San Luis Obispo Tourism

An amiable coastal town, San Luis Obispo is perched between two major hotspots Los Angeles and San Francisco. There are many things about, San Luis Obispo, also popular as SLO that make it a favourite weekend getaway and a pit stop of many. A place where strolling amidst boutiques and quaint alleys laced with boutiques is perhaps the most blissful thing to do. Romantic and vibrant this college town is relaxing perfectly juxtaposing the number of things you can do here. Lots of beaches, hikes and a pleasant weather throughout the year, SLO is your much-need break!

Outdoor lovers have reasons to be enthusiastic about San Luis Obispo. Sports freaks have travelled to San Luis Obispo because of the wide range of activities like swimming, sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and surfing available here. The city also has options for those not so active. Higuera Street is the place to be to see some of best restaurants and shopping places. If you are chewing gum while walking around town, head to the Bubble Gum Alley lined with used chewing gum. Every Thursday evening, Higuera street is packed off for vehicles to make space for the farmers’ market. Post the market hours, bikers gather at the Mission Plaza to flaunt their skills. The Edna Valley is a popular destination for wine-tasting events. A holiday in San Luis Obispo is a treat for those wanting to soak up the Californian sun.

Essential travel information and San Luis Obispo tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time Zone; UTC-8/-7
  • Currency: USD
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 120 V/ 60 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: English is the only language spoken at Pismo Beach
  • Security: Dial 911 for Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade.
  • Tipping: A top of 5-10% of bill is appreciated.

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