Never one to shy away from some good word play, I was pleasantly surprised with the already strong presence of playful witticisms as I stepped off the plane in San Luis Obispo. SLO irresistible, SLO much fun, SLO down and enjoy — puns playing off the abbreviation of this California city abound.
San Luis Obispo is near the coast in Central California. With easy access to wineries, mountains, and the Pacific Ocean, the city is the heart of San Luis Obispo County, which stretches up the coastline to Morro Bay and inland toward Paso Robles. The college town is home to Cal Poly, and swells in population when school is in session. There’s a long list of things that make this an attractive place to visit, from the arts, to wine and food, to a certain quirkiness that can’t be found elsewhere.