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Golf in SLOToday is Day 24 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

There is ONLY 2 more days left!!

Today, we are hitting the links in SLO. Now, I am personally not a golfer. I enjoy the driving range and about four holes, but then I am done. But that doesn’t mean I can’t highlight some of the amazing courses in SLO.

There are some spectacular courses all over the county including the Avila Beach Golf Resort if you want some spectacular ocean views. Sea Pines Golf Resort is another awesome course in Los Osos. Dairy Creek Golf Course is also a great course with student specials and late in the day discounts. And for the closest course to town, Laguna Lake is where my husband enjoys to play a round or two.

No matter where you go, you will be surrounded by the beauty that is SLO. In my picture above is the Los Osos course, Sea Pines, where it can get fogged in from time to time, as you can see, so make sure to bring a jacket. Enjoy!

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Get Active in Avila- 25DaysofSloToday is Day 15 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

Today we are getting outdoors! (We have to work off that frozen yogurt, right?!) As a semi-new runner, having accomplished 3 half marathons in the last two years or so, I have started really like running new places and trying new trails. It can really take your mind off the motions of running and you can see some pretty spectacular scenery while you are at it.

But whether you are a runner or not, Avila Beach is such a great place to be active! You can walk the pier, jog the Bob Jones trail, bike down the cute little streets or scoot along the trail. There is also a great golf course that is gorgeous! And of course (when it is warm enough) you can swim, boogie, paddle, skim or long board.

While you are there, make sure to grab a sandwich and a coffee and then hit up some of the wineries… there is a wine bar in town and a cute little winery with peacocks roaming around on your way into town (Kelsey Sea Canyon). Any way you choose to slice it, you will love it! Enjoy!

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Go for a HikeToday is Day 8 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh! Today, we are adventuring out into the wilderness, the great outdoors, where the fresh air reigns!

San Luis Obispo is home to over 30 miles of legit hiking trails (and even more if you forge your own path). SLO has some tough terrain that the most experienced hiker would still find interesting as well as very mellow trials that most active person could hike no problem.

It is hard to know where to start when there are so many awesome trails, but just know that any one you choose will not dissappoint because you will have a stellar view from pretty much anywhere.

San Luis is home to what has come to be called the “Seven Sisters” or the “Nine Morros”, depending on who is counting. Either way, it is a series of seven (or nine) non-active volcanic peaks that stretch from SLO to Morro Bay. The northernmost peak is Morro Rock situated right in Morro Bay and Islay Hill is the southernmost peak.

If you want to be cool and memorize all nine peaks here they are:  Morro Rock, Black Hill, Cerro Cabrillo, Hollister Peak, Cerro Romauldo, Chumash Peak, Cerro San Luis Obispo, Bishop Peak and Islay Hill. But if you want to know the most popular ones for hiking, i would suggest Cerro San Luis (San Luis Moutain) or Bishop Peak  (commonly known simply as Bishops), which is the highest of all the peaks coming in around 1,600 feet. Views from the top of bishops are beautiful, breathtaking and unforgettable. People come from all over the world to say they have climbed to the top of these mountains. Bike riders and hiking clubs book trips around these mountains, making sure to soak it in on the way.

These fine mountains have also given me some very special memories. My (now) husband and I hiked to the tops of Bishops before our wedding to write our vows while being surrounded by the beauty. We have had picnics at the top, shared a glass of wine or two (don’t tell anyone), and also have done sunrise and sunset hikes that are phenomenal. I’m sure these hiking trails will lead you to your own adventures that youw ill not soon forget. I have seen people reading/studying at the top, playing guitar and I have even heard that there was a full on band that played at the top with amps and equipment and everything.

However you choose to enjoy these mountains, just go out and do it! It’s free and beautiful and there for you to enjoy. I found a couple sites with more information that i could ever fit on here to give you information on trailheads and all the finer details. Be careful at dawn and dusk. Animals are more likely to be roaming then. Never hike alone at night. Always bring a flash light and tell someone where you are going. Safety First & Enjoy! :)

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25DaysofSLO - Bike Bob Jones TrailToday is Day 4 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!. Today, we are adventuring down the Bob Jones Trail that leads to Avila Beach.

If you have never ventured down this trail, it really is beautiful. The shady pathway is lined with lush landscapes and wildlife, which is a perfect afternoon activity for family outings, first dates, or 1,00th dates. The trail is relatively flat and very moderate, so bikers, walkers and runners of all levels can enjoy this trail.
The trail starts off Highway 101 by taking the Avila Beach exit and heading towards the water. Turn right onto Ontario Rd and you will see a parking lot off to the right. The trail starts right across the street.

The trail follows the railroad along the SLO Creek and dumps you off at the beach/pier area in downtown Avila, which is super cute! There are shops and restaurants. Grab a coffee or sip some wine while you stroll around. A personal favorite of mine is to have some calamari and a glass of Chardonnay at the Olde Port Inn overlooking the waves. It’s pretty fantastical!

If you don’t have your own bike you can always rent one. There are rental places. Or you can just walk, scoot, skate or run. Just in case you get hungry along the way, there is a little market with snacks that is available on the way. mmmhmm!

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