Recognized by Fodor’s Travel as one of the best main streets in the nation, Higuera Street and the entire downtown corridor offers some of the most unique, eclectic and distinctive shopping on the Central Coast. With an abundance of local boutiques and hand-crafted creations partnered with many familiar national brands, your jealousy inducing shopping selfie is all but guaranteed.
It’s all about walkability and pedestrian friendliness. Downtown San Luis Obispo encompasses roughly seven blocks and five streets filled with retail and dining tucked into historic buildings. Take a stroll down Higuera Street, the main drag, and make sure to break off and explore Monterey and Marsh streets, and all the cross streets in between. Downtown SLO offers a mixture of affordable and high-end shopping options, plus a wealth of dining, cultural and entertainment options.
If a tour of downtown doesn’t wear out your plastic, there are several other shopping centers located conveniently nearby. You’ll find a number of regional and national chains that offer a variety of shopping options, as well as specialty shops and dining options.