Play in San Luis Obispo
There are many different wine trails in the area, but you can’t go wrong with the Old Edna & Biddle Ranch Road trail, the heart of San Luis Obispo wine country. The Edna Valley wine region is best known for its pinot noir and chardonnay wines, and tasting rooms are surrounded for miles by these beautiful vines.
Personal favorites include Baileyana, where you can enjoy the winery's S-BAR chardonnay and pinot noir in a historic schoolhouse followed by a game of bocce ball at the outdoor courts, or Edna Valley Vineyard, which boasts a newly remodeled tasting room and an exceptional selection of chardonnay. At Tolosa Winery, discover the flagship Primera pinot noir in a modern and classy facility with comfortable indoor and outdoor tasting areas.
Looking to walk off some of that delicious wine? San Luis Obispo is home to the Nine Sisters, a chain of ancient volcanic peaks that stretch to the Pacific. A short five-minute drive from Madonna Inn, the Lemon Grove Trail is an easy 2.2-mile loop on the eastern flank of Cerro San Luis (aka Madonna Mountain) and offers splendid views of downtown.
For more of a challenge, venture 15 minutes north to the top of Highland Drive, where you can access the Bishop Peak trailhead. The 3.5-mile round-trip hike leads you to the summit of Bishop Peak, the tallest of the Sisters.