Cambria, California Sunset on Moonstone Beach
During these “Dog Days” of summer, we invite you to take a break and escape to Cambria, California and the El Colibri Hotel and Spa. You’ll find a welcome relief from the hot inland days with the cooler seaside weather, and enjoy the pampering staff at the El Colibri Hotel extends their guests.
For wine lovers, the hotel hosts a special wine tasting and live local music each Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Each Saturday a different winery is invited to preview their wines with guests, offering a wonderful opportunity for hotel guests to learn about and try the region’s boutique wines.
Whether you seek a few days of wine tasting in the renowned Paso Robles Wine Country, a last minute seaside family vacation, or just a little R & R … we’ve got you covered.
“Romantic little getaway ”
Love this quaint little hotel. Cute, clean & reasonably priced with free breakfast & within walking distance to the beach & the downtown. Our room was on the end, it was quiet, we kept our windows open the entire time, the cool breeze is heavenly & you can hear the waves in the distance. The room was huge with a fire place & jacuzzi tub & they put rose petals & champagne on the bed for when we arrived. No valet or bellman but didn’t expect that. Parking is easy & convenient & there’s an elevator straight to the underground garage. No restaurant but has a little wine bar with small plates. Great stay in Cambria, we loved the small town feel, very romantic.
Love wines, and discovering exciting new vintages? Then September is the month for you to visit San Luis Obispo County. September is “Wine Month” and that means that over 200 wineries in the county will be rolling out the red carpet for guests and visitors to enjoy the local wines.
You’ll find everything from concerts to BBQ’s, to winemaker dinners … and more!
Consult the Paso Robles Wine Alliance, or your favorite local winery for a listing of event
All us locals look forward to the Annual Creston Classic Rodeo each year – and this year is no different! This is the 19th year of the rodeo and it takes place on September 11, 12 and 13th at the rodeo arena in Creston – (don’t worry Creston is a one street town – you won’t miss the arena.)
During the three days of events you’ll find everything from barrel racing to roping to steer riding, and all other manner of rodeo activities. This is “the real thing” with locals as well as national competitors.
For more information visit http://crestonclassicrodeo.org
Like Beer? How about spending an evening with the animals at Charles Paddock zoo on August 23, 2014 while you taste a bevy of local beers? This is an adult event with proof of age required – All ID’s will be checked at the zoo entrance and guests will receive a memorial glass from the event. The event runs from 5 pm until 8:30 pm.
Please contact the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce at (805) 466-2044 for more information.
Join the fun and learn about all things – olive! This event takes place in Paso Robles’ downtown park August 16th, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm. For the adults there will be:
- Olive Oil Tasting
- Wine Tasting
- Head to Head Chef Competition
- Beer Tasting
- Art Galleries
- Olive Tasting
- Cooking Contest
- Gourmet Food Vendors
- Olive Trees and Garden Items
- The Beautiful Downtown Park!
There are also a number of fun activities for children.
For more information call 805.238.4103
The Mid-State Fair is in town from July 16- July 27th and there is a bevy of entertainment for your enjoyment. Admission to the fair is nominal and with that comes a variety of “free” entertainment. One of these free acts is “Blood, Sweat & Tears” co- anchored with “Bo Bice”. This show is scheduled for July 24th with shows at 6:30 and 8:30. What a deal!
Here’s the low down on the acts: “With World Class vocals, musicianship, & a multitude of solid gold hits, BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS is at the top of their game. Vocal dynamo & pop phenomenon Bo Bice fronts the band with a self-assured voice & good looks. They are the band that fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as “jazz-rock”. They have won Gold Records, Grammy Awards, the respect of the best in the industry & the love of millions of fans. Hit songs include, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel”, and “When I Die”.”
For more information on the fair click here.
Yikes – All you boomers out there listen up! The “Doobies” are in town and slated to play the Mid-State Fair on July 25th at 7 p.m. This is a special concert at the Mid-State fair featuring the music and wine….
A little history about the Doobies: “The Doobie Brothers began their career over 40 years ago and have sold over 40 million albums worldwide. They are best known for the songs “Black Water”, “What A Fool Believes”, “Takin’ It to the Streets”, “Minute by Minute” and “Listen to the Music”. Their latest album, World Gone Crazy, serves as an analogy of sorts for the band as a whole. With founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and veteran John McFee, the Doobies have perfectly honored the band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions. The songs on World Gone Crazy all feature Johnston and Simmons as writers and lead vocalists.”
Tickets run $41 – $61 p/person. For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.
The Mid-State Fair starts on July 16 and runs through July 27th. One of the grandstand acts for which an additional fee is charged is “Train” with the “Wallflowers.” The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available from $36 – $56 depending on seating choice.
Train’s latest studio album is California 37, and features the hits “Bruises (featuring Ashley Monroe)”, “Mermaid”, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” and “Drive By”. Save Me San Francisco became the biggest selling album of their 20-year career, and featured the single “Hey Soul Sister”, which was the #1 iTunes track of 2010 and peaked at #1 in the US and in 15 countries abroad. “If It’s Love” and “Marry Me” also hit #1. Their monster 2002 hit “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” was nominated for five Grammy awards, winning two, including Best Rock Song.
The Wallflowers, fronted by Jakob Dylan, have released six studio albums, won two Grammy awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for their song “One Headlight” in 1998.
For more information or to purchase your tickets click here.