- 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 Los Angeles MoreLess Info
Explore the city via an adventure combining the fun of a scavenger hunt with the information of a self-guided tour
96% 395 votes
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.
93% 395 votes
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.
95% 491 votes
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.
93% 436 votes
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.
99% 268 votes
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.
95% 174 votes
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.
96% 210 votes
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.
93% 102 votes
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.
92% 49 votes
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.
86% 781 votes
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.