Why Visit San Luis Obispo?Choose your adventure
Where to Explore When You Visit San Luis Obispo
With nine neighborhoods surrounded by rolling mountains and beaches, it might be easier to say where you shouldn’t explore. Wherever you roam in San Luis Obispo, you’ll come face-to-face with regional specialties, local history and Central Coast charm. If you only have a few days here, we recommend seeing Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Bubblegum Alley and nearby beaches (like Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and Montana de Oro).
Visit SLO and Enjoy the Art of Culinary Perfection
Central Coast cuisine is a blend of farm-fresh ingredients and the best of North American wine country. SLO is a prime example, perfectly located between rolling hills of farms and vineyards. Take a bite out of Downtown San Luis Obispo’s huge variety of casual and fine dining spots, fuel up with locally roasted coffee and farm-to-table brunch and finish each day with a toast at SLO breweries and taverns.
Visit SLO’s Fine Wineries
No visit to SLO is complete without venturing into Central Coast wine country. More than 200 wineries throughout the region means you can spend weeks (maybe even months!) visiting tasting rooms, sipping the very best pinot noirs.
Where to Stay During Your San Luis Obispo Visit
Location is everything in SLO, where downtown hotels offer a totally different vibe from bed & breakfasts near the historic Railroad District. Each of our nine neighborhoods boasts its own personality, so choose carefully: will it be the classy Madonna Inn or chic Hotel Cerro? The modern Hotel SLO or the charming Apple Farm Inn? The retro Butler Hotel or the cozy San Luis Creek Lodge? (Hint: there is no wrong choice!)