Touted as one of the “Happiest Places in America,” San Luis Obispo is a special town full of outdoor epicurean and cultural adventures. Tucked between the Coast Range and the Pacific, San Luis Obispo, or “SLO,” offers all the spoils of life.
A Mediterranean marine climate, a world-class wine region, a spectacular view of thousands of acres of protected open space, an award-winning downtown filled with charming shops, restaurants, and hotels placed inside turn-of-the-century mercantile buildings and a dynamic nightlife are all on tap for travelers.
Home to a college and known as a vibrant and walkable town, stroll downtown to experience SLO Creek, the beautifully restored Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, museums, a world-famous weekly farmers market and more. Located just minutes from pastoral Edna Valley wine country and the beach towns of SLO CAL's Highway 1, visitors can easily go from downtown to vineyard to beach within minutes.
For beer enthusiasts, SLO's craft brew scene is not to be missed.
Named one of the most bizarre places, Bubblegum Alley is a must-see!
love SLO for its open space and views from above.
is fun for the entire family. Kids love the Children's Museum!
Relax with a breathtaking view of SLO Wine Country.
with an athletics game at Cal Poly State University.
through the back roads and take in breathtaking views.
or even SLO's International Film Festival at the Fremont Theatre.
feature farmers' market cuisine.
SLO's world-famous Thursday Night Farmers' Market takes over downtown.
With over a dozen craft breweries in the greater SLO area, you’re never far from a delicious cold one....
Sample award-winning wines at more than 27 tasting rooms across pastoral Edna Valley, just 10 minutes from...
With mountains, ocean, shopping and vineyards within easy reach, San Luis Obispo—or “SLO” as...
SLO’s welcoming atmosphere combined with its unique lodging options make choosing the ideal place to...
Sit at the bar and watch expert chefs create fresh sushi right before your eyes. Tuck into a cozy booth and...
Take in the views of SLO CAL and get your steps in while doing so! Nearly every SLO CAL destination
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The breeze in your hair, the salt on your skin, the adventure ahead and good food in your belly:
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