“Simply called "SLO" or "San Luis" by locals, the city is the cultural and commercial hub of California’s scenic Central Coast. It's anchored by one of California's historic missions, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, one of the best-preserved examples of 18th century Spanish architecture.
Home to California Polytechnic State University, known locally as Cal Poly, and Cuesta College, the city enjoys a youthful vigor and intellectually fertile climate thanks to their presence. Respected speakers and big-name entertainers often appear on the two campuses. Students and permanent residents alike enjoy the combination of high-end styles and intimate boutiques. San Luis Obispo is a vibrant city with a relaxed style.
Endless acres of picturesque vineyards located only minutes from downtown supports a thriving wine industry. Natives celebrate seasonal harvests with world-class wines and innovative, cosmopolitan-inspired cuisine.
SLO's weekly Farmers' Market is among the area's most popular events. It occurs on Higuera and adjoining streets downtown. Sample a bevy of unforgettable flavors, visit local shops that stay open later, and enjoy live entertainment as the sun goes down. This event is how the locals kick off each weekend of the year (except Thanksgiving.) It runs from 6-9 p.m. Experience one of the more unconventional attractions in the area by finding the famed Bubble Gum Alley, just off Higuera Street.” Highlighted quote from visitslo.com