Articles Tagged With ‘Tourism’

Savor the Central Coasts applies for a license

A request for a license for the Sunset Savor the Central Coast festival will be discussed at Tuesday’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting. The event, currently in its fifth year, has been growing in numbers and for... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles announces wine app

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is making it easy for people to find their favorite North County winery with its new PasoWineApp. The app, free at the Apple App Store, makes it easy for wine lovers to plan their trips... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves Garden Street Terraces project

The San Luis Obispo City Council issued the final approval Tuesday night for a downtown development nearly 10 years in the making. The Garden Street Terraces Project, created by San Luis Obispo developer Hamish Marshall, will consist of retail and... (Continue reading)

The cost of Paso Robles’ hotel boom

Paso Robles has a handful of hotels in the planning stage which could double the number of North County rooms over the next 10 years and also increase water requirements for the drought ravaged area. Under a city council seeking... (Continue reading)

Higuera tabbed as one of America’s best main streets

Popular travel publisher Fodor’s named Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo one of the best main streets in America. Fodor’s included Higuera in an online list of the top 15 main streets in the U.S. It described San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo lifts vacation rental ban

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-1 to allow restricted vacation rentals during a special meeting Tuesday evening. Councilman Dan Carpenter voted against the proposed ordinance that will permit homeowners to rent out rooms for 30 days or less... (Continue reading)

SLO commission rejects resident’s appeal on room rental ban

The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission rejected an appeal by a homeowner Wednesday who wishes to rent a room in her house. Over the past several months, San Luis Obispo city staff sent cease and desist letters to more than... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach breaks its own bed tax revenue record

For the third straight year, the city of Pismo Beach eclipsed more than $1 million in bed tax revenue in the month of July. The city raised a record-high $1,088,089 in transient occupancy tax (TOT) revenue in July 2013. It... (Continue reading)

Yosemite celebrates birthday by shutting down

Yosemite National Park celebrated its 123rd birthday Tuesday by closing its gates due to a federal government shutdown. [LA Times] The U.S. House and Representatives and Senate failed to agree Monday night on how to renew funding of the federal... (Continue reading)

Atascadero hires firm to promote tourism on social media

The city of Atascadero is turning to social media to state its case for becoming the tourism hub of San Luis Obispo County. [KCOY] The Atascadero Tourism Business Improvement District issued an approximately $175,000 contract to an advertising firm to... (Continue reading)