Our Central Coast California Favorites
Scott, Eva, Anais and Angeles live at Sagrada Wellness just outside Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo County, California.
Angeles loves watching the trains go by and shouting “cho-cho” at the San Luis Obispo historic Spanish Colonial Train Station. It’s a true architectural delight. There’s a fantastic Italian Restaurant, Café Roma right across the street with tasty wood fired pizzas. After, enjoy a latte, hot coco, or vegan baked goodie at Sally Loo’s Café.
Anais loves her chocolate! And there’s no better place to indulge in some fine cacao than at Mama Ganache in SLO.
Even though Anais is growing up at a nature sanctuary, she still enjoys a good city park. Mitchell Park is her favorite- nice grassy fields, pretty trees and a super fun jungle gym. Laguna Lake is also a favorite park, great for picnicking.
Surfer Scott loves the break at Morro Bay. Beautiful expansive white sand beach with views of Morro Bay Rock. Healthy tide pools to explore and super fresh air to breath.
Santa Margarita Lake is one of Scott’s favorite places to explore when he’s not in front of his computer, cooking an outrageous meal for guests or maintaining the ranch. Great hiking, biking and kayaking and fun skipping rocks with his kids.
Make a left out of our driveway and you will be at Pozo Saloon shortly. Pozo is an old-West mini town with historic buildings and out of this world scenery. The Saloon hosts world-class musical acts throughout the summer. This past summer we took the kids to see Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse!
Eva loves being a member of Ancient Peaks Winery, our closest neighbor! The tasting room is conveniently located in Santa Margarita. An afternoon of tasting their Petit Verdot or Oyster Ridge is always a delight. Not only do they grow their grapes sustainably, their wines are truly delicious. Taste for yourself!
Eva loves her occasional date night with Scott at The Range. In the heart of Santa Margarita, the Range serves local, innovative cuisine in an upscale ranch style environment.
Eva also loves browsing with her daughter or Mama through Santa Margarita’s Antique Barn. Several vendors display their treasures from the past. Eva finds antiquing therapeutic and fun.
Eva can’t resist a crunchy, chewy French baguette or an artisan multigrain turkey grinder from Hush Harbor in Atascadero. If you would like to really indulge try one of their morning glory muffins.
Our Family Favorite Excursions
San Simeon- dreamy Tropical Island like beach with romantic vintage pier. Tasty café and Hearst Ranch Winery tasting room located at the old country mart.
Montana de Oro - State beach in private cove with gorgeous pebble and seashell sand.
Dockside Café- reasonably priced super fresh and delicious seafood at Morro Bay’s Fisherman’s Warf.
Elfin Forest- Miniature unique oak tree forest distinctive only to this area. Anais and Angeles see tiny loving fairies frolicking in the underbrush. A must see.
Templton Saturday Farmer’s Market - small town picturesque farmers market featuring truly the most delicious produce you’ll ever have. Grab some tacos or spicy Thai food and sit and watch the drummers jam out.
Thursday night farmer’s market in SLO is full of fun, music, dancing and of course the freshest local produce. The air is full of mesquite scented smoke for the finger-licken BBQ baby back ribs and artisan pizzas.
Pier 46 fish market and café in Templeton creates superb fish tacos and stocks locally caught gifts from the sea.