Whether celebrating with your significant other or group of close friends, make Valentine’s Day special this year! Get inspired by our list of things to do in San Luis Obispo and start planning your fun Valentine’s Day festivities today.
1. Tap into your Creative Side
Reserve your spot at Art Bar SLO, where local artists lead you through a painting step-by-step. Whether you are an experienced artist or looking to explore your creative side, you will walk away with your very own masterpiece.
Ever tried pottery? Gather a group of friends for some artistic fun at Anam Cré Pottery Studio, offering classes and workshops throughout the week.
2. Treat Your Sweet Tooth
Maple bacon donuts from SLO Donut Company, Madonna Inn’s legendary Champagne Cake, old fashioned ice cream from Doc Burnstein’s or Avila Valley Barn’s apple pie – the list of yummy treats goes on and on in San Luis Obispo. Enjoy your favorite SLO sweet this Valentine’s Day!
3. Pamper Yourself
On Valentine’s Day, you deserve a little extra TLC. Relax and rejuvenate with a soak at Sycamore Mineral Hot Springs in their hillside hot tubs. Wanting some more? Book a couple’s massage at one of many spas in San Luis Obispo – some even offer Valentine’s Day specials.
4. Explore the Outdoors
San Luis Obispo offers the best of the best for outdoor adventures from hiking and biking to paddle boarding and surfing. Enjoy the Central Coast’s playground by scheduling a kayak tour in Morro Bay or strolling along the Bob Jones Trail with your crew.
5. Try Something New
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Soar over the Central Coast on a zip line tour with Margarita Adventures, offering a wine tasting and zip lining combo package, or with Vista Lago Adventure Park, conquering their ropes courses and zip lines.
Tour SLO from a new perspective – saddle up for a horseback riding adventure across over 1000 acres with Madonna Inn Trail Rides, offering rides 7-days a week. On February 14th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Madonna Inn is also offering horse drawn carriage rides for $25.
6. Wine & Beer Tasting Through SLO
7. Cozy Up for a Movie
Who doesn’t love a movie date night? Make this movie night special with a vintage flare at the historic Fremont Theatre. Catch this year’s Oscar nominated shorts and indie films at the Palm Theatre or hit up a double feature at the Sunset Drive-In.
8. Romantic Dinner in Downtown San Luis Obispo
No matter if you are dining with your Valentine or friends, treat yourself to a delicious meal in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Indulge creekside at Novo, enjoy a candle lit dinner at Palazzo Giuseppe or grab a burger and beer from Eureka – your options are endless in Downtown SLO.
9. Pretty and Pink Sunsets
SLO’s sunsets continue to “wow” us, painting the sky with pinks and purples. Some of our favorite view spots are from the top of Terrace Hill, by the tide pools in Shell Beach and at the top of Prefumo Canyon.
10. Weekend Getaway or Staycation in San Luis Obispo
Book your stay in San Luis Obispo for Valentine’s Day weekend and enjoy a romantic getaway to the Central Coast.
Now it’s time to start planning your perfect V-Day in San Luis Obispo. Happy Valentine’s Day!