Created in 1968 this two block area in downtown San Luis Obispo provides open space, walking trails, seating areas, fountains, historical buildings, and museums. Besides the Mission, other attractions include the Arts Center, Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, and an old adobe.
We stopped here twice, once at night and once during the day. Our night visit was quiet and peaceful except for a few local hoodlums hanging out down along the creek. Our daytime visit showed us a better view of the historic architecture, and the area was much busier, mostly with people visiting the mission. Also in the daytime there were some kids playing in the creek and a guy with a guitar just strumming away.
This beautiful mission right smack in the center of the city is definatly worth a visit. After all, if you are going to downtown Slo, (which you should) you can't miss it. The architecture and monuments are amazing. A lovely little creek flows right parallel to the mission. Very serene and wonderful.