Best of SLO County 2022: Get Out

Best Bike Trail

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Bob Jones Trail

Avila Beach

(805) 544-9096

info@lcslo.org

lcslo.org

@landconservancyslo

facebook.com/The-Land-Conservancy-of-San-Luis-Obispo-County-98093522918

Best Bike Shop

Art's Cyclery

3988 Short St., No. 110, SLO

(805) 439-3915

artscyclery@gmail.com

artscyclery.com

@artscyclery

facebook.com/ArtsCyclery

Best Bike Rental

Foothill Cyclery

767 E. Foothill Blvd., suite B, SLO

(805) 541-4101

sales@foothillcyclery.com

foothillcyclery.com

@foothillcyclery

facebook.com/foothillcyclery

Best Hike

Pismo Preserve

80 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach

(805) 544-9096

info@lcslo.org

lcslo.org/pismopreserve

@landconservancyslo

facebook.com/The-Land-Conservancy-of-San-Luis-Obispo-County-98093522918

Best Outdoor Store

The Mountain Air

667 Marsh St., suite D, SLO

(805) 543-1676

customerservice@themountainair.com

themountainair.com

@themountainair

facebook.com/TheMountainAir

Best Campground

Morro Strand State Beach Campground

Morro Bay

(805) 772-6101

parks.ca.gov/?page_id=593

@castateparks

facebook.com/CaliforniaStateParks

SADDLE UP Katie Tanksley (left) guides a group of riders through the meadows below Cerro San Luis as part of Madonna Inn Trail Rides, the Best Horseback Riding around. - PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM
  • Photo By Jayson Mellom
  • SADDLE UP Katie Tanksley (left) guides a group of riders through the meadows below Cerro San Luis as part of Madonna Inn Trail Rides, the Best Horseback Riding around.

Best Horseback Riding

Madonna Inn Trail Rides

100 Madonna Road, SLO

(805) 543-3000

trailrides@madonnainn.com

madonnainn.com

@madonnainn1958

facebook.com/MadonnaInn

Best Tack Shop

Riding Warehouse

181 Suburban Road, SLO

(800) 620-9145

info@ridingwarehouse.com

ridingwarehouse.com

@ridingwarehouse

facebook.com/ridingwarehouse

Best Surf Shop

Moondoggies Beach Club

837 Monterey St., SLO

(805) 541-1995

moondoggiesbeachclub@gmail.com

moondoggiesbeachclub.com

@moondoggiesbeachclub

facebook.com/moondoggiesbeachclub

SURFBOARD SPOT Central Coast Surfboards owner Scott Smith (center) hangs out in New Times' readers favorite place to buy a board with his dog, Neela; Brennen Grimm (left), and Seth Dignan (right). - PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM
  • Photo By Jayson Mellom
  • SURFBOARD SPOT Central Coast Surfboards owner Scott Smith (center) hangs out in New Times' readers favorite place to buy a board with his dog, Neela; Brennen Grimm (left), and Seth Dignan (right).

Best Board Shop

Central Coast Surfboards

855 Marsh St., SLO

(805) 541-1129

info@ccsurf.com

ccsurf.com

@ccsurf

facebook.com/ccsurf

Best Place to Get Swimwear

SLO Swim

795 Higuera St., SLO

(805) 781-9604

sloswim@att.net

sloswim.com

@sloswim

facebook.com/sloswim

Best Dive Shop

SLO Ocean Currents

3121 S. Higuera, suite B, SLO

(805) 544-7227

info@slooceancurrents.com

slooceancurrents.com

@slooceancurrents

facebook.com/SLOSCUBA

Best Watersport Rental

Morro Bay Paddlesports

551 Embarcadero, Morro Bay

(805) 225-1497

info@paddlemorrobay.com

paddlemorrobay.com

@mbpaddlesports

facebook.com/paddlemorrobay

Best Boat Rental

Lopez Lake Marina

6820 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande

(805) 489-1006

lopezlakemarina@yahoo.com

lopezlakemarina.com

@lopezlakemarina

facebook.com/lopezlakemarina

Best Fishing Charter

Patriot Sportfishing

Harford Pier, Avila Beach1215 Embarcadero, suite A, Morro Bay

(805) 595-7200

patriotsportfishing.com

facebook.com/PatriotSportFishing

Best Hotel or Resort

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach

(805) 773-5000

info@cliffshotelandspa.com

cliffshotelandspa.com

@thecliffshotelandspa

facebook.com/thecliffshotelandspa

Best Golf Course

Morro Bay Golf Course

201 State Park Blvd., Morro Bay

(805) 772-1923

golfmorrobay.com

@morrobaygolfcourse

facebook.com/MorroBayGolfCourse

Best Staycation

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach

(805) 773-5000

info@cliffshotelandspa.com

cliffshotelandspa.com

@thecliffshotelandspa

facebook.com/thecliffshotelandspa

Best Dog Park

Laguna Lake Park

504 Madonna Road, SLO

(805) 781-7302

recnews@slocity.org

slocity.org/government/department-directory/parks-and-recreation/parks/dog-off-leash-area

@sloparksandrec

facebook.com/sloparksandrec

Best Dog Park

Laguna Lake Park

Can we all agree that dogs are the best? Can we also agree that dogs, like people, need to socialize to lead happy, healthy lives? The best places for both dogs and people to meet those needs is a dog park, where dogs can meet other dogs and people can meet other dog lovers. Most dog parks are completely fenced in, which some like, but if you have a ball dog who really likes to run, Laguna Lake Park is the place. The road side of the dog park is fenced while the field side is open, and you're looking out at the lake, trees, a playground, and open space. It's as beautiful as your four-legged friend.

—Glen Starkey

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