Be Here: Summer 2019 in San Luis Obispo

Soak up the sunshine and good times in San Luis Obispo this summer. With countless new restaurants, hotels, tours and events, it has truly been a transformational time —in the best way possible. With this said, we encourage you to be here in SLO for Summer 2019, whatever that means to you.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to enjoy summertime in San Luis Obispo.

Be adventurous Here

Hike, hike, hike!

Many know San Luis Obispo as the unsung hiking hero. With over 7,000 acres of designated open space, there are endless opportunities for anyone of any level to hit the trails. Check out our list of mesmerizing hikes and soak up those quintessential SLO views that have become quite the trademark of the region.

Rays of sunlight beaming from the horizon of Madonna Mountain against blue skies of San Luis Obispo. Photo by @jacob.kenyon
Photo // @jacob.kenyon

Be curious Here

Soak up all of the local history

Did you know that San Luis Obispo got its nickname as “Tiger Town” in the 1800s for its reputation of stagecoach bandits, lawlessness and complete havoc? Or that the town itself was founded by a group of Spanish padres who got lost on their way to Santa Cruz? Have you ever pondered the backstory behind Bubblegum Alley? Take the Downtown SLO Walking Tour or explore some of our most iconic attractions and entertainment to appease your history craving!

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Exterior

Be happy Here

Happy Hour in the Happiest Place in America

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a good drink, look no further than San Luis Obispo. With an emerging craft beer, wine, and cocktail scene, SLO has become quite the happy hour destination—there’s no wonder why the City has been named the happiest place in America!

Check out some of the different options for every palate:

Assorted cocktails on the wood bar top at Sidecar SLO
Photo // Sidecar SLO

Be indulged Here

Explore our emerging local cuisine scene

San Luis Obispo is continuing to expand its repertoire of local and international cuisine selections, from farm to table selections like the Farmhouse Corner Market to the bold flavors of Mistura’s Peruvian Cuisine, or Thai Palace. For a full list of dining options, check out our local restaurant guide.

Ceviche Misto and Tiradito Afrodisiaco from Mistura Restaurant in San Luis Obispo, California.
Photo // @misturarestaurant

Join in on some SLO Happenings

Join the local scene at some of the most talked about events in San Luis Obispo happening this Summer. Explore our complete events listing on our SLO Happenings Event Calendar!

Thursday Night Farmers’ Market | Every Thursday

Concerts in the Plaza | Starts June 14-September 13

Roll out the Barrels | June 20-22

Pride in the Plaza | July 14

Festival Mosaic | July 28-August 4

Ready to make your Summer 2019 moments count? Plan your San Luis Obispo Vacation now—and don’t forget to share what being here is to you with #ShareSLO.

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