Central Coast Bucket List

San Luis Obispo
Visit all local farmers markets
Cider and Apple Wine Tasting in See Canyon
Picnic off Prefumo Canyon
Ride the Old SLO Trolley
Attend the SLO International Film Festival
Visit the Cal Poly Arboretum
Tour the Jack House
Go to Art After Dark
Attend a Festival Mozaic Event
Visit the Clark Chapel on a Hill in Shandon
See a movie at the Fremont
See a movie at the Palm
Hike Bishop Peak at night
Hike Cerro San Luis to the Christmas Tree
Join a nonprofit board of directors
Visit the SLO botanical garden
Play summer softball with YPNG
Attend a slo symphony performance
Wine Tasting in the Edna Valley
Soak in Sycamore Mineral Springs
Visit the Avila Valley Barn
Take the Bob Jones Trail from SLO
Go to the Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville
Play bocce ball at the schoolhouse at Baileyana Tanget, & True Myth Winery
Attend a concert in the plaza
See a double feature at the Sunset Drive-In
Visit the Apple Farm
Volunteer with GleanSLO
Olde Port Beach Bonfire
Visit Point San Luis Lighthouse
Hike to the end of Point Buchon Trail
Architecture Graveyard
Eat a donut at SLO DoCo
SLO Blues Baseball Game
Cal Poly “P” Hike
Whale Watching
Pee at the Madonna Inn restroom
Don’t Get Naked at Pirates Cove
Compile a local history
Ontario Ridge Hike
Serenity Swing Hike
Lay in a hammock under the Avila pier
Visit the four corners of SLO County
Attend a Cal Poly sports game
Jump on the trampoline in Poly Canyon
Hike from Stenner Creek to Cal Poly (Bonus: hike to the bike park!)
East Cuesta Ridge to the summit
West Cuesta ridge to the botanical area
Sunrise from Bishop Peak
Sunset from Terrace Hill
Climb the pole at Islay Hill
Climb the bell tower at reservoir canyon
Go to a cal poly rodeo
Take a scenic train ride south from SLO
Visit the Central Coast Aquarium
Visit the Cal Poly Hothouse
Visit SLO Airport
Attend mass at Mission SLO
Archery at central coast archery
Relax at the Dallidet Adobe
See the offices at MindBody
Work in a quaint victorian home downtown!
Research in the SLO history center archives
Visit the old homes on Buchon Street and Mill Street
Complete the tri-tip tri-top challenge
Visit one of SLO’s community gardens
Walk the bike path out to Sinsheimer Park
SLO Shakespeare Festival
Join a local farm co-op
SLO history walking tour
SLO museum of art
SLO Railroad museum
Hike Irish hills
Visit Ah Louis store
Hike the loop at Johnson ranch
Hike to the buddhist monument at South hills
Movie night over the Avila hot springs
Visit dorm pyramid in slo cemetery
Eat a sandwich at 4:20 at High Street Deli in San Luis Obispo
Buy stuff from Farm Supply Company
Visit the Town site at Old Edna and taste Sextant and Claiborne & Churchill Wines
Sip Wine and see the ocean from Laetitia Vineyards
Sip wine from the Tolosa Winery tasting room
Enjoy a glass of wine and see the views of Islay Hill from Edna Valley Vineyard
Go for an early morning run at Avila Beach
Pick a basket full of apples at SLO Creek Farm during their Fall u-pick season
Taste at Chamisal Winery in Edna Valley
Visit the old Filipponi Ranch Cellars in Edna Valley
Visit the seaside vineyard of Sinor-Lavallee over Avila Beach
Eat Breakfast at Del Monte Cafe

North County
Go to the Mid-State Fair
Basil Festival in Templeton
Visit Studios on the Park
Visit Green Acres Lavender Farm in Atascadero
Visit the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero
Wine Tasting in Paso Robles
Honey or jam tasting at Jack Creek Farms
Play frisbee golf at Castoro Cellars
Paso Robles Wine Festival
Tour Atascadero State House
Visit the Spring wildflowers in Shandon and Carrizo Plain
James Dean Memorial in Cholame
Stand on the San Andreas fault in the CA Valley
Play music at a winery
Zip Lining at Santa Margarita
Spring Street Victorian Christmas Lights in Paso
Have a glass of wine at 15c in Templeton
Enjoy a meal at the loading chute in Creston
Visit Pozo
Climb the bell tower at Daou Winery
Visit the ranchhouse at Halter Ranch Winery
Rinconada Trail in Santa Margarita
Wine tasting on the terrace of sculpterra winery
See a car show on the square in Paso
Visit Soda lake
Atascadero tamale festival
Visit the printers building in Atascadero
Visit Paso historical society
Eat at Brown Butter Cookie Factory
Trivia night at Pappy McGregor’s in Paso Robles
Wine taste at the castle at Tooth & Nail Winery
Order a flight of beer at Firestone Walker
See a concert a Vina Robles
Drive 46 East and West of Paso Robles
Drive 41 from Shandon to Atascadero
Drive 58 West from Santa Margarita
Take a detour through “Zin Alley” from Templeton to Paso Robles
Visit the Garden Farms Community of Atascadero
Go boating at Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles
Eat delicious food at McPhee’s in Templeton
Visit Asuncion, the unincorporated community between Templeton and Atascadero
Check out the warplanes at the Estrella Warbirds Museum
Visit the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum
Attend an event at Santa Margarita Ranch
Drive the windy Hi Mountain Road through the mountains
Enjoy a show at the Pozo Saloon
Drive along San Juan Road South from Shandon
See the Estrella Adobe in Paso Robles
Drive the length of Vineyard drive through Adelaida in Paso Robles
Check out Lazy Arrow Outdoor Adventures
Tour of the Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel
Check out Barney Schwartz Park in Paso Robles
Take a tour of the wine cave and enjoy the sweeping patio at Eberle Winery
Bring a dog wine tasting at J. Lohr
Take a free wine tasting in the old west at Tobin James Cellars in Paso Robles
Spend an afternoon tasting wine at Ancient Peaks in Santa Margarita
Taste at Tablas Creek in Paso Robles
Taste wine on the hilltop at Calcareous Vineyard
Taste wine in the natural beauty of Opolo Vineyard
Taste wine along the San Joaquin River in Paso Robles
View the 1917 One Room Schoolhouse in Adelaida in Paso Robles
See Chimney Rock, shaped like a breaching whale, near Nacimiento
Visit Dubost Winery, one of the oldest remaining Adelaida families
Grape stomp during harvest wine week in Paso Robles
Eat fresh food from Windrose Farm near Creston
See the 360 panoramic views of the Los Padres National Forest through the Hi Mountain Road Condor Lookout
Taste olive oil at Pasolivo
Visit the Charles Paddock Zoo
Guided tour of the Santa Margarita Asistencia
Attend a wine party at Broken Earth Winery

North Coast
Hearst Castle at Christmas
Avocado & Margarita Festival in Morro Bay
Go Kayaking in Morro Bay
Have pie at Linn’s in Cambria
Visit the Cambria Historical Society
Tour Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Dolphin Watching
Friends of the Elephant Seals
Swing on the beach in Cayucos and Avila
Visit Ragged Point in Bug Sur
Fly a kite in Morro Bay
Hike to the swing at Broderson Peak
Visit the Cambria Christmas Market
Go inside and taste wine at heart hill at Niner Wine Estates
Bird watching at sweet springs preserve in Los Osos
Hike Valencia Peak
Hike Oats peak
Santa Margarita lake
Find a moonstone on moonstone beach
Hike up Hanglider Hill in Cayucos
Drive 41 West to Morro Bay
See the seal rookery!
Check out the Cambria Scare Crow festival in the fall
Go antique hunting in Cambria
See the community foundation’s name on the Cayucos Pier
Hike Harmony Headlands State Park
Hike to the ocean through the Estero Bay
Walk along Whale Rock Reservoir in Cayucos
Tour the Spooner’s Ranch House in Los Osos
Take the detour along Turri Road in Los Osos
Visit the Elfin Forest in Los Osos
Enjoy a meal at the Cass House in Cayucos
Take a dog for a run at the off-leash dog beach in Cayucos
Eat Abalone farmed from the Cayucos Abalone Farm
Take a photo at Ragged Point Inn through the Portal to Big Sur
Visit the unique Nitt Witt Ridge in Cambria
View Morro Rock from Black Hill
Hike through Morro Bay State Park

 

South County
Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival
Go Kayaking in Pismo Beach
Christmas tree at Pismo Pier
Visit the Chapman Estate in Shell Beach
Visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove
Oceano/Pismo Dunes
See a performance at the Clark Center
Drive through the Huasna Valley
Visit Oso Flaco Lake
Visit the Dana Adobe in Nipomo
Hike to big falls
Dinosaur caves park in Pismo Beach
Visit Talley vineyards and Talley Farms in Arroyo Grande
Visit the Halcyon religious community in Arroyo Grande
Drive 227 “Broad Street” from SLO to Arroyo Grande
See the gardens at Peacock Farms in Oceano
Visit Chumash Park in Pismo Beach
Enjoy great food at Ember in Arroyo Grande
Walk the Swinging Bridge in the Village of Arroyo Grande
Cruise through Biddle Regional Park in Arroyo Grande
See the Guadalupe Dunes
Drive 166, New Cuyama Highway which lines the southern portion of the county
Drive the length of Orcutt Road from SLO to Arroyo Grande
Stroll through The Village (Arroyo Grande)
Visit the Heritage House Museum in Arroyo Grande
Visit the South County Historical Society
Visit the Price Historic House and Farm in historic Pismo Beach
Rent a dune buggy and ride on the Oceano Dunes

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