A place where natural beauty greets you at every turn, delicious food and drink are a way of life and everyone feels like a local

Los Osos may be a quiet coastal town, but it boasts some of the area's most stunning coastlines and a wealth of activities to keep you entertained. Home to the enchanting Montaña de Oro State Park, which translates to "Mountains of Gold," this area offers diverse landscapes within a small region. It is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, surfing, mountain biking, kayaking, golf and so much more.

Los Osos is truly a nature lover's playground and offers an abundance of delicious fare for refuel. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty breakfast at Celia's Garden Cafe, a mouthwatering hoagie from High Street Deli for lunch or a fine dining experience at Mirazur for dinner, you'll have no shortage of options to satisfy your cravings. 

Spend 24 hours in Los Osos, and you'll feel like a SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County) local. Use this itinerary to make the most of your day in this laidback town. 

Breakfast: Celias Garden Cafe or Wayward Bakery

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Indulge in a breakfast of seasonal, local ingredients 

If you are looking for a hearty breakfast or a mid-morning brunch, then Celias Garden Cafe is the perfect spot. Located inside a little red house, this is a local favorite to grab your breakfast favorites. Celias highlights perfectly what comfort food means in SLO CAL featuring your American diner classics featuring fresh, local ingredients. With a quaintly decorated back patio, garden-themed artwork and a friendly staff it will feel like Sunday breakfast at your grandparents'. At Celia’s when you sit down at one of their tables, you feel a part of the family.  

Looking for a quick breakfast to take on the trails or in your kayak? Wayward Bakery has you covered. Serving up an assortment of savory and sweet pastries and breads, it is the perfect spot for a quick, delicious breakfast on the go.  Open Friday through Sunday from 8am to 1:30pm, Wayward Bakery focuses on using seasonal ingredients, so you can always expect fresh flavors that match the season. 

Morning Activity: Visit Montaña de Oro State Park

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Explore this natural coastal playground

Coastline view from Montana De Oro

There is no place in SLO CAL that boasts as wide a range of activities as Montaña de Oro. This stunning state park spans over 8,000 acres, featuring rugged cliffs, sheltered sandy beaches, coastal plains, canyons, streams and forests. It truly is a land of endless possibility. If you are an adventure enthusiast, Montaña de Oro (or MDO as the locals call it) is your ultimate playground.  

The park offers world-class mountain biking with over 34 trails, making it a biker's paradise. Each trail provides amazing views and a great way to see the park's diverse landscapes. Bring your own bike or rent one from a local bike shop. Surfers will also find plenty to love here, with numerous surf spots dotting the coastline. Grab your wetsuit and catch some waves in this pristine coastal haven.  

Hiking in Montaña de Oro is a sensory delight. The trails offer spectacular views, cool ocean breezes and the invigorating smell of salty mist mixing with wildflowers. You’ll also find that MDO is a prime location for tide pooling and wildlife viewing. As you hike, the sound of pounding waves creates an exhilarating experience, sure to make you feel alive. Whether you are biking, surfing or hiking, Montaña de Oro provides endless opportunities for adventure and connection with nature. 

Lunch: High Street Deli or Beerwood

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Head to these SLO CAL local's favorites

After your outdoor adventures, you are sure to have worked up an appetite. Head over to High Street in Los Osos, renowned for its mouthwatering sandwiches and laid-back vibe. From the first bite, you will taste the love and craftsmanship that goes into each of their delectable creations. The hardest part is deciding which sandwich to choose. Add on their homemade fries and some delicious soft serve ice cream — don't forget to grab a beer on tap. High Street's beautiful outdoor patio provides the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with good company. Whether you are catching up with friends or simply savoring a quiet moment, this spot is sure to be a favorite. 

Want to feel like a local? Head to Beerwood – a true community establishment in Los Osos, featuring a spacious outdoor patio that serves as a meeting spot for locals and travelers alike. With a menu that offers everything from sliders to pasta, and a breakfast menu served all day, Beerwood is sure to have something for every craving. They focus on using seasonal ingredients, with daily specials that highlight the best of the time of year. Beer enthusiasts will be delighted by the selection, with over 20 beers on tap, as well as a variety of local wines and delicious non-alcoholic drinks. Got a furry friend with you? No worries—Beerwood is pet-friendly. Enjoy live music and other fun events that make Beerwood a lively and welcoming place. Whether you are looking for a quick beer or a hearty meal, you will feel like a part of the close-knit Los Osos community when you're here. 

Afternoon Activity: Golf at Sea Pines Golf Resort

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Perfect your golf game amid jaw-dropping scenery 

Golfing on the CoastThere is no better way to enjoy the coast than on the golf course. Sea Pines offers a pristine 9 hole executive course kept in excellent condition with stunning 360 views of Morro Rock and the bay. For golf enthusiasts looking to stay right on the links, Sea Pines has its own resort with amenities such as a restaurant, spa and 27 acres to roam. For those looking to improve their swing, Sea Pines offers lessons with PGA professionals for all skill levels, so you can take your game to the next level. If regular golf isn’t your cup of tea, not to worry, Sea Pines also offers a variety of other forms of golf – from frisbee to soccer golf. Whether playing one round or staying for a full week of golfing, this is a great way to enjoy the sun and beautiful views. 

Dinner: Mirazur

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Savor local ingredients in a fabulous fine dining setting 

Mirazur is Los Osos' newest fine dining gem, bringing a fresh flash of culinary excellence to the area. Their menu focuses on simple, fresh and local dishes, with a particular emphasis on meat and seafood. Utilizing simple cooking techniques and top-quality ingredients, they create dishes that will leave you craving more. From grilled rack of lamb to fresh halibut, every dish is a delight, but the true star is their surf and turf—because why not have it all? Pair your meal with one of their handcrafted cocktails or choose from an extensive wine list. Be sure to save room for dessert, as their homemade treats, like the famous tiramisu, are not to be missed. With an amazing atmosphere and location near the water, Mirazur is the perfect spot to refuel after an adventurous day exploring. 

 

 

Nightlife: Olde Ale House

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Mix it up with the locals 

Food and drinks outside in a garden

Cap off your night at the Olde Alehouse, a cherished historic staple in SLO CAL. With a wide selection of beers on tap and local wines, you’ll find lots of options to quench your thirst – and elevated pub food to keep hunger at bay. The Olde Alehouse is always buzzing with locals from all over the area. From the moment you walk in, you will feel like you have been coming here for years. Warm hospitality and friendly conversations are the norm and the beautiful back patio often hosts live music and other exciting events, adding to the lively atmosphere. Whether you are looking to meet new people or enjoy some live tunes, the Olde Ale House is the perfect way to spend an evening. 

 

Whatever your itinerary, Los Osos is the prefect SLO CAL destination to slow down and feel like a local. With endless amounts of nature, food and drink to make your 24-hour visit a special one, start planning your visit now!