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Essential Downtown SLO: Uncover this quirky town on a self-guided audio tour provided by VoiceMap San Luis Obispo

Essential Downtown SLO: Uncover this quirky town on a self-guided audio tour

Essential Downtown SLO: Uncover this quirky town on a self-guided audio tour
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About
Join Rob Wickens founder of LoveoftheCentralCoast as he introduces you to what is often ranked the “Happiest City in America” on this self-guided GPS audio tour. This Essentials tour will share tidbits that even locals rarely learn or stumble across. So before you take your picture in the grossly-unique Bubblegum Alley grab your headphones and let’s step back in time by visiting the World’s Smallest Chinatown, and envision dirt roads lined by rough saloons in this last town of the Wild West. Please be aware that some businesses on the tour may not be open during nights or on weekends. The walking tour is intended to be enjoyable without entering historic buildings or various points-of-interest. Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic be aware that some businesses on this tour may not be open. Please follow all social distancing and face mask advisories that may currently be in place for everyone's safety.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 110804P177
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Lifetime access to this tour in English • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Exclusions
Smarphone and headphones • Transportation • Food and drinks • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route • Entry/Admission - Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa • Entry/Admission - San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
Duration
8m
Departure details
842 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA The tour begins near the parking garage exit facing the Palm Theatre across the street. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace.
San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA This is where the tour ends
Inclusions
Lifetime access to this tour in English • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Exclusions
Smarphone and headphones • Transportation • Food and drinks • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route • Entry/Admission - Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa • Entry/Admission - San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
Departure details
842 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA The tour begins near the parking garage exit facing the Palm Theatre across the street. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace.
San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA This is where the tour ends
Duration
8m
Return details
San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA This is where the tour ends
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    842 Palm St
    842 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
    The tour begins near the parking garage exit facing the Palm Theatre across the street. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Ah Louis Store
    Palm Theatre
    Mission Plaza
  • 1
    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Museum of Art
    Stop: 1 minute
    See details
    Pass by
    History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County
  • 3
    San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Bubblegum Alley
    Stop: 3 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Downtown SLO Farmers' Market
    Granada Hotel & Bistro
    Fremont Theater
    San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre
  • You'll end at
    San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre
    888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
    This is where the tour ends
    See address & details
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Claire W
Stonington, CT24 contributions
Best bang for the buck
I just loved this tour. Great bang for the buck. I knew from the onset that many of the places would be closed due to the pandemic. But I still got a great overview of this quirky little town. Rob clearly loves the little town and it shows.
For $5,the app notices if you are not on the path and suggests that you look at the map, without getting you anxious. It took a bit to figure out Rob's directions b
ut the app worked well took a bit of getting used to it. I took my time, shopped a bit , had a nice vegan lunch at Bliss so it took me about 3 hours but probably 1 hrs walking, very leisurely.

Loved it
Written March 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JustbobChico
Chico, CA6 contributions
Great guide to a town with some great local history.
Feb 2021 • Couples
Learned more about history and items you may have just walked by. Great experience. The pace is great and even tell you where a restroom is along the route. We stopped at had a coffee at the half way point, shopped along the way and had people asking about the tour. I highly recommend it.
Written February 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tessa A
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Just the right length of time
Aug 2020
The tour had a lot of interesting facts and was just the right length of time. Not crazy about the app, as you have to start at the beginning and continue exactly in order. I would have preferred to be able to start anywhere I wanted, like you can do with a museum audio tour.
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard B
2 contributions
Fun, instructional and easy to use.
Jul 2020
This self guided GPS enabled tour was fantastic! It was filled with information about SLO and very easy to follow and listen too~ I would highly recommend it~
Written July 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jessica M
2 contributions
Great walking audio tour
Jul 2020 • Couples
Great way to explore SLO and find out about the interesting history. I liked how the map followed us and would start speaking for directions and at all of the notable locations.
Written July 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Icycoals
2 contributions
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Jun 2020 • Family
Totally worth it. Very informative (without info overload), fun and easy to do. App was kind of confusing at first, but once we caught on it was fine.
Written June 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WickenInc
San Luis Obispo, CA1 contribution
Spending time with family
Oct 2019
Was a blast to take the family on the tour around downtown San Luis Obispo. They learned some fun facts and noticed building we hadn't paid attention to before.

The walk was easy and the tour was a nice length.
Written December 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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