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Address: San Luis Obispo, CA
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Two-block area of downtown serves as the community's cultural and social...

Two-block area of downtown serves as the community's cultural and social center complemented with great shopping, outdoor and indoor dining and nightlife.

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Nice mission church and walking hub to downtown

This is often a venue for festivities though is worth visiting on its own merit. Many restaurants and shops are in walking distance. You can picnic on the grounds as well as sit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Liza W
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is often a venue for festivities though is worth visiting on its own merit. Many restaurants and shops are in walking distance. You can picnic on the grounds as well as sit on the lawn of the amphiteatre. The Art Museum is close by as well as public bathrooms. The Mission is an active church and a fine example... More 

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Thank Liza W
Berlin, Germany
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot to hang around in the sun. Close to everything. No cars. Fun for kids by the creek! Right in front of the Mission.

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Thank Frederick R
San Luis Obispo, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Mission Plaza is a beautiful, quiet spot to visit while in SLO. Children enjoy climbing on the bear sculptures. There is a lovely view of the creek from the bridge. Check your calendar before visiting, because special events are often held here on weekends throughout the year.

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Thank irened144
Belmont, California
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78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a great place for the family to visit. While the plaza is not big for kids to run around, there are lots of activities, the mission, the museums, and the creek next to the mission are all the places for the family to spend the day.

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wonderful to take a walk around the Mission during the day or night. The creek makes fro a wonderful backdrop for a picnic or a stroll with family or friends. There are many restaurants in the area from which to enjoy the park like setting.

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Thank Maria-Teresa W
San Luis Obispo, CA
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great place for events -craft fairs, wine & beer tastings,etc. The Mission is right there, the Art Museum and Children's museum as well. Close to good restaurants. It's where the city began and has great historical value.

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Thank milasmom
Larkspur, Colorado
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457 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This plaza is filled with the Old Mission, gardens, tall shade trees, fountains, sculptures, a large playground and nice benches and tables. This is a great urban dwelling. This area attracts all kinds of people, so be on the lookout for issues.

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Thank Oceandweller7
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

amazing place once u enter u feel the love and warmth of this mission im definitely going back to take my parents. I love that I experience mass the day i went to visit i recommend everyone to attend mass its priceless and u will have a loving memory. God Bless

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Thank sandragE8861HH
San Luis Obispo, California
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110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Free, interesting, home to the San Luis Obispo Mission, the Plaza is a nice, friendly place. On Friday nights there are often bands playing here, and dancing.

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Thank Tommy O
arroyo grande,ca
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113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

it is a good meeting place or a place to sit and people watch. many tourists in the season and many events.

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