Browsing Archive: May, 2019

Grover Beach Hotels

Posted by on Friday, May 24, 2019, In : Beaches 

Grover Beach is part of Pismo State Beach (all part of San Luis Obispo county) but a much smaller beach, compared to Pismo Beach. There's only a couple of hotels in Grover Beach so our best suggestion is to stay at a hotel in Pismo Beach and just be a few minutes drive away from it. Walking Entry to Grover Beach is almost like a secret. Grover Beach has a dunes portion where you drive on the beach with your vehicle (for a fee), or you can walk on the non-vehicle side and park (no fee) behind ...
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Arroyo Grande Hotels and Things To Do

Posted by on Thursday, May 23, 2019, In : Arroyo Grande 
Arroyo Grande is a city located in San Luis Obispo County on the Central Coast of California. Only 10 minutes inland from Pismo Beach and Grover Beach, this more suburban city has charm with the Arroyo Grande Village and historic area right in the heart. 

Arroyo Grande Hotels

Best Western Casa Grande Inn
The Best Western Casa Grande Inn next to Pismo Beach, California is pleasantly situated mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the beautiful, sunny central coast. Hotel guests are just...
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Avila Beach Hotels

Posted by on Thursday, May 23, 2019, In : Beaches 
Avila Beach is located in San Luis Obispo County on the Central Coast of California. It's a small beach town with a pretty pier and a lot of character. With less than a handful hotels in the area, this makes it a quieter traveling spot but still very beautiful.

Avila Beach Hotels

Avila Village Inn

Intimate 30 room upscale Inn built and decorated in the Arts & Crafts style, located in Avila Beach on California's Central Coast. All rooms feature fireplaces and wet bar, most rooms feature a private...
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Kid Friendly Wineries in Solvang

Posted by on Sunday, May 19, 2019, In : Wineries 
Solvang is about an hour drive from San Luis Obispo and known as a wine country and wonderful Danish town. We love visiting there because it feels like we're going to a different country, even though we're just going to a cool town in Santa Barbara county! As the biggest Danish town in California, you're going to feel like you just got dropped right in the middle of Europe! Here's a list of a handful of kid-friendly wineries/tasting rooms that we've personally went to with kids in tow. 

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Before and After with Chalk Paint

Posted by on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, In : DIY 
Throwing away old furniture around here in SLO requires a bit more thought and money to do. Not only it actually costs money to go to a trash dump to throw a piece of furniture away (different than many places in the East Coast where it's free for residents to throw their own trash), but I'm starting to be against the wasteful habit of buying new stuff when you can reuse the old.

With many estate sales around here SLO, it's really easy for anyone to find something old, but still good quality,...
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Free Concert Series in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by on Tuesday, May 14, 2019,
San Luis Obispo County is very lucky to have sponsored concerts and events throughout the summer. From downtown to the beaches, there's always one every weekend. Here's the list for 2019:

Downtown San Luis Obispo
Free Summer Concert Series San Luis Obispo: Free Concerts on Fridays in Mission Plaza from 5PM - 8PM from June 14 - Sept 13. Bring reusable cups to event (no glass). No outside alcoholic beverages, no pets and no smoking. Family friendly. There will be drinks and food available for p...
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San Luis Obispo Library in downtown SLO

Posted by on Sunday, May 12, 2019, In : For Kids 
The first time that I had attempted to take my kids to the San Luis Obispo Library in downtown San Luis Obispo, I was really intimidated. As we arrived, I realized that there's not a guaranteed parking area designated for the library like the other libraries in the county have.

In downtown, there were metered parking spots along the streets but during the day, those are all usually taken. There were also parking structures all around but only the first hour is free. At least the 2 that I saw ...
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The Galley Seafood Grill in Morro Bay

Posted by on Friday, May 3, 2019, In : Beaches 
We had a visitor in town and decided to take our special guest to Morro Bay to see the Morro Rock, sea otters, seals and have some lunch at The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar

It's the ideal place to take a visitor because it is right on the bay with views of all of the above: Morro Rock, sea otters, seals and more. We saw people kayaking while we were in our seats inside the restaurant. It's such a special experience. Moreover, their food is spot on with local classics such as clam chowder, fish a...
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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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