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Let’s Take a Local Rewards Road Trip

July 12, 2023
by Erin Baca, Cal Poly Student

A road trip is the perfect excuse to discover the hidden beauty of the Central Coast. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, discover charming new restaurants, and create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a local seeking adventure or a traveler looking to embrace the open road, this guide will provide you with five curated locations that will enhance the excitement of the scenic route.

Grab your HomeFREE Checking™ debit card or Visa Signature® Rewards credit card to earn bonus rewards points¹ on purchases at these participating Local Rewards² businesses. Points can be redeemed for gift cards, cash back, and many more awesome rewards at So, grab your car keys, gather your travel buddies, and let’s embark on an awesome travel escapade!

Paso Market Walk

Start your trip at the vibrant Paso Market Walk located in Paso Robles. It is a unique and immersive food and wine experience that showcases the region’s finest local dishes and wines. SESLOC members can earn rewards points on purchases at locations including The VreameryMomotaro RamenThe Third DegreePaso Robles Wine Merchant, and Just Baked. You can peruse the market to gather ingredients for a picnic, enjoy a meal prepared with fresh ingredients, or relax and enjoy the delectable sights, sounds, and smells of this immersive culinary experience.

Downtown SLO

Located in the historic heart of San Luis Obispo, downtown SLO is a place where visitors can shop, dine, and connect with the community. Higuera Street is lined with a mix of boutique shops, art galleries, and restaurants such as AmbianceMoondoggies Beach ClubWildflower WomenHands GalleryJunkgirls, and Firestone Grill. Downtown SLO offers a delightful blend of charm, culture, and hospitality. There’s something to cater to every taste and interest!

Cowboy Cookie

Craving something tasty? Next up, head to Cowboy Cookie & Ice Cream in Pismo Beach. Satisfy your sweet tooth while soaking up the sun at the Pismo Beach Pier. This is the perfect stop to unwind and take in the beautiful California coastline.


Beerwood, a lively community gathering spot, opened in 2021 in Los Osos. Its close proximity to natural attractions allows visitors to indulge in flavorful dishes and a local beer and wine selection in a breathtaking atmosphere. Continue your fun here with sunset snacks and happy hour!

Brydge Restaurant

Complete your road trip on a high note with an evening dinner at Cambria’s Brydge Restaurant. To showcase the culinary wonders the Central Coast has to offer, the menu rotates regularly and is inspired by the organic and small farming communities nearby. One of the defining features of Brydge is its commitment to the environment by keeping products at least 75% organic and sustainable and 50% vegetarian. Finish off your adventure here to celebrate the wonders of the area!

These are only a fraction of the captivating attractions the Central Coast has to offer. Refer to our complete list of participating Local Rewards businesses for more opportunities to explore and earn rewards!


1.The SESLOC Rewards program (“Program”) is a service provided by SESLOC Credit Union (“Sponsor”) and managed by ampliFI Loyalty Solutions, LLC (“Administrator”). Participation in the Program is exclusive to those who have a current HomeFREE CheckingTM debit card or a SESLOC Visa Signature® Rewards credit card issued by the Sponsor. There is no pre-registration required. By making eligible transactions with a HomeFREE Checking account debit card and the SESLOC Visa Signature Rewards credit card, the cardholder is accepting the terms and conditions of the Program. See for Program terms and conditions. You retain the option to utilize these services as long as you are a HomeFREE Checking or SESLOC Visa Signature Rewards cardholder. Subject to terms and conditions. Sponsor and Administrator reserves the right to modify, expand, discontinue, or retire any part of the program at any time.
2. Local Rewards bonus points are earned on purchases made at participating Local Businesses only. Participating Local Businesses (“merchants”) are subject to change at any time without notice. Participation in Local Rewards does not constitute an endorsement on the part of either the merchant or SESLOC Credit Union. Purchases made at participating merchants processed through third-party services (e.g. DoorDash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats ect.) may not qualify for bonus points under Local Rewards. Local Rewards is part of the SESLOC Rewards program; see for complete terms, conditions, restrictions and eligibility that apply. For any questions regarding Local Rewards, contact SESLOC Credit Union.


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