Outdoor Activities In San Luis Obispo County

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With an average of 315 days of sunshine a year and a spectacular range of topography, SLO CAL offers countless outdoor experiences. Cruise along Highway 1 and soak up the Pacific Ocean’s beauty up close with perennial favorites, such as surfing and kayaking. Or discover a new passion with stand-up paddleboarding. Miles of hiking trails invite you to explore the region on foot, whether you’re seeking solitude among nature or sweeping vistas of stunning coastline. Get your hands in the dirt with the SLO CAL Farm Trail, with over 25 farm experiences including animals, luffa creations, olive oil and seaweed foraging. 
Prefer something less strenuous? Play in the surf at one of SLO CAL’s pristine beaches, or observe the world hidden just below the water’s surface by visiting a fascinating collection of tide pools. Cast a line, and reel in your next catch — SLO CAL boasts both ocean and freshwater fishing. Open space abounds near the county’s eight golf courses, providing some of the best views on the Central Coast.