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“Stroll the Heart of SLO” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mission Plaza

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Owner description: Two-block area of downtown serves as the community's cultural and social center complemented with great shopping, outdoor and indoor dining and nightlife.
San Luis Obispo, California
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265 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Stroll the Heart of SLO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

With the fountains, the mission, the artists, musicians, creek running, what's not to like? A real feel for the vibe of SLO. Family friendly.

Visited April 2012
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Sunnyvale, California
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Seedy crowd and suspicious herbal smells”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

Normally we love strolling along the creek near the mission, and walking through the plaza. Makes a fine place to walk through, and there are some public restrooms near the west side above the creek. This particular visit there were some suspicious people loitering about and smoking something that was not cigarettes. Not sure if this is the new norm, or we just got unlucky.

Visited April 2012
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San Luis Obispo
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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Mission Plaza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

It is located next to the river and offers a great place to stroll. There are also some great restaurants along the river.

Visited February 2012
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Pismo Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful creek flows through the center of town next to the historic mission.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

There's a beautiful creek running through town with pathways and restaurants next to the historic mission.

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Pismo Beach, Calif.
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133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“The only park in downtown San Luis Obispo.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

Mission Plaza once was Monterey Street. They torn down an historic Telegram-Tribune building that housed an underground garage and my grandfather's tailor shop in the 1890s that covered part of San Luis Creek. By closing the street and landscaping to the creek they created a central meeting place for fundraisers. Santa's house is there in December.

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