SLO Destinations

Downtown Arroyo GrandeArroyo Grande

If it’s small town charm you crave, look no further than quaint Arroyo Grande, nestled just south of Pismo Beach on the Central Coast. You’ll feel right at home strolling along the Village – perusing shops, stopping in for ice cream at Doc Burnstein’s, or dining at one of the local hangouts. Klondike’s Café is a fun place to take the family for pizza or burgers. For a classy experience, visit Gina’s Italian Cuisine. Browse the several antique stores for a local treasure, or stroll along the...

Atascadero Flower FieldsAtascadero

The city of Atascadero, located between San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, combines the ease and comfort of a small-town community with the excitement of a city – with a growing downtown and plenty of things to do for the visitor. Not only is the climate temperate, but there’s also plenty of natural beauty. The surrounding rolling hills, views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, and the nearby Salinas River shouldn’t be missed...


Avila Art sundayAvila Beach
Just north of Pismo you’ll find Avila Beach, a hotspot among locals and visitors alike because of its expansive sandy beach and clean, family friendly atmosphere. After being nearly destroyed by an oil spill, Avila went under a three-year renovation, and it’s now better than ever. It’s hard to resist strolling down the long Avila pier above the surf – great for watching the waves or doing some recreational fishing. And there’s plenty of gourmet and casual restaurants for any taste, right along the boardwalk...

View of Cambria's BeachCambria
The quiet village of Cambria is truly a hidden gem, nestled in the hills of Northern San Luis Obispo County just south of Hearst Castle. Morning fog and gentle ocean breezes only add to the village’s exquisite charm, and its year-round mild climate makes it a visitors dream. Shops and restaurants exude a cozy feel – there’s plenty of spots to peruse for anything from local wines to clothing to plants and garden accessories. Cambria also proves itself an antique-lover’s paradise; Main Street alone is home...

Cayucos PierCayucos
Just north of Morro Bay on Highway 1 is the quiet ocean town of Cayucos. The small town feel is a refreshing change from many overcrowded beach communities common in California. Cayucos, with its fresh ocean breezes and spacious landscapes, invites visitors and locals alike to slow down and enjoy the day. But there’s plenty in way of adventure too – Cayucos is popular for surfers and kayakers especially, who enjoy the secluded stretches of surf breaks. Tidepooling or fishing off the pier...

Morro BayMorro Bay
Discover the beach gem that is Morro Bay, connecting with Baywood Park along the water. Located just northwest of San Luis Obispo, this historic fishing village is full of natural beauty and charm. You can’t miss beautiful Morro Rock. Looming over the bay at 576 feet high, it’s a State Historic Landmark and also serves as a bird sanctuary. The Embarcadero, right along the water, is full of restaurants and shopping for any taste. Morro Bay also has some of the best local seafood around. A unique...

Paso Robles Lake NacimientoPaso Robles
An escape to Paso Robles, a beautiful region just a short drive northeast of San Luis Obispo between Los Angeles and San Francisco, may be just what you need. Just follow the rolling hills to the Spring Street exit off Highway 101 - it leads directly into adorable downtown Paso Robles, situated around City Park. Known for its charming ambiance, wineries, and rich history, visitors will fall in love with the sleepy small town atmosphere of this often overlooked locale. The city is rich with history that is...

Pismo Downtown Monterey Street
Pismo Beach
A throwback to the Beach Boys, Pismo Beach is a great place for those who can’t get enough of the laid back, surfer style atmosphere. Pomeroy Ave. is the only main street you will come across, and the frenzy here is due to the mouth-watering burgers and clam chowder that can be found on almost every corner. Fill your stomach with great food and then walk it off down the 1200 foot Pismo Pier. Play volleyball or take a walk along the beach, or maybe treat yourself to a round of karaoke...

San Luis Obispo Marigold FieldSan Luis Obispo
For a great escape into an unspoiled and ever- expanding city, come visit San Luis Obispo. Called “SLO” or “San Luis” by locals, it is the beloved heart of California’s Central Coast. With mild weather almost all year, and laid- back locals, it is the ideal vacation spot. Take a stroll Downtown and experience some of the main attractions, including a wide variety of shopping and dining. Start on Higuera Street and check out Uptown Espresso for some quality beverages, with free wireless internet access...

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