San Luis Obispo Things to Do

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  • 1. Hearst Castle

    The estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Built during the depths of the Great Depression, this is the most elaborate mansion on the West Coast. It is one of the true architectural gems...

  • 2. Bubblegum Alley

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    BUBBLE GUM ALLEY!!! SAY, WHAT! This may sound crazy but those that know go to the famous or infamous, depending on your yucky gauge, Bubble Gum Alley located on Higuera Street, around 735 Higuera...

  • 3. Farmers Market

    5 out of 5 stars

    Thursday evening Farmers Market is looked forward to by locals and tourists alike. This is a big deal in San Luis Obispo. The main street in town, Higuera Street, is closed down to vehicular traffic...

  • 4. Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa

    Founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1772, this was the fifth of the 21 Catholic missions founded in what was then called "Alta California". Named for the Saint Louis, Bishop of Toulouse, this is the...

  • 5. San Luis Obispo Creek

    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...

  • 6. Sycamore Hot Springs

    After a long day of site seeing and wine tasting, we came to Sycamore and relaxed in one of their hot tubs and it was the most amazing, calming part of the weekend. Nestled on the hill site, Sycamore...

  • 7. Edna Valley Wine Country

    I am not a huge wine drinker, but I love wine country because of all the photo options. Edna Valley does not disappoint. There are many areas to pull the car over and take a photo. Or go right to one...

  • 8. Montana De Oro State Park

    The Montana de oro state park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. Naturalists and backpackers enjoy the...

  • 9. Palm Theatre

    The Palm Theater is a great independent movie house located in the China Town section of SLO. Every college town needs an art house movie theater, and this is SLO's. The added bonus, keeping with...

  • 10. San Miguel Mission

    Mission San Miguel Arcangel in the town of San Miguel is located bout 35 miles north of San Luis Obispo. Established in 1797, this was the 16th of the 21 Spanish Missions in California that stretch...

  • 11. San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The mission post San Luis Obispo de Tolosa dates from 1772 and is situated right in the center of the preprossessing town. It's the first mission post which was finished off with red roofing-tiles....

  • 12. Jeff Claassen gallery

    The art in this gallery is different from most of others around this area, which mainly feature stuff like landscapes and wildlife. I don’t really know how to describe art or know any names for the...

  • 13. Fremont Theatre

    Big movies deserve big theatres. The Fremont is one of those relics. Built in 1940, it still retains such charm and character that you can imagine limos dropping off tuxedo men and glamorous women to...

  • 14. Anna's Spices Cooking and Wine Tasting Classes

    The Spice of Life Cooking and Wine Pairing class offers the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques for using spices and herbs to enhance flavors of food...

  • 15. A relaxing city park

    I would imagine this is more for locals, but if you want to relax with locals in a great city park, try Laguna Lake Park. This park has easy walking trails...

  • 16. Happy Hours

    If you're looking for good deals and fun places to go around town, check out I use this site on a regular basis - the information is...

  • 17. Cal Poly

    California Polytechnic State University is one of America's top universities with superb programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical...

  • 18. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was the fifth of 21 California missions, and was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1772. The oldest existing buildings were...

  • 19. SLO's Old Chinatown

    One of the first Chinese to settle in San Luis Obispo was a Cantonese man named On Wong, better known as Ah Louis. He arrived in SLO in 1870 after an...

  • 20. Right by the beach... boy-ee!

    Shell Beach is the "locals" beach on the Central Coast. You will find a lot of students and young people here, and there is no pier, and it's a bit of a hike...

  • 21. Visit nearby Hearst Castle

    Hearst Castle was constructed from 1919 to 1947 by newspaper baron and former congressman William Randolph Hearst. The main structure, called Casa Grande, has...

  • 22. Downtown Slo

    There are many wonderful things to do Downtown. Gallerys, Pubs, Bookstores, Restaurants and so forth. Very laid back, friendly and fun. A walking downtown, easy...

  • 23. Visit a Grand Castle

    Although not in the immediate area Hearst Castle ,once the home of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst is approx 35 miles north on highway 1.It is an...

  • 24. numbskull shows

    Since SLO is halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 101, it seems like a lot of the smaller bands play through here. However, there aren’t...

  • 25. slo little theatre

    Local actors perform plays and musicals in this little community theatre. It really is little. I think a decent-sized car would have difficulties turning in it....

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