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Top things to do in San Luis Obispo County

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Ranked #1 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Moonstone Beach (Cambria)
Ranked #2 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations; Outdoors

 Moonstone Beach is a gorgeous strech of coastline in the Cambria area.  Here you will view waves crashing on the surf and see numerous sea lions basking on the rocks.  It is also... more »

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Ranked #3 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner bikers alike.
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Performing Arts Center (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #4 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Theaters; Cultural
Owner description: State-of-the-art performance center is maintained by three important entities: California Polytechnic State University, the... more » Owner description: State-of-the-art performance center is maintained by three important entities: California Polytechnic State University, the City of San Luis Obispo and the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center. « less
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Moonstone Drive (Cambria)
Ranked #5 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks

 Moonstone Drive is a gorgeous street that runs along Moonstone Beach.  Here you will find many different styles of lodging and inns.  There is also the Moonstone Beach Bar &... more »

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Piedras Blancas (San Simeon)
Ranked #6 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Landmarks

Three miles north of the turnoff to Hearst Castle, you'll find a parking lot overlooking a beach at Piedras Blancas. If it's Dec-Feb, the presence of crowds of people lined up at... more »

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Ranked #7 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Other
Owner description: ATVs, UTVs, and Dune Buggy rentals right on the beach. The only State Parks Certified Vendor to have ATVs, UTVs, and Dune... more » Owner description: ATVs, UTVs, and Dune Buggy rentals right on the beach. The only State Parks Certified Vendor to have ATVs, UTVs, and Dune Buggies all in one place, By Far Sun Buggie has the newest fleet of the Best Name brand vehicles, and the best safety record in the industry! Family Friendly Fun- Come Play on the Dunes - Buggies seat 2, 4, 6, or even 8 persons! « less
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Sunset Drive-In Theatre (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #8 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
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Ranked #9 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
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Bishop Peak (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #10 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Geologic Formations; Lookouts; Outdoors

This hike is a popular one with the locals.  You will encounter many Cal Poly students.  The ascent is somewhat more rigorous than is generally depicted.  Sturdy shoes are... more »

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Ranked #11 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10 miles of shoreline.
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Morro Rock (Morro Bay)
Ranked #12 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
Owner description: Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre Morro Rock is the last in a chain of extinct... more » Owner description: Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre Morro Rock is the last in a chain of extinct volcanoes. « less
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Ranked #13 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
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Hearst Castle (San Simeon)
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Ranked #14 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
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Ranked #15 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
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Ranked #18 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums

The fifty- year-old Museum of Natural History is the only natural history museum in the entire State Park system.  In 2002 it was completely modernized.  The old stagnent exhibits... more »

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Moonstone Beach (San Simeon)
Ranked #19 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Charming and natural beach.
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Ranked #20 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Missions; Cultural
This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
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Ranked #21 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Museums; State Parks; Outdoors
This beautiful state park campground is across the road from the beach.
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Ranked #22 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Missions; Cultural
Owner description: Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an... more » Owner description: Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an active church in the community. « less
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Ranked #23 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Museums
Owner description: Featuring skateboards and memorabilia from the 1930s to present day. Proudly displaying skateboards and memorabilia from Todd... more » Owner description: Featuring skateboards and memorabilia from the 1930s to present day. Proudly displaying skateboards and memorabilia from Todd Huber's Skatelab, Stephen Pizzo, Pat "Skate Fink" Maphis, Dennis Allgeier and Jack Smith .Open seven days a week. M-F: 12 -5Weekends: 10-6 « less
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Ranked #24 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Valencia Peak Trail (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #27 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails; Outdoors
Hiking trail that ends with a spectacular view of the whole Central Coast.
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Ranked #28 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Owner description: Unforgettable Characters. Extraordinary Stories.Live Theatre on the Central Coast since 1947.San Luis Obispo Little Theatre... more » Owner description: Unforgettable Characters. Extraordinary Stories.Live Theatre on the Central Coast since 1947.San Luis Obispo Little Theatre is a non-profit, volunteer-based performing arts organization committed to presenting quality theatrical productions for the entertainment and enrichment of our community. « less
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Ranked #29 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
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Ranked #30 of 70 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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