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Ranked #1 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Moonstone Beach (Cambria)
Ranked #2 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations

 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 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: State Parks
A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner bikers alike.
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Piedras Blancas (San Simeon)
Ranked #4 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

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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Moonstone Drive (Cambria)
Ranked #5 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Scenic Drives

 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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Ranked #6 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Biking Trails
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Performing Arts Center (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #7 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Theaters
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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Ranked #8 of 89 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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Ranked #9 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water
California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10 miles of shoreline.
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Bishop Peak (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #10 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Geologic Formations; Lookouts

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 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Theaters
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Morro Rock (Morro Bay)
Ranked #12 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Geologic Formations
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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Hearst Castle (San Simeon)
Ranked #13 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Historic Sites; Castles; Monuments/ Statues
It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
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Ranked #14 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Lighthouses
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Sunset Drive-In Theatre (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #15 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #16 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #17 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #18 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: History Museums; Natural History 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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Ranked #19 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Missions
This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
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Ranked #20 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: We rent ATV's (All Terrain Vehicles i.e.: quads) for riding on the former Pismo Dunes (Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation... more » Owner description: We rent ATV's (All Terrain Vehicles i.e.: quads) for riding on the former Pismo Dunes (Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area today.) At Arnie's visitors will find a rare opportunity to tour one of the largest coastal sand dune ranges in the world. Arnie's ATV Rentals is located on the Central Coast of California - and provides you with a way to see the dunes up close and personal! « less
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Ranked #21 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Theaters
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Moonstone Beach (San Simeon)
Ranked #22 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches
Charming and natural beach.
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Ranked #23 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: State Parks; Museums
This beautiful state park campground is across the road from the beach.
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Ranked #24 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Missions
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 #25 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #26 of 89 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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Valencia Peak Trail (San Luis Obispo)
Ranked #27 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Trails; Hiking Trails
Hiking trail that ends with a spectacular view of the whole Central Coast.
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Ranked #28 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #29 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
Category: Parks
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Ranked #30 of 89 attractions in San Luis Obispo County
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