pepe delgados

Are you hungry for Mexican food? If you are in the San Luis Obispo area and hope to find a great place for good old, authentic  Mexican dishes…. try Pepe Delgado’s Mexican Food and Cantina at 1601 Monterey Street.  It is a fun place to go for lunch, brunch or dinner. The restaurant is old…

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naughty oak sign

  Breweries and Tap Rooms are popping up all over the Central Coast. According to California Craft Brewers Association, more than 850 craft breweries call California home. That’s more than any other state in the nation.  Locally, you can experience some of the best. Personally, I have always been a wine connoisseur or tequila fan.…

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patteas trail

Life is great. Especially when you wake up in the morning and know that there’s no place that you’d rather be. As founder of Keys2theCoast, the challenge is to consistently look for the best places to wine, dine, explore and more on the California Central Coast. Yes, I know… I have a tough job. Don’t…

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hearst castle

Visitors continue to flock to Hearst Castle and the Santa Maria Inn, just as they did in the heyday of Hollywood. Living on the Central Coast is living the dream. The mountain and ocean views are simply awe-inspiring. It’s no wonder tourists flock from around the world to visit Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and…

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bubblegum alley

It doesn’t get any stickier or more colorful than the famous Bubblegum Alley, located at 733 ½  Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo, California. The alley is smack dab in the middle of beautiful, downtown San Luis Obispo and has become a unique, to say the least…. tourist attraction. The alley walls are literally covered with…

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railroad district memorial

By Donna Polizzi San Luis Obispo has no shortage of great restaurants.  In the Historical Rail Road District in San Luis Obispo, near the train station, is an incredible Italian eatery named Café Roma. Located less than two minutes from the downtown section of the city, Café Roma is a local favorite that delights the…

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hearst castle

We have all seen the newspapers, watched the movies, read the books and heard the stories about William Randolph Hearst, the eccentric media tycoon and his architectural masterpiece that holds stories untold. I’m about to tell you about a bit of mischief that’s I’m guessing you haven’t heard before.

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pier

If you’re looking for an idyllic setting to enjoy a day of delectable food and wine, head to Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County. The area is full of wonderful restaurants like the Olde Port Inn at the end of the Harford Pier in Port San Luis and is well worth walking the plank. The fresh ocean air, warm sun and barking sea lions make the senses come alive.

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pool

By now I think we can all agree that the Central Coast is stunning – rolling hills, endless ocean views, gorgeous valleys reminiscent of the Mediterranean. What better way to experience this beauty than by vacationing IN the most striking parts of it? A quick Google search can show any traveler the list of hotels in the area.

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nova

Heading to San Luis Obispo county for the first time? There’s so much to do and see. Luckily, the Central Coast has something for everyone. Maybe that’s why Oprah said it’s the happiest town in America. Or maybe it’s just all the good wine!

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