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Adventures In San Luis Obispo, California


Visit the Loofa Farm

Looking for an unusual experience and tour?

Luffa Farm In Nipomo, California

A visit to the Nipomo Luffa Farm might just do the trick!

The luffa gourd develops at the base of the flower, grow downward at one-half inch daily, and more than one gourd grows on a vine. When some magical moment occurs inside the gourd, it turns off its growing mechanism and begins to change from bright green to yellow and, finally, to brown. It will be hard and dry – shake the gourd and the seeds inside will rattle –and then it’s picking time.

A tour of the Luffa Farm begins with a comparison of commercial luffas grown in other countries and imported here; these other plants are chemically-handled, affecting the feel of the luffas to become stiff and abrasive. Deanne’s luffas, however, have a slight amount of stiffness, but are essentially soft.

Art Center Morro Bay

Looking for local Art?

Art Center Morro Bay
Art Center Morro Bay

The County houses several galleries and association. One of them is the Art Center Morro Bay.

You can’t miss the large purple building on Main Street in downtown Morro Bay, known as Art Center Morro Bay. This is the home for a variety of local and far away artists who are members of the Morro Bay Art Association.

Oceano Dunes

The Oceano Dunes are a rare and beautiful piece of nature.

Oceano Dunes
Oceano Dunes

There are a variety of activities to enjoy at the dunes: walk the beach; explore the dunes; hang out at the beach; rent an ATV or Dune Buggy; play volleyball; search for shells; or shop in nearby towns. Interestingly, the Oceano Dunes is the only remaining beach in California where vehicles are still allowed to drive on the sand.

Try a Food Tour in SLO

Staff at the Lexington Inn SLO, know that San Luis Obispo is home to many fine restaurants.

central coast food tours
central coast food tours

A  food tour takes you to several restaurants where you get to try to best food that particular restaurant produces.

As you walk from restaurant to restaurant, your guide will share interesting historical and cultural information about the town. The walk through town is at the rate of a nice stroll and offers several opportunities to sit down and enjoy the town and food. Tours last about 3.5 hours and are $78p/person.

Sycamore Mineral Springs Spa

How about a relaxing trip to Sycamore Mineral Springs Spa?

sycamore mineral springs spa
sycamore mineral springs spa

Whether you’ve been working especially hard and find yourself frazzled, or if you just need a pick me up, a trip to Sycamore Mineral Springs Spa may be just the ticket.

While the spa offers all the expected services a spa should, an added benefit to this resort are the natural hot tubs for rent by the hour. These tubs are scattered up a hillside covered with sycamore trees, each tub offers privacy fencing. Imagine yourself soaking in a soothing natural spring water tub with the stars out above. It’s a memory maker!

Enjoy!

Central Coast Aquarium

Plan a visit to the Central Coast Aquarium!

central coast aquarium
central coast aquarium

Located in Avila Beach right next to the park and steps from the beach is the Central Coast Aquarium. The aquarium offers educational talks and feedings and guests can explore over 50 species of wildlife.

The mission of Central Coast Aquarium is to cultivate a community dedicated to ocean stewardship. The aquarium is committed to providing opportunities for education, engagement, and action by offering a fun, hands-on experience.

Cigars on the Central Coast

Anyone looking for quality cigars on the central coast has heard of Boyd’s Tobacco & Gifts.

cigars-in-paso-robles-ca
cigars-in-paso-robles-ca

Boyd’s is a veritable cornicopia  for cigars on the central coast. In addition to cigars, they also carry cigar accessories from S.T. Dupont, Xikar, and Brizard & Co. They also have the largest local selection of Italian hand-made Briar Pipes and pipe tobacco. Become a member and enter their fabulous cigar lounge to enjoy your cigars!

Top Rated Flea Market

Come to town and visit for the 10th anniversary of “Three Speckled Hens” top rated flea market.

Flea Market
Flea Market

The Three Speckled Hens flea market has established a reputation for putting on quite a show and huge collection of new and old antiques. The show is scheduled for  May 6th-7th, 2017.

Visit their website at www.threespeckledhens.com to learn about the upcoming show, or to register as a seller. Tickets are on sale through brown paper tickets.

Warbirds, Wings And Wheels

Meet at the Warbirds, Wings and Wheels open house for access to the museum, a classic and vintage car show and a mega swap Meet.

Estrella Warbirds Museum
Estrella Warbirds Museum

The word is out on this aircraft museum – It’s fabulous! Under approximately 85,000 square feet come and view aircraft from WWI, WWII, Korea and the Vietnam wars.

If you would like to enter your car in the show go to www.ewarbirds.org and click on the car show link for all the details. The entry fee is $40 per car and receive three tickets to the event. Names will be entered in a drawing to win $600, $400 and $200.

HWY 1 Closed North of Ragged Point

Just because HWY 1 is closed north of Ragged Point doesn’t mean the area doesn’t deserve some of your time.

ragged point
ragged point

Look at it the other way: HWY 1 is open all the way to Ragged Point, which means there are lots of adventures to be had between SLO and Ragged Point.

First Stop is Morro Bay. Pull over and walk the embarcadero, or park over by the commercial marina and enjoy some awesome fresh seafood at Giovanni’s or food and wine at STAX wine bar. Either way you are seaside and able to enjoy the great sea views – including our own little Gibralter by the name of Morro Rock. Walk the walking path that takes you to Morro Rock – you can’t miss it!