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San Luis Obispo
1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, California 93405
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 Downtown San Luis Obispo

Downtown San Luis Obispo

1108 Garden St., Suite 210, San Luis Obispo, California, 93401
Category: Activities, Entertainment, Restaurant, Shopping & Nightlife
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Historic Downtown San Luis Obispo: Shopping, Dining & Special Events

Featuring a charming small town atmosphere and a pedestrianized area, this lovely downtown area is the core of one of California's oldest communities. From the classic trolley and Thursday night farmers market to evening art walks and guided tours, downtown San Luis Obispo offers a wealth of unique attractions. You'll also find plenty of shopping and dining in this lively downtown area.


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  • San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival
  • San Luis Obispo Jazz Festival
  • Art After Dark


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Wine tasting
  • Farmers market
  • Trolley

Main Street Holidays

Throughout the nation, historic neighborhoods centered around a quintessential “Main Street” celebrate the holidays in an old-fashioned manner. San Luis Obispo is one of these landmark towns and features a colorful celebration every winter.

Change for Change

Recycled parking meters have been turned into donation boxes in San Luis Obispo downtown to provide a thoughtful alternative to panhandling. If you have spare change, feel free to donate it to this worthy program.


  • Where is the farmers market and what can I find there?

    The farmers market takes place on Thursday nights on Higuera Street between Osos and Nipomo Streets. You’ll find live music, local entertainers and 120 vendors selling barbecue, organic produce, seasonal gift items and more
  • Where should I eat?

    You’ll have many dining options in downtown San Luis Obispo. Some of the most popular options include Novo, Goshi, Ciopinot, Palazzo Guiseppe, Big Sky Café, House of Bread and Jaffa Café.

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