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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.

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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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Avila Valley Barn
Avila Valley Barn
Attraction type: Farms
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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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California Polytechnic University
California Polytechnic University
Attraction type: Educational sites
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Highway 1 Discovery Route
Highway 1 Discovery Route
Owner description: Roam this 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County where you'll find 10 uncrowded beaches, 12 state parks, Hearst Castle, three bountiful wine regions... more Owner description: Roam this 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County where you'll find 10 uncrowded beaches, 12 state parks, Hearst Castle, three bountiful wine regions, farm-to-table cuisine, and unique wildlife habitats. Wherever you roam along the Highway 1 Discovery Route, you will find the best of Highway 1! less
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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All places to eat » Places to eat

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

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

HI San Luis Obispo
HI San Luis Obispo
USD 32 - USD 76
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Avila Village Inn
3.5 of 5
Avila Village Inn
USD 178 - USD 310
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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San Luis Bay Inn
3.5 of 5
San Luis Bay Inn
USD 146 - USD 325
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel
USD 115 - USD 244
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
2.5 of 5
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
USD 90 - USD 253
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Madonna Inn
3.5 of 5
Madonna Inn
USD 139 - USD 330
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

SLO Brew Lofts
4.0 of 5
SLO Brew Lofts
USD 406 - USD 787
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Granada Hotel and Bistro
4.0 of 5
Granada Hotel and Bistro
USD 300 - USD 574
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Avila La Fonda Hotel
4.0 of 5
Avila La Fonda Hotel
USD 234 - USD 498
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.