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San Luis Obispo Beach

Location: San Luis Obispo, California

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Is filled with amazingly beautiful spots along California’s Central Coastline. It is a land with wonderful ocean breezes, excellent California weather, filled with miles of sandy California beaches with a background of rolling hillsides. Visitor attractions abound in San Luis Obispo County; from windswept sand dunes to grapevine-filled valleys; from historic villages to quaint beach towns, this is an oasis of both natural and cultural splendor. All through the year, San Luis Obispo hosts many festivals, celebrations and various events. Some of the popular events are: The Botanical Garden Festival, I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, and Open Studios Tours. From wine festivals and music concerts to car shows, San Luis Obispo visitors constantly have an event or two to select from during their stay.

CLIMATE: More temperate, with patches of fog and some rain during winter months. As with the all of the central coast of California, temperatures can vary and layering is recommended.

LOCAL FLAVOR: Visitors are greeted by the tree-lined streets of a charming shopping district filled with an array of stores, outdoor cafés, and coffee houses. On Thursday evenings, an open-air Farmer’s Market fills four blocks of Higuera Street. There is a variance of entertainment provided during the Farmer’s Market, to include arts and crafts booths up and down the streets. Just-picked produce and a variety of barbecued specialties from local restaurants help to insure an evening of guaranteed enjoyment. San Luis is a wonderful place to find beach rentals in central California.

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa: A historical landmark and one of the most beautiful missions in California.

San Luis Children’s Museum: Preschool through elementary-age children learn about health, history, safety, science, nature and the arts through a series of hands-on activities and exhibits.

History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County: Located in the former Carnegie Library, this museum traces the history of San Luis Obispo County from the era of the Chumash and Salinan Indians to present day.

San Luis Symphony Orchestra

Baileyana Winery

Avila Beach Golf Resort

Mission Plaza

San Luis Botanical Garden

Poly Canyon Loop: Eight-mile running trail lined with lovely plants, flowers and cows.

El Chorro Regional Park: Near downtown San Luis. This park features the Day Creek Golf Course and a number of outdoor attractions, to include family barbeque areas, softball fields, botanical gardens and various types of hiking trails.

California State Polytechnic University

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