Borrow one of the hotel’s stylish Linus bikes to explore San Luis Obispo; one of the city’s unofficial landmarks is Bubblegum Alley on Higuera Street, a 70ft-long alleyway where passersby are actively encouraged to stick their spent bubblegum on the walls (squeamish types, you can probably skip this one). You’ll find fresher fare at the famous farmers’ market (every Thursday from 6-9pm) which is more of a weekly block party than a place to do your weekly shopping – as well as fresh produce and street food, there are live bands, bars, a bouncy castle and face painting. The next day, walk it off with a hike on the coastal paths and (in spring) wildflower-strewn trails of Montana D’Oro state park. Or, if you’ve brought your board, head out and join the surfers at Pismo Beach (if you’re just spectating, you can watch them bobbing in the breakers from the safety of the pier). Conditions are optimal for creating premium wines in this region of Central California and the rise of the Paso Robles region’s prestige is proof. Book ahead for tastings at Tablas Creek in the Santa Lucia mountains, Austin Hope where there are outdoor cabanas facing the vines, or Justin which offers food pairings of cheese, charcuterie and chocolate with their Bordeaux-style blends.