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.
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.
We ended up trying the funnel cake, and loved it!
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
Stop #2 – Morro Rock Beach
Stop #3 – Elephant Seal Vista Point (San Simeon)
Stop # 4 – Paso Robles
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.
Wishing you all a wonderful new year!