Atascadero Weekend Itinerary: Where to Eat, Drink, Hike & Explore

Atascadero was one of the first popular cities on the central coast, and it has a unique history that goes back to the early 1900’s. While today it has been overshadowed as a destination by cities like Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles, Atascadero has a lot of fun places for you to […]

Jim Green Hiking Trail in Atascadero

Whenever I visit a new town, I always try to find a nice spot to get active and see the outdoorsy side of the town. I did this in Atascadero by going out on its most popular trail, a short, dog-friendly hike that takes you through oak groves as you hike a small hill and […]

Groves on 41: Olive Oil Producing Farm in Templeton

If you are looking for something entirely unique to do while exploring the central coast of California, then be sure to add The Grove on 41 to your list. This beautiful, family-run olive oil farm is a great place to learn more about olive oil up close. Karen who runs the farm is fantastic and […]

The Carlton Hotel: Atascadero’s Historic Boutique Hotel

The Carlton Hotel in Atascadero is a historic luxury hotel that opened in the late 1920’s. I got a chance to stay there recently, and it is a beautiful spot to stay in the small Central Coast town. I would told it is the most popular hotel in the city, as people love the quaint […]

Street Side Ale House in Atascadero

If you are looking for a great spot to eat in Atascadero, then look no further then Street Side Ale House. This unique restaurant has all sorts of fun options on the menu, a massive beer list and a beautiful all wood interior. I really enjoyed my time and food here, read on for all […]

Atascadero City Hall: A Beautiful & Historic Central Coast Building

When you drive through Atascadero, one of the places that is sure to catch your eye is the historic city hall building. This structure from 1918 is one of the most beautiful old buildings on the California coast (minus Hearst Castle). It has an intriguing history that spans almost a full century, exploring the building […]

Last Stage West: BBQ Ribs and Music in Atascadero

Places like Last Stage West are the reason I started this blog. Amie and I were looking for some place to eat on the way back from Paso Robles to Morro Bay. We were on Highway 41 at around dinner time just driving and suddenly we turn around a bend and there is a massive […]