By Rose Overbey
San Luis Obispo
California
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Oprah Winfrey once referred to San Luis Obispo, California as the "happiest city in America." It's no wonder she called it that, San Luis Obispo is a wonderful place to visit. Its prime location in central California along the coast affords it moderate temperatures year round. With the Pacific Ocean a couple miles to the west and beautiful mountain ranges to the east, this city offers vacationers a variety of activities to enjoy in a beautiful landscape.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to visit the city for yourself. San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is located just a couple miles south of downtown. Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com. To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). When booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to the hotel portion of our website which can be found by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

If you enjoy history, EscapeWizard.com highly recommends visiting at least one of the two missions in the area. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is closer to central San Luis Obispo, but San Miguel Archangel isn’t far away either. Both missions offer visitors an opportunity to learn about an important chapter of the California's history. There are also intriguing artifacts and artwork on display.

EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting San Luis Obispo’s Dallidet Adobe for another historical experience. It is a state historical monument as it was the first commercial winery on the central coast of California. Today, it is beautiful spot to visit. Gardens and trees abound, offering beautiful scenery for a stroll.

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail stretches from Arizona to Northern California and runs straight through San Luis Obispo. The trail commemorates the journey made by colonists traveling from Mexico to San Francisco in the late 1700’s. Hike along a stretch of the trail in San Luis Obispo and imagine what it must have been like to be an early settler on the west coast.

If you have children, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting one -- or a couple -- of the museums created in the area for younger tourists. There is a natural history museum in Morro County that has special exhibits that cater to younger children. There is another children’s museum in Paso Robles that was created inside an old firehouse. The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum is also a fun place to take the kids -- in fact this museum was cited on both MSN.com and Travel and Leisure, as a wonderful place to bring your kids on Spring Break.

EscapeWizard.com recommends spending time outdoors while you’re in San Luis Obispo. As part of California Wine Country, there are many small vineyards that your host can direct you to. There are also wonderful trails to explore. Bishop Peak trail is a favorite as it leads to the summit of Bishop Peak and offers breathtaking views of the area.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to visit the beaches in San Luis Obispo. Watching the sunset is a popular pastime on the West Coast. You’ll enjoy spending time with loved ones as you watch the sun melt into the horizon. EscapeWizard.com recommends a trip to San Luis Obispo, California. Just click the link above and book your next trip to San Luis Obispo with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in San Luis Obispo
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo
1800 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The Holiday Inn Express® San Luis Obispo is an excellent hotel right in the downtown area of the city. EscapeWizard.com recommends this hotel during your next trip. The hotel is located to the north of the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport which makes commuting just a short car or cab ride. There is a large parking lot which makes ample room for a large number of cars. Check-in at the hotel is fast and efficiently provided starting at 3 p.m. or after.

The standard hotel rooms come with either one king or two double beds. There are also a number of suites available such as the loft, junior and master suites. There is a color television in each room with premium cable. There are in-room video games available as well as pay per view movies. Guests looking to stay up to date with their emails can use the complimentary Wi-Fi in the rooms. Also, other features include a hairdryer, mini refrigerator, coffee maker and others. All rooms of the hotel are 100% non smoking to promote a healthy environment for all guests.

The Holiday Inn Express® San Luis Obispo has great amenities for its patrons. There is an outdoor pool and whirlpool for guests to relax in after a long day. The hotel has a small fitness center that has cardiovascular equipment such as treadmills, an elliptical and an exercise bike.

Vacationers will just love the Holiday Inn Express® San Luis Obispo. In the mornings, guests can keep up to date with news from the complimentary newspaper that is delivered to your room. Then enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the lobby area. Check-out from the hotel is at any time before 12 p.m. EscapeWizard.com can help you find low pricing by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).