Local Attractions

Cultural, recreational and educational attractions:

Performing Arts Center
The Christopher Cohan Center showcases the arts. On the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
One of America’s oldest continuously running community theatres!
Clark Center Theater for the Performing Arts
The premier venue on the Central Coast for professional and community performing arts.
Great American Melodrama
Over 32 years of outstanding theater, vaudeville, song, dance and comedy.
Avila Hot Springs
Fun for everyone! A large swimming pool, a hot mineral pool and loads of relaxation.
Hearst Castle
One of the world’s greatest collections of art, antiquities and stunning architecture.
San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
Hand-on exhibits designd to educate and entertain, where families can connect and have fun. Special programs, events, and workshops.
Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves
Local & statewide artisits display their work. Enjoy live music, gourmet food, demonstrations, children’s activites, & more.
The San Luis Obispo Art Center
The center for exhibits, displays, education, and events to celebrate local artists.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Dedicated to conservation and sustainable gardening, featuring botanicals from 5 Mediterranean climates.
San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum
Learn local history while touring the historic Carnegie Library built in 1904.
Noland’s Horse Drawn Carriages
For your special occasion, beautiful carriages pulled by elegant horses.
San Luis Obispo Symphony
World-class artists, premiers, special events, and music performed around the county.
Opera San Luis Obispo
The essence of opera performed in intimate settings throughout the Central Coast.
SLO Thursday Night Farmers Market
One of the best markets anywhere! Great food, farm fresh produce, entertainment – all in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Virg’s Landing Sportsfishing
Enjoy some of the best chartered fishing and wildlife sightings in the world – all year round. Departure from Morro Bay.
Cypress Ridge
Play the Peter Jacobsen Signature Golf Course, also designated as an Audubon International habitat and wildlife preserve. Arroyo Grande
Chalk Mountain Golf Course
A game of golf surrounded by the majestic oaks, rolling hills and meandering creeks in Atascadero.
Mozart Festival
An annual event to celebrate the amazing theater of music in beautiful venues throughout the county.
Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo
This artistic ballet company exemplifies the beauty and passion of dance.
Estrella War Birds Museum
Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft and memorabilia. Paso Robles.
San Luis Obispo Blues Society
Blues fans rejoice! Live performances by a huge array of entertainers devoted to “the blues.”
Gopher Glen Apple Farm
Visit our farm! We grow apples, press cider and stock a roadside produce stand.
Harris Stage Lines
Visit the ranch in Paso Robles to get an authentic look at Western life and see expert horsemanship.
Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa
Founded in 1772 by Father Serra, one of only six missions that still rings is bells. Stroll through the beautiful gardens.
Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Founded in 1797, the mission is being restored after the San Simeon Quake. Convent and gift shop is open.