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San Luis Obispo, CA 93410

San Luis Obispo is almost smack dab in the middle of California's two most-famous cities Los Angeles and San Francisco and just minutes from the beach.

Nestled in the heart of California's golden Central Coast is a community where neighbors still hold block party barbecues, friendly people greet strangers on the street, the weather is ideal all year round and there's never a lack of things to do.

In 1772, Spaniards decided to make a home in what is now considered downtown San Luis Obispo.

The rich soil and temperate weather in the lush, green valley nestled in the rolling foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range offered ideal growing conditions for their crops.

They came and built a mission that is still standing today in the center of town. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa remains a working parish church. San Luis Creek, the original water source for the mission, and later the city, winds through Mission Plaza which remains a central meeting place and host of festivals, fairs and other celebrations throughout the year. The Mission is the root of San Luis Obispo's history and an ideal spot to begin your tour of historic San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a stone's throw from miles of national forest, state parks, sandy beaches, lakes, and mountain ranges. Combine these features with year-round mild weather and you've got an incredible recreation Mecca!

San Luis Obispo has biking, golf, water skiing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, fishing, camping, surfing, rock climbing, swimming, roller blading, scenic strolls...just about whatever you want to do! And, in most cases you can rent what you need from our local and knowledgeable shops and service companies.

Country roads and scenic terrain provide cyclists, runners and others exquisite views.

Lopez Lake, a medium-sized lake with great camping facilities, is 15 miles south of SLO. Fish include bluegill, crappie, catfish, large/small mouth bass and trout.

Nacimiento Lake is 45 miles north of SLO and is a large lake known for its water skiing, fishing and shore facilities. White bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill fishing.

Santa Margarita Lake is 21 mi. northeast of SLO and is considered a day-use lake known for its great fishing, including bluegill, catfish and striped bass. Water-contact sports are prohibited. Pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends.

San Simeon State Park is 45 miles north of SLO. Two campgrounds are available with various amenities. Four mile hiking trail (first half mile is wheel chair accessible) inside park although trails are closed to dogs and bikes.

San Luis Obispo is surrounded by some of the finest vineyards and vintners on the planet. The mild, Mediterranean climate and rich soil create the perfect environment for growing wine grapes.

The mountainous landscape blanketed with lush rows of green vines is the perfect backdrop for a scenic drive or bike trek through the countryside, or a picnic at a winery.

A relaxing drive through San Luis Obispo's beautiful wine country offers spectacular views of rugged hills, vast rows of green vineyards, crystal-blue skies and yes, tasting of some of the finest wines around.
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