"Oprah" Segment Spikes Interest in San Luis Obispo The title of "America's Happiest City" has garnered new attention for SLO Published Jan 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM | Updated at 3:15 PM PST on Jan 28, 2011
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11: Oprah Winfrey arrives at The Royal Botanic Gardens for a garden party on December 11, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Oprah Winfrey is in Australia with 302 audience members from the US, Canada and Jamaica and will tape episodes of the 25th and final season of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' from the Sydney Opera house next week. The shows will air in the US and Australia in January 2011. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Since being featured as "America's Happiest City" on "Oprah,"
San Luis Obispo has reportedly seen a spike in online curiosity.
Two of the city's benchmarks for tourism both say they've seen spikes in web traffic since
the city was featured on Jan. 26. According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune: The San Luis Obispo County Visitor and Conference Bureau's website ( sanluisobispocounty.com), which receives an average of 1,400 visitors a day, increased by 179 percent to 3,900 visitors Wednesday. According to KSBY: The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce said its tourism website saw a 745 percent increase in hits on Wednesday alone. The website normally gets about 290 visits per day in the slow winter months, but yesterday VisitSLO.com reached 2,443 hits. The "Oprah" clip was part of an episode entitled "Are You Happy?" It featured actress and show correspondent, Jenny McCarthy, as she traveled through the city.