Staycation in San Luis Obispo | Out & About

You can find San Luis Obispo wedged between Big Sur and Santa Barbara and full of fun things to do. For a quick staycation or day trip, this central coast city is a must for any Angeleno. Framed famed accommodations like the Maddona Inn to Iconic surf at Pismo Beach, there is much to do in San Luis Obispo. 

Stay a While in San Luis Obispo

Madonna Inn

You’ve likely seen the Madonna Inn on your Instagram feed or the latest high-fashion spread. Likewise, the famed hotel is a landmark with over 100 uniquely themed rooms are on offer. Considered one of the world’s most eccentric hotels, The Madonna Inn can be a perfect stay for a girl’s weekend or couple’s retreat.

456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites

If you are looking for serenity and relaxation, look no further than the 456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites. The stylish boutique hotel offers 29 guest rooms and 4 luxury suites for a truly zen. In addition, the accommodations offer vistas of the Morro Bay Estuary, Morro Rock, sandspit, and the Pacific Ocean.

Bites and Sips in San Luis Obispo

Somerset Grill

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or brunch, Somerset Grill provides the perfect setting for a vibrant meal. Using market-fresh, regionally-inspired ingredients, enjoy your meal in a truly timeless destination.


New American restaurant, Ember from the mind of Chez Panisse alumnus Brian Collins is a delicious restaurant choice. Enjoy hand-formed pizza dough, local produce, ethically raised meats, and Central Coast wines.

Thomas Hill Organics

A market-bistro and wine bar dedicated to serving organic produce, Thomas Hills Organics provides the perfect dinner setting. Indulge in Central Coast wines and a menu that changes weekly (and seasonally) for a quality meal in San Luis Obispo. 


Shops and Sites in San Luis Obispo

Pismo Beach

An iconic surf destination, Pismo Beach is known far and wide. Likewise, as one of California’s premier surf spots, the beach is also ideal for a sunny seaside day. Take a stroll along the pier or go for a swim in the crisp cool waters of Pismo Beach.

Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande

Wine-lovers rejoice because Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande are winery destinations worth taking a visit to. With over 40 grape varieties produced in the area, the region is a wine haven. In addition, the scenery in Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande is nothing short of spectacular.

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Stroll through over 120 stalls at Downtown San Luis Obispo’s Farmers’ Market. The local foodie bazaar offers live music and an array of locally sourced items for purchase. In addition, keep in mind that you are surrounded by some of the country’s best farmland!