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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
  • 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:

  • 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
  • san luis obispo campgrounds

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

    tent camping

    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)

    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
    895 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    Bubble Gum Alley
    Northern Chumash Tribal Council
    NPR: KCBX FM 90.1
    Los Osos Valley Organic Farm
    Foothill Cyclery
    Glean SLO
    Growing Grounds Farm
    Beach RV Rentals
    Smokin' Mo's BBQ
    Festival Mozaic
    San Luis Obispo Food & Wine Events

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