California Romantic Getaways In San Luis Obispo

With miles of pristine coastline, hundreds of beautiful trails and a plethora of dining and shopping options, it’s no wonder Travel+Leisure named San Luis Obispo as one of the most romantic cities in the country. San Luis Obispo strikes the perfect balance of spontaneous adventure and relaxed luxury. 

Grab your sweetheart and explore the tide pools at Shell Beach, wine taste at through Edna Valley, and delight the foodie in you and enjoy dinner at one of Downtown SLO’s romantic restaurants. Whether you enjoy a picturesque sunset hike or painting at Art Bar, San Luis Obispo has your romantic getaway covered. 


Day 1 of Romantic Getaway

Start your morning off with a hike up Madonna Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Drop by Sally Loo’s Wholesome Café for bagels and a fruit parfait or switch it up and try Luna Red’s unique tapas style breakfast.

After refueling, cruise down Highway 1 to Morro Bay for a few hours of sunshine and serenity. For those thrill-seekers, Morro Bay offers a wide variety of kayaking, paddle boarding, and boat tours, allowing you to experience Central Coast's wildlife in the outdoors.

When you’re ready to wind down, you can pamper yourselves with a relaxing, romantic couple’s massage at spas conveniently located in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Cap your night off with a specialty cocktail from Sidecar or head Downtown to enjoy the lively nightlife.


Day 2 of Romantic Getaway

Start your Sunday off right and indulge in brunch. Cruise over to Novo for a delicious breakfast on their outdoor patio, which overlooks San Luis Creek. After brunch, meander through the unique boutiques, art galleries, and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, all within the heart of Downtown. 

When the afternoon lull sets in, visit the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, grab a bottle of wine and soak yourselves in one of their glorious hillside hot tubs. If you enjoy the arts, release your inner Picasso and get creative at Art Bar. Painting lessons are much more fun with the person you love in addition to yummy appetizers and cocktails. Finally, end your weekend adventures by catching a flick at the Sunset Drive-In, another local SLO hotspot.


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