New Years Trip 2022 (SLO)

To finish off 2021, my boyfriend and I went to San Luis Obispo.

It was a relatively short trip, but we managed to squeeze in some fun stuff!

Thursday, December 30th

We left the Los Angeles area around 12 P.M. and hit some traffic due to the 5 being closed in some areas.

We stopped for an early dinner at Jocko’s Steakhouse in Nipomo, California per my dad’s recommendation.

My boyfriend got the 20oz filet with a loaded baked potato!

Overall, it was a solid dinner. Fair warning though – Jocko’s is a popular spot in the area, so be prepared to wait.

Once we arrived in San Luis Obispo, we checked into our hotel.

We stayed at the Peach Tree Inn. It’s a no-frill, down-to-earth place that is family owned – and quite friendly. They offer free coffee and breakfast from 7 A.M. to 10 A.M., but we ended up checking out some local spots instead.

Luckily, we arrived on the same day as the last Downtown SLO Farmer’s Market. We parked in the City of SLO Parking Structure off Chorro St and Marsh St, then walked up to Nipomo Street, where the beginning of the Farmer’s Market was. The Farmer’s Market stretched across multiple blocks, from Nipomo Street to Osos Street.

The Farmer’s Market was wonderful – there were vendors ranging from funnel cakes to fresh produce to homemade beauty products.

Downtown SLO Farmer’s Market!

We ended up trying the funnel cake, and loved it!

The funnel cake!

Friday, December 31st

On Friday, we had plans to drive up the coast all the way to Monterey then head back before the New Years Eve countdown.

However, we quickly discovered the 1 was closed down due to a rockslide that had occurred a few days prior. It was our fault for not researching the roads before setting off on our journey – haha.

Regardless, Friday ended up being a fantastic day!

Stop #1 – Nautical Bean

We tried the Eggel breakfast sandwich without tomato as well as the Carmel Sutra latte! If we weren’t driving up the coast, I would have stayed longer at this coffee shop. It was so eclectic and cool inside!

Stop #2 – Morro Rock Beach


Stop #3 – Elephant Seal Vista Point (San Simeon)

One of my favorite stops on a road trip up the coast. These creatures are fascinating – and huge!

Stop # 4 – Paso Robles

Stopped at Castoro Winery. We had a fantastic time and left with a few bottles for home!
Heaven on earth?

Once we returned from Paso Robles, we took a much-needed nap before ordering some pizza to eat while we watched the New Years Eve Countdown.

Saturday, January 1st

On Saturday, we headed back to the Los Angeles area and made a pit stop in Santa Barbara for an on-the-go lunch.

Cheers to a great trip!

Wishing you all a wonderful new year!

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