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San Luis Obispo
Halfway between San Francisco and L.A., San Luis Obispo can be a relaxing getaway or a buzz of activity. For serenity, pack a lunch and head to one of dozens of wineries or take a drive to the beach for a leisurely swim. For a dose of history, visit the heart of the city at the beautiful Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Kids will love the Children’s Museum or Skate Park. Be sure to stroll along the creek downtown, where there are breweries, wine bars, restaurants and shopping for all tastes.

All things to do » Things to do

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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Avila Valley Barn
Avila Valley Barn
Attraction type: Farms
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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 Plaza
Mission Plaza
Two-block area of downtown serves as the community's cultural and social center complemented with great shopping, outdoor and indoor dining and nightlife.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Novo
Novo
Price: USD 20 - USD 30
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Big Sky Cafe
Big Sky Cafe
Price: USD 1 - USD 20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Mediterranean
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Firestone Grill
Firestone Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
High Street Market & Deli
High Street Market & Deli
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica
Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
2.5 of 5
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
USD 98 - USD 355
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Peach Tree Inn
2.0 of 5
Peach Tree Inn
USD 87 - USD 201
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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HI San Luis Obispo
HI San Luis Obispo
USD 32 - USD 93
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Quality Suites San Luis Obispo
3.0 of 5
Quality Suites San Luis Obispo
USD 149 - USD 318
Ranked #1 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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San Luis Creek Lodge
3.0 of 5
San Luis Creek Lodge
USD 169 - USD 338
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Apple Farm Inn
3.5 of 5
Apple Farm Inn
USD 173 - USD 315
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Granada Hotel and Bistro
4.0 of 5
Granada Hotel and Bistro
USD 304 - USD 518
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SLO Brew Lofts
4.0 of 5
SLO Brew Lofts
USD 282 - USD 702
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo

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Avila La Fonda Hotel
4.0 of 5
Avila La Fonda Hotel
USD 243 - USD 497
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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