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SLO with kids?

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SLO with kids?


Next week my family and I will be traveling up to SLO to visit my sister at college. I will be bringing my 2 year old daughter. Are there any must see things to do with kids that I am not aware of?

We've done Farmer's Market and shopping. We've been to Avila Farms, and the beaches...anything else that kids love that I'm missing?



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1. Re: SLO with kids?

I love going to Montana De Oro in Los Osos, a short drive from SLO, with my 2 year old daughter. It's very beautiful and peaceful.

You say you've done beaches, so I'm not sure which ones, but if you haven't seen the elephant seals in San Simeon, I highly recommend that, as long as you stay a safe distance away. My daughter loves seeing them.

Have fun in SLO!

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2. Re: SLO with kids?

Can't think of too many options for your 2 year old. However, there is the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, which is over the grade and roughly a 10 mile trip. I've never been, so I'm not sure of it's location, but you can google map it.

There's also the Dinosuar Caves Park on Shell Beach Rd, which has play equipment with a dinosaur theme. She might enjoy that.

Does your daughter swim? There's the Avila Hot Springs pool on the corner of Avila Beach Dr and Ontario Rd.

Hope this helps.

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