Arroyo Grande is an ideal gateway to some of the best restaurants and wineries on the central coast. The city of Arroyo Grande is neighbored with the city of Grover Beach which are two of the cities that make up “The Five Cities” area on the California central coast. Grover Beach is connected to Arroyo Grande and has multiple access points to the infamous dunes. The dunes are the perfect place to enjoy an array of motorsports, hiking, and horseback riding. The dunes are a popular place for photography lovers and the scenery changes as the wind blows and shadows dance across the landscape. This small town that’s known for its vintage feel is also famous for being the home to Lopez Lake- a local’s favorite campsite getaway and water park fun zone. Six museums and a historic reference library capture the South San Luis Obispo County history with artifacts dating back to the early days of original settlers. Arroyo Grande provides a year-round mild weather climate with a friendly small town feel. You will also find that golf is a popular sport amongst the locals. The unique Historic Village of Arroyo Grande is full of antique and specialty shops, coffee houses, wine tasting rooms and award-winning restaurants, which makes it one more reason to make this a travel destination. It is well known for hosting annual festivals and a weekly Farmer’s Market. In the summertime, you will have Tuesday Night bike rides, and a summer concert series to enjoy. Whether you’re stopping for lunch or staying for an entire week, you will find Arroyo Grande to be a truly delightful city to visit. You can find yourself doing many activities, from visiting natural beauties to visiting cultural events, car shows and seasonal festivals in this quaint beautiful and friendly city. The charm of this community is created by its friendly residents and small-town vibe. There are many surprises in this wonderful town, and you’re almost guaranteed to hear a rooster crowing.

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Roarin’ Good Times at Rooster Creek Tavern – Arroyo Grande, CA

When I got out of my jeep in the parking lot at the Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande there where a bunch of well… Roosters running around the parking lot.

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The Locked Inn- Live Escape Room in Grover Beach

Clue number one: it’s not what it seems! Have you ever wanted to be trapped in a room and allowed 60 minutes to figure out how to get out? No? Well, after you visit The Locked Inn in Grover Beach, you may feel differently. The Innkeepers and owners, Jessica and David Sawyers, have brought an…

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What’s brewing in Santa Maria Valley and on the California Central Coast?

Did you know that according to California Craft Brewers Association, more than 850 craft breweries call California home? The good thing is that right here in Santa Maria, some of the best can be experienced. Keys 2 the Coast is always on the lookout for great places to explore. We found great breweries right here…

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Spoon Trade in Grover Beach, Ca is a Treat

The Spoon Trade Restaurant at 295 West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, at the corner of North 3rd, is a great place to eat, that is a stone’s throw from Grover Beach. Owners Chef Jacob and his wife Brooke Town opened the restaurant on August 14, 2015. The two of them manage, work and run the kitchen.  And…

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Escape to Grover Beach and Beyond

While visiting the Netherlands my friends and I went to a place called the “Exit Game.” This was an escape room game facility that was more fun than I could have ever imagined. It was a super-challenging, team building, brain-straining, blast. After arriving home from my trip to Europe and sharing my favorite experiences with…

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Locked Inn Opens Up an Exhilarating World of Escape Causes

Grover Beach couple introduces escape room opportunities for Central Coast thrill seekers!  A company called Competitours contacted me over the summer with an invitation to an incredible adventure: a sight-doing tour, not a sightseeing one. According to the Competitours website, the trips attract people who “enjoy the thrill of the unknown, who are eager to…

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