Happiest. Healthiest. Friendliest. Most Romantic. Best Downtown. Best College Towns. Best place to work. San Luis Obispo continually ranks among the premiere places to live in the United States. Each year SLO finds its way onto many lists touting the benefits that set our small town and rural county apart from the rest, and make San Luis Obispo an exceptional place to live and work.

Founded in 1772, San Luis Obispo serves as the county seat of San Luis Obispo County, is the home to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) as well as 45,119 residents according to the 2010 census. SLO (slow), or San Luis (San Lewis) as it’s known is located on the Central Coast equidistant from San Francisco and Los Angeles on both Highway 101 and Highway 1.

For media inquiries email Jacqui Clark-Charlesworth or call 805.786.2770

Gallup and Healthways: San Luis Obispo named Top Work Environment
Gallup and Healthways: Top 10 Communities, Overall Well-Being
Travel+Leisure: America’s Most Romantic Towns
CNN: 10 of America’s most romantic towns
examiner.com: San Luis Obispo named 5th Healthiest Town in America
Wine Enthusiast: SLO/Paso
San Francisco Chronicle: San Luis Obispo attractions: Slow is the way to go
MovotoBlog: These Are America’s 10 Friendliest Small Cities
Los Angeles Times: Keep it close with these LGBT-friendly weekend getaways
Chicago Tribune: 10 for the road: Smaller is better
The Washington Post: California’s Central Coast, overflowing with attractions
Smarter Travel: America’s Best Small Cities on the Rise
The Detroit News: SLO Wine Country: One of California’s ocean gems for visitors and vino
Condé Nast Traveler: The Perfect Weekend Getaway in San Luis Obispo
The Dallas Morning News: Family travel: It’s time to find your happy place
The Washington Post: The 10 maps that illustrate the healthiest counties in America
GrindTV: My Playground: California’s Central Coast


Media at Chamber events: As part of its media plan, the Chamber encourages members of the local media to attend and cover Chamber events.  The Chamber does require that the media notify the Chamber’s Marketing Department at least 24 hours in advance of the event.  If it is a paid event the media may attend for free however are asked to refrain from participating.  Meals are not included.

If you represent a media group that the Chamber has not worked with in the past and is not familiar with please be prepared to submit work samples or media credentials.