Things to Do in San Luis Obispo

Visit the beach, take a local tour or shop in town. From exploring nearby wine country to dining downtown, there's no shortage of things to do in San Luis Obispo. Embark on a tour of local wineries; our hotel is located just minutes away from the heart of wine country. Or spend a day splashing around at one of several nearby beaches. Still eager to get out and about? Shop, dine and explore the historic and pedestrian-friendly downtown SLO neighborhood.

Visit Hearst Castle

Plan a visit to the famed estate of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. Set high atop the clouds on Enchanted Hill, Hearst Castle was nearly 30 years in the making and features incredible Gothic architecture, sweeping views of the San Simeon village and a vast collection of rare and ancient artwork. Explore the 165 rooms and 125 acres of his lavish estate on one of nine unique guided tours offered at this National Historic Landmark mansion.

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A Variety of Attractions

  • San Luis Obispo Wine Region, 3 miles
  • Mission de Tolosa San Luis Obispo, 3.7 miles
  • Avila Beach, 7 miles
  • Pismo Beach, 10 miles
  • Oceano Dunes, 16.6 miles
  • Morro Bay, 16.8 miles
  • Paso Robles Wine Region, 32 miles
  • Mid-State Fairgrounds, 32 miles
  • Hearst Castle, 47.6 miles

And . . . Shopping

  • Madonna Plaza Shopping Center, 2.1 miles
  • Downtown Merchants Association, 3.5 miles
  • Ruby Rose, 4.1 miles