About San Luis Obispo County

Why not find yourself in San Luis Obispo County for your next vacation? A hub of art, culture, food and entertainment, San Luis Obispo County is the perfect getaway. Check out FlipKey to find the best vacation rental to stay in to be a short distance from all the action!

About San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County's history starts with the Chumash people. In 1772, the Spaniards came and built a mission, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, which still stands today!

San Luis Obispo County, aka SLO CAL to the locals, is located between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Consisting of several towns, you'll find plenty of things to do.

With sloping green hills and extinct volcanoes serving as its background, San Luis Obispo County is perfectly situated for a quick weekend getaway.

It is easy to see why this county in the Central Coast of California is a popular destination. With its laid-back vibe, coastal views and plenty to explore, you won’t want to leave!

Wine lovers will be pleased to know that San Luis Obispo County is the third largest wine producer in California.

It may be a slow town, but you’ll never be bored!

What to do

Head on down to Morro Bay National Estuary for breathtaking views from Siena’s Point! Why not stop by the town of Cayucos where you can go whale watching?

You'll also be able to take a tour of the Point San Luis Lighthouse in Avila Beach, which has served San Luis Bay for 127 years.

For a blast from the past, visit the town of Pismo Beach. Here you'll find everything Californian including surf shops, palm trees, and a great long pier!

Take a kayak tour whilst you're at Pismo Beach, as well, and explore caves and spot otters, dolphins and other sea creatures!

When you've built up an appetite, you'll find plenty of restaurants offering fresh seafood. Be sure to stop by Splash Cafe for their delicious clam chowder in a toasted bread bowl!

Top San Luis Obispo County travel tips

If you're a hiker, then be sure to check out Montaña de Oro State Park in Los Osos. With over 50 miles of hiking trails, you'll be able to unleash your adventurous side!

The climate is mild all year round, however, if you are looking to swim then the waters are slightly warmer in July and August. Rainy months tend to be December through to March.

The main airport is in San Luis Obispo. Flights are available to and from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Each town has its own intra-city bus route.

It's easy to slip into the casual atmosphere that San Luis Obispo County offers. Explore the town or even go dune buggy riding… whatever you do, San Luis Obispo County has something for you! Start with FlipKey and find the best vacation rental to stay whilst in San Luis Obispo County.