Named the happiest city in America, San Luis Obispo promises that your trip up the coast will be the happiest one yet! Take a short vacation to San Luis Obispo and enjoy a plethora of great activities and fun things to do.
Watch the sunset on the beach, embark on an adventure through San Luis Obispo’s trails, and wine and dine at a number of unique wineries in town. Take a look at all the ways you can find pure happiness when you travel to the small town of San Luis Obispo!
Wineries around San Luis Obispo
If you’re interested in a glass of vino, the wineries and vineyards surrounding San Luis Obispo are phenomenal. Many of the wineries have their own unique style and personality so each one will be very different. Talley Vineyards offers the perfect spot for wine tasting with someone special. The intimate tasting room has panoramic views of the Rincon Vineyard and the Talley Farm fields.
Another fantastic winery is Chamisal Vineyards. These vineyards were the first to be planted in the Edna Valley and the distinctive characteristics of their wines are filled with Old World flavors. The tasting room is in a newly restored and incredibly charming rustic barn. The outdoor patio is the ideal place to sip their award-winning Pinot Noir.
If you’re looking to spend a day wine tasting with the kids along, Baileyana Vineyards has a well-rounded scope of things to do. The tasting room is in a restored schoolhouse surrounded by the Edna Valley vineyards and picnic areas and bocce ball courts are available for visitors to enjoy. Baileyana houses a large variety of wines under its roof so experiment and try as many as you would like!
If you’re looking to get in a good workout while on vacation or you would like to see another side of San Luis Obispo, there are many trails to go hiking and biking in this happy city! Valencia Peak Trail is a beautiful trail that ends with a beautiful peak overlooking all of California’s central coast!
Another popular trail is a hit with the locals, Bishop Peak is a tough hike but the most rewarding feeling is when you make it to the top! The best days to hike the notorious Bishop Peak are when it’s a bit cloudy. The cool breeze is so comforting as you make your way to the peak of this mountain! Breath-taking views from Bishop Peak are everywhere, great for taking photos and making wonderful memories!
Performing Arts Center
Perpare to be amazed by the lovely Performing Arts Center of San Luis Obispo! This incredibly gorgeous venue has many talented performers grace its stages offering fantastic shows to its audience. Located on the campus grounds of California Polytechnic State University or Cal Poly, the Performing Arts Center combines two major venues, the Christopher Cohan Center including the 1,289-seat Sidney Harman Hall and the 180-seat classroom of Philips Hall in addition to a multi-purpose Pavilion and the 498-seat Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre. If you’re a theater enthusiast or would like to see a big part of Cal Poly’s campus, stop by the Performing Arts Center! You will fall in love with the gorgeous ambiance and unbelievable performances!
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
San Luis Obispo has one of the most exquisite missions in California. Founded in 1772 by Father Junipero Serra, the unique Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa combines multiple architectural styles and many distinct features like it’s â€œL-shapedâ€ design and secondary nave. The mission still serves as a church so you will be able to attend it you would like to experience a California mission service.
Dallidet Adobe and Gardens
San Luis Obispo has a long and colorful past. Dive into the old story of a local family, their house, and how they lived back in the late 1800’s in addition to the stunning gardens that encompass the entire yard of their old property. You’ll be so happy you visited this little sparkle in San Luis Obispo’s history! The Dallidet Adobe and Gardens is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When you travel to San Luis Obispo, you’ll never run out of things to do! Be truly happy with the fun, excitement, and romance that this fun city called SLO has to offer.