What to do in San Luis Obispo, CA

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San Luis Obispo Attractions

Located in the heart of California's central coastal region, San Luis Obispo, CA is a hidden gem among the lush green forests surrounding the area. Tourists who visit the area often talk about some of the must see attractions everyone should experience at least once when in the area. San Luis Obispo excursions offer the perfect way for families and couples alike to escape from the stress of everyday life.

Before exploring any of the local SLO spots, visitors should take some time to meander through the downtown area by foot. With a map in one hand and a bottle of water in the other, walking through the historic downtown area is the best way to see the city first hand.

Walking through San Luis Obispo also offers a great chance for people to find little restaurants and coffee shops that would have likely been missed by car. The downtown area features a large variety of outdoor delis and cafes many San Luis Obispo tours miss when passing by.

After an afternoon stroll through the town, head to one of the many wineries in the area. A wine tour is often one of the most popular things to do in San Luis Obispo, primarily because of the great views that every winery offers from their tasting rooms. A tourist can spend multiple days just traveling to the top wineries in the area and could still have missed out on some great vineyards.

If wine tours aren't your thing, make sure to head to the surrounding area and participate in one of the most popular San Luis Obispo activities: hot air ballooning. Hot air balloons are a great way to see all of the attractions in San Luis Obispo and is a great romantic date for vacationing couples.

San Luis Obispo is one of the best places in California for people of all ages. Don't miss this opportunity for an affordable vacation to one of the most relaxing destinations on the west coast.


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What to do in San Luis Obispo

Free Things to Do in San Luis Obispo

A vacation in San Luis Obispo need not break the bank. You can leave your wallet behind if you check out:

History Center of San Luis Obispo County - Talk to the friendly staff or curator and learn all about the interesting collections held here.

Laguna Lake Park - Allow time to play and add some extra fun to your vacation here.

San Luis Obispo Superior Court - Architecture buffs will no doubt enjoy marveling at the impressive modern design of this local landmark.

California Polytechnic State University - Visit this historic site and learn a little about the cultural heritage of the region.

Mission Plaza - Sit for a while in this thriving area and imagine life as a local.

San Luis Obispo County Library - Well known among the locals, this place is worth a look.

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - Get a better understanding of the local beliefs at this place of worship.

Cerro San Luis Obispo - Get ready for views that'll leave you amazed at this natural marvel.

Santa Rosa Park - If you love working in your garden, this attraction will captivate your green thumb.

Things to Do in San Luis Obispo with Kids

You'll find loads of fun things to do in San Luis Obispo with the kids. Make some new memories together with these family friendly experiences:


 

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