From June 1st through Labor Day weekend 2013, Hearst Castle will be offering the public a new tour option that gives visitors the opportunity to see parts of the castle that have been closed off from view in recent years.
Novo Restaurant and Lounge is launching a summer late night lounge on Friday and Saturday starting June 1st, called Beleza Nights at Novo. Beleza, a Portuguese word meaning beautiful, aptly describes the ambiance of Novo after dark. From 10pm – 1am, the well-known creek side patio will be dressed in lights complete with outdoor DJ, dance floor, two full bars, bottle service and a late night food menu.
San Luis Obispo County and the U.S. Travel Association Celebrate Economic Benefits of Tourism in Loc
Visit San Luis Obispo County partnered with the U.S. Travel Association to celebrate National Tourism Week, May 4-12, 2013 and quantify its impact on the local community. Tourism is currently the number one industry in San Luis Obispo County with visitor spending totaling $1.2 billion* in 2011. Industry earnings generated by travel and tourism spending reached $405 million, which generated $79 million of direct tax receipts supporting San Luis Obispo County. Tourism employs 15,570 persons in San Luis Obispo County. Jobs range from entry level to head of household in tourism, including accommodations and food service to arts, entertainment and recreation to retail and transportation. Tourism keeps San Luis Obispo County's local communities economically viable.
Visit San Luis Obispo County partnered with the U.S. Travel Association to celebrate National Tourism Week, May 4-12, 2013 and quantify its impact on the local community. Tourism is currently the number one industry in San Luis Obispo County with visitor spending totaling $1.2 billion* in 2011.
The 30th Annual Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival will take place on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th & 26th. The Strawberry Festival is San Luis Obispo County's largest free Festival and is the primary yearly fundraiser for the Arroyo Grande Village Improvement Association. (www.arroyograndevillage.org/strawberry.asp) This family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and local residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, three carnival areas, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds as well as fresh strawberries by the box! Heritage Square Museums, antique shops, wineries and restaurants in the historic Arroyo Grande Village will also be open. The Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival has been named "the place to be on Memorial Weekend" by Sunset Magazine!
(Paso Robles, CA) – Écluse Wines of Paso Robles has caught the attention of Wine Enthusiast critics. Recent reviews of Écluse Wines gave 90+ scores to the boutique, estate driven brand emphasizing the quality, elegance and consistency of the wines. A selection of these accolades will be listed in the June issue of Wine Enthusiast, which hits newsstands on May 7 and goes online in the searchable wine database June 1. Located on the Westside of the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area (AVA), Écluse Wines continue to gain the respect and recognition from wine critics and is quickly building its reputation as one of the region’s brands to watch.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA., May 3, 2013 - Lune Red is proud to be participating in the Chef to Plate Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Month by offering a special gluten free menu during lunch and dinner.
The Paso Robles Wine Festival is set to partner with more than 20 restaurants and caterers for the 31st Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival, May 17 - 19. Featuring cuisine that varies from locally sourced farm-to-table freshness to trendy food truck cupcakes, Wine Festival will offer something for every palate that complements the bold, balanced and vibrant wines from 63 Paso Robles Wine Country wineries.
A Culinary Cabaret runs from May 2 to June 16. Note new performance times which are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 6pm.
Fresh off winning the Fame Award for Best Regional Magazine Event, organizers of Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast today announced plans to dish up plenty of delicious surprises this Sept. 26-29. From a new celebrity chef, expanded adventure tours and original evening events to venues that celebrate the best of the California Central Coast lifestyle, this year's theme "Time to Play" will be brought to life throughout the four day wine and food festival presented by Sunset magazine and Visit San Luis Obispo County.
The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers held their final walk through of the Light Station with Tim Duff, Coastal Conservancy Project Manager, on Tuesday, April 16th. Walking the beautiful grounds and restored buildings, with Mr. Duff were; Stew Jenkins, LHK Board President, John Lindsey, LHK Board Vice President, Rick Rengel, LHK Project Manager, and Loch Dreizler, Port San Luis Facilities Manager.
Known for bringing remarkable music to equally remarkable destinations, Festival Mozaic has announced its 2013 summer season, set for July 16-28. The music of Debussy, Bach, Beethoven and Brahms will meet that of new composers like Patrick Zimmerli and David Balakrishnan of the Turtle Island Quartet in such charismatic venues on California's Central Coast as Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Chapel Hill in wine country, Studios on the Park in Paso Robles and the state-of-the-art Christopher Cohan Center for the Performing Arts.
The Quality Suites San Luis Obispo hotel of San Luis Obispo was recently announced as a recipient of its third consecutive, prestigious 2013 Platinum Hospitality Award, from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Quality brand.
Been working like a dog? Your pooch knows it too, and he wants you to take a vacation.
Join us in San Luis Obispo County, located mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, where our communities will make you and your best friend feel like top dogs -- from laid-back surfing haven Pismo Beach and artsy college hub San Luis Obispo to rustic wine town Paso Robles.
The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum has set its official Grand Opening festivities and ceremonies for October 12, 2013. This new museum is located in and around the circa 1894 Southern Pacific freight house in the Historic Railroad District in San Luis Obispo, California. The Museum’s focus will be on the rail history of the California Central Coast with major exhibits telling the story of the Pacific Coast Railway and the Southern Pacific Railroad as they helped in the development of San Luis Obispo County and California.
Visit San Luis Obispo County, formerly the San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau, announces the release of the 2013 Insider Adventure Guide, Your Guide to Pure Play in California. The Guide is available to view, download and request copies at www.visitsanluisobispocounty.com. To request a hard copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.634.1414.
The 26th annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED) will be celebrated on Sunday, June 2. This spectacular event will be held from 11:30 to 3:30 on the tranquil and picturesque grounds of the historic Chapman House by the Sea, nestled on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach. Proceeds benefit the Health & Prevention Division of Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO), which provides medical, educational & advocacy services for over 10,000 under-served families, women, men and youth throughout our county.
(San Luis Obispo) -- The California Travel Association, the leading California travel, tourism and hospitality industry association, in celebration of their 31st Annual Travel Summit, revealed a roster of young professionals recognized for their leadership emerging within the travel and tourism industry. Visit San Luis Obispo County’s Lauren Tognazzini, Administrative Assistant and Film Commission Liaison, was honored among statewide nominees recognized for their accomplishments and career outlook in tourism marketing.
(Paso Robles, CA) – The Travel Paso Robles Alliance (TPRA) has selected Amanda Collins as the organization’s first Destination Manager. This new position came about as a result of the many successes the TPRA has seen since their formation in 2008.
Myraline Morris Whitaker, Principal, Central Coast of California Hospitality, announces the formation of a Central California Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
Avila Beach CA – The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers are pleased and proud to announce the promotion of Kristi Balzer from Tour & PR Manager to Executive Director of the Lighthouse Keepers.
The Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation is pleased to announce the grantees for funds from the 2013 Twenty-Ninth Annual Central Coast Wine Classic, to be held from July 11th through 14th, in Avila Beach, Shell Beach and San Simeon on the Central Coast of California. From net proceeds from the Wine Classic, specific projects are funded for 501(c)3 non-profit corporations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties whose missions are in the Healing, Performing or Studio Arts. Over the past nine years the event has conferred grants $2,101,055! to 103 such non-profits. Grants for 2013 will be conferred in early October in San Luis Obispo.
Hearst Castle® Evening Tour Program will begin a new season. Visitors to the Castle will be able to experience evening reflections from the 1930's heyday era.
The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach, CA continues the celebration of its 50th anniversary by hosting a special wedding vow renewal event for three couples on February 16, 2013.
Looking for a little high-seas adventure? Then steer toward Morro Bay February 14-19 for the highly anticipated return visit of the majestic tall-ship Lady Washington as well as the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain.
We are excited to announce the Morro Bay Harbor Festival Annual Event will be held this year on October 5th & 6th 2013. This popular festival has been ‘Anchored in Tradition” for 31 years and draws close to 20,000 visitors to Morro Bay and surrounding areas.
Silverado Stages has been named the 18th largest motorcoach company in the country and the largest private motorcoach operator in California based on rankings released by Metro Magazine, a bus and rail industry publication. With the addition of 22 new coaches, this is the first year Silverado Stages has been in the top 20, jumping from number 21 in 2012 to 18 this year. Their total number of coaches is now 120.
The 3rd annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival is quickly approaching and it is no wonder why this event has gained national attention. Sea Glass enthusiasts and craftspeople from around the world will converge in this quaint beach town to sell and showcase their sea glass creations and treasures. Attendees will quickly discover why sea glass collecting is such a popular hobby along coastal regions worldwide.
Wine drinkers, mark your calendars! Wine 4 Paws is proud to announce dates for our Fifth Annual event, to be held at wineries throughout the Central Coast April 13 & 14. Wine 4 Paws is a weekend when the Central Coast wineries join together and share their proceeds with Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo.
The February edition of "Art After Dark" celebrates Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and more at 29 locations throughout downtown San Luis Obispo from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 1.
Festival Mozaic, known for bringing internationally-renowned classical music artists to the California Central Coast presents "The Mysteries of Beethoven" (March 1, 2 and 3, 2013). This all Beethoven program explores the creative life and the legacy of this incredible composer.
The Fox on the Fairway, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Eric Hoit hits a hole in one at The Great American Melodrama on January 24.
In our fast-paced, fairly routinized world, it's hard to find time for true romance. So when Valentine's Day rolls along, we tend to cram a year's worth of romance and expectation in one night - which often produces decidedly unromantic results.
Luna Red is keeping Thursdays lively after Farmer's Market with, Luna Live, live music from 8-11pm during their late night happy hour. Luna Live is also presented on Sunday from 2:30-5:00pm along with a $3 sangria special. This month the featured headliner is a dub/reggae band called The Kicks, performing on Thursday, January 24th.
The San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association (SLOMRA) and the Oceano Depot Association will be co-hosting their 6th Annual "Model Railroad Days" on Saturday and Sunday, January 26th & 27th. This popular free community event will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm daily at the historic Oceano Depot.
San Francisco based Prescient Entertainment, in partnership with AEG Live, has been selected as the exclusive promoter to book the inaugural concert season at the 3,300 seat Vina Robles Amphitheatre, which is set to open in summer 2013.
The Central Coast Railroad Festival is expanding its offering of unique rail excursions on the California Central Coast.
Access Publishing is offering educational presentations on local search engine optimization over the first few months of 2013 throughout San Luis Obispo County.
San Luis Obispo Wine Country is known for many things: world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to name a few. But in this new year, SLO Wine Country Association will be known for something else--giving back to the community. The association recently presented a check to Hospice of San Luis Obispo for over $20,000 after successfully raising funds at their recent Rockin’ Harvest event.