Downtown

San Luis Obispo

Photo provided by Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau
Photo provided by Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

Discover things to see and do in Downtown as you venture to popular sights like Pismo Beach Pier.

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Top Hotels in Downtown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Inn at the Pier
4 out of 5
601 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach, CA
$156/night
Aug 29 - Aug 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (664 reviews)

Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Butterfly Grove and Pismo Beach Pier. North Beach Campground and Price Anniversary House ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (664 reviews)

"Close to the beach. Rooftop lounge is fabulous. Food is okay"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Inn at the Pier
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Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach
3 out of 5
100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
$168/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,460 reviews)

Located in Downtown, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Avila Hot Springs and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,460 reviews)

"I loved this hotel and it’s proximity to the main pier in pismo. The patio area is gorgeous to eat and watch the waves. The second level patio has even more gorgeous views. Can’t recommend this hotel enough."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach
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Ocean Palms Motel
2.5 out of 5
390 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA
$75/night
Aug 27 - Aug 28
4.1/5Very Good! (295 reviews)

Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Beach Pier. Monarch Butterfly Grove and Price Anniversary House ...

4.1/5Very Good! (295 reviews)

"The place was very clean. The location is good, walking distance to many attractions. For a 2-Star Motel, this motel is worth the money."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Ocean Palms Motel
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Edgewater Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
280 Wadsworth Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
$120/night
Sep 8 - Sep 9
4/5Very Good! (1,328 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Downtown motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Beach Pier. North Beach Campground and ...

4/5Very Good! (1,328 reviews)

"The hotel is in need of a make-over, but is very clean, well kept, and a great value for the price. The location is wonderful! Right near the beach, pier, and many shops and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Edgewater Inn And Suites
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Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
490 Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA
$65/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.5/5Good! (508 reviews)

Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Beach Pier. Monarch Butterfly Grove and North Beach Campground are ...

3.5/5Good! (508 reviews)

"It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great, it was nice that parking was very convenient"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Pismo Beachwalker Inn & Suites
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SeaVenture Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
100 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA
$179/night
Aug 27 - Aug 28
4.4/5Excellent! (395 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Downtown hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Butterfly Grove and Pismo Beach Pier. North Beach ...

4.4/5Excellent! (395 reviews)

"Great location and friendly staff. Room was clean and exactly as listed"…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

SeaVenture Beach Hotel

Popular things to do in Downtown

Pismo Beach Pier
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Pismo Beach Pier

Watch whales from the benches that flank this long pier offering unobstructed vistas of the ocean and the hilly environs.

Bubblegum Alley
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Bubblegum Alley

Colorful pieces of chewed gum, some of which have been turned into art pieces, decorate the walls of this narrow lane.

Morro Rock
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Morro Rock

See the birds and sea lions and enjoy the spellbinding views of the ocean at this area known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific.

Cayucos State Beach
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Cayucos State Beach

Known for its old wooden fishing pier, this lovely beach is the heart of the traditional town.  Come here for a delightful family day out.

Justin Vineyards and Winery
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Justin Vineyards and Winery

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Justin Vineyards and Winery during your travels to Adelaida. Amble around this relaxing area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Morro Strand State Beach
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Morro Strand State Beach

Bring your kids to play on the swing set and marvel at the seals that gather on this scenic expanse of sand.

Top activities in Downtown

Hearst Castle & Wine Group Tour from San Luis Obispo
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Hearst Castle & Wine Group Tour from San Luis Obispo

$144

The Most Complete Full Day Experience on California’s Central Coast An exciting, fun filled full-day experience making the most of your time in California’s stunning Central Coast.

Mystery Thrill Seekers - San Luis Obispo
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Mystery Thrill Seekers - San Luis Obispo

$16

Fun, Interactive game played on location with your smart phone. Your mission is to work together to solve puzzles, unlock clues and solve who dunnit. As you explore, you’ll learn fun facts & local history. Challenge yourself or others to get high score on the leader board.

“Toast Together” Group Wine Tour of Paso Robles Wine Country
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“Toast Together” Group Wine Tour of Paso Robles Wine Country

$119

Join us on a fun and truly memorable tour of Paso Robles wine country. You’ll be united with a small group of wine interested travelers and future best friends to visit the smaller, charming wineries of Paso Robles.

1/2 Day Paso Robles Wine Country Tour
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1/2 Day Paso Robles Wine Country Tour

$69

This is a social tour, so you can expect to meet other wine enthusiasts and get to know them over the course of the afternoon. Usually, we will not have more than 8 - 10 guests on board.

Smartphone-Guided Paso Robles Wine Walk with Tastings
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Smartphone-Guided Paso Robles Wine Walk with Tastings

$65

Experience Paso Robles' rich wine culture and friendly community during your all-inclusive self-guided wine adventure. The Paso Robles Wine Walk includes a variety of popular tasting rooms in the heart of Paso Robles' historic downtown neighborhood.

Full Day Paso Robles Wine Country Tour with Vineyard Lunch
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Full Day Paso Robles Wine Country Tour with Vineyard Lunch

$119

Along with the other wine lovers on your tour, you will discuss various options with your guide and craft an itinerary of wineries to visit. We are very fond of creating fun, interesting experiences, including smaller wineries, those that are family-owned, historic, off the beaten path, but there are no strict rules.

Other neighborhoods in San Luis Obispo

Downtown
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Downtown

If you're spending some time in Downtown, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Bubblegum Alley are top sights worth seeing.

Baywood Park
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Baywood Park

Romantic, Family-Friendly, Beaches

Visitors to Baywood Park appreciate its restaurants. A visit to Morro Bay State Park and Elfin Forest Preserve might round out your trip if you're looking to see more of the area.

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