|The California Central Coast is a wonderful area, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, a four hour drive either direction. San Luis Obispo County is a newer destination for "wine country" with over two hundred wineries offering samples (sometimes for free).
We have some larger wineries (bottling 1,000s annually), along with many "boutique" wineries (with just a couple hundred bottles produced each year). There is also growing olive industry, and even some lavender farms in the area.
Recreational fun is all over the place, with rugged, Montana de Oro State Park with great hiking trails along the coast in Los Osos, Morro Rock (sort of like Gibraltar) sticking up high along the coast and a great estuary for kayaking in Morro Bay, winding up the coast along Hwy 1 to the quaint village of Cambria. Although a little on the "touristy" side, there are several wonderful art galleries, including a great one with locally, blown glass (e.g., jellyfish suspended in a large glob of glass).
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