Pick up a souvenir that distinctly captures the essence of SLO CAL at one of the many gift and specialty stores throughout the region. Choices are plentiful when it comes to specialty pieces, whether you’re looking for a locally crafted item or more interested in experiencing the unique atmosphere of an area shop. Discover a handcrafted glass treasure at a glassblowing shop, with many pieces showcasing coastal influences. Or purchase a fine art print by a neighborhood artist at one of the galleries dotted throughout SLO CAL. Step into another world at a vintage record shop in San Luis Obispo, and check out the vast selection of vinyls, CDs, DVDs, books, apparel and lifestyle gifts. Other small shops carry local food and a wide range of memorabilia, unexpected gifts and random pieces of art that will remind you of a wonderful trip of a lifetime.
No matter which gift and specialty store you choose to browse, shopping becomes more than a quick stop to grab something. Instead, it’s an opportunity to explore, to witness another side of SLO CAL.