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San Luis Obispo
A weekend in this charming and scenic town, situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, can be whatever you want it to be: a relaxing break or a buzz of activity. For serenity, pack lunch and head north or south to have a picnic at one of the dozens of picturesque wineries. Head west for great beaches, perfect for a leisurely swim. For a dose of history, visit the birthplace and heart of this quaint town: the beautiful adobe-brick Mission San Luis Obispo. Children will revel in the plentiful fun activities, such as the Charles Paddock Zoo, the Morro Bay Aquarium and the Children's Museum. For a laugh or a gasp, visit the outrageously decorated Madonna Inn... more A weekend in this charming and scenic town, situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, can be whatever you want it to be: a relaxing break or a buzz of activity. For serenity, pack lunch and head north or south to have a picnic at one of the dozens of picturesque wineries. Head west for great beaches, perfect for a leisurely swim. For a dose of history, visit the birthplace and heart of this quaint town: the beautiful adobe-brick Mission San Luis Obispo. Children will revel in the plentiful fun activities, such as the Charles Paddock Zoo, the Morro Bay Aquarium and the Children's Museum. For a laugh or a gasp, visit the outrageously decorated Madonna Inn, where nothing in the garish décor is consistent except for an abundance of the colour pink. All are welcome for a peek inside the lobby's men's room for more interior design surprises. less

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Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center
Owner description: State-of-the-art performance center is maintained by three important entities: California Polytechnic State University, the City of San Luis Obispo and the Foundation for the... more Owner description: State-of-the-art performance center is maintained by three important entities: California Polytechnic State University, the City of San Luis Obispo and the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center. less
Attraction type: Theatres
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California Polytechnic University
California Polytechnic University
Attraction type: Educational Sites
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Bishop Peak
Bishop Peak
Owner description: Named because it resembles a bishop's hat, the highest peak of the Morros range is heavily used by hikers and bicyclists. The climb to the top will take anywhere from one to two... more Owner description: Named because it resembles a bishop's hat, the highest peak of the Morros range is heavily used by hikers and bicyclists. The climb to the top will take anywhere from one to two hours depending on your fitness level. less
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Lookouts
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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an active church in the community.
Attraction type: Missions
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Sunset Drive-In Theatre
Sunset Drive-In Theatre
Attraction type: Theatres
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Goshi
Goshi
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romantic
Novo
Novo
Price: USD 20 - 30
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special Occasion Dining, View, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Ciopinot
Ciopinot
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Jaffa Cafe
Jaffa Cafe
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner
Big Sky Cafe
Big Sky Cafe
Price: USD 1 - 20
Cuisines: American, Asian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, After-hours, Dessert

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

HI San Luis Obispo
HI San Luis Obispo
USD 27 - 33
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Sunbeam Motel
Sunbeam Motel
USD 50 - 99
Ranked #16 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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BEST WESTERN Casa Grande Inn
2.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Casa Grande Inn
USD 66 - 178
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Apple Farm Inn
3.5 of 5
Apple Farm Inn
USD 115 - 273
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Royal Oak Hotel
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Royal Oak Hotel
USD 98 - 193
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Peach Tree Inn
Peach Tree Inn
USD 87 - 105
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Avila La Fonda Hotel
4.0 of 5
Avila La Fonda Hotel
USD 241 - 486
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
USD 498 - 661
Ranked #1 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
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