron sheeting was used as a hotel, saloon, store and courthouse. When the county failed to pay its rent 19 Paso Robles 96 Niblick Road Santa Maria 530 E. Betteravia www.jambajuice.com Pismo Beach, California Serving the finest seafood available, in a most casual style. ™ www.crackedcrab.com 751 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 • 805-773-CRAB (2722) S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 2 0 20 on the courthouse, a lengthy lawsuit ensued; Dana was county treasurer and so paid himself the amount due. 17. Sinsheimer Bros. Store, 1874 – The only San Luis Obispo County building with a cast-iron façade once housed the Sinsheimer Brothers Store. The façade was cast in San Francisco and transported down the coast by ship. 18. Sauer Adobes, 1860 – The pair of adobes across Chorro Street from the mission includes the two-story Monterey-style Sauer-Adams adobe, which was sided with redwood clapboard to protect it from the rain. It was originally a one-story structure similar to its smaller companion. 19. Ah Louis Store,1884 – Chinese immigrant merchant Ah Louis built this structure of bricks that he made himself. The store, which anchored SLO’s Chinatown, served as bank, post office and general merchandise store for the more than 2,000 Chinese laborers who came here to build the railroad. 20. Garden Street Inn, 1887 – The Italianate Queen Anne home built by German immigrants Morris and Helena Goldtree changed hands twice before being configured into eight apartments in 1923. In 1990, it opened as a bed-and-breakfast inn. 21. Presbyterian Church, 1905 – This church is built entirely of gray granite quarried from Bishop Peak, the second in the range of volcanic peaks that lead from San Luis Obispo to the Pacific Ocean at Morro Bay. w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m To San Luis Obispo Wine Region 2 1 San Luis style – Shopping inSLO Searching for a unique gift or keepsake and need a starting point? Check out the Visitors Center, 1039 Chorro Street, give our friendly visitor information specialists a call at (805) 781-2777, or go to visitslo.com. Farther Afield When you want someone to know you’re thinking of them, a simple “wish you were here” may do. But uncovering the perfect gift for someone special to you on a trip away from home is priceless. Shop SLO-ly for the ideal keepsake in kitschy downtown boutiques, or breeze through more familiar stores nearby. With San Luis Obispo’s mix of locally owned and chain retailers, you can easily take a piece of SLO home with you. Downtown onderfully walkable, downtown San Luis Obispo is filled with independent and chain shops tucked into restored historic buildings. The main drag for shopping is Higuera Street; it is paralleled by Monterey and Marsh streets, where shopping is also abundant. And you’ll have more eye candy as you weave your way through the side streets that connect the thoroughfares, replete with boutiques and unique, local eateries. In the middle of it all is the Downtown Centre, a complex of national retailers, quaint restaurants and a seven-screen commercial movie theater. The area serves as a rendezvous point for locals and visitors alike. Just down Higuera Street, The Network is a European-style indoor arcade that has a sprinkling of local specialty shops, coffee shops and eateries. You might opt to enjoy your meal on the accommodating creekside terrace, where live music plays in fair weather. The Court Street retail complex between Higuera and Monterey streets hosts a contingent of higher-end national names, eateries and a plethora of other services in a pedestrian-friendly outdoor atmosphere. S an L uis O bispo C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E 2 2 If a tour of downtown didn’t wear out your plastic, there are several other shopping centers within a few minutes’ drive. The SLO Promenade (321 Madonna Road) has a number of other regional and national chains that offer a variety of departmental shopping options, as well as specialty shops and dining options. Next door at Madonna Plaza (221 Madonna Road) you’ll find more than a dozen specialty shops and fast food outlets. Farther out Madonna Road, Laguna Village (1328 Madonna Road) houses restaurants and a variety of retail outlets and services. To pick up provisions before heading out to the San Luis Obispo Wine Region, Marigold Shopping Center (3990 Broad St.) is conveniently located along the way. You’ll find a number of eateries and specialty shops, as well as grocery and drug store outlets. If you’re headed to the beach, you can get your outlet shopping fix at Prime Outlets of Pismo Beach (333 Five Cities Drive), where you will find a comprehensive selection of the outlet brands. Join us for Lunch or Dinner on our beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the Creek & Mission Great Food • Great Selection • Food To Go • Quick Service Creeky Tiki Sports Bar Now Open! 778 Higuera Street • San Luis Obispo 805.544.2200 (in the Network across the Creek from the Mission) The finest designer handbags in the world! KONJO ABABA WOMEN’S DESIGNER HANDBAGS (Leather Hide, Sheep Nappa, Bati Goat), Hand loomed Scarves made from Gabi Cotton, Luxurious Jewelry, Ambar Bracelets, Cultural Art, Hand Carved Jewelry Boxes MEN’S Briefcases, Satchels, Computer Bags * Bring in this ad for 20% off * 805.903.3188 · 1065 Higuera Street #102 · SLO · Next to Black Horse at Uptown email@example.com w w w.v i s WOMEN’S i t s l o .c o m w w w.KONJOABABA.com 2 3 firstname.lastname@example.org S a n L u i s O b i s p o C H A M BMEN’S ER O F CO M M ERCE THe Diamond Store S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 2 4 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m A piece of San Luis Obispo – & Art Jewelry The twist of a silver bracelet made by a local jeweler can emulate the winding creek gently weaving its way through town. The smooth stroke of a painter’s brush is reminiscent of the breeze flowing through the Mission Plaza trees. Artists and jewelers alike find their inspiration here, in both the nature and culture of this small yet bustling town. Let SLO’s diverse galleries, antique shops and jewelry stores be your muse. Galleries ARTS Obispo 570 Higuera St., Ste. 175, SLO 544-9251, M-F; 10-4 Sat. 10-2 artsobispo.org Frame Works 339 Marsh St., SLO 542-9000, M-F 10-6; Sat 10-4 other hours by appointment sloart.com Hands Gallery 777 Higuera St., SLO, 543-1921 M-W 10-6; Th. 10-8; F-Sat. 10-7; Sun. 11-5 handsgallery.com San Luis Obispo Museum of Art 1010 Broad St., SLO 543-8562 W-M 11-5; closed Tuesday; Open every day July 4th – Labor Day sloartcenter.org Jewelry All That Glitters 209 Madonna Rd., SLO, 544-GEMS M-Sat. 10-6 sloglitters.com Baxter Moerman Fine Jewelry 1118 Morro St., SLO, 305-8118 Tu.-Sat. 10-5:30 baxtermoerman.com Hamilton Estate Jewelry 1128 Garden St., SLO, 541-2065 Tu.-F 10-5:30; Sat. 10-4 estatejewelrysearch.com Kevin Main Jewelry Design & Studio 720 Higuera St., SLO, 547-0662 M-Sat. 10-5:30; Sun. 11-4 kevinmain.com Marshalls Jewelers Since 1889 751 Higuera St., SLO, 543-3431 M-F 9:30-5:30; Th. until 5; Sat. 10-5 email@example.com Serengeti West Fine Jewelers 951 Monterey St., SLO, 546-8706 Tu.-F 10-5:30; Sat. 10-5 serengetiwest.com Unique Beads & Jewelry 790 Higuera St., SLO, 545-9566 F-W 10-7; Th. 10-9 All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted 2 5 You can explore galleries, special exhibits, open studios and drop-in receptions on the first Friday evening of each month from 6-9 p.m. as part Arts Obispo’s Art After Dark. Adventures withkids Laugh, play and enchant with San Luis Obispo’s family-friendly getaways. Stand enthralled among thousands of Monarch Butterflies at a local grove, quench your child’s thirsty curiosity at a children’s museum and remember what it was like to share an excitement about the little things that make us happy. Share that feeling with your own children in a San Luis Obispo “playcation.” The family-friendly possibilities in SLO are endless. San Luis Obispo Academy of Dance 3422 Miguelito Ct., 544-1230 academyofdanceslo.com American Dance of SLO 3195 McMillan Ave., Ste. A, 543-4409 americandanceslo.com Apple Farm Mill House 2015 Monterey St., 544-2040 applefarm.com Botanical Garden 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. 541-1400, slobg.org Bubble Gum Alley On Higuera St. between Chorro & Broad Central Coast Gymnastics Sports Center 21 Zaca Ln., #100, 549-8408 iflipforccg.com Central Coast Salseros (480) 286-1324 · ccsalseros.com 2 6 City/County Library 995 Palm Ave., 781-5991 General Info. 781-5989 · slolibrary.org Crux Climbing Center 1160 Laurel Ln., 544-2789 · cruxslo.com Dance Obispo 672 Higuera St., Ste. 200, 439-2100 danceobispo.com Performance Athletics 4484 Broad St. 547-1GYM · performanceathleticsslo.com SLO Activity Center Bob’s Bouncing Bungalows 165 Grand Ave. MPR, #155, 545-5979 funslo.com SLO Children’s Museum 1010 Nipomo St., 544-5437 slocm.org SLO County YMCA 1020 Southwood Dr., 543-8235 sloymca.org Montaña de Oro State Park & Spooner’s Cove Visitor Center Los Osos Valley Rd. west through Los Osos to the end San Luis Creek In front of Mission San Luis Obispo; entrance on Chorro Street at Monterey Whiz Kids! Toys 3979 S. Higuera St 547-1733 · shopwhizkidstoys.com Avila Beach Avila Valley Barn 560 Avila Beach Dr., 595-2816 avilavalleybarn.com Morro Bay Atascadero Charles Paddock Zoo 9305 Pismo Ave., 461-5080 charlespaddockzoo.org Arroyo Grande Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab 114 W. Branch St., 474-4068 docburnsteins.com Los Osos Elfin Forest – El Moro Natural Area 16th St., 528-0392 · elfin-forest.org Museum of Natural History 20 State Park Rd., 772-2694 ccnha.com Rock Kayak 845 Embarcadero, 772-2906 rockkayak.com State Park Marina 595 Embarcadero St. Paso Robles The Children’s Museum at the Paso Robles Volunteer Firehouse 623 13th St., 238-7432 pasokids.org The Ravine Waterpark 2301 Airport Rd., 237-8500 ravinewaterpark.com Pismo Beach H AV E YO U Monarch Butterfly Grove Half mile south of Pismo Beach on Hwy. 1 (800) 443-7778 Pismo Nature Center Pier Ave., Oceano, 489-8115 ccnha.org/pismo_nature_center.html San Simeon Friends of the Elephant Seal Office & Visitor Center 250 San Simeon Ave., Ste. 3B 924-1628 · elephantseal.org TO DAY ? 3 FLOORS of over 30 interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits for all ages Come Ride The Famous Pismo Dunes Pismo Beach Call for reservations today! (888) 481-5411 CALL 805 544 5437 I VISIT SLOCM.ORG 1010 NIPOMO STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO CA 93401 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 2 7 197 Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433 bjsatvrentals.com FULL LINE OF ATV RENTALS All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 2 8 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m After dark – San Luis Obispo’s & Nightlife Entertainment San Luis Obispo transforms from a casual, relaxed daytime town to an electric, lively city after dark. Clubs, pubs and restaurants pulse with steady beats downtown that ignite visitors’ eclectic inner selves. Film buffs and live-theater lovers enjoy performances at The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville, and movies at our many theaters, including the independent Palm Theater or the Moderne-style Fremont Theatre built in 1941. Music lovers can easily shut out the world with a concerto at the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center. San Luis Obispo’s energizing nightlife and entertainment is sure to invigorate even the weariest traveler. Theater Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre (Cal Poly) SLO 756-2787 (PAC box office) pacslo.org Various shows, theatre available for rental Cal Poly Arts SLO 756-2787 (PAC box office) calpolyarts.org Featuring world-class performing artists Clark Center for the Performing Arts Arroyo Grande 489-9444 clarkcenter.org Venue for world-class, professional performing arts Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA Theaterfest) Santa Maria 922-8313 pcpa.org Regional professional theater company performing year-round in Santa Maria and Jun-Sept in Solvang Performing Arts Center (PAC) SLO 756-2787 (box office) pacslo.org Featuring world-class performing artists SLO Little Theatre SLO 786-2440 slolittletheatre.org Local productions F, Sat. nights; Sat., Sun. matinees Movies Downtown Centre Cinema SLO 546-8600 themovieexperience.com Fair Oaks Theatre The Great American Melodrama Oceano 489-2499 americanmelodrama.com Professional entertainers perform melodrama and vaudeville revue Arroyo Grande 489-2364 fairoakstheatre.net Hearst Castle Theater (at Hearst Castle) 927-6811 hearstcastletheater.com Palm Theatre SLO 541-5161 thepalmtheatre.com Sunset Drive-In SLO 544-4475 sunsetdrive-in.net All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted 2 9 Musical Performances Gold Coast Barbershop Chorus 543-2265 slogold.org Barbershop quartet singing American tunes Opera San Luis Obispo 541-5369 operaslo.org Professional regional opera company The QuieT Knights 543-9393 Playing standards and ballads in a small group configuration Continued on next page After dark – San Luis Obispo’s & Nightlife Entertainment Continued from previous page For a listing of restaurants with entertainment see page 55 San Luis Obispo Symphony 543-3533 slosymphony.com Classical and chamber concerts throughout the year San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble 541-6797 vocalarts.org Choral performances during the year San Luis Obispo Early Music Consortium New World Baroque Orchestra 239-3022 nwbaroque.org Music, song and dance celebrating Spanish California Music, Dancing & Entertainment Cambria Pines Lodge Cambria 927-4200 cambriapineslodge.com Live nightly entertainment Downtown Brewing Co. SLO 543-1843 downtownbrew.com Live music or DJ nightly and dancing Madonna Inn SLO 543-3000 madonnainn.com Live music W-Sat.; DJ Sun.-M MoTav SLO 541-8733 motherstavern.com Music and Dancing W-Sat. Karaoke Sun. and M Dance Academy of Dance of SLO 544-1230 academyofdanceslo.com American Dance of SLO SLO 543-4409 americandanceslo.com Central Coast Salseros Arroyo Grande (480) 286-1324 ccsalseros.com Dance Obispo SLO 439-2100 danceobispo.com FILM WINE FUN MARCH 2011 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival www.slofilmfest.org S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 3 0 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 3 1 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Learning in paradise – & CuestaCollege Cal Poly Scien Original Cal Poly ce Building It’s no wonder why California’s finest students choose to pursue their dreams here. With the city’s hometown feel, friendly neighbors and abundant activities, San Luis Obispo has become known by many students as a home away from home. There is no better place to study or find inspiration than in the hills of Poly Canyon or on a grassy knoll near a calming creek. The presence of both Cuesta College and California Polytechnic State University’s youthful exuberance enhances the local culture and energizes the city. 3 2 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m WhyCuesta? • Cuesta College offers a wide variety of more than 120 degrees and certificates from general studies and vocational training to nursing and fine arts. • Cuesta’s high school enrichment program enables students to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is world-renowned for its distinctive “learn-by-doing” approach to education. Long respected for its agricultural programs, it now has the largest schools of engineering and architecture in the West. Approximately 18,000 students study in its 60-plus undergraduate and 20-plus graduate degree programs. The Performing Arts Center on campus hosts theatrical and musical productions by local, regional and touring performers. A self-guided tour of the campus can include a hike in Poly Canyon (where you can view experimental structures built by architecture students), a stop at the Shakespeare Press Museum, a visit to the horse and dairy units and a stroll through the ornamental horticulture greenhouses. Campus maps are available at the student union and the admissions office. Guided walking tours of the campus are also offered; call the campus tour hotline at 756-5734 for information. Enter the Cal Poly campus via Grand Avenue, north of downtown. 756-1111; calpoly.edu. Cuesta College is known statewide for its excellence as a community college dedicated to lifelong learning. It offers about 60 degree programs and 70 certificate programs to 11,000 students. The college gives tours of its scenic campus, near the base of Hollister Peak and Cerro Romauldo. Cuesta College is five miles west of downtown via Highway 1 north. 546-3100; cuesta.edu. All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted • Day, evening, and weekend classes are available. • Online classes are available in entry level and advanced subjects. • Education is a fraction of the cost of universities and private vocational/technical schools. Cuesta has something for everyone! • Community Programs - Non-credit classes, recreational opportunities and classes for personal enrichment. • Professional Development - Job training for workforce improvement and career advancement. Classes available throughout the Central Coast Call 546-3100 or visit cuesta.edu for more information Follow us at Cuesta Cougar twitter.com/Cuesta_College myCuesta, Our College – Thousands of success stories 3 3 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E The Central Coast playground – OutdoorActivities San Luis Obispo is the ideal place to start a vacation adventure. Locals and visitors live for the outdoors, local beaches and surf, hillside hiking trails and shaded banks of the downtown creek. Named one of the nation’s Best Adventure Towns by National Geographic Travel, San Luis Obispo has “30 miles of trails crammed inside city limits and the natural wonders that push beyond them: The city is ringed by a chain of trail-scratched Morros, longdormant volcanoes that extend to the rolling Santa Lucia Range and the Pacific coast.” Explore. Discover. Live San Luis Obispo. Aerial Tours Air San Luis SLO County Airport Hwy. 227, 785 Airport Dr., SLO 541-1038 · airsanluis.com Helipro Inc. 945 B Airport Dr., SLO 543-2713 · helitraining.com Pacific Air Taxi 955 Airport Dr., SLO 544-2441 · pacairtaxi.com PCF Aviation 985 Airport Dr. #8, SLO 783-2359 · pcfaviation.com ATV Rentals BJ’s ATV Rentals 197 Grand Ave., Grover Beach 481-5411 · bjsatvrentals.com Steve’s ATV Services Inc. 1206 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach 474-6431 · stevesatv.com Beach Rentals Beach Butlerz Avila, Pismo, Cayucos and Oceano beaches 878-4283 · beachbutlerz.com Biking & Transports Art’s SLO Cyclery 2140 Santa Barbara St., SLO 543-4416 · artscyclery.com Foothill Cyclery 767 B Foothill Blvd., SLO 541-4101 · foothillcyclery.com San Luis Rides 1033 Chorro St., SLO 548-8881 · sanluisrides.com Wally’s Bicycle Works 306 Higuera St., SLO 544-4116 firstname.lastname@example.org Campgrounds, Parks & Watersports Atascadero Lake Park 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero 461-5000 · atascadero.org Coastal Dunes RV Park 1001 Pacific Blvd., Hwy. 1, Oceano 781-4900 · slocountyparks.org Cuesta Park Loomis at Hwy. 101, SLO 781-5930 · slocountyparks.org El Chorro Regional Park 5 mi. N of SLO, on Hwy. 1, 781-5930 slocountyparks.org Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center 1055 Guadalupe St., in the heart of Guadalupe, 343-2455 · dunescenter.org 3 6 Laguna Lake On Madonna Rd. between Los Osos Valley Rd. and Hwy. 101, SLO 781-7222 or 781-7300 · slocity.org Lake Nacimiento Resort 45 mi. N of SLO 238-3256 or 800-323-3839 nacimientoresort.com Lopez Lake 15 mi. S of SLO, 788-2381 · slocountyparks.org Meadow Park 233 Meadow, SLO 781-7222 or 781-7300 · slocity.org Monarch Butterfly Grove at Pismo State Beach 489-2684 · parks.ca.gov Montaña de Oro State Park & Visitors Center at Spooner’s Cove Los Osos Valley Road west through Los Osos, 528-0513 · parks.ca.gov Monterey Lakes Resorts & Marinas 10625 Nacimiento Lake Dr., Paso Robles 238-3256 · nacimientoresort.com Morro Bay State Park 1/4 mile E of Morro Bay, 772-7434 · parks.ca.gov Morro Bay Natural History Museum in Morro Bay State Park 772-2694 · morrobaymuseum.org Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area 3 miles S. of Pismo Beach, 473-7223 or 473-7220 · parks.ca.gov Oceano Memorial Park & Campground 1/4 mile S. of Pismo Beach, 781-5930 · slocountyparks.org Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area 10 mi. S. of Pismo Beach, 473-7220 · parks.ca.gov Pismo Coast Village RV Resort 165 S. Dolliver Rd., Pismo Beach; 773-1811 or 888-782-3224 · pismocoastvillage.com Port San Luis Harbor District P.O. Box 249, Avila Beach 595-5400 · portsanluis.com San Simeon State Park 5 mi S. of San Simeon on Hwy. 1 927-2020 · parks.ca.gov Santa Margarita Lake Campground 4765 Santa Margarita Lake Rd., Santa Margarita 438-5618 · koa.com Santa Rosa Park Santa Rosa & Oak St., SLO 781-7222 or 781-7300 · slocity.org Sinsheimer Park 900 Southwood Dr., SLO 781-7222 or 781-7300 · slocity.org Climbing Crux Climbing Center 1160 Laurel Ln., SLO, 544-2789 · cruxslo.com Golf Avila Beach Golf Resort 6464 Ana Bay Dr., Avila Beach 18 Holes · 595-4000 avilabeachresort.com Blacklake Golf Resort 1490 Golf Course Ln., Nipomo 27 Holes · 343-1214 · blacklake.com Cypress Ridge Golf Resort 780 Cypress Ridge Pkwy., Arroyo Grande 18 Holes , 474-7979 · cypressridge.com Monarch Dunes 1606 Trilogy Pkwy. Nipomo, 18 Holes; 343-9459 · monarchdunes.com Kayaking Pleasant Journeys 1205 Embarcadero Rd., Morro Bay 544-5000 · yourpleasantjourneys.com Rock Kayak 845 Embarcadero, Morro Bay 772-2906 · rockkayak.com Fishing & Whale Watching Virg’s Sportfishing & Whale Watching & Tackle Shop 1215 Embarcadero, Morro Bay 772-1222 · virgs.com w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Scuba Diving Ocean Currents 3121 S. Higuera St., Ste. B/C, SLO 544-7227 · slooceancurrents.com Shooting Facilities Range Master of San Luis Obispo 149 Granada Dr., Ste. A, SLO 545-0322 · range-master.com SLO Sportsmen’s Assn. /Shooting Range 3270 Gilardi Rd: off of Hwy. 1, N. of Cuesta College, SLO 541-5755 · slosa.org Sporting Equipment/Apparel Central Coast Surfboards 855 Marsh St., SLO 541-1129 · ccsurf.com Coalition 974 Monterey St., SLO 595-1010 · theridecoalition.com Four Seasons Outfitters, Inc. 432 Higuera St., SLO 544-5171 email@example.com Mike Kaplan Cycles 111 South St., SLO 541-8351 · mikekaplancycles.com Moondoggies Beach Club 837 Monterey St., SLO 541-1995 · moondoggiesbeachclub.com Mountain Air Sports 667 Marsh St., SLO 543-1676 · mountainairsports.com San Luis Motorsports 6 Higuera St., SLO 541-2200 · sanluismotorsports.com Sports Authority 1144 Chorro St., SLO 543-3663 · sportsauthority.com Ultimate Iceman 588 California Blvd., SLO 548-8850 · chuckliddell.com Tennis Cuesta College 546-3100 ext. 2712 French Park Poinsettia & Fuller, SLO, 781-7222 Sinsheimer Park 900 Southwood Dr., SLO, 781-7222 3 7 365 days of fun – Annual Events forEveryone Not a day goes by without a special event taking place in the area. Here is just a sampling of some of the major events that happen here throughout the year. For a more complete and current list of events go to visitslo.com, stop by the Visitors Center in downtown at 1039 Chorro Street, or feel free to call or email one of our information specialists to find out more about these events at (805) 781-2777 or firstname.lastname@example.org January Restaurant Month Hearts Obispo Art Show Sharing the Dream Festival Mozaic’s WinterMezzo February Cal Poly Winter Concert Cal Poly Jazz Concert Culinary Carnival March International Film Festival Antique & Appraisal Show Mozart Winter Mezzo Concert Paso Robles ZinFest Cayucos Sea Glass Festival April Easter Egg Hunt/ Farmers Market Kids Night/Farmers Market Children’s Day In the Plaza Cal Poly Open House Rib Cook-Off/ Farmers Market Seven Sisters Quilt Show Earth Day Roll Out The Barrels Wine Festival May Mother’s Day Concert Greek Fest Birth and Baby Faire Paso Robles Wine Festival June Concerts in the Plaza Cal Poly Commencement Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert July Concerts in the Plaza Central Coast Wine Classic Festival Mozaic Pride in the Plaza Renaissance Festival San Luis Obispo Triathlon Fourth of July Celebration/BBQ Anniversary of Farmers Market Crafts In the Plaza S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 3 8 August Concerts in the Plaza Day with Creative Women Pallet to Palate Dinner Series Obon Festival Art in the Jack House Garden September I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival Walk for Humanity/Walk for Peace Reggae Music Fest SLO Symphony Concerts by the Sea Cal Poly WOW Week Plein Air Festival Rugby Tri-tip 7 Tournament Central Coast Cancer Challenge Central Coast Writer’s Conference October Fall Fest Plein Air Festival Arts Obispo Open Studio Tour Book and Author Festival CRAVE Wine Festival Concours d’Elegance Car Show Halloween Festivities Cal Poly Homecoming Farmers Market Halloween Hoopla Sunset Magazine Savor the Central Coast Cal Poly CultureFest SLO GranFondo Railroad Festival Cygnet City To The Sea Half Marathon & 5K November SLO Vintners Harvest Festival Poetry Festival Craft Art Market Cal Poly Wind Concert Festival Mozaic’s WinterMezzo Veteran’s Celebration at Farmers Market December Santa’s House in Mission Plaza Holiday Parade Holiday in the Plaza Craft Fair Carousel In Mission Plaza Free Movies For Kids and Food Drive Vocal Arts Ensemble Christmas Concert Central Coast Children’s Choir w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Relax & Rejuvenate – It’s the SLO life A secluded San Luis Obispo has been calming nerves and providing a relaxing retreat for centuries. Halfway between the bustle of the Bay Area and the frenzied traffic of Southern California rests the perfect escape in one of the most pristine and preserved places in California. Sink into a massage at a local spa, melt your worries away in the many hot springs nearby and kick up your feet for a pedicure. From hair-care to skin-care to overall wellness, San Luis Obispo is the place to visit to gain a refreshing new perspective. Day Spas, Swimming & Hot Tubs A French Touch Parisian Skin Care Salon 1023 Nipomo St., Ste. 100, SLO 785-0340 · afrenchtouchsalon.com The Bladerunner Salon Spa Store 894 Monterey St., SLO 541-5131 · thebladerunner.com Carolyn Elliott Permanent Cosmetics 3596 Broad St., Ste. 100, SLO 550-7379 · carolyn-elliott.com Cuesta College Hwy 1, SLO; 546-3950 · cuesta.edu Cyndee Edwards, The SKINstop 645 Main St., Ste. H, Morro Bay 459-3792 · theskinstop.com Enchanté Body & Skin Care Center 560 Higuera St., Ste. F, SLO 544-5486 · enchantemassage.com Faces ala Mode 1601 Osos St., SLO 544-5729 · facesandalamode.com Madonna Inn 100 Madonna Rd., SLO 543-3000 · madonnainn.com Rebel Blonde Salon 3594 Broad St., Ste. 102, SLO 439-1230 · rebelblondesalon.com Salon Lux 1040 Court St., SLO 781-6188 · salonlux.com Sandalwood Spa 1645 Trilogy Pkwy., Nipomo 343-7520 · trilogygolfclub.com/sandalwoodspa SLO Swim Center 900 Southwood Dr., SLO 781-7288 · slocity.org Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort 1215 Avila Beach Dr., SLO 595-7302 · sycamoresprings.com Health & Fitness Facilities Avila Bay Athletic Club 6699 Bay Laurel Pl., Avila Beach 595-7600 · avilabayclub.com Equilibrium Fitness 3930 Broad St., SLO 541-1100 · eqclubs.com Infinite Dynamics 811 El Capitan Wy., Ste. 100, SLO 594-1061 · infinitedynamics.com Kennedy Club Fitness 188 Tank Farm Rd., SLO 781-3488 · kennedyclubs.com Rev 755 Alphonso St., SLO 305-3935 · revslo.com San Luis Sports Therapy & Orthopedic Rehabilitation 805 Aerovista Pl., Ste. 104, SLO 543-7771 · slsportstherapy.com Smiling Dog Yoga 1227 Archer St., SLO 546-9100 · smilingdogyogaslo.com YMCA 1020 Southwood Dr., SLO 543-8235 · sloymca.org Yoga Flirt 3592 Sacramento Dr., #170, SLO 835-1725 · yogaflirt.com 3 9 A Medical Network of 70 Primary Care Physicians and 300 Specialty Providers within San Luis Obispo County. For more information on becoming a CCPN member, contact 1-800-604-8752. Out and about – Touring the county OSO FLACO LAKE Take the time to explore San Luis Obispo County’s breathtaking scenery, historic landmarks, abundant wineries, vigorous outdoor adventures and white sandy beaches. Whether you enjoy group tours or exploring on your own, San Luis Obispo County has more to see than you could ever imagine. Each of these tours starts in San Luis Obispo and takes about six hours, depending on how fast you drive and how many times you stop, but take the time to enjoy yourself and the spectacular views of the county. AVILA BEACH Tour 1 South County Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Oceano Dunes, Oso Flaco Lake, San Luis Obispo Wine Region rom SLO, drive 12 miles south on U.S. Highway 101 to the San Luis Bay Drive exit. Turn right and continue until reaching See Canyon Road. A winding, hilly road shaded by sycamores and flanked by orchards and ranchland is a pleasant drive; in the fall fresh apples, cider and organic honey is available directly from growers. You can bypass See Canyon and continue on San Luis Bay Drive to Avila Beach Drive. Turn right and Avila Beach is only a couple of miles. It’s a classic California beach town where the sun often shines even when other coastal towns are foggy. Avila Beach Drive skirts the bay to reach Port San Luis, where you can charter a deep-sea fishing excursion or just watch commercial fishing boats from the pier. Return to U.S. Highway 101 on Avila Beach Drive, continuing south to the Highway 1 exit into Pismo Beach, famous for its clams and wide beach. Head straight onto Dolliver Street to downtown; a right on Pomeroy takes you to the pier and public parking. This is a great place to stop for fish and chips and browse surf shops. Highway 1 south next crosses through Grover Beach, where you can rent an ATV to explore the Oceano Dunes. Just past the Grover Beach city limit sign, a eucalyptus grove is home to thousands of Monarch butterflies in late fall and winter. Continuing south past Oceano, the highway ascends the Nipomo Mesa. Travel for several miles and veer right toward Guadalupe. Turn right on Oso Flaco Lake Road and drive to the end to take an easy one-mile walk to the lake. A boardwalk crosses the lake and you can continue to the beach. Return to Pismo Beach, then travel east on Price Canyon Road to reach the San Luis Obispo Wine Region. With mountain ridges as the backdrop, vineyards stretch across the landscape along Highway 227 and Orcutt Road, which parallels 227 to the east. Lopez Drive heads east from Orcutt Road into the more rugged Arroyo Grande Valley. (For more wine country information, see page 46.) Return to SLO via Orcutt Road or Highway 227 north. S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 4 0 Irish Hills ATASCADERO SANTA MARGARITA Tour 2 North County Santa Margarita, Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles Wine Country ead north on U.S. Highway 101 from SLO. Ascend Cuesta Grade, one of the highest passes in the county and an old stagecoach route. About eight miles north of SLO, take the Santa Margarita turnoff. Stay on the main road (El Camino Real) as it passes through Santa Margarita, a town with an Old West feel and some good antique shops. Proceed north on El Camino Real through Atascadero. Turn left onto Highway 41 and drive west to Atascadero Lake Park and Charles Paddock Zoo, which boasts a charming meerkat exhibit. Returning to town, again catch U.S. Highway 101 north. Exit at Vineyard Drive in Templeton and turn left. (A right will take you into the quaint downtown). West on Vineyard Drive will take you through wine country, crossing Highway 46. Continue on Vineyard Drive into the hilly far west Paso Robles wine country or turn right to drive past numerous wineries on the way back to U.S. Highway 101. A few miles farther north is downtown Paso Robles; San Luis Obispo lies about 35 miles south. Be careful. We have two highways with almost the same name: U.S. 101 and State Route 1, both referred to as “highway.” CARIZZO PLAIN w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 4 1 Continued on next page Tour 3 North Coast Montaña de Oro, Morro Bay, Cambria, Hearst Castle ake U.S. Highway 101 south to Los Osos Valley Road, turn right and follow this road for about nine miles as it meanders past spectacular scenic peaks (part of the Seven Sisters) and peaceful farm lands where cattle graze. At certain times of the year, whole fields are bathed in colorful blooming flowers. In the spring, summer and early fall, roadside stands offer fresh produce to offer nourishment on your way. After about nine miles, you’ll enter the quiet community of Los Osos. Continue another six miles to state park Montaña de Oro, known for its spectacular ocean vistas and sweet-smelling eucalyptus groves. PG&E’s Point Buchon Trailhead is accessed through the south end of Montaña de Oro State Park (Coon Creek Parking Lot). The trail is open Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer months (April through October) and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter months (November through March). Once you’ve soaked up your fill, leave the same way you entered, but this time turn left on South Bay Boulevard. Head north, past Elfin Forest Preserve and Morro Bay Wildlife Refuge, home to many waterfowl species. Turn left onto State Park Road and discover Morro Bay State Park. After passing the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, the road becomes Main Street and leads to the heart of Morro Bay, a fishing village brimming with amazing seafood restaurants and abundant gift shops. In midwinter, whale-watching excursions depart from this small town. Main Street leads to Highway 1 north. Four miles up the road is Cayucos, a quaint beach town, followed by the tiny hamlet of Harmony (population 18), the site of a winery and a few artisans’ studios. Continue north and find nestled among Monterey pines the charming village of Cambria. Filled with art galleries, eclectic shops and fine restaurants, the town is an ideal romantic getaway. Nitt Witt Ridge, California Landmark 939, is a wacky hand-built home worth checking out. A stroll along Moonstone Beach, where you may spot some otters, provides a serene respite. Continue north to San Simeon, the location of Hearst Castle. The mountaintop mansion of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, and later inherited by his infamous granddaughter Patricia Hearst, is now a State Historical Monument. The extravagant estate is filled with art treasures gathered from around the world (see page 44). Return to SLO on Highway 1. Montaña de Oro North Coast w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 4 3 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Hearst Castle – A place like no other Imagine a sprawling castle with golden swimming pools overlooking extensive ranchlands and a rugged coastline. Now imagine that you can find it on California’s Central Coast. Welcome to Hearst Castle, the media-mogul mansion that is now a state park. Publishing powerhouse William Randolph Hearst’s historic and extensive lifestyle turned this beautiful landscape into the must-see landmark reminiscent of a bygone era. Experience what it was like to live like a 1920s high-roller or classic movie star by visiting Hearst Castle, just a short drive up the coast from San Luis Obispo. or publishing baron William Randolph Hearst, Pure California was a sprawling castle atop a hill overlooking extensive ranchlands and the rugged coast north of San Luis Obispo. Hearst Castle was a place “where Hollywood stars and the San Francisco elite were brought together by perhaps the only man colossal enough to stand astride both worlds,” according to Sunset magazine. It was designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, built over 28 years and filled with Hearst’s prodigious collection of art and antiques from around the world. At once elegant and outlandish, the 250,000-acre estate consists of four homes, 165 rooms, 127 acres of gardens, 41 fireplaces, two pools and even a private zoo. 4 4 There are several tours which highlight specific parts of the castle and gardens. Tour One is recommended for first-time visitors. At La Cuesta Encantada (the Enchanted Hill), as he called it, Hearst entertained the celebrities of his era. Politicians, journalists, movie stars and European royalty frolicked in the pools, dined in the tapestry-hung dining room, played at lavish costume parties and watched films in the Castle’s theater. Today, Hearst Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in California. Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument includes a large visitor center with an exhibit about the Hearsts, a National Geographic movie theater with a five-story screen, a gift shop and food service. You can choose from five guided tours of the castle all rated by the number of steps included or take a self-guided tour through the gardens; reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, please visit www.hearstcastle.com or call (800) 444-4445 for tour reservations. Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument is 43 miles north of San Luis Obispo via Highway 1. Open daily except New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Tours leave at regular intervals from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., later in summer. Spring and fall also feature an evening tour that allows guests to experience the castle as one of Hearst’s guests would have. During the winter holidays, the castle and its docents are decked out for the occasion. w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 4 5 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Taste the good life WineCountry Smell the fragrant SLO breeze rustling through the San Luis Obispo Wine Region, carrying the mineral sweet aroma of well-tended grapes and soil. Touring the Central Coast’s wine region is a daylong event you don’t want to miss. ine lovers recognize this area, as well as the Paso Robles Wine Region, as ideal for producing superior Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, as well as Rhône varietals. San Luis Obispo’s microclimate makes it the perfect place for cultivating grapes and producing wine. Find out which wines you enjoy the most, by spending the day wine tasting at one of our many wineries, and when you find a wine you like, buy a bottle and take a little piece of the Central Coast home with you. Taste San Luis Obispo year-round by joining a wine club, and know what it’s like to wish you were here all year long. 4 6 San Luis Obispo and South County Wineries Includes San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Avila Beach Baileyana & Tangent Wineries 5828 Orcutt Rd., SLO 269-8200 • Daily 10-5 baileyana-tangent.com Cerro Caliente Cellars 831-A Via Esteban, SLO 544-2842 • F-Sun. 11-5 cerrocalientecellars.com Chamisal Vineyards 7525 Orcutt Rd., SLO 541-9463 • Daily 10-5 chamisalvineyards.com Claiborne & Churchill Winery 2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd., SLO 544-4066 • Daily 11-5 claibornechurchill.com Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd., SLO 544-5855 • Daily 10-5 ednavalley.com Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards 1947 See Canyon Rd., SLO 595-9700 • Daily 11-5:30 kelseywine.com Kynsi Winery 2212 Corbett Canyon Rd., Arroyo Grande 544-8461 • Th.-M 11-5 kynsi.com Laetitia Vineyard & Winery 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr., Arroyo Grande 481-1772 • 888-809-VINE • Daily 11-5 laetitiawine.com Morovino 550 1st St., Ste. A, Avila Beach 627-1443 • Sun., M, Tu., Th. 12-5, F - Sat. 12-6 morovino.com Per Bacco Cellars 1850 Calle Joaquin, SLO 787-0485 • Daily 11-5 perbaccocellars.com Rancho Arroyo Grande 591 Hi Mountain Rd., Arroyo Grande 489-2855 • By appt. only. ranchoarroyograndewines.com Saucelito Canyon Vineyard & Winery 3080 Biddle Ranch Rd., SLO 543-2111 • Daily 10-5 saucelitocanyon.com Sextant Wine / 10 Knots Cellars / Windemere Wines 1653 Old Price Canyon Rd., SLO M-Fri. 10-4, Sat. and Sun. 10-5 sextantwines.com w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Stephen Ross Wine Cellars 178 Suburban Rd., SLO 594-1318 • F-Sun. 11-5 stephenrosswine.com Talley Vineyards & Bishop’s Peak Wines 3031 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande 489-0446 • Daily 10:30-4:30 talleyvineyards.com Tolosa Winery 4910 Edna Rd., SLO 782-0500 • Daily 11-5 tolosawinery.com Wolff Vineyards 6238 Orcutt Rd., SLO 781-0448 • Daily 11-5 wolffvineyards.com North Coast Wineries Harmony Cellars 3255 Harmony Valley Rd., Harmony 927-1625 • Daily 10-5, Summer 10-5:30 harmonycellars.com Moonstone Cellars 801 Main St., Ste. C, Cambria 927-9466 • Daily 11-5 moonstonecellars.com 4 7 CUESTA GRAD E CIRCA 1948 North County Wineries Includes Paso Robles, Templeton and San Miguel Adelaida Cellars 5805 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles 239-8980 • Daily 10-5 adelaida.com Castoro Cellars 1315 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton 238-0725 • 888-DAM-FINE • Daily 10-5:30 castorocellars.com Clayhouse Wines 849 13th St., Paso Robles 238-7055 • Daily 11-6 clayhousewines.com Eberle Winery 3810 Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles 238-9607 • Daily 10-5, Summer 10-6 eberlewinery.com Continued on next page Taste the good life WineCountry Peachy Canyon Winery 1480 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton 239-1918 • Daily 11-5 peachycanyon.com Pear Valley Vineyard, Inc. 4900 Union Rd., Paso Robles 237-2861 • Daily 11-5 pearvalley.com Pianetta Winery 829 13th St., Paso Robles 226-4005 • Sun., M, W, Th. 12-6, F and Sat. 11-7, Closed Tu. pianettawinery.com Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery 5036 S. El Pomar Rd., Templeton 238-9940 • Th.-M 11-5 pomarjunction.com RiverStar Vineyards 7450 Estrella Rd., San Miguel 467-0086 • Th.-M 12-5 riverstarvineyards.com Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles 226-8881 • By appt. and Daily 10-5 sculpterrawinery.com Sylvester Vineyard & Winery 5115 Buena Vista Dr., Paso Robles 227-4000 • Daily: Summer 11-6; Winter 11-5 sylvesterwinery.com Thacher Winery 8355 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles 237-0087 • F-Sun. 11-5 or by appointment thacherwinery.com Continued from previous page North County Wineries, continued EOS Estate Winery 5625 Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles 239-2562 • Daily 10-5, Summer weekends 10-6 eosvintage.com Halter Ranch 8910 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles 226-9455 • Daily 11-5 halterranch.com J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 6169 Airport Rd., Paso Robles 239-8900 • Daily 10-5 jlohr.com Justin Vineyards & Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Rd., Paso Robles 238-6932 ext. 300 - receptionist Daily 10-6 • justinwine.com Meridian Vineyards 7000 Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles 226-7133 • Daily 10-5 meridianvineyards.com Niner Wine Estates 2400 Hwy. 46 West, Paso Robles 239-2233 • Daily 10-5 ninerwine.com Opolo Vineyards and Winery 7110 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles 238-9593 • Daily 10-5 opolo.com Continued 4 8 MONTEREY STREET WINES BAR AND SHOP Offering the best wines, beer, artisan cheeses, breads and mediterranean foods on the Central Coast. Come in to shop or sit and enjoy the friendly bar! BEST WINE SHOP A great adult environment for an afternoon or an evening. Offering a great weekly selection of beer, wine, cheese plates and hot appetizers. 1255 Monterey Street (corner of Monterey & Johnson) 805-541-1255 www.montereystreetwines.com KELSEY Tasting Room & Picnic Area Open Daily 11-5 1 mile * Winery San Luis Bay Dr. San Luis Avila CANYON VINEYARDS See Canyon Rd. SEE 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road (Hwy 227 in the heart of the Edna Valley) San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805.544.4066 claibornechurchill.com North 101 Fine wines since 1983 Aromatic, flavorful & delightfully different! 0.8 miles w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 4 9â€ƒ S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Taste the good life WineCountry Continued from page 48 Vina Robles 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles 227-4812 • Daily 10-5 vinarobles.com Wild Horse Winery & Vineyard 1437 Wild Horse Winery Ct., Templeton 788-6300 • Daily 11-5 wildhorsewinery.com Santa Maria Valley Winery Cambria Winery & Vineyards 5475 Chardonnay Ln., Santa Maria 937-8091 • Daily 10-5 Making “Dam Fine Wine” since 1983 Wine Organizations Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance 530 10th St., Paso Robles 239-8463 • M-Th. 8-5; F 8-4 pasowine.com San Luis Obispo Vintners Association 5828 Orcutt Rd., SLO • 541-5868 slowine.com Tasting daily 10-5:30 Extensive wine selection Beautiful gardens & picnic area Indoor & outdoor concerts Dinners & Special Events Gift shop Specialty Shopping & Tastings 1315 N. Bethel Rd. Templeton (off Hwy 46 West) (888) Dam-Fine • www.castorocellars.com ~ Award-winning wines, est. 1988 ~ Warm Hospitality ~ Quaint Gazebo ~ Deli Items ~ Picnic Areas ~ Historic Old School House, originally built in 1886 Old School House Tasting Room 1480 N. Bethel Road | Templeton | CA (Corner of Hwy 46 West & Bethel Road) Open Daily– 11:00am to 5:00pm “Gather ‘round your family & friends, we’ll provide the wine.” PEACHYCANYON.com | 805/239-1918 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 5 0 Central Coast Wines 712 Higuera St., SLO 784-9463 • Sun.-W 10-6; Th. 10-9, F and Sat. 10-8 ccwines.com Crushed Grape Wine & Gifts 319 Madonna Rd., Ste. 2, SLO 544-4449 • 800-29-BASKET Daily 9-5:30 • crushedgrape.com Fermentations 4056 Burton Dr., Cambria 927-7141 • M-Th. 11-7; F-Sun. 10-10 fermentations.com Full Moon Tasting Room Wine Bar & Bistro 10 N. Ocean Ave., #212, Cayucos 995-0095 • Fri 5-10, Sat. 2-10, Sun. 2-6 fullmoontastingroom.com Monterey St. Wine Co. 1255 A. Monterey St., SLO 541-1255 M-W 11-7; Th. 11-9; F 11-9; Sat. 11-7 montereystreetwines.com Morro Bay Wine Seller 601 Embarcadero #5, Morro Bay 772-8388 • Sun.-Th. 10-6, F and Sat. 10-8 morrobaywineseller.com Pithy Little Wine Company 1037 Chorro St., SLO 546-1059 M and W 12-6; Th.-Sat. 12-9; Sun. 12-5 pithywine.com Wine Country - Pack and Ship 1850 Ramada Dr., Paso Robles 227-7117 • M-Th. 8:30-5; F 8:30-4:30 winecountrypackandship.com w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m W S N E 1 P A S O ROBLES WINE COUNTRY w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 5 1 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Taste the good life WineCountry Continued from previous page Swirl. Sip. Sigh. rape growing and wine making are not new industries here. European settlers learned early that the climate and soil in and around San Luis Obispo are ideal for growing wine grapes. In the days of the Spanish missions, Franciscan padres planted vineyards to make wine for sacramental purposes. Locals have been producing wine here commercially for about a century. Come and enjoy our uniquely bold and delicious wines at our lovely tasting room and patio. Mention this ad for a special offer on your next visit. WWW.CHAMISALVINEYARDS.COM • 7525 ORCUTT ROAD • SLO • 805.541.9463 The Edna and Arroyo Grande valleys, each a designated American Viticultural Area, boast a cool climate and soil rich in marine sediment. The combination nurtures superior Chardonnay and is ideally suited to Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and white Rhône varietals, such as Roussanne and Viognier. From downtown San Luis Obispo, drive south on Broad Street/Highway 227 or Orcutt Road to discover the treasures of San Luis Obispo’s wine region. Just 30 minutes north of San Luis Obispo is the renowned Paso Robles wine region with many vineyards and tasting rooms. Most of the wineries have tasting rooms with friendly staff, unhurried tastings, exclusive releases and sometimes specialty food and gift items. Bring a snack and take advantage of the scenic picnic areas at many of the wineries. S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 5 2 WineEVENTS SAVOR the Central Coast – September 30 - October 3, 2010 – Join us this fall to savor the finest food and wine San Luis Obispo County has to offer at this four-day extravaganza. The inaugural Savor the Central Coast weekend includes a special night at San Luis Obispo’s famous Thursday night Farmers Market, unique winemaker dinners, Sunset’s Wine Awards Dinner, culinary and harvest day tours, a concert including a fireworks show and a Pavilion which will be center-stage for all the restaurants and wineries from throughout the area. savorcentralcoast.com Paso Robles Wine County Harvest Wine Weekend – October 15-17, 2010 – Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is an essential experience that can bring visitors to the vines. Harvest Wine Weekend offers a wealth of activities unique to this season and is the idyllic wine country getaway. Over 130 wineries will host more than 150 individual events throughout the weekend. pasowine.com from the Heart of Paso Robles Wine Country Hospitality center summer hours 10Am to 5Pm Winter hours 10Am to 4Pm CRAVE – October 22, 2010 – Satisfy your craving with this unique wine tasting experience as the Paso Robles Wine Country comes to San Luis Obispo. Music, food pairings and plenty of Paso Robles wine are sure to instantly delight visitors. pasowine.com San Luis Obispo Vintners’ Harvest Festival – November 5-7, 2010 – Celebrate harvest “SLO-style” with a weekend full of wine and food events. The weekend includes winemaker dinners, passport trips through the wine country and the biggest party of the year, where more than 50 wineries and restaurants pair up to feature wine tasting, food samples, music and more. slowine.com Paso Robles Wine County Zinfandel Festival – March 18-20, 2011 – During Zinfandel Festival Weekend, Paso Robles wineries come together to celebrate Zinfandel, Zinfandel blends and all things Zin. pasowine.com San Luis Obispo Vintners’ Roll Out the Barrels – Spring 2011 – Enjoy the first wine celebration of the year as the local winemakers roll out their barrels and release the “fruits of their labor” for all to enjoy. Experience a weekend full of wine events throughout the SLO Wine Region. slowine.com Visit our website for current events and programs 2400 Highway 46 West • Paso Robles, CA 93446 805.239.2233 • www.ninerwine.com Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Heritage and Tradition. Innovation and Experimentation. Laetitia: Artful winemaking now and into the future. Hospice du Rhône – April 28-30, 2011 – Hospice du Rhône weekend showcases the unique character of Rhône varietals as it brings together international Rhône wine producers and enthusiasts. During the wine event, attendees expand their knowledge of the 22 Rhône varietals and enjoy an entire weekend of events featuring these unique wine grapes. hospicedurhone.org Paso Robles Wine County Wine Festival Weekend – May 2022, 2011 – Paso Robles Wine Country celebrates the 29th Annual Wine Festival with a packed weekend of events. The signature event on Saturday afternoon hosts more than 90 wineries in downtown Paso Robles to showcase more than 400 wines. Attendees can move to live music, taste artisanal foods and watch chef demonstrations showcasing the diversity that Paso Robles Wine Country has to offer. pasowine.com 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Tasting room open daily 11:00 ~ 5:00. (805) 481-1772 www.laetitiawine.com 5 3 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Visit our Central Coast Vineyard Team SIP Certified Vineyard and try our wines. farmhouse atmosphere historic cupola caboose & boxcar. www.pomarjunction.com 5036 S. El Pomar Road · 805.238.9940 Located at the intersection of El Pomar Dr. and South El Pomar Road, east of Templeton. Exit 101 to Vineyard Drive. Head east to El Pomar Drive then right on South El Pomar ¼ mile. Open for tasting Thursday–Monday, 11:00–5:00 & by appointment. Taste our award-winning wines DAILY 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Located on the corner of Vineyard Dr. & Adelaida Rd. 7000 East Highway 46 • Paso Robles, CA 93446 • (805) 226-7133 www.meridianvineyards.com 8910 ADELAIDA RD. · PASO ROBLES, CA · TOLL FREE 888-367-9977 · WWW.HALTERRANCH.COM Open Daily from 10am to 5pm S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 5 4 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Savor San Luis Obispo – Creekside Brewing Co. everytaste Creeky Tiki Bar & Grill 1040 Broad St., 542-9804 creeksidebrewing.com Brewpub with full restaurant & bar. Large selection of hand-crafted and imported beers and wines. $-$$$ WBPRVEO Restaurants for The “locavore” movement is turning on its head in San Luis Obispo restaurants, according to Sunset Magazine. “Instead of having food come to them, they’ve moved their kitchens to where the best food is produced: SLO County.” A locavore is someone who eats food grown locally. Taste the difference in one of San Luis Obispo’s restaurants and immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle and bountiful landscapes of the Central Coast. D Dancing R Romantic H Low Cholesterol W Local Wines B Full Bar V View E Entertainment O Outdoor Seating r Reservations P Private Room L Late Dinner d Delivery $ Under $10 $$ 11-15 $$$$ Over $20 San Luis Obispo Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House 100 Madonna Rd., 543-3000 · madonnainn.com Oak-pit barbeque, “World’s Best Steaks” and delicious seafood dinners. Outstanding service and wine list. $-$$$$ DWBPEr Apple Farm Restaurant 2015 Monterey St., 544-6100 · applefarm.com Traditional homestyle food served with country charm and hospitality. Decadent desserts and more. $$$ WBPRVHOr Bel Frites, Belgian Fries & Dipping Sauces 1127 Garden St., 784-0422 · belfrites.com San Luis Obispo’s most unique restaurant serving Belgian fries with a variety of dipping sauces and seasonings, Belgian beers and ales, Belgian’s famous Liége waffle. $ Ben Franklin’s Sandwich Company 313 Higuera St., 544-4948 · ben-franklins.com Serving SLO since 1969 with the “best” sub sandwiches. Lots of free parking. $ O Big Sky Café $$$ 16-20 1037 Monterey St., 545-8000 · btslo.com Exquisite Northern Italian cuisine and wines. Top ranking in Zagat and Wine Spectator magazines. Professionally trained chef/owner. $$$ WRHOrD Café Roma 1020 Railroad Ave., 541-6800 caferomaslo.com Rustic Italian cuisine, award-winning wine list – best of San Luis Obispo. $-$$$$ WBVPRHOr California Pizza Kitchen 876 Marsh St., 784-0790 · cpk.com Hearth-baked pizzas, pasta, salads, sandwiches and delicious desserts. $-$$ WBPd Chino’s Rock & Tacos 892 Marsh St., 544-8686 · chinosrocks.com Rock couture atmosphere, diverse menu, inexpensive prices, quality ingredients, and promotional nights. Taco Tuesday! $ HOd Chow Restaurant Bridgeview Asian Grill Ciopinot 1819 Osos St., 439-1188 · bridgeviewasiangrill.com A Mongolian Style BBQ. Beautiful garden dining, healthy, fast-casual delicious food – great prices, nice atmosphere! $ WHO The Broad Street Grinder Sandwich Shop 1901 Broad St., 543-6700 · giantgrinderslo.com The Broad Street Giant Grinder features “giant,” quality, East Coast style sandwiches at a fair price. This is a true family business with a welcoming charm. $ RHO Budget Café 3121 S. Higuera St., J, 543-5024 The breakfast and lunch place where friends and locals meet with fabulous, friendly customer service and down-home cooking. $-$$ HOr 1009 Monterey St., 540-5243 · chowslo.com Fresh, bold flavors of California Asian inspired cuisine. $-$$$$ WPRrd 1051 Nipomo St., 547-1111 ciopinotrestaurant.com Seafood and oyster bar restaurant with the most extensive and affordable wine list on the Central Coast. $-$$$$ WBRlhor Corner View Restaurant 1141 Chorro St., 546-8444 cornerviewrestaurant.com California bistro in a neighborhood restaurant setting: fresh seafood, classic cocktails, an award-winning wine list. Great food and friendly service emphasize dedication to quality dining at a moderate price. $-$$$ WBPhd All restaurants listed are members in good standing with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. Downtown Brew 1119 Garden St., 543-1843 · downtownbrew.com Bring friends and family, watch sports. Fill up on food and beer, music and dancing. $-$$ DBPE Et Voilá 12304 Los Osos Valley Rd., 544-FOOD (3663) etvoilarestaurant.com Open for lunch Tu.-F 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m., dinner Fri. & Sat. at 5:30 p.m. Wedding rehearsals and other special events welcome. $$-$$$$ DwpRhor F. McLintocks Saloon 686 Higuera St., 541-0686 · mclintocks.com Where the locals go for great vittles and genuine down-home service. Specials everyday! $$-$$$$ WBO Fatte’s Pizza of SLO Buona Tavola 1121 Broad St., 545-5401 · bigskycafe.com Ten-time winner of “Best Local Restaurant.” Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Fresh fish, steaks, vegetarian. $$ WH 778 Higuera St., Ste. G, 544-2200 · creekytiki.com Patio and creekside dining with outdoor entertainment. Pizza, Italian sandwiches, salads and mexican-style food. $ EOl 2161 Broad St., 543-2457 · fattesslo.com Serving the Central Coast for over 20 years and known for our everyday 2-for-1 deals. $-$$$$ ld Frank’s Famous Hotdogs 950 California Blvd., 541-3488 Hot dogs, burgers, chicken, salads and other stuff. Open for breakfast, too. $ O Froggie's Café 3940 Broad St., 786-4150 · froggiescafeslo.com Fresh homemade wraps, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and locally roasted coffee. $ O G Brothers Smokehouse 885 E. Foothill Blvd., 544-6465 · menuclub.com Specializing in homemade Red Oak BBQ, with four types of BBQ sauces to choose from. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take-out and full-service catering available. $-$$ Whrd Gennaro’s Grill and Garden 450 Marsh St., 782-9999 gennarosgrillandgarden.com Specializing in Cuban and Mediterranean fine dining in a historical Victorian home setting. $-$$$$ Wphord Granada Bistro 1126 Morro St., 556-4211 · granadabistro.com Granada is an upscale, intimate bistro featuring a menu of artisan cheeses, gourmet panini, salads and desserts, paired with a selection of eclectic premium wines and beer. $-$$ H Greenhouse Grill & Café Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo 333 Madonna Rd., 549-0117 sanluisobispo.embassysuites.com Serving fresh California cuisine featuring appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches and sustainable seafood. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. $-$$$$ WBPRHr IHOP 212 Madonna Rd., 547-9140 Serving San Luis Obispo for breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner. Open 24 hrs. Fri. and Sat. $-$$ Phr Continued on next page 5 5 All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted Restaurants for everytaste Alex Madonna’s GoldRush SteakHouse SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA World’s Best Steaks! D Dancing R Romantic H Low Cholesterol W Local Wines B Full Bar V View E Entertainment O Outdoor Seating r Reservations P Private Room L Late Dinner d Delivery $ Under $10 $$ 11-15 $$$$ Over $20 San Luis Obispo, continued Japanese Restaurant Goshi 100 Madonna Road San Luis Obispo 805/543-3000 www.madonnainn.com FARM FRESH FLAVORS SINCE 1994 BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER DAILY 570 Higuera St. #155, 543-8942 Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine with fresh fish everyday. Daily specials available. $$$ WHOr 1121 BROAD, DOWNTOWN SLO | 805.545.5401 chow A S I A N F A R E California Asian Cuisine The Kilt Pub & Grill Koberl at Blue 857 Higuera St., 543-0800 Imported and gourmet foods, cheeses, wines, Italian breads and sandwiches. Picnic and gift baskets. $ W Laguna Grill 3536 S. Higuera St., Ste. 206, 545-0000 theneoncarrot.com Market fresh local ingredients used to develop dishes in the California rustic tradition. $-$$ Wps. Le Ciel Crépe Café 726 Higuera St., 543-3986 · novorestaurant.com Innovative Global Cuisine. Tapas, lunch and dinner. Patio dining. $-$$$$ WbPRVHOr 1865 Monterey St., 543-KILT · thekiltpub.com Irish pub, lively atmosphere, patios fire pit, entertainment, parking, lunch and dinner, cocktails. $$ WBpVElor 998 Monterey St., 783-1135 · epkoberl.com Wine country dining. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, specialty cocktails. $$$-$$$$ WBRVHlr 3211 Broad St., #121, 783-2013 · lecielcrepes.com Lunch, dinner and dessert crépes, fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, bagels, and gelato. Served in a warm casual setting. $ WHO Lincoln Market & Deli 496 Broad St., 543-3443 or 543-3472 (fax) Vintage neighborhood corner market featuring fresh sandwiches, deli salads, specialty foods, organic wines, craft beers, pastries, brewed Peets Coffee and ice tea. Seating inside and outside patio. $ Wvhod Novo Restaurant Outspoken Café 1422 Monterey St., Suite A100 788-0885 · outspokencafe.com Locally owned, specializing in coffee, teas, smoothies and a wide range of fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and pastries. $ o Palazzo Giuseppe 1010 Court St., 541-9922 · palazzogiuseppe.com Contemporary Italian cuisine, martini bar, extensive wine list, homemade gelato, wood-fired pizza. $$$-$$$$ WBPRLOr Madonna Inn Copper Café & Pastry Shop Petra Mediterranean Pizza & Grill 100 Madonna Rd., 543-3000 · madonnainn.com Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Leave room for fabulous desserts! $-$$$ WBVHr McDonald’s 275 Madonna Rd., 543-3550 · mcstate.com Featuring our dollar value menu, happy meals, McGriddle breakfast sandwiches, chicken salads, desserts and specialty coffees. $ 1009 Monterey Street SLO, CA 93401 805.540.5243 • www.chowslo.com Lunch Mon - Sat 11am • Dinner Nightly 5-9pm The Neon Carrot Pepe Delgado’s Mexican Restaurant 964 Higuera St., 541-0227 · louisasplace.net Downtown SLO diner since the 1950s. Awardwinning breakfast served until 3 p.m. Catering available. $ O 570 Higuera St., Ste. 130, 544-0861 mamasmeatball.com Authentic Italian cuisine and chefs, serving fresh home-made pasta, pizza, and more. Available for dine-in, take-out and catering. $-$$ WRHd Proud Supporter of Local Farmers Muzio’s Italian Grocery & Deli Louisa’s Place Mama’s Meatball Business Lunches, Meeting Space, Take Out & Delivery Available MoTav 725 Higuera St., 541-8733 · motherstavern.com A full-service restaurant featuring gourmet burgers open for lunch and dinner. MoTav also provides a vibrant night spot with bottle service and dancing. $ DWBpEh 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd., #110, 547-1485 lagunagrillslo.com Neighborhood restaurant – sports bar. $ Who “A MUST FOR A HEALTHY & TASTY MEAL.” – RACHEL RAY $$$ 16-20 Mee Heng Low 815 Palm St., 594-1500 Chinese noodle shop serving beer and wine featuring dining and lounge upstairs - catering on/off premises and to go. $-$$$ WpRVhr Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ 1005 Monterey St., 544-6193 · mosbbq.com Finest BBQ restaurant in the west. First place winner for best pork ribs 14 years running. $-$$$ d S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 5 6 1601 Monterey St., 544-6660 Voted best Mexican restaurant. Great margaritas, famous fajitas! Reasonable prices and lunch specials. Carry-out for large parties. $ Br 1210 Higuera St., 439-1999 · petraslo.com Homemade fresh pita bread and pizza dough. Serving the best and freshest food in the entire country. $ wplhodr Pizza Solo 891 Higuera St., 544-8786 Located in Downtown Centre. Gourmet pizzas, calzones, salads and sandwiches. Beer and wine. Patio setting. $ WLO Pizzeria Cuginis Tratoria 3810 Broad St., Ste. 3, 784-9999 One-of-a-kind: made fresh daily pizza along with other entreés. $-$$$ Whod Popolo Rotisserie & Catering 1255 Monterey St., Ste. B, 543-9543 popolocafe.com Catering, BBQ, rotisserie, office parties, take out, salad, desserts and daily dinner specials. $ HO Quizno’s Sub 799 E. Foothill Blvd., A, 787-0238 · quiznos.com Full-scale sandwich shop specializing in toasted subs, soups & salads, dine here, take-out and party platters are available. $ h w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Round Table Pizza 1055 Olive St., 541-5551 · roundtablepizza.com 3971 S. Higuera, Ste #120, 544-5551 Come and meet the last honest and best pizza in town. $-$$$$ Ld The Shack 763-A Foothill Blvd., 546-8623 theshacksportsbar.com A casual sports oriented restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and delicious food offered at fast food dining prices. $ LO Shalimar Indian Restaurant 2115 Broad St., 781-0766 · shalimarslo.com Vegetarian/non-vegetarian, vegan, naan, garlic naan, tandori chicken specialties, mango lassi, Indian wine and beer. $-$$ WpehrOd Spike’s Pub 570 Higuera St., #2, 544-7157 · spikespub.com One of the longest running restaurants and pubs in downtown SLO, specializing in over 50 beers – on tap or bottled. Open Mon.-Fri. at 3 p.m., Sun. at noon. $ Wvlh Spirit of San Luis 925 Airport Dr., 549-9466 Fine dining overlooking the airport. A delight for aviators and non-aviators alike. $-$$$ BRVHOr Splash Café – Artisan Bakery 1491 Monterey St., 544-7567 · splashbakery.com We feature our famous clam chowder and everyone’s favorite seafood entreés from Splash in Pismo as well as quality, handcrafted artisan breads. $ o Sushiya Japanese Restaurant 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd., #160, 595-1500 sushiyarestaurant.net Sushiya offers traditional Japanese cuisine in an intimate setting; sushi bar, dining room, teppan grill, party room and karaoke room. $-$$$$ WRE Taco Roco Restaurant 3230 Broad St., 543-2810 281 Santa Rosa St., 784-0502 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd., 545-0355 tacoroco.com The finest Mexican food. Where you can taste the freshness. Offering full scale catering, both traditional Mexican and international cuisine, for all your events. $ Whor Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse 485 Madonna Rd., Ste. 2, 543-8372 (hostess) 543-8388 (to-go) · tahoejoes.com “Always great!” Wood-fired steaks, chicken, ribs, fresh seafood and lots more! $$$-$$$$ WBOd Taj Palace Cuisine of India 795 Foothill Blvd., 543-0722 · 543-0584 (fax) tajpalaceslo.com Elegant and gourmet Indian cuisine. Special curry and Tandoori dishes with lamb, chicken, or vegetables. $$ WRHdr Upper Crust Trattoria 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd., 542-0400 uppercrustslo.com Family owned for 20 years. Italian and Mediterranean restaurant. Innovative salads, pasta, fish, chicken, and desserts. Home of the famous raspberry salad. $-$$$ WpRhord Woodstock’s Pizza 1000 Higuera St., 541-4420 · woodstocksslo.com Voted County’s No.1 Pizza! Delicious pizza, mountainous salads, original Wilde Bread. $-$$$ Ld Yanagi Sushi 1203 Marsh St., 541-5282 Only the freshest Sushi and Sashimi; soup, salad and dinner entreés: tempura, beef, chicken, salmon, teriyaki. Oriental beer, wine, sake. Special events, lunch and dinner to go. $-$$$$ WHRr Arroyo Grande / Grover Beach / Nipomo Adelina’s Bistro and Market 1645 Trilogy Pkwy., Nipomo 343-7530 adelinasbistro.com Serving the finest organic and natural products, emphasizing seasonal ingredients from independent, local growers and farms. $-$$$$ wbhor Chili's 991 Rancho Pkwy., Arroyo Grande 489-8560 chilis.com Pepper in some flavor with our anything-butordinary menu. $-$$$ WBRVlo Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab 114 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande 474-4068 docburnsteins.com Nostalgic parlour, super-premium quality. Watch ice cream being made. Free lab show every Wednesday and reading lab every Tuesday. Open late. See our ad! $ Stacked Sandwiches 191 S. Oak Park Blvd, Ste 1, Grover Beach 489-9866 · stackedsandwiches.com Premium handcrafted sandwiches, soups, salads, kids menu, catering, beer and live music! $-$$ e Od Avila Beach Avila Mercantile & Grocery 354 Front St., 595-2500 · avilagrocery.com Full service deli and grocery. $ WVo Fat Cats Café 2930 Harford, 595-2204 · fatcatscafe.com Harbor view - breakfast, lunch & dinner, inside or on the patio. Serving pancakes, omelets, fresh fish, ravioli, tacos and more. $$$ WRVO Visit our new location in downtown San Luis Obispo at 1058 Higuera St. Gardens of Avila 1215 Avila Beach Dr., 595-7365 · (800) 234-5831 sycamoresprings.com Innovative wine country and eco-friendly cuisine. Dine in our intimate dining room or century old patio. $-$$$$ WBPRHEOr McPhee’s Grill Avila Beach Avila Beach Resort Golf Course, 6450 Ana Bay Dr., 595-4001 avilabeachresort.com or opentable.com A local favorite offering “Great food and great service,” McPhee’s Grill is now open at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. $-$$$$ WBPRVhOr Cambria / San Simeon Aramark Hearst Castle Visitor Center At Hearst Castle Hwy. 1, 927-8601 hearstcastleretail.com Breakfast and Lunch. Espresso bar. Catering available. RVhO Cavalier Restaurant 9415 Hearst Dr., San Simeon, 927-3276 cavalierresort.com Located on scenic Highway 1, three miles south of Hearst Castle. Banquet room available. $-$$$$ WBVHOr All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted Continued on next page 5 7 What’s In Your Bowl? D Dancing R Romantic H Low Cholesterol W Local Wines B Full Bar V View E Entertainment O Outdoor Seating r Reservations P Private Room L Late Dinner d Delivery $ Under $10 $$ 11-15 $$$$ Over $20 Cambria / San Simeon, continued The Great American Fish Co. 7432 Exotic Gardens Dr., 927-3535 moonstonegardens.com Unique restaurant and full-service cocktail bar situated on three acres of exotic succulent gardens. $$-$$$$ WBPRVEO Hoppe’s Garden Bistro Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens Mongolian BBQ with Garden Patio Dining 1819 Osos Street – (805) 439-1188 www.bridgeviewasiangrill.com $$$ 16-20 Linn’s Restaurant, Bakery and Gifts 2277 Main St., Cambria 927-0371 linnsfruitbin.com Home of the famous Olallieberry Pie. Contemporary American cuisine. Homemade meat and fruit pies. Voted “Best Desserts” in SLO County. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $-$$$wPhOR The Restaurant at Cambria Pines Lodge 2905 Burton Dr., 927-4200 cambriapineslodge.com Contemporary California cuisine. Fresh produce from our own organic kitchen garden. $$$-$$$$ WBPRVEHr Guadalupe Far Western Tavern 899 Guadalupe, 343-2211 · farwesterntavern.com Fine fare meets authentic flavor for an unforgettable dining experience at the Far Western Tavern. The Minetti family brings two generations and five decades of ownership to your table. $$-$$$$ WBpRVr Los Osos / Morro Bay / Cayucos Cass House Restaurant 222 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos 995-3669 casshouseinn.com The restaurant features a daily changing, seasonally driven and locally sourced menu as well as an award-winning wine list. $$$$ WPRVr Dorn’s Original Breakers Café 801 Market Ave., Morro Bay 772-4415 dornscafe.com Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, chicken and vegetarian meals. Spectacular view of Morro Rock. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and full bar. Pet friendly. Open at 7a.m.. $-$$$$ WBPRVHOr Flying Dutchman Restaurant 701 Embarcadero, Morro Bay 772-2269 flyingdutchmanmorrobay.com Delicious mix of fine dining in a family friendly environment. Featuring fresh fish, steaks and amazing salads. $-$$$$ WPVho Frankie and Lola’s Front Street Café 1154 Front St., Morro Bay 771-9306 frankieandlolas.com Cozy café with view of Morro Rock! Breakfast and lunch with real food. $-$$ WRvho Giovanni’s Fish Market & Galley 1001 Front St., Morro Bay 772-2123 giovannisfishmarket.com Offering fresh local seafood. Buy fresh seafood or dine here on our wharf patio. Fish tacos, grilled seafood, beer, wine & more! $ WRvhord S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 5 8 1185 Embarcadero, Morro Bay 772-4407 Casual waterfront dining specializing in mesquite broiled local seafood & steaks. Voted best seafood restaurant in the county for 14 years. $-$$$$ WBRrvh 78 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos 995-1006 hoppesbistro.com Located on the waterfront in Cayucos, Chef Wilhelm’s cuisine specializes in fresh, local and organic seasonal cuisine. $$-$$$$ WRvhor Orchid 60 State Park Rd., Morro Bay 772-5651 innatmorrobay.com Our California Central Coast dining room features fresh seafood and grilled meats with a Mediterranean flair. The lounge offers cocktails, appetizers and live entertainment. $$$-$$$$ WR Taco Roco 1236 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos 528-4700 tacoroco.com The finest Mexican food. Where you can taste the freshness. Offering full scale catering, both traditional Mexican and International cuisine, for all your events. $ Wphor Paso Robles / San Miguel Deborah’s Room at Justin Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Rd., Paso Robles 800-726-0049 · 238-6932 ext.3224 (reservations) justinwine.com Winery restaurant serving sumptuous, four-course menu with optional wine pairing, and weekend lunches. $$$$ RPVHOr Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse 1103 Spring St., Paso Robles 238-2660 pasoroblesinn.com Classic yet contemporary steakhouse dining in a comfortable and casual setting, where steak is the specialty of the house. Indoor fireside dining or patio seating overlooking the Inn’s beautiful gardens. $-$$$$ DWBPRVEHOr The Ranch 1285 Mission St., San Miguel 467-5047 liveattheranch.com Great food and live entertainment featuring rib eye, New York steaks, ribs, hamburgers and chicken. Live music on Friday and Saturday. Comedians every Wednesday. $-$$$$ DWBElHOr Pismo Beach / Shell Beach Cracked Crab 751 Price St., 773-CRAB (2722) · crackedcrab.com Serving the finest seafood available in a most casual style.™ $-$$$$ W F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House 750 Mattie Rd., 773-1892 · 800 866-6372 mclintocks.com Ranch-style cooking and high-spirited service. Serves the locally honored “Best Steak,” kids menu, and service. $$$$ WBPRVEHr w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Marie Callendar’s 2131 Price St., 773-0606 Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out our banquet facilities and have your rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception or family reunion here. Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. $-$$ WpRVord Marisol at The Cliffs 2757 Shell Beach Rd., 773-2511 · cliffsresort.com All dishes are prepared with a soulful touch by Chef de Cuisine Gregg Wangard, featuring produce from local farmers, local seafood, and naturally raised meats and poultry. $$-$$$$ DWBRVEOr SeaVenture Restaurant 100 Oceanview Ave., 773-3463 · seaventure.com Five-star romantic dining with spectacular views. Fun tapas bar, Sunday breakfast and lunch. $-$$$$ WBPRVOHr Steamers of Pismo 1601 Price St., 773-4711 · mclintocks.com Fresh seafood restaurant with breathtaking ocean views. Lunch, dinner, reservations; great appetizers. Happy hour from 3:30-6 p.m. daily in the lounge. $$$ WBPRVEHr Ventana Grill Restaurant & Bar 2575 Price St., 556-3641 · ventanagrill.com Modern dishes inspired by fresh, bold flavors of worldwide coastal cuisine. $$$ WBPRV Specialty Foods All locations are in the city of San Luis Obispo unless noted otherwise Abella Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast 210 Oak St., Arroyo Grande, 489-5926 abellagardeninn.com Facebook: Abella Garden Inn Enjoy English Tea in the gardens or country dining room. Showers and Birthday Teas our Specialty.” Open seven days; reservations required. RVEor Avila Valley Barn 560 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, 595-2816 avilavalleybarn.com Open-air market, bakery, homemade ice cream and fudge. Gourmet foods. $-$$$$ VEHO Black Horse Espresso & Bakery 1065 Higuera St., Ste. 101, 783-1300 3590 Broad St., Ste. 150, 439-1300 blackhorsecoffee.com Free wireless Internet. Specialty coffees and bakery. Where the locals go. $O Brown Butter Cookie Company 250 N. Ocean Avenue, Cayucos 995-2076 · brownbuttercookies.com Homemade artisan cookies and granola. Home to the brown butter sea salt cookie, which we sell nationwide. Samples available. $-$$$$ O Cattaneo Bros. Beef Jerky & Sausage 769 Caudill St., 543-7188 · cattaneobros.com Cattaneo Bros. has been making its own world famous beef jerky and European-style sausages in San Luis Obispo for 62 years! Central Coast Brewing 1422 Monterey St., Ste. B100, 783-BREW (2739) centralcoastbrewing.com The Central Coast’s local brewery, tap room, and on-site tasting room. Gourmet sodas, events, and corporate party space available. Five beers for five bucks. We’re your brewery. $ Cowboy Cookie n’ Grub 778 Higuera St. , Ste. A, 788-0212 cowboycookie.net Specialty cookies and other desserts. Lite fare featuring local produce for lunches and now serving ice cream. $ H The Crushed Grape 319 Madonna Rd., Ste.2, 544-4449, (800) 29-BASKET · crushedgrape.com Celebrating 24 years of serving deli sandwiches, soups, espresso, wines and fun, plus gift baskets with local products. Stop in for free wine map. $ WHO Hearst Ranch Hwy. 1, San Simeon, (866) 547-2624 hearstranch.com Grass-fed free range all natural beef from the Hearst Ranch in San Simeon. Imagination Shoppe 868 E. Foothill Blvd., 439-1192 Café, coffee, tournaments, games, computers, hobby, retail online. $ E Jamba Juice 17 Chorro St., 549-0637 890 Marsh St., 549-0733 · jambajuice.com Jamba Juice provides quick, delicious and nutritious food and beverages from breakfast through dinner. $ hO Madonna Inn Classic Gourmet & Wine Shop 100 Madonna Rd., 543-3000 · madonnainn.com Gourmet snacks, Moonstruck Chocolates, local wines, wine accessories, and custom gift baskets. $-$$$$ W 253 Madonna Rd., Ste. 120, 595-3482 3970 Broad St., #1, 542-0813 Specialty coffee and tea shop. $ O Sweet Earth Chocolates 1445 Monterey St., 782-9868 sweetearthchocolates.com A local artisan chocolate shop that is dedicated to using and selling 100% organic and fair trade chocolate. $ Top Dog Coffee Bar 857 Main St., Morro Bay, 772-9225 topdogcoffeebar.com At Top Dog Coffee Bar, we roast our beans and make our fresh pastries every morning. Homemade soups and sandwiches prepared daily. Also Internet cafe! $ Rhod Tropical Chocolates 3000 Broad St. Ste. 111, 540-7077 tropicalchocolateco.com Premium exotic chocolate – handmade in SLO. Bold unusual flavors that include ingredients as far away as Tahiti and Madagascar. $-$$$ Utopia European Bakery Café 2900 Broad St., 544-8867 · utopiabakery.com Best European sandwiches. Gourmet pastry, cakes, desserts, and bread – baked fresh daily. Breakfast and lunch. $-$$ WEHOd We Olive 958 Higuera St., 595-1376 · weolive.com Everything Olive. We specialize in California extra virgin olive oil with 85% of our products coming from SLO County. Gourmet foods and gift items. Olive oil tasting daily. $-$$$ Monterey Street Espresso 980 Monterey St., 541-9559 Gourmet coffees, teas, and fresh pastries in a European atmosphere. Retail merchandise available. $ O New Frontiers Natural Marketplace 896 Foothill Blvd., 785-0194 Proudly offering products free of artificial ingredients, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, gourmet deli with natural and wholesome ingredients, and specialty items including gluten-free, vegan, and bulk. M-F 8-9, Sat. 8-8, Sun. 9-8. G� so� Local F��r! Peet’s Coffee & Tea 1075 Court St., 597-9478 · peets.com Specialty coffee and tea. $ O Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 848 Higuera St., 541-2221 · rmcf.com Entertaining fudge-making demonstrations, old fashion carmel apples, and larger-than-life hand made chocolates, including a variety of sugar-free items. $ SLO Grind 1506 Froom Ranch Wy., 269-0230 · slogrind.com Serving quality coffee, tea, and espresso-based drinks and baked goods, while providing exceptional experiences for everyone we meet. Free Wi-Fi. Located in the new Irish Hills Plaza. $-$$$$ Snofari 1352 Madonna Rd., 787-0190 snofarifrozenyogurt.com Soft serve yogurt charged by weight. We have over 60 different toppings! $ O Starbucks 885 Higuera St., 547-0465 · starbucks.com 17 Chorro St., Ste. D, 547-9054 3971 S. Higuera St., Ste. 110, 787-0389 All Phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted 5 9 Voted SLO's Best Pizza 21 Times! - New Times Readers’ Poll Watch Sports on HD TV’s Video Games • Free Wi-Fi we �liv� Lunch 2 Late night 1000 Higuera St (805) 541-4420 Menu, Deals & More: woodstocksslo.com BW Royal Oak Visitor #E53D2.pdf 7/17/09 11:53:40 AM PISMO BEACH, CA C M Y CM HOLIDAY RENTALS AND MANAGEMENT MY CY CMY We are a Full Service Property Management Company offering long term leases and daily, weekly or monthly vacation accommodations with ocean views, hilltop and/or valley views . Cottages, condominiums, apartments, and houses from moderate to deluxe. Make your reservation on-line 24 hours/ 7 days a week or call us at our toll free number and vacation on the beautiful central California coast. K 702 Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 LampLighter Just A Touch Above Free Continental Breakfast Free High-Speed DSL Two-Room Suites In-Room Spa Microwave Refrigerator In-Room Coffee Outdoor Pool & Spa 1604 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo 1-866-SLO-REST comfortinnslo.com Historic Downtown Hearst Castle Farmers’ Market Cal Poly Beaches Golf and Tennis Nearby Performing Arts Center S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E 6 0 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m Relax in SLO – Hotels and other placestostay $ = Under $80 $$ = $80-160 With so much to do here, you will want to stay a while. Whether you stay overnight or all week is up to you, but here are a few good places to choose from. Enjoy the hospitality of our cushy B&Bs, comfortable family lodgings, fantasy getaways and budget-friendly inns in town, at the beach and beyond. All lodgings listed are members in good standing with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. $$$ = $160-300 $$$$ = over $300 Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant SAN LUIS OBISPO America’s Best Value ; $-$$$ * * * * * Inn & Suites 805-544-8886 950 Olive St. 32 Rooms 2 Suites americasbvi.com APPLE FARM INN ; $$$-$$$$ * * * * * * 805-544-2040 · 800-374-3705 2015 Monterey St. 69 Jr. Suites applefarm.com APPLE FARM ; $$ * * * * * * TRELLIS COURT 805-544-2040 · 800-374-3705 2015 Monterey St. 33 Rooms 2 Suites applefarm.com BW ROYAL OAK HOTEL ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * 805-544-4410 · 800-545-4410 214 Madonna Rd. 99 Rooms royaloakhotel.com BW SOMERSET INN ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * 805-544-0973 · 866-597-0601 1895 Monterey St. 39 Rooms bwsanluisobispo.com COACHMAN INN / ; $-$$$ * * * * * ROADWAYS INN 805-544-0400 1001 Olive St. 27 Rooms • slocoachmaninn.com COMFORT INN ; $-$$$$ * * * * * * * * & SUITES LAMPLIGHTER 805-547-7777 · 866-SLO-REST 1604 Monterey St. 77 Rooms 13 Suites comfortinnslo.com COURTYARD ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * BY MARRIOTT 805-786-4200 · 800-321-2211 1605 Calle Joaquin 138 Rooms • marriott.com/sbpcy DAYS INN ; $-$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-549-9911 · 800-544-7250 2050 Garfield St. 65 Rooms 10 Suites daysinnsanluisobispo.com ; = ADA units available ECONOMY MOTEL 805-543-7024 ; $ * * * 652 Morro St. 12 Rooms EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * * * 805-549-0800 · 888-864-6000 333 Madonna Rd. 195 Suites embassysuitesslo.com HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-544-8600 · 800-HOLIDAY 1800 Monterey St. 95 Rooms 5 Suites hisanluisobispo.com HOMESTEAD MOTEL 805-543-7700 ; $-$$$ * * * * 920 Olive St. 18 Rooms roomserver.com HOSTEL OBISPO 805-544-4678 1617 Santa Rosa St. 6 Rooms hostelobispo.com ; $ * * * * * LA CUESTA INN ; $$-$$$ * * * * * 805-543-2777 · 800-543-2777 2074 Monterey St. 72 Rooms lacuestainn.com LOS PADRES INN $-$$ * * * * * 805-543-5017 · 800-543-5090 1575 Monterey St. 16 Rooms lospadresinn.com MADONNA INN ; $$$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * 805-543-3000 · 800-543-9666 100 Madonna Rd. 78 Rooms 30 Suites madonnainn.com PEACH TREE INN $-$$$ * * 805-543-3170 · 800-227-6396 2001 Monterey St. 38 Rooms peachtreeinn.com PETIT SOLEIL ; $$$ * * * * 805-549-0321 · 800-676-1588 1473 Monterey St. 16 Rooms psslo.com Continued on next page 6 1 On the beach in the quaint, historic town of Cayucos – halfway between San Luis Obispo and Hearst Castle BEST FOR LESS! Shoreline Inn... on the beach Villa Motel Free Continental Breakfast In-Room Coffee / Hairdryer Refrigerators & Microwaves / Heated Pool Free Wireless Internet Close to Downtown / Cal Poly / Restaurants (805) 543-8071 (800) 554-0059 1670 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo www.villamotelslo.com email: email@example.com Family Owned & Operated since 1981 Pets Welcome Deluxe Continental Breakfast Wireless Internet Beachfront & Fireplace Rooms Property Management For • Residential Rentals • Apartment Rentals • Vacation Rentals • Commercial Rentals (800) 549-2244 · (805) 995-3681 Fax: (805) 995-3064 1 North Ocean Avenue Cayucos, California 93430 Free Rental Lists 24-hour Emergency Service We Find Good Tenants 772-4277 CayucosShorelineInn.com S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E centralcoastrental.com 6 2 528-0575 798 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m $ = Under $80 $$ = $80-160 ; = ADA units available Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant placestostay $$$$ = over $300 Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant Hotels and other $$$ = $160-300 SAN LUIS OBISPO, con’t. ATASCADERO QUALITY SUITES ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * 805-541-5001 · 800-228-5151 1631 Monterey St. 138 Suites qualitysuitesslo.com THE CARLTON HOTEL ; $$-$$$$ * * * * 805-461-5100 · 877-204-9830 6005 El Camino Real 50 Rooms 2 Suites the-carlton.com RAMADA INN ; $-$$$ * * * * * * * * * * OLIVE TREE 805-544-2800 · 800-777-5847 1000 Olive St. 47 Rooms 14 Suites ramadasanluisobispo.com Holiday Inn ExpresS ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * & Suites of Atascadero 805-462-0200 9010 W. Front Rd. 61 Rooms 19 Suites hiexpress.com Rose Garden Inn 805-544-5300 1585 Calle Joaquin 64 Rooms slorosegardeninn.com AVILA BEACH ; $-$$$ * * * * * SAN LUIS CREEK LODGE ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * 805-541-1122 · 800-593-0333 1941 Monterey St. 25 Rooms sanluiscreeklodge.com SAN LUIS INN & SUITES ; $-$$$$ * * * * * * * 805-544-0881 · 800-447-8080 404 Santa Rosa St. 35 Rooms sanluisinnandsuites.com SANDS Inn & SUITES ; $-$$ * * * * * * * * 805-544-0500 · 800-441-4657 1930 Monterey St. 55 Rooms 15 Suites sandssuites.com SUNBEAM MOTEL ; $-$$ * * * * 805-543-8141 · 877-338-8717 1656 Monterey St. 15 rooms sunbeammotel.com SUPER 8 MOTEL ; $-$$ * * * * * * * 805-544-6888 · 800-800-8000 1951 Monterey St. 48 Rooms super8sanluisobispo.com TRAVELODGE ; $-$$$ * * * * * * 805-543-5110 · 800-578-7878 1825 Monterey St. 39 Rooms travelodge.com TRAVELODGE Downtown ; $-$$ * * 805-543-6443 · 800-458-8848 345 Marsh St. 51 Rooms travelodgeslo.com VAGABOND INN ; $-$$$ * * * * * * * * 805-544-4710 · 800-522-1555 210 Madonna Rd. 60 Rooms vagabondinn.com VILLA MOTEL ; $-$$ * * * * * * 805-543-8071 · 800-554-0059 1670 Monterey St. 14 Rooms villamotelslo.com AVILA LIGHTHOUSE ; $$$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * * SUITES 805-627-1900 · 800-372-8452 550 Front St. 54 Suites avilalighthousesuites.com AVILA VILLAGE INN ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * 805-627-1810 · 800-454-0840 6655 Bay Laurel Pl. 30 Rooms 3 Suites avilavillageinn.com SYCAMORE ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT 805-595-7302 · 800-234-5831 1215 Avila Beach Dr. 26 rooms 45 suites 1 3bd guesthouse sycamoresprings.com BAYWOOD PARK BACK BAY INN ; $$-$$$ * * * * 805-528-1233 · 877-330-2225 1391 Second St. 14 Rooms 1 Cottage 1 Loft backbayinn.com BIG SUR COAST RAGGED POINT ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * INN RESTAURANT 805-927-4502 19019 Hwy. 1, Ragged Point 34 Rooms · raggedpointinn.com Cambria BW FIRESIDE INN ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * 805-927-8661 · 888-910-7100 6700 Moonstone Beach Dr. 46 Rooms bestwesternfiresideinn.com CAMBRIA PINES ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * * * LODGE 805-927-4200 · 800-966-6490 2905 Burton Dr. 77 Rooms 75 Suites cambriapineslodge.com EL COLIBRI HOTEL & SPA ; $$-$$$ * * * * 805-924-3003 5620 Moonstone Beach Dr. 34 Rooms elcolibrihotel.com * * * Continued on next page 6 3 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E $ = Under $80 $$ = $80-160 CAMBRIA, con’t. FOGCATCHER INN ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-927-1400 · 800-425-4121 6400 Moonstone Beach Dr. 60 Rooms 10 Suites fogcatcherinn.com PELICAN COVE INN ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-927-1500 · 800-222-9160 6316 Moonstone Beach Dr. 22 Rooms 26 Suites pelicansuites.com WHITE WATER INN ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * 805-927-1066 · 800-995-1715 6790 Moonstone Beach Dr. 17 Rooms 2 Suites whitewaterinn.com ESTERO INN ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * 805-772-1500 · 800-772-1115 501 Embarcadero 8 Rooms · esteroinn.com INN AT MORRO BAY ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * 805-772-5651 · 800-321-9566 60 State Park Rd. 98 Rooms · innatmorrobay.com LA SERENA INN ; $-$$$ * * * * 805-772-5665 · 800-248-1511 990 Morro Ave. 34 Rooms 4 Suites laserenainn.com * * * * PASO ROBLES Cayucos SHORELINE INN ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * ...on the beach 805-995-3681 · 800-549-2244 1 North Ocean Ave. 29 Rooms · cayucosshorelineinn.com VAGABOND INN $-$$$ * * * * * * * 805-995-2133 · 800-750-2133 501 S. Ocean Ave. 24 Rooms vagabondcayucos.com LEMOORE TACHI PALACE HOTEL & CASINO 866-4-PALACE 17225 Jersey Ave. 255 Rooms 40 Suites tachipalace.com ; = ADA units available Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant placestostay $$$$ = over $300 Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant Hotels and other $$$ = $160-300 ; $$ * * * * * * * * HAMPTON INN & SUITES ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-226-9988 212 Alexa Ct. 24 Studio-Suites · hamptoninn.com PASO ROBLES INN ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * 805-238-2660 · 800-676-1713 1103 Spring St. 98 Rooms 6 Suites pasoroblesinn.com PISMO BEACH, SHELL BEACH & Oceano BEACHCOMBER INN $-$$$ * * * * * 805-773-5505 541 Cypress St., Pismo Beach 7 Rooms · beachcomberinn.net MORRO BAY BW SHELTER COVE ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * LODGE 805-773-3511 · 800-848-1434 2651 Price St., Pismo Beach 52 Rooms · bwsheltercove.com ANDERSON INN $$$ * * * * * 805-772-3434 · 866-950-3434 899 Embarcadero 8 Rooms andersoninnmorrobay.com BW SHORECLIFF LODGE ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * 805-773-4671 · 800-441-8885 2555 Price St., Pismo Beach 94 Rooms 6 Suites shorecliff.com BAYFRONT INN 805-772-5607 · 877- 772-0072 1150 Embarcadero 16 Rooms · bayfront-inn.com CLIFFS RESORT ; $$$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-773-5000 · 800-826-7827 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach 165 rooms 27 Suites cliffsresort.com $$ * * * * * * BW SAN MARCOS INN ; $-$$$ * * 805-772-2248 · 800-772-7969 250 Pacific St. 32 Rooms · sanmarcosinn.com * * * BLUE SAIL INN ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * 805-772-2766 · 888-337-0707 851 Market Ave. 46 Rooms 2 Mini-Suites bluesailinn.com BREAKERS MOTEL $-$$$ * * * * * * * * 805-772-7317 · 800-932-8899 780 Market Ave. 26 Rooms · morrobaybreakers.com EL MORRO ; $-$$$ * * * * MASTERPIECE MOTEL 805-772-5633 · 800-527-6782 1206 Main St. 22 Rooms 5 Suites masterpiecemotels.com w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m * * * * * COTTAGE INN ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * BY THE SEA 805-773-4617 · 800-440-8400 2351 Price St., Pismo Beach 80 Rooms · cottage-inn.com DOLPHIN BAY RESORT ; $$$$ * * * * * * * * * * * * & Spa 805-773-4300 · 800-516-0112 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach 70 Suites · thedolphinbay.com EDGEWATER INN & SUITES ; $-$$$ * * * * * * * * * 805-773-4811 · 800-634-5858 280 Wadsworth, Pismo Beach 99 Rooms 20 Suites edgewater-inn.com 6 4 $ = Under $80 $$ = $80-160 $$$$ = over $300 OXFORD SUITES ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-773-3773 · 800-982-7848 651 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach 132 Suites oxfordsuitespismobeach.com PACIFIC PLAZA ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * RESORT HOTEL 805-473-6989 · 800-300-0903 444 Pier Ave., Oceano 42 Suites 13 Rooms pacificplazaresort.com PISMO LIGHTHOUSE ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * * * * * * SUITES 805-773-2411 · 800-245-2411 2411 Price St., Pismo Beach 70 Suites · pismolighthousesuites.com ; = ADA units available Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant Extended Stay Meeting Rooms In-Room Internet Fitness Room Pets OK Spa Pool Fireplace Microwave Refrigerators Free Breakfast Restaurant PISMO BEACH, SHELL BEACH & OCEANO, con’t. $$$ = $160-300 CASitas $$$-$$$$ * * * * * of Arroyo Grande 2655 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande 805-473-1123 · casitasag.com CASS HOUSE LUXURY ; $$-$$$$ * * * * * INN & RESTAURANT 805-995-3669 222 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos 6 Rooms · casshouseinn.com CAYUCOS SUNSET INN ; $$$-$$$$ * * * 805-995-2500 · 877-805-1076 95 S. Ocean Ave., Cayucos 4 Rooms 5 Suites cayucossunsetinn.com * * * * * * * * * * * * SANDCASTLE INN ; $$-$$$$ * * * * 805-773-2422 · 800-822-6606 100 Stimson Ave., Pismo Beach 75 Rooms 6 Suites sandcastleinn.com * * * * DUNNING RANCH $$$ * * * * GUEST SUITES 805-602-8646 · 800-893-1847 1945 Niderer Rd., Paso Robles 2 Suites • dunningranch.com SEACREST ; $$-$$$ * * * * BEACH RESORT 805-773-4608 · 800-782-8400 2241 Price St., Pismo Beach 138 Rooms 18 Suites seacrestpismo.com * * * * * GARDEN STREET INN ;$$-$$$ * * 805-545-9802 · 800-488-2045 1212 Garden St., San Luis Obispo 9 Rooms 4 Suites gardenstreetinn.com SEAVENTURE RESORT ; $$$ * * * * * * * * * 805-773-4994 · 800-662-5545 100 Ocean View Ave., Pismo Beach 50 Rooms · seaventure.com SAN SIMEON BW CAVALIER ; $$-$$$ * * * * * * * * * OCEANFRONT RESORT 805-927-4688 · 800-826-8168 9415 Hearst Dr. 90 Rooms · cavalierresort.com SOLVANG Hotel Corque ; $$$-$$$$ * * * 805-688-8000 · 800-624-5572 400 Alisal Rd. 122 rooms · hotelcorque.com * * * * * * BED & BREAKFAST INNS ABELLA GARDEN INN $$-$$$$ * * * * * 805-489-5926 · 800-563-7762 210 Oak St., Arroyo Grande 7 Suites · abellagardeninn.com BAYWOOD INN 805-528-8888 * * * * ; $$$ * * * * * * * 1370 2nd St., Baywood Park 7 Rooms 11 Suites · baywoodinn.com BLUE WHALE INN ; $$$-$$$$ * * * * * 805-927-4647 · 800-753-9000 6736 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria 6 Rooms 1 Suite bluewhaleinn.com BRIDGE CREEK INN $$-$$$ * * 805-544-3003 5300 Righetti Rd., San Luis Obispo 2 Rooms · bridgecreekinn.com * * THE GRIEB FARMHOUSE INN $$ * * * 805-481-8540 851 Todd Ln., Arroyo Grande 2 Rooms · griebfarmhouseinn.com HERITAGE INN BED AND BREAKFAST ; $-$$$ * * * * * 805-544-7440 978 Olive St., San Luis Obispo 7 Rooms · heritageinnslo.com HOUSE OF ANOTHER TYME $$ * * * 805-489-6313 227 Le Point St., Arroyo Grande 3 Rooms · anothertymebnb.net HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE $$$ * * * * * * * * * AND VINEYARD Templeton 2 Suites · hummingbirdhouse.org J. PATRICK HOUSE $$$ * * * 805-927-3812 · 800-341-5258 2990 Burton Dr., Cambria 8 Rooms · jpatrickhouse.com JUST INN $$$$ * * * * * * * * * * 805-238-6932 ext. 3224 800-726-0049 11680 Chimney Rock Rd., Paso Robles · 4 Suites justinwine.com OLD EDNA TOWN SITE $$$ * * * * * * 805-544-8062 1655 Old Price Canyon Rd., SLO 3 Rooms · oldedna.com ON THE BEACH ; $$$-$$$$ * * * * 805-995-3200 · 877-995-0800 181 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos 14 Rooms · californiaonthebeach.com * * * THE SANITARIUM ; $$$-$$$$ * * * 805-544-4124 1716 Osos St., San Luis Obispo 6 Rooms 1 Suite thesanitariumspa.com * * * * 6 5 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Meeting and ConferenceFacilities B = Banquet C = Classroom O = Outdoor Banquet T = Theater BO = Break-out Rooms CF = Catering/Food Service K = Kitchen Facilities Q = Barbeque All facilities listed are members in good standing with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. LP = Lawn/Patio Area AV = Audio Visual VC = Video Conferencing TC = Teleconferencing B Abella Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast 28 75 * * * Apple Farm Inn 48 28 80 50 * * * * * * * Avila Beach Golf Resort 100 70 1000 1000 * * * * * * Avila Lighthouse Suites 120 60 120 120 * * * Beach Butlerz Avila, Pismo, Cayucos and Cambria Beaches 200 200 * BlackLake Golf Resort 150 100 70 110 * BW Royal Oak Hotel 115 95 2015 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo · 544-2040 · applefarm.com 6450 Ana Bay Rd., Avila Beach · 595-4000 · avilabeachresort.com 550 Front St., Avila Beach · 627-1900 avilalighthousesuites.com 878-4283 · beachbutlerz.com 1490 Golf Course Ln., Nipomo · 343-1214 · blacklake.com 214 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo · 544-4410 · royaloakhotel.com O T BO CF (please note: many amenities are available only with advance reservations.) 210 Oak St., Arroyo Grande · 489-5926 · abellagardeninn.com C AC = On-site Accommodations * * K * Q * LP 115 AV VC * TC * AC * * * * * BW Shelter Cove Lodge 100 * * BW Shore Cliff Lodge 220 250 * * Café Roma 100 Cambria Pines Lodge 250 Cass House Inn & Restaurant 2651 Price St., Pismo Beach · 773-3511 · bwsheltercove.com * * 50 * * 220 300 * * 20 100 120 * * * Cypress Ridge Pavillion 150 70 300 160 * * * * Eberle Winery 80 100 80 100 * * * * * Edna Valley Vineyard 88 60 250 85 * * * * * * Embassy Suites Hotel 420 275 180 550 * * * * EOS Estate Winery 50 75 250 100 * * * Flying Caballos Guest Ranch 150 * * * F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House 135 150 Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens 50 Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Atascadero 28 30 Hummingbird House and Vineyard 100 100 2555 Price St., Pismo Beach · 773-4671 · 800-441-8885 shorecliff.com 1020 Railroad Ave., San Luis Obispo · 541-6800 caferomaslo.com 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria · 927-4200 · moonstonehotels.com 222 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos · 995-3669 · casshouseinn.com 1050 Cypress Ridge Pkwy., Arroyo Grande 474-8329 · cypressridgepavilion.com 120 200 3810 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles 238-9607 · eberlewinery.com 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd., San Luis Obispo 544-5855 · ednavalleyvineyard.com 333 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo 549-0800 · sanluisobispo.embassysuites.com 5625 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles 239-2562 ext. 24 · eosvintage.com 1150 Farmhouse Ln., San Luis Obispo 801-5234 · flyingcaballos.com 750 Mattie Rd., Shell Beach · 773-1892 · mclintocks.com 7432 Exotic Gardens Rd., Cambria 927-3535 · moonstonegardens.com 9010 W. Front Rd., Atascadero 462-0200 · hiexpress.com Templeton · 226-8575 · hummingbirdhouse.org All phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted 250 6 6 220 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 100 * * * * * * * * * * * B C O T BO The Inn at Morro Bay 150 100 150 250 * Madonna Inn 1000 2000 Meridian Vineyards 175 175 300 300+ * The Monday Club 135 135 50 175 * * Officers Club – Camp San Luis Obispo 350 300 750 300 * * Palazzo Giuseppe 20 * * * Paso Robles Inn 250 * * * * Pear Valley Vineyard, Inc. 100 * * * * Pismo Lighthouse Suites 46 * San Luis Obispo Country Club 200 * * San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church 120 * * 60 State Park Rd., Morro Bay 772-5651 ext. 2500 · innatmorrobay.com 100 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo · 543-3000 · madonnainn.com 7000 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles 226-7133 · meridianvineyards.com 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo 543-9119 · california-west.com/mondayclub 10 Sonoma Ave., Bldg. C53, San Luis Obispo 541-6168 · calguard.ca.gov/cslo 1010 Court St., San Luis Obispo 541-9922 · palazzogiuseppes.com 1103 Spring St., Paso Robles · 238-2660 · pasoroblesinn.com 4900 Union Rd., Paso Robles · 237-2861 · pearvalley.com 2411 Price St., Pismo Beach · 773-2411 · (800) 245-2411 pismolighthousesuites.com 255 Country Club Dr., San Luis Obispo 543-3400 · slocc.net 1515 Fredricks St., San Luis Obispo 543-7580 · sloumc.com 300 200 2000 350 * 250 250 * K Q * LP * * * 75 40 CF * * * * * * AV VC TC AC * * * * * * * Continued on next page w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 6 7 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E Meeting and ConferenceFacilities B C O T Sands Inn & Suites 100 75 50 150 SeaCrest Beach Resort 200 200 SeaVenture Resort & Restaurant 200 30 Steamers of Pismo 120 130 * * Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort 100 150 150 * * * Sylvester Vineyards & Winery 75 300 300 * * * * Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino 300 180 300 270 * * * * Vina Robles 120 120 200 200 * * * Weddings on the Bay 25 25 125 25 * 1930 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo 544-0500 · sandssuites.com 2241 Price St., Pismo Beach 773-4608 · (800) 782-8400 · seacrestpismo.com 100 Ocean View Ave., Pismo Beach 773-4994 (800) 662-5545 · seaventure.com 1601 Price St., Pismo Beach · 773-4711 · mclintocks.com 1215 Avila Beach Dr., San Luis Obispo 595-7302 · sycamoresprings.com 5115 Buena Vista Dr., Paso Robles 227-4000 · sylvesterwinery.com 17225 Jersey Ave., Lemoore (866) 4 PALACE · (559) 924-7751 · tachipalace.com 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles · 227-4812 vinarobles.com 1391 2nd St., Baywood Park · 528-8535 backbayinn.com Vacation Rental Properties Beachbum Holiday Rentals & Management Pismo Beach · 773-7194 · 866-737-7367 beachbumholidayrentals.com Cottontail Creek Ranch Cayucos · 995-1787 · cottontailcreek.com Flying Caballos Guest Ranch San Luis Obispo · 801-5234 · flyingcaballos.com 30 60 BO CF K * * * * * Q LP * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * AV VC * * Valentina Inn & Villas Pismo Beach Vacation Rentals Vacation Rental Companies Cayucos · 748-5625 · cayucosvacations.com All phone numbers are in the 805 area code unless otherwise noted * * * A West Coast Getaway 704-1169 · westcoastgetaway.com Avila Beach · 888-236-6644 · diamondresorts.com Sweet Suite Cayucos * Pismo Beach · 773-1234 · valentinapismobeach.com Pismo Beach · 773-9702 · 800-549-2322 gotopismo.com Diamond Resorts International AC * The Lodge at Oak Creek Ranch Santa Margarita · 964-6790 · oakcreeklodge.com TC Liberty Management “The Rental Office” Morro Bay · 772-4277 · centralcoastrental.com Scenic Coast Property Management Cambria · 927-6163 · 800-927-6163 cambriacoastrentals.com Stay in historic elegance at the Flying Caballos guest ranch. Authentic.Artistic.Unique. Plan your special event or private getaway and experience the beauty and tranquility of the Edna Valley, just 5 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo. • Five-bedroom historical ranch house • Cozy two-bedroom farm house • Elegant and private studio 805.801.5234 • www.flyingcaballos.com • www.vrbo.com/174490 w w w.v i s i t s l o .c o m 6 8 S a n Lu is O bisp o C H A M BER O F CO M M ERC E