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Downtown San Luis Obispo offers a variety of attractions within a few short blocks, making it a must when vacationing to SLO. The epicenter of many activities and events, visitors can explore the famous Thursday night Farmers’ Market, the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, one-of-a-kind boutique shopping, museums like the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the Children’s Museum, the iconic Fremont Theatre, and of course, Bubblegum Alley.  A guided tour is an especially fun way to experience Downtown and make the most of your time in SLO.

Looking for a bite to eat? There are countless restaurants at your fingertips. Downtown SLO restaurants are guaranteed to satisfy your entire group whether you are craving an acai bowl, customized burgers, wood-fired pizza or some refreshing frozen yogurt. SLO is a foodie destination, with restaurants offering farm-to-fork menus, and featuring local beer and wine.  There’s no better way to explore Downtown on a sunny day than with a scoop of local ice cream or a fresh cup of coffee on a cool morning.


In addition to the endless activities listed below, discover the top 5 things to do in Downtown San Luis Obispo from Art Bar to Bike Night, recently featured on our #ShareSLO Community Blog.



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