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Adventures In San Luis Obispo, California


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.

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.

Zipline Tours

Have you tried Santa Margarita Adventures Zipline Tours?

Santa Margarita zip lines
Santa Margarita zip lines

Located in Santa Margarita on the Santa Margarita ranch you’ll find San Luis Obispo’s best adventure: zipline tours.

You’ll board a bus for a ride up the hill to the launch point for the ziplines. At this height you have a magnificent view over the hills and valley of Santa Margarita Ranch. The 6 ziplines span a total of 1.6 miles, starting with a thrilling 2,800 foot tandem ride and finishing with an unforgettable 1800 trip over the wine vines.

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!

Discover Disk Golf on the Central Coast

Castoro Disk Golf
Castoro Disk Golf

At the Lexington Inn SLO, we know our guests are always looking for fun things to do. Today we want to suggest that you discover Disk Golf on the Central Coast.

You might be asking, “what is disk golf?” The game features 18 holes, but instead of hitting a golf ball toward a tiny hole, you toss a small frisbee disk with the goal of landing it in chain-strung metal baskets. This is a family-friendly sport that literally takes just minutes to learn; yet, to master can take a lifetime!

There are two disk golf courses that we’re aware of on the Central Coast. One is located at Heilman Park in south Atascadero, right off of El Camino Real (use the Santa Barbara exit). The other course is located at Castoro cellars where each tee offers information about the immediate natural environment.

San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market

Come Thursday each week and the streets shut down to welcome the San Luis Obispo farmer’s market.

Farmers Market
Farmers Market

Vendors who sell everything from flowers to fresh meat line Higuera Street to hawk their wares at the San Luis Obispo farmer’s market. This is one of the best farmer’s markets in the area with lots of street BBQ’s and other specialty food for sale. Us locals plan to spend the night buying our fresh fruit and veggies, flowers for the house, while enjoying some fresh BBQ ribs, sausage and corn on the cob – yum!

Wednesday is Beach Day!

Word is out that Wednesday, March 29, is Beach Day!

Morro Bay - Highway 1, CA
Morro Bay – Highway 1, CA

The temperatures are expected to be in the high 80 degrees. How wonderful to enjoy the beauty of the sun and ocean. What are our favorite beaches: consider Avila Beach or Morro Bay. Both have wide beaches and plenty of room to set yourself up in style. Be sure to bring sun screen, hats, towels and anything else that will protect you from the sun.

10 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: #7 Take Irish Dancing Lessons

This is part of the Lexington Inn’s 10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (via Tribune): #7 Take Irish Dancing Lessons.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been amazed at Irish dancing – it’s so fun…and energetic!

Irish Dancing
Irish Dancing

Imagine learning to dance in this authentic style. It turns out that we have a resource for this right here in San Luis Obispo: The Clauddaugh Dance Company. They offer beginner classes on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30, Fridays from 3:30-4:30, and Saturdays from 9:30-10:30.

Aside from being a really fun thing to try, you might just discover you’ve got the magic of the green flowing through your veins! Of coarse the Clauddaugh Dance Company showcases their students’ performances throughout the year in SLO. The beauty of this thing: it’s great fun from grandparents to young children, so might be a fun way to spend time together as a family.

And alas, when St. Patrick’s day arrives you’ll be able to dance a respectable jig!