Thursday, January 27, 2011

SLO: Oprah's Happiest City

photo - Mission San Luis Obispo
The Mission

Since I went to college and got married here, I can confirm Oprah got this exactly right. San Luis Obispo, California is the happiest city in America. This picturesque town is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and wine country. If you live in California, it is the perfect weekend getaway since it is easily accessible from Northern or Southern California. Here are a few of my SLO favorites.

Cal Poly
Northern Cal Poly Campus, San Luis Obispo, CA

Bulls Tavern
Neon America

Bubblegum Alley
Bubblegum Alley

Bishops Peak
Bishop's Peak

Farmers Market


  1. Oh, you are SO right about SLO being a perfect little getaway town. When we lived in CA, my girlfriends and I would sometimes do road trips to visit some of our friends who attended Cal Poly.

    That is one thing I miss about CA; being able to hop in your car, drive a few hours and be somewhere totally different; the beach, the snow, wine country, wherever. SOB!

  2. That sounds like the perfect place for a little vacation!

  3. Now on my holiday list. As i live in Europe I can't just pop over; it will have to be part of a bigger holiday. Love the farmers markets (which we had them here in Spain).

  4. One of my life goals was to meet Oprah :) oh Oprah!

  5. oh wow, that sounds like such a cute city to visit! might have to put it on my list =)

  6. Looks amazing!! Def adding to my list.

  7. I saw this on Oprah!! This litto town looks amazing & I definitely need to go visit sometime! I love happy places! I am addicted to Farmers Market's so this place would be perfect for me! Thanks for sharing these photos & cool places to visit!

  8. I love San Luis Obispo! It's so gorgeous and just the most picturesque town.
    xo Josie

  9. I saw this on Oprah and I too wanted to immediatel plan a trip there :) Bubblegum alley sounds kind of fun hehe and wedding photos!! Where can I see more?!!? Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today. Made me smile huge, Marci! xo

  10. I love the way you take your shots to those photos, specially the Bishop Peak its so beautiful. Great Work!

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  13. I live only half an hour away but still have never seen Bubble Gum Alley. Seems by the time we do our errands there's not much time left to play tourist -- especially when parking is so scarce. We did finally make it to Laguna Lake.