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Address: , San Luis Obispo, CA
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Description: Two-block area of downtown serves as the community's cultural and social...
Two-block area of downtown serves as the community's cultural and social center complemented with great shopping, outdoor and indoor dining and nightlife.
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One block over from the main shopping area downtown, is this lovely green space where you can people watch, enjoy the gardens, or use the free restroom if need be. A bridge across... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Billings, Montana
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Beaumont, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love coming here for the last 40 years! The SLO life, all are so friendly, new additions, but done in such a way to preserve the histric look of downtown Higuera St. Mission is gorgeus, stream that flows nearby, is sadly, so dry with the 5 yr. drought. At Christmas-time one could visit Santa in his little North Pole house... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is right outside the mission so we enjoyed our wait for the tour. Benches, dedicated to SLO denizens,allow for resting and nearby cafes can provide cold drinks.

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One block over from the main shopping area downtown, is this lovely green space where you can people watch, enjoy the gardens, or use the free restroom if need be. A bridge across the creek can take you to the main shopping area again when you are ready.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

You know the drill. Lots of shops and restaurants, colorful people of all sorts, loud, and bustling.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A great shopping centre. Lots of fantastic shops. Bought a few items from Ross. Their designer handbags were great value.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The grounds themselves are landscaped nicely with large trees, creek walk nearby. Friday evening free concerts in the summer.

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So Calif
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I visit California Missions whenever a city has one since I live walking distance to the San Gabriel Mission and enjoy their historical presence. This mission is certainly one well preserved and easily accessible. They have a walking tour and a fine museum of artifacts inside.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This plaza is a very nice and practical place to meet your friends, to visit the nearby mission or to just sip some good coffee.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This lovely large plaza by the mission connects the 1772 structure with the creek that runs through San Luis Obispo and the town's shopping/restaurant district. It is a great place from which to inspect the mission's architecture or to simply sit and relax or watch the passersby. I especially like the bear fountain that is a permanent part of the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The plaza is a wonderful open space in front of the mission. It would be excellent for any type of event, I'm sure it is put to good use, however we weren't there long enough to witness anything taking place there.

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