Explore Downtown SLO where you can find cute little boutiques, name-brand stores, coffee shops, restaurants, taprooms, axe-throwing and bubblegum alley! San Luis Obispo holds a lot of memories for Travis and Rachel both; PS they had their first date at Eureka! in Downtown SLO.
This beach town is equal parts outdoorsy and relaxing. You can explore the Monarch Butterfly Grove or walk along the beach, sip local wine, and explore the shops like the Pismo Outlets! Rachel, Travis, and her entire family rented a house in Pismo for her graduation weekend...even Pepper was there!
There are a handful of award-winning wineries scattered throughout San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley, Paso Robles, and Arroyo Grande! Check out a few local wines and take a bottle (or two) home to remember the trip! A couple of years ago, Travis and Rachel made a weekend trip out to SLO to go wine tasting just the two of them.
This beach town is similar to Pismo, but just up the coast a bit. You can find art galleries, wine shops, and local shopping here or you can head to the beach for some sand volleyball and BBQ pits! Travis and Rachel went to The Feels Beachside Music & Arts Festival with their friend and wedding planner, Elyse, in Avila.
Morro Bay is home to the famous Morro Rock. Take a short drive north and partake in outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, or sailing. You may even see an otter in the bay! Travis and Rachel had a very memorable date here where they ate delicious seafood by the ocean then walked to get ice cream.
SLO County has numerous hiking trails and state parks to choose from if you’re looking to get a little outdoor work out in. The Pismo Preserve is a great place to hike as well! The first hike Travis and Rachel went on together was Bishop's Peak in San Luis Obispo, but their favorite hike is Architecture Graveyard on Cal Poly's campus!