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Address: San Luis Obispo, CA
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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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The Mission Plaza is always worth a visit.

Free, interesting, home to the San Luis Obispo Mission, the Plaza is a nice, friendly place. On Friday nights there are often bands playing here, and dancing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tommy O
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free, interesting, home to the San Luis Obispo Mission, the Plaza is a nice, friendly place. On Friday nights there are often bands playing here, and dancing.

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arroyo grande,ca
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

it is a good meeting place or a place to sit and people watch. many tourists in the season and many events.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Mission Plaza at San Luis Obispo is a lot of fun. It is beautiful, and you really feel like you are looking at the history of California. Perhaps it is just the ambiance of SLO, and Higuera, but I think they both complement each other. California missions are very special, in that they colonized the area before there was any... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The heart of the city - Mission Plaza can take on many forms...The center for music on Friday nights throughout the summer for Concerts in the Plaza...the venue for beautiful brides and grooms walking down the stairs from their wedding...bells tolling everyday at noon....the fifth mission of the 21 in California...the beauty of this historical treasure is unsurpassed...adjacent to the... More 

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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Concerts in the Plaza are the largest free concert series on the Central Coast. The 2016 concert series held every Friday starting June 10th until September 9th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. features local talent and provides for a fun opportunity to bring your blankets, stay awhile and dance the night away under the stars!

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SLO, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

If you visit SLO (or if you're a local), you'll definitely want to just take a stroll in the Mission Plaza. The ancient trees are some of the most beautiful in the downtown area, the view of the front of the mission is lovely, and there almost always seem to be people just walking, talking, and enjoying themselves. Also, directly... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I knew little about the history of the area and a visit to the mission enabled me to step back in time and feel the history and stories of the missionaries and pioneering settlers. There are many fascinating old artifacts, paintings and photographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This setting is famous for its summertime concert series. Sometimes you get to see tourists try to drive through. That's entertainment, when you're seated safely across the creek, enjoying the view.

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Paso Robles, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It's good luck to pet the bear. This is a great spot in the downtown area. I highly suggest you try San Luis BBQ and Moe's BBQ joints while you're in SLO town.

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Thank Ame W
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328 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a review of the Mission plaza, creekside and downtown area. Reasons to visit: ▪️Large shade trees line the streets and walking areas. ▪️Classic, historical old Spanish mission church. ▪️Meandering creek with an appealing creekside walk. ▪️Very good restaurants. ▪️Active college nightlife. ▪️Thursday evening farmers market. Issues and suggestions for improvement: ▪️Lack of parking, directions to public parking and... More 

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