San Luis Obispo’s Top Places for Romance

January 7, 2021

In every city, there are a few romantic spots that serve as hidden treasures for couples, regardless of their relationship status. The city of San Luis Obispo, CA, has a lot of romantic spots that are worth mentioning. When you and your sweetheart are planning to visit, book a cozy room at a San Luis Obispo boutique hotel and check out these great places for a little romance.

Luna Red

If you’re looking for a romantic night out, there are few places in the area that top the eclectic nature of Luna Red. Luna Red provides a beautiful dining experience as well as a space that’s full of artistry. This restaurant emphasizes Spanish culture with its antique windows as well as its indoor art. It even has a cabana bar outdoors.

On Valentine’s Day, Luna Red pulls out all the stops with specials on its small plates, snacks, and three-course menu. A special musical performance is also included.

Novo Restaurant & Lounge

Luna Red’s owners also own and operate Novo Restaurant & Lounge. The dining experience is sophisticated, to say the least. The restaurant offers guests the opportunity to dine by the creek. You cannot get more romantic than that. Novo offers various creekside dining experiences on its three patios. However, the restaurant’s Latin Patio is the place to go if you’re aiming for a romantic dinner as part of your date. Plenty of marriage proposals have been made here.

Novo Restaurant & Lounge was named the Best Restaurant in San Luis Obispo an astounding 12 times by New Times. It was known as the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurant for 17 years in a row. In a telling sign of how romantic the place is, Novo Restaurant was named the Best Restaurant for a First Date.

Linnaea’s Garden

Over 30 years ago, a woman named Linnaea Phillips had a vision for a place where people could have good conversations. Even though its ownership has changed since then, this spot is a popular place for young people and couples to enjoy poetry readings and jazz nights.

Avila Beach

With the wide array of things that can be enjoyed at this location, there are plenty of opportunities for romance. In addition to fun activities such as paddleboarding and kayaking in the calm waters, couples can go wine tasting at one of the nine wineries located near Avila Beach. You can also hike along a romantic three-mile trail that leads to the Pacific Ocean. For couples into apple picking and tasting, you can check out the Avila Apple Trail. 

The romance doesn’t have to end after you’ve visited San Luis Obispo’s best romantic spots. Head back to the comfort of your room at Sands Inn & Suites, a charming boutique hotel near San Luis Obispo, to keep the evening going. From our beautifully appointed rooms to our tranquil fountain area and heated pool and spa, we can provide you with everything you need for the perfect romantic escape. To learn more about our amenities and reserve your room, call us today at (800) 441-4657.

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