the words "tri tip" have never come out of my mouth so often until i came to SLO. Barbecue seems to be a big thing here. Tri tip sandwiches are really good here, especially at SLO Brew, and Firestone Grill. They're all over the place during Farmers.
The elephant seals of San Simeon
Along the route 1, there are several beaches where the elephant seals go to rest.
Generally, there is a parking.
Rather easy to find : from the road, you see a parking with more cars than the prior one. Often, the seals are there.
Between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, there is a little town built in Danish style : Solvang.
There are several wind mills though I thought they are more typical of Netherland.
In the main street, they sell mainly wooden toys.
Vistors' center : Mission drive
Tasty Pizza in Downtown SLO
Woodstock's Pizza has tasty pizza and is very conveniently located if you are in Downtown SLO. The place is usually filled with college kids, but there are also plenty of families that come in here; the atmosphere is very inviting. This is some of the better pizza in San Luis Obispo, and they also have appetizers, salads, and desserts (the CinnaBread is very good - basically a thin, medium sized pizza crust with cinnamon and frosting on top). There are so many good choices, it's hard to choose just one favorite. I would say I like the Woodstock's Special the best, but almost everything here tastes great. Th Woodstock Special has 5 toppings, and I believe they are Sausage, Canadian Bacon, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, and Onions. **** HOWEVER, a new pizza has come out at Woodstock's since I was there last, called the FireBird. This pizza is for lovers of spicy food - it has FireSauce (Marinara Spiked w/Hot Sauce), Spicy Hot Chicken, Jalapenos, Red Onions & Extra Cheese. This may become my new favorite, but I cannot personally recommend it until I try it.
I go to this place mainly for a post-bars meal, after someone else in my group of friends says that they are craving it. On weekend nights, it is one of the few places still open after 2am. I think it closes at about 3am on those nights. The crowd at that time is a wide assortment of drunken patrons coming from different bars. Seating is limited so if the place is crowded (or if one of my friends is super drunk and needs to get home now!), we get our food to go.
My friends who come from San Diego and live in SLO now like this place best out of all the Mexican food joints here, and their gauge for “real Mexican food” is better than mine since they grew up closer to the Mexican -U.S.border.
There are two other Taco Roco locations in SLO (3230 Broad and 11560 Los Osos Valley Road) but the one at 281 Santa Rosa is the only one open so late. I almost always get a carne asada burrito with cheese and ask for extra extra extra guacamole. I'm not sure if that's on the menu that you see on the wall right when you walk in. If I do order from the menu, I get the Downtown with chicken as the meat.