Guidebook for San Luis Obispo

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Guidebook for San Luis Obispo

Food Scene

Cute little coffee shop with great atmosphere. Locally owned which makes it even better.
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Scout Coffee Co.
1130 Garden Street
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Cute little coffee shop with great atmosphere. Locally owned which makes it even better.
Great spot to work on your laptop and watch the downtown scene go by.
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Ascendo Coffee
974 Monterey Street
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Great spot to work on your laptop and watch the downtown scene go by.
The best real Neapolitan style pizza of your life. At least outside of Italy. One of the owners is a local, and the other married her and moved here. Seriously I can't recommend the pizza enough. I eat here three times a week. Cocktails are great too.
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Flour House
690 Higuera St
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The best real Neapolitan style pizza of your life. At least outside of Italy. One of the owners is a local, and the other married her and moved here. Seriously I can't recommend the pizza enough. I eat here three times a week. Cocktails are great too.
Delicious Italian food. They are moving soon, and the new place looks even better!
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Giuseppe's Cucina Rustica
849 Monterey Street
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Delicious Italian food. They are moving soon, and the new place looks even better!
Delicious burgers and great beer selection!
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Eureka!
1141 Chorro Street
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Delicious burgers and great beer selection!
This is where to go for Sunday brunch if you are looking for bottomless mimosas and football. Not classy, but great food and fun atmosphere. Also a lot cheaper than the downtown locations. Parking is weird. It's in the back but the driveway is kind of hidden.
Charlie's Place
981 Foothill Blvd
This is where to go for Sunday brunch if you are looking for bottomless mimosas and football. Not classy, but great food and fun atmosphere. Also a lot cheaper than the downtown locations. Parking is weird. It's in the back but the driveway is kind of hidden.
Great spot for Sunday brunch. We normally go at noon right after mass. Right across the plaza from the Mission though, so its very convenient. Good food, but portions are on the smaller side. More of an upscale brunch atmosphere.
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Luna Red
1023 Chorro Street
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Great spot for Sunday brunch. We normally go at noon right after mass. Right across the plaza from the Mission though, so its very convenient. Good food, but portions are on the smaller side. More of an upscale brunch atmosphere.

Sightseeing

Gorgeous mission with an amazing plaza in front. Definitely see the gardens.
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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
751 Palm Street
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Gorgeous mission with an amazing plaza in front. Definitely see the gardens.
Great old theater. Awesome marquee. Also great if you want to catch a movie. They have been doing more special events in there in the past few years as well.
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Fremont Theater
1025 Monterey St
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Great old theater. Awesome marquee. Also great if you want to catch a movie. They have been doing more special events in there in the past few years as well.
Great spot. Short, easy hike. These are all old architecture projects from the 60's and 70's. Really cool old sculpture and buildings to explore.
Poly Canyon Architecture Displays
Great spot. Short, easy hike. These are all old architecture projects from the 60's and 70's. Really cool old sculpture and buildings to explore.
The famous Inn features every room with a different eclectic theme. Just go walk around it, or maybe stop in for lunch. Make sure to visit the men's restroom downstairs.
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Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road
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The famous Inn features every room with a different eclectic theme. Just go walk around it, or maybe stop in for lunch. Make sure to visit the men's restroom downstairs.
Its gross, but you should see it since its famous.
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Bubblegum Alley
733 Higuera Street
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Its gross, but you should see it since its famous.

Parks & Nature

Gorgeous trail that leads from SLO to Avila. Great for running, biking, roller blading, etc. There is also a new place called "the secret garden" where they serve beer and wine out of a cute little airstream trailer. Highly recommend!
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Ontario & Bob Jones Trail
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Gorgeous trail that leads from SLO to Avila. Great for running, biking, roller blading, etc. There is also a new place called "the secret garden" where they serve beer and wine out of a cute little airstream trailer. Highly recommend!
This is a great intermediate hike. A little steep at beginning and end, but very manageable. Incredible views at the top, especially if you climb the boulders. People do fall off though, so do it with caution.
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Bishops Peak Trail Head
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This is a great intermediate hike. A little steep at beginning and end, but very manageable. Incredible views at the top, especially if you climb the boulders. People do fall off though, so do it with caution.
Really cool little park. Surrounded by a year round creek. Horse shoe pits, swing sets, volleyball court, and huge BBQ pits you can rent. Out of the way, and not many people go which makes it even nicer.
Cuesta Park
2400 Loomis Street
Really cool little park. Surrounded by a year round creek. Horse shoe pits, swing sets, volleyball court, and huge BBQ pits you can rent. Out of the way, and not many people go which makes it even nicer.

Drinks & Nightlife

The original San Luis Obispo dive bar. Recently renovated to remove years of pee and sadness from the walls, its now popular among young professionals, Cal poly grads from the 80s and 90s reliving their college days, wedding parties, and fraternity types. Must visit for 21st birthdays (watch out for the Bull Sweat), and for evenings when you feel like drinking massive quantities of $2.50 Bud Lites.
Bull's Tavern
1040 Chorro St
The original San Luis Obispo dive bar. Recently renovated to remove years of pee and sadness from the walls, its now popular among young professionals, Cal poly grads from the 80s and 90s reliving their college days, wedding parties, and fraternity types. Must visit for 21st birthdays (watch out for the Bull Sweat), and for evenings when you feel like drinking massive quantities of $2.50 Bud Lites.
Great bar for the more young professional scene. Fewer college students and more late 20's early 30's with job types. Food is also pretty good.
Buffalo Pub and Grill
717 Higuera St
Great bar for the more young professional scene. Fewer college students and more late 20's early 30's with job types. Food is also pretty good.
This is where you go to find people drinking in the middle of the day. A location for locals and professional bar stool riders. You can get a little flavor of Old San Luis Obispo here. Complete with Shamrock's on the wall with the last names of people who drank at the bar every day consecutively for at least a year.
McCarthy's | Irish Pub
600 Marsh St
This is where you go to find people drinking in the middle of the day. A location for locals and professional bar stool riders. You can get a little flavor of Old San Luis Obispo here. Complete with Shamrock's on the wall with the last names of people who drank at the bar every day consecutively for at least a year.
Another young professionals bar. Usually the college kids don't venture off of Higuera, so this is a great spot. No loud dance music. Tables and another bar in the back. Great food as well. I recommend the Beef Mac n' Cheese.
Black Sheep Bar & Grill
1117 Chorro Street
Another young professionals bar. Usually the college kids don't venture off of Higuera, so this is a great spot. No loud dance music. Tables and another bar in the back. Great food as well. I recommend the Beef Mac n' Cheese.
Good bar if you are looking for a slightly classier "club" ish scene. You will pay a cover, but its a cool spot. This is their new location.
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SLO Brew Pub
736 Higuera Street
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Good bar if you are looking for a slightly classier "club" ish scene. You will pay a cover, but its a cool spot. This is their new location.
Great music on the weekends. Usually have a live band. Often reggae music or classic rock.
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Frog & Peach Pub
728 Higuera Street
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Great music on the weekends. Usually have a live band. Often reggae music or classic rock.

Essentials

They have pretty much everything you need for cheap, and you can walk there!
Smart & Final
1321 Johnson Avenue
They have pretty much everything you need for cheap, and you can walk there!
This is where you can buy beer if you choose not to walk downtown. Be warned, the wine selection is terrible.
7-Eleven
1301 Monterey St
This is where you can buy beer if you choose not to walk downtown. Be warned, the wine selection is terrible.

Arts & Culture

Cool little museum with rotating exhibits.
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San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad Street
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Cool little museum with rotating exhibits.
Cool old library built by Andrew Carnegie now turned into a local history museum.
History Center of San Luis Obispo County
696 Monterey St
Cool old library built by Andrew Carnegie now turned into a local history museum.
Lots of amazing shows here throughout the year. Nutcracker Ballet around Christmas is my favorite! Also wonderful performances from the San Luis Obispo Symphony as well as many other acts.
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Performing Arts Center
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Lots of amazing shows here throughout the year. Nutcracker Ballet around Christmas is my favorite! Also wonderful performances from the San Luis Obispo Symphony as well as many other acts.
Great shows! Different runs of productions throughout the year.
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San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre
888 Morro Street
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Great shows! Different runs of productions throughout the year.

Shopping

This is a great home store. They have really awesome and unique items. Quality kitchenware and much more!
Forden's Fireplace Shop
857 Monterey St
This is a great home store. They have really awesome and unique items. Quality kitchenware and much more!