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San Luis Obispo

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The Central Coast eclectic downtown, San Luis Obispo, is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and abundant outdoor recreation. Hiking in every direction, numerous parks, lagoons and beaches to enjoy. In downtown you can find art galleries to book stores, gift and coffee shops, the young, vibrant town is naturally shaded & a pleasant place to be. Free parking can be difficult to find. Downtown is built around a creek bed and a historic mission. The river walk area has many outdoor dining terraces overlooking the water, plus lots of vegetation & sidewalks meandering along the waters edge. Stay the whole weekend & bring your bike, since downtown is small & parking can be tight.
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elevation: 230' population: 47,541 zip code: 93401


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San Luis Obispo County
N of Santa Maria
on US Hwy 101 @ jct Hwy 1




  • orchards
  • farms
  • dirt back roads
  • country roads
  • beaches
  • biking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • kayaking
  • off-roading
  • wineries
  • galleries
  • village shops
  • restaurants
  • mountain biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Montana de Oro State Park
  • Morro Bay State Park
  • Morro Strand State Beach
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Oceano SVRA Pismo Dunes
  • Pismo State Beach
  • Los Osos Oaks Reserve
  • Estero Bluffs State Park
  • SLO Skate Park
  • San Luis Obispo Parks Open Space
  • San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation
  • san luis obispo campgrounds

    Morro Bay Campgrounds (Hwy 1)
    Morro Strand State Beach Camping (Hwy 1)
    Montana De Oro Campsites (Hwy 1)
    Cerro Alto Campground NFS (Hwy 41)
    El Chorro Regional Park (Hwy 1)
    Avila Hot Springs RV Resort (101)
    Santa Margarita Lake Campground KOA
    Santa Margarita Lake County Park
    Lopez Lake Campground
    Central Coast Beach Camping

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    Cool college town with upscale downtown village, restaurants, shops & lots of trees. The creek meanders thru the downtown red brick buildings with walk ways & cafes nearby. Very beautiful setting. And let's not forget the must-see "Wall of Gum" (aka Bubble Gum Alley)

    nearby towns:
    Avila Beach
    Arroyo Grande
    Paso Robles
    Morro Bay
    Baywood Park
    Los Osos
    Grover Beach
    Pismo Beach
    Shell Beach
    local links:

    San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
    1039 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    SLO Weather
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    Wall of Gum / Bubble Gum Alley
    SLO Rider / Off-Road
    Northern Chumash Tribal Council
    NPR: KCBX FM 90.1
    Los Osos Valley Organic Farm
    Foothill Cyclery
    Rec Solar
    Glean SLO
    SLO County Birding
    Growing Grounds Farm
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    Smokin' Mo's BBQ

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