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Slow Down in Southern California’s SLO-CAL Region

by Debra Bokur

Jun 14, 2022

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Chances are your travels to California may have overlooked SLO CAL, one of the state’s loveliest regions. Time to make amends by planning a leisurely, luxury-themed road trip through the beautiful San Luis Obispo area and surrounding coastal spots such as Paso Robles, San Miguel, Morro Bay, Cambria, Harmony, Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande. It’s also worth noting: The town of San Luis Obispo earned the title of America’s Happiest City.

Along the way, enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, Pacific breezes and beautiful lodging at Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo, White Water on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, SummerWood Inn, CASS Winery and Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles.


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As you plan your route, consider these activity options:

Take a CAMP CASS workshop at CASS Winery, located in Paso Robles. Choices include delving into the mysteries of beekeeping during A Bee’s Life experience, learning ancient olive oil pressing techniques from Mediterranean traditions, horseback riding, archery, photography classes, paint and sip classes, and sommelier and winemaking sessions.

Take part in the 100th anniversary of the construction of Hearst Castle, recently reopened. The new Julia Morgan Tour comprises part of the festivities, allowing visitors an inside peek into Morgan’s life and career through displays of her family photos, personal items and architectural drawings.

Go sky-high during a helicopter wine tasting excursion with Paso Air Tours, offering daytime aerial adventures including stops at select wineries, plus stellar views of rolling vineyards. Custom tours can be arranged or book a pre-curated tour, such as the three-hour Tasting in Style or the hour-long Wine & Waves.


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In Cambria, the 2,000-acre Covell Ranch is home to a herd of 100 free-roaming Clydesdale horses. Tour the ranch via horseback or by trailer, and admire the views of the sea, pastures and Monterey Pine Forest.

Go shopping and stock up on locally made regional products such as handmade Peppermint Rosemary goat milk soaps from Giving Tree Family Farm, Sea Palm and Cypress soy candles, skincare products from FableRune, award-winning Pasolivo olive oils, and handcrafted honey from Sierra Honey Farm.

Reserve a Range Rover wine tasting at Halter Ranch, and tour the vineyards and 2,700-acre property in a classic Range Rover Defender. Along the way, learn about the ranch’s history, organic farming and viticulture practices, and wrap up your day with a wine and cheese pairing.


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