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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.

san luis obispo, California

elevation: 230'
population: 47,541
zip code: 93401


creeks, valley, coastal hills

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San Luis Obispo

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


San Luis Obispo



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

    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
  • Santa Lucia Wilderness
  • description:
    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. Let's not forget the must-see "Wall of Gum" (aka Bubble Gum Alley)

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

    Wildflowers of the Santa Lucia Mountains
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