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Tours & Tastings
The San Luis Obispo wine country is a vast area offering plenty of options to go wine tasting- either right downtown or out in Edna Valley, the choice is yours!More
Hotels & Resorts
You'll find plenty of luxury-class resorts, hotel chains, bed and breakfast options and rooms and homes available on AirBnb.More
Bars & Restaurants
Enjoy fresh-of-the-boat seafood at the many restaurants in historic San Luis Obispo. It's a college town, so you'll find plenty of delicious food options to savour.More
Transportation & Tour Companies
Leave the driving to a local professional driver and get the inside scope of where to go and what to skip. Uber is available, but expect long delays to hail a ride.More
Activities & Entertainment
Take a drive up the coast and enjoy a tour of historic Hearst Castle or simply enjoy a day at one of the many beaches- Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and everything in between. Pismo Beach is one of the few beaches remaining where you can drive your car right onto the beach.More
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San Luis Obispo's seasons
Know what the best season is to visit San Luis Obispo and what to wear.
(December - February) With the coastal influence of the Central Coast wine country, the winters are enjoyable, but can get cold because the inland valleys can be shielded from the onshore winds. Winter is the slowest time of the year where daytime temps range from 30-55 degrees, so we recommend you dress in layers.
(March - May) As Spring arrives, so do the temperatures. Spring awashes the hillsides in green and the vineyards become to life, showing their foliage in late April. Spring is also "release" season where most wineries begin offering their latest vintages with special parties and experiences. Reservations are recommended as many of the local wineries are small and offer limited space.
(June - August) Summer can offer temperatures from 65-95 degrees at times depending on the elevations you plan on visiting. We recommend you drink a lot of water and enjoy yourself as wineries offer many different tour and tasting events to choose from. Reservations are strongly recommended starting mid-June.
(September - November) Fall is harvest season in the Central Coast wine country, offering temperatures that range from 70 - 85 in September/October to cooler temps in November. This is the busiest time of the year as wineries host harvest parties. Most tasting rooms are small, so space is limited. Plan ahead if you want a really enjoy this region. Reservations are required.
San Luis Obispo's travel tips
Traveling to San Luis Obispo
- If you want to tour through the Monterey-area wine country, you'll want to fly into Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). If you are visiting the Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo areas we recommend you fly into San Luis Obispo (SBP) and for Santa Barbara, the largest of the regional airports with the most options is Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).
- If you are already in one of the local areas, there's a few different transportation companies that can get you around from popular ride sharing apps. Private shuttles can be hired to get you to and from the airport and on your daily excursions.
- Being the region is vast, there are no public options available to travel throughout the region, but there are local shuttles in Monterey, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara.
About San Luis Obispo
With more than 250 wineries spread among two major wine grape-growing regions—Paso Robles and the San Luis Obispo wine country—SLO CAL offers a variety of tasting experiences. More than 40 wine grape varieties grow in SLO CAL, producing internationally acclaimed wines that can be sampled at more than 100 tasting rooms, each with its own character and vibe. Designated wine trails and clustered tasting rooms make it easy to explore SLO CAL’s wineries, whether for an afternoon or a long weekend of tasting. From boutique wineries to large producers, SLO CAL hospitality welcomes you in and invites you to linger. You’ll feel right at home, whether you’re a wine enthusiast or simply beginning the journey of discovering wines. Whatever level of wine knowledge you may have, there’s no rush to leave. And why would you want to? Views of rolling vine-covered hills entice you to relax. Uncrowded roads encourage exploration. Pack a picnic, and lunch among the vines. Feeling adventurous? Check out zip lining or cycling through the vines. Sometimes, the best approach is to just sit back and savor the moment.