Vacation Activities Collage

Don't stockpile those vacation days, spend them the right way when you visit SLO CAL. Nearly 55% of us don't use our allotted time-off. Break the mold and start planning your vacation now and don't worry, we'll help

Step 1: Choose your SLO CAL Destination

(Don't worry you don't have to choose just one)

Wine Country

- Paso Robles

- Edna Valley

Beach Daze

- Oceano

- Pismo Beach

- Grover Beach

- Avila Beach

- Morro Bay

- Cayucos

Scenic Highway 1

- Cambria

- San Simeon

- Ragged Point

Fun for the Whole Family

- San Luis Obispo

- Atascadero

- Arroyo Grande

Step 2: How to Get Here

- Plane

*San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport offers direct flights from Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco and beginning April 13, Seattle.

- Train

*Amtrak’s Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner trains make daily stops at the City of San Luis Obispo Amtrak station, located near downtown. Amtrak also has services that stop at the Grover Beach and Paso Robles stations.

- Automobile

*San Luis Obispo County is located mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its accessible via U.S. Highway 101, which runs north and south through the heart of the county. From interstate Highway 5, head west to the coast on State Highways 41, 46 or 166. Or for an iconic road trip, travel along Highway 1 from San Francisco.

Step 3: Choose your Lodging


Bed & Breakfast

Vacation Rental


Step 4: Choose your Activities

Water Dwellers

- Kayak

- Paddleboard

- Fishing

- Sailing

- Sunset Cruise

- Surfing

- Kiteboarding

- Lake Activities

Land Lovers

- Hiking

- Mountain Biking

- Cycling

- Golfing

- ATV's/Hummers/Dune Buggies

- Horseback Riding

- Ziplining

- Bonfires on the Beach

- Farmer's Markets

Beverages and More

- Wine Tasting

- Beer Tasting

- Cider Tasting

- Spirit Tasting

Foodie Desires

- Specialty Tasting

*Olive Oil

*Walnut Oil

*Brown Butter Cookies

- Breakfast

- Brunch

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Nightlife

Shopping and Culture

- Antiques & Vintage

- Boutiques

- Local

- Museums

- Art Galleries

- Historic Buildings

- Hearst Castle

- Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa & Mission San Miguel Arcángel

- Point San Luis Lighthouse and Piedras Blancas Light Station tours

Unique Finds

- Elephant Seals in San Simeon

- Monarch Butterflies in Pismo Beach (November - March)

- Zebras at Hearst Castle

- Wildflowers (Spring)

- Birding at the Morro Bay National Estuary

- Whale Watching

- Sea Otters in Morro Bay

Step 5: Post your SLO CAL Vacation Photos

Now that you've planned your trip, don't forget to share it with us when you're here! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @SLOCAL, tag us in your adventures and use #SLOCAL. We may even share your unique vacation with our followers!