1039 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo 93401
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. SLO has long been recognized as one of the best stops of the “one-tank trips” between Los Angeles (200 miles south) and San Francisco (230 miles north).
Though the census currently reports roughly 45,000 residents, this two-college town has a much larger, more substantive feel. Rolling hillsides, breathtaking ocean views and spectacular beaches are all part of the scenic landscape making up the most diverse region in the state.
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.
A popular stop halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo made its mark as a city of scenic grandeur in the late 1800s. Growing up around some of the most recognized agricultural regions in the world, the region enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate year round.
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.
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12/13 Coming to The San Luis Obispo area
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Festival Mosaic San Lui Obispo CA July16-28 Five centuries of music on the central California coast.
Santa Barbara Greek Festival Santa Barbara CA July27-28 Enjoy delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries from Yiayia's traditional recipes: baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi are just a few of the sweet treats to delight you.
Antique And Garden Show Bakersfield CA August12-13 =The show features 200 dealer spaces, located on five tree covered acres, 30 historic buildings, a variety of great food, and live blues and jazz music.