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{Saturday Sights} Avila Valley Barn in San Luis Obispo

If you’re ever on the Central California Coast, check out Avila Valley Barn. Terrence and I planned every aspect of our wedding as partners. When it came to the honeymoon, though, he wanted to surprise me, and planned everything without any nagging input at all from me. Oh my goodness, y’all! It was more than I could have ever expected! We went to Avila Beach which is located on the Central Coast of California, and stayed at the Avila Beach Inn. Our room had a fireplace in it, a jacuzzi on the private deck, bikes that we rented to ride to the beach…it was the most perfect trip ever. I’m not going to go into detail about the honeymoon (I will say it started with chilled champagne and rose petals on the bed when we checked in…), but one of the places that we visited for lunch, the Avila Valley Barn in San Luis Obispo, would be a great place to stop with a family.

The Avila Valley Barn is a sweet little farm with FANTASTIC food that was about 10 minutes away from where we were staying. The Barn has a store filled with all sorts of fun country items from pies to handmade soaps to fresh fruits and veggies. The Farmhouse Deli is where we were focused, though, because we were hun-gry! Every review that we read talked about how good the food was, and they did not lie! We only ordered grilled cheese sandwiches with turkey (and bacon for Terrence),but they were AMAZING! Like, it’s crazy how good those sandwiches were! I didn’t even get pictures of them because we scarfed them down so fast. The best part of the meal, though, was the chocolate covered strawberry that it came with. YES! Our sandwiches came with a CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY. The chocolate was soooo good, too, y’all! Sweet and smooth, and it makes sense that it was so delicious since the Avila Valley Barn is famous for their handcrafted fudge.

Delicious chocolate covered strawberry that came with our meal.

Other things to keep an eye out for when you visit the Avila Valley Barn include outrageously good roasted corn, a free tractor ride through the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, and cute farm animals that your little ones can feed. You can also pick your own pumpkins and apples, and our tractor driver told us that pumpkin season is extra crowded but extra fun at the barn. Take a look at some of the sights we saw on our trip to Avila Valley Barn!

The Ice Cream & Sweet Shoppe The fudge and candy store at the Avila Valley Barn. Delicious handcrafted taffy! I thought they looked like they were kissing! Perfect for honeymooners! You have to try the corn at Avila Valley Barn! We discovered lots of fun products at the country store. They have an apple orchard where you can pick your own!
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It was a beautiful day for a tractor ride.

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My handsome husband relaxing.


Sunday 13th of October 2013

I love Avila Valley Barn and I can't believe you were so close on your honeymoon!

Janeane Davis

Saturday 21st of September 2013

I am glad that you had a wonderful honeymoon. It is so nice to start of a marriage with a beautiful trip because it gives you a happy foundation to fall back on. It was nice of you to share your beautiful photos with us so that we can enjoy your trip as well. Congratulations again.


Sunday 22nd of September 2013

Thank you, @janeanedavis:disqus! It was really nice to get away to just BE together. We were able to relax, sleep in, sip wine, and enjoy our first few days of being married!

Sharelle D. Lowery

Friday 20th of September 2013

I love living vicariously through you! This looks like an awesome honeymoon for two wonderful people!! And Avila Far looks like a great place to visit when I am in SLO!!! Congratulations Brandi!!!


Sunday 22nd of September 2013

Thank you, @sharelledlowery:disqus! It was a wonderful time. That jacuzzi on our deck, though....HONEY!!!! LOL! :-)