I was up in the SF Bay Area this weekend celebrating my 22nd anniversary with my wife. I was surprised to pick up the travel section of the East Bay newspaper on Sunday morning and see a write up on SLO as a destination via Amtrak.
This isn’t the best write up I’ve seen on SLO. They mention that Mee Heng Low is an “active” restaurant. I didn’t think it was even open anymore. Also, sounds like there isn’t very many places to stay close to downtown and no mention of the trolley up Monterey or the Thursday Farmer’s Market.
The writer of the article is from the San Jose Mercury News which is owned by the same company as the East Bay paper. They used to own the Telegram Tribune too but I don’t think that’s the case anymore. I know that taxpayer money goes into promoting SLO County as a tourist destination but it doesn’t sound like too much effort is being spent on promoting the area to Bay Area travel writers.