Things to do in San Luis Obispo

The Best Things To Do in San Luis Obispo

The county of San Luis Obispo is replete with many attractions and things to do that are meant for every kind of traveller. There are pristine beaches, quiet country roads, and a mild, sunny climate that add beauty to your stay here. There are abundant opportunities for active outdoor activities: golfing, fishing, swimming, biking, kayaking, hiking, surfing etc. There is a range of must see attractions such as Hearst Castle, Bubblegum Alley, Morro Rock (known for hiking, camping and other activities), Montaña de Oro State Park and other natural attractions that will make you glued to this beautiful county. Your children will love to visit the Apple Farm where you can pick up the best of apples and stay in its country-style Victorian guesthouses. Adventure enthusiasts can hike upto Bishop Peak to enjoy astounding panoramic views. There are beaches such as Pismo state Beach, Morro Stand state Beach where you can try out on water activities such a surfing, fishing and camping. Estrella Warbird Museum is a nice aviation museum where you can see exhibits on military aircraft, vehicles, and memorabilia. With these and many other attractions, San Luis Obispo County offers you a perfect holiday destination for your excursions.

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    28 Tourist Attractions in San Luis Obispo

    Must see places in San Luis Obispo ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in San Luis Obispo and point of interests to visit.

  • Bubblegum Alley

    #1 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    Bubblegum Alley

    Tags: Landmark, Streets

    Address: 733.5 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    San Luis Obispo has an attraction which is unique, weird yet one just can’t ignore it. And the attraction is the oh so popular Bubblegum Alley! Once a landmark of rivalry between the students of...Read more

  • Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa

    #2 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Museum, Garden

    Address: 751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA


    Located right in the heart of San Luis Obispo, the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded by Fr Junipero Serra in 1772 and since then the mission is attracting pilgrims, locals and tourists ali...Read more

  • Avila Valley Barn

    #3 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    Avila Valley Barn

    Tags: Valley, Farm

    Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    If you love food products, fruits and veggies and all edible things, fresh and organic, then a visit to Avila Valley Barn is mandatory. The barn was once a small stall started in 1985 and with several...Read more

  • Downtown Slo Farmer's Market

    #4 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    Downtown Slo Farmer's Market

    Tags: Market

    Address: 1108 Garden St #210, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Timings: 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm Details

    The Farmer’s Market or Downtown SLO Farmer’s Market is a place you should head right away if you adore shopping. The market is organised on selective days and is heavily crowded. The stude...Read more

  • Bishop Peak

    #5 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    Bishop Peak

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Peak, Nature

    Address: Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you want to get on the most sought after summit or if you want to explore the highest point in San Luis Obispo, then a visit to Bishop Peak or Bishop’s Peak will add the necessary tinge of th...Read more

  • Performing Arts Center

    #6 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    Performing Arts Center

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Play, Stage Show

    Address: 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details

    If you’re an art lover and are into different kinds of art forms, then a visit to the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo will be a treat you’ll cherish forever. The theatre hosts ma...Read more

  • Edna Valley Vineyard

    #7 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    Edna Valley Vineyard

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Winery, Vineyard, Adults

    Address: 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    San Luis Obispo has a flourishing wine culture and the Edna Valley Vineyard is the testament of the same. The winery is located perfectly along the pristine coastline and is one of the scenic destinat...Read more

  • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

    #8 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

    Tags: Children Museum, Exhibition

    Address: 1010 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    If you’re planning a trip with your kids to San Luis Obispo and wondering what will they like, then you should take them to the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum. This is one of those plac...Read more

  • San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

    #9 of 28 Things To Do in San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

    Tags: Play Ground, Botanical Garden, Cafe, Restaurant

    Address: 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Want to embrace the nature in the best possible way? Want to do your bit for the environment? Then San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, a 150 acre park will help you in participating in this noble cause....Read more

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  • The Powerhouse

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  • San Luis Obispo Carnegie Library

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  • William Shipsey House

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  • Myron Angel House

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Pacific Coast Railway Company Grain Warehouse

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Tribune - Republic Building

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  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

    1010 Broad St

  • San Luis Obispo County Historical Society Museum

    696 Monterey St

  • Point San Luis Lighthouse

    1124 Nipomo St

  • Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum

    801 Grand Ave

  • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

    1010 Nipomo St

  • Museum of Natural History

    20 State Park Rd

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  • Oceano County Park

    1330 Dewey Dr

    Amusement Parks
  • Mustang Waterslides

    6840 Lopez Dr

    Amusement Parks
  • Wheel Fun Rentals

    150 Hinds Ave

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Morro Bay Aquarium

    595 Embarcadero

    Amusement Parks
  • Cayucos Video & Arcade

    41 S Ocean Ave

    Amusement Parks Arcades
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  • Frog & Peach Pub

    728 Higuera St

    Bars American Music and Show Venues
  • McCarthy's Irish Pub

    600 Marsh St

    Bars Restaurants
  • Library

    723 Higuera St

    Bars Restaurants
  • Buffalo Pub & Grill

    717 Higuera St

    Bars American French
  • F Mc Lintocks Saloon & Dining

    686 Higuera St

    Steakhouses Bars American
  • Spirit of San Luis Restaurant

    925 Airport Dr

    Mexican American Bars
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  • Oceana Card Room

    1795 Front St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Outlaws Card Parlour

    9850 E Front Rd

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • Central Coast Casino

    359 W Grand Ave

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Gold Rush Casino & Resort

    1750 El Camino Real

    Casinos and Gaming Hotels and Motels
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  • Morro Bay Estuary

    Natural Parks
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  • El Chorro Dog Park

    Dairy Creek Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Heilmann Dog Park

    9500 El Bordo Ave

    Dog Parks
  • Vineyard Dog Park

    Semillon Ln

    Dog Parks
  • Arroyo Grande Dog Park

    1221 Ash St

    Dog Parks
  • Costa Bella Park

    Dog Parks
  • Five Cities Dog Park

    Dog Parks
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  • Old Port Beach

    Avila Beach Dr

  • Avila Beach Pier

    3915 Avila Beach Dr

  • Eldwayen Ocean Park

    1751 Ocean Blvd

  • Memory Park

    224 Seacliff Dr

  • Morro Strand State Beach

    Highway 1

  • Spooner's Cove

    Pecho Valley Rd

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  • Sycamore Crest Trail

    Avila Beach Dr

  • Islay Hill Park

    4301 Orcutt Rd

  • Islay Hill

    1398 Sweet Bay Ln

  • Reservoir Canyon Trail

    Reservoir Canyon Road

  • Architecture Graveyard

  • Pecho Coast Trail

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  • Tackle Warehouse

    747 Buckley Rd

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Cana Video Productions

    133 Cross St

    Hunting and Fishing
  • EP Aeration

    5456 Edna Rd

    Hunting and Fishing
  • E P Aeration

    645 Tank Farm Rd

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Sherry J E Co.

    635 Stanford Dr

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Central Coast Salmon Enhancement

    229 Stanley Ave

    Hunting and Fishing
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