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Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions



The Central Coast is home to many regional and world famous artists. The SLO area offers many opportunities to take in both traditional and innovative art using all types of media.


Biking is very popular throughout SLO County, but especially in the coastal areas. The different biking routes range from easy, scenic rides to very challenging mountain biking.

Children and Teen Activities

SLO County is a very family-oriented, kid-friendly place to vacation. Besides the many outdoor activities that will keep you children busy, there are many other options to keep them entertained and happy!

Farmer`s Markets

At our many Farmers Markets through out San Luis Obispo County, thousands of people come to taste the free samples, buy fresh food at great prices and enjoy the whole family fun atmosphere. So no matter where you stay in San Luis Obispo County, a fun Farmers Market is close! Come out and shake the hand that feeds you!


There are many great options for fishing in the area: pier fishing, deep sea fishing and shore fishing. If you head inland, you can even do some lake fishing.


The mild Mediterranean climate of the central coast provides the ideal setting for a few rounds of golf on your vacation and there are several different courses to choose from.


There is nothing more relaxing and at the same time exciting as kayaking on Morro Bay. You will have the opportunity to see many birds, sea lions, otters and other ocean inhabitants up close and personal. Do not skip this activity! There are a few different places in Morro Bay to rent kayaks.


SLO county offers many varied museums for your enjoyment.


There is no better way to enjoy the outdoors than to visit one of the many parks that the Central Coast has to offer.


Get out on the water when you visit! View our beautiful coastline while enjoying a glass of wine.


The Estero Bay area offers some great surfing spots.


The Grey Whales pass by the Central Coast twice a year as they head to Baja in December/January and return in late March and April. Blue Whales and Humpback Whales are also seen off our coast too!

Wine Tasting

The wine tasting options on the Central Coast are unlimited and if you have never tasted the premium wines of this region, you are in for a treat.