Things to Do in San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Our list of the best things to do in San Luis Obispo, California, features the top 148 nearby activities — including 76 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • San Luis Obispo, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Museums & Galleries.
  • The results below include the top 41 things to do within the city of San Luis Obispo, CA , followed by 107 popular activities in nearby cities, including Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Atascadero, Santa Maria and Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Our list of the best things to do in San Luis Obispo, California, features the top 148 nearby activities — including 76 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • San Luis Obispo, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Museums & Galleries.
  • The results below include the top 41 things to do within the city of San Luis Obispo, CA , followed by 107 popular activities in nearby cities, including Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Atascadero, Santa Maria and Rancho Santa Margarita
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Puzzling Adventures 1600 18th St., Bakersfield, CA MoreLess Info
Explore the city via an adventure combining the fun of a scavenger hunt with the information of a self-guided tour
0.3 Miles
96% 395 votes
Farmers Markets Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA MoreLess Info
The weekly Farmer's Market in San Luis Obispo, California is open on Thursday nights. Patrons enjoy live music as they browse for fresh produce, seafood and barbecued meats. The city health code strictly prohibits dogs from entering the market.
1.1 Miles
93% 395 votes
Colleges & Universities 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 MoreLess Info
San Luis Obispo is home to the California Polytechnic University, a leading research university. 'Cal Poly' is most renowned for its engineering, physics and mathematics programs. It is also a center of computer science and innovation.
2.2 Miles
95% 491 votes
Hiking Trails Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 MoreLess Info
San Luis Obispo features many hiking trails. Bishop Peak is one of the most strenuous due to its steep incline. The trail is four miles long and takes physically fit hikers roughly two hours to complete its circular route.
7.4 Miles
93% 436 votes
Other Shopping 560 Avila Beach Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA MoreLess Info
Nestled in San Luis Obispo, the Avila Valley Barn is a large family-operated farm that produces produce and flowers. It is a major source of sunflowers. Children and adult visitors are always welcome.
0.7 Miles
99% 268 votes
Food Tours 1067 Ella St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 MoreLess Info
Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Central Coast Food Tours is a gourmet touring company devoted to pleasing discerning palates from around the world. Central Coast Food Tours offers pre-packaged tours and charter reservations.
1.0 Miles
95% 174 votes
Arts Centers One Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 MoreLess Info
San Luis Obispo's Performing Arts Center is one of California's most prestigious venues for classical music, ballet, theater and musicals. Its calendar is filled with world-class offerings, including stars of the American and international music scenes.
1.8 Miles
96% 210 votes
Movie Theaters 255 Elks Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA MoreLess Info
Drive-in theaters like this are sadly becoming a thing of the past. Sunset Drive-In still offers good prices and a classic drive-in screen.
0.3 Miles
93% 102 votes
Movie Theaters 817 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 MoreLess Info
The first solar-powered movie theater in the United States, Palm Theatre features mostly independent and foreign films along with some mainstream movies. The theater offers digital projection, Dolby digital sound and a snack bar with food and drinks.
0.2 Miles
92% 49 votes
Theaters 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 MoreLess Info
San Luis Obispo Theater Center is the home of San Luis Obispo's local theater community. Their plays are expertly performed and lack the small-town theater feel.
0.3 Miles
86% 781 votes
Historic Buildings 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 MoreLess Info
Currently the flagship parish of the Roman Catholic Church in San Luis Obispo, California, the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was the fifth Catholic mission established in California. It endured uneasy relationships with local Native Americans and at one point was nearly destroyed by their flaming arrows.
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