There’s quite a lot to do and see in San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) and we have the perfect itinerary to leave you feeling fulfilled and ready to plan your next trip. Check out how we think you should spend 72 hours in SLO CAL on California’s Central Coast.
Start your day filled with outdoor activity by fueling up with a hearty cowboy breakfast of tri-tip and eggs or biscuits and gravy at F. McClintock’s Restaurant, a treasure of downtown Pismo & Shell Beach.
Head out for a morning at the beach zooming in dune buggies at the Oceano Dunes with Sun Buggy. If you’re in the mood for a serious burger, then you’ll have to check out this SLO CAL staple. Sylvester’s Burgers in Oceano makes everything from traditional burgers to more exotic like elk, wild boar and buffalo.
Rent an electric bike at Pedego and cruise the Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach. Or, hop into some kayaks and explore the bay and Point San Luis Lighthouse. Pop into a tasting room to savor a different fruit of SLO CAL’s labor.
Take it slow in the morning with a long, leisurely brunch at the Spoon Trade in Grover Beach. With fan favorites like chicken and waffles, fried bologna sandwiches and brown sugar French toast, you’re sure to leave happy and full.
Head inland to the famous Madonna Inn for a morning trail ride through the beautiful hills of San Luis Obispo. Grab the reins and get ready for stunning views of Cerro San Luis, Bishop Peak and the surrounding San Luis Obispo area.
Visit downtown SLO and leave a mark! Grab a piece of bubblegum and add to the famous Bubblegum Alley, located in the 700 block of Higuera Street. While the origins of this phenomena are unknown, today nobody questions taking part in this wonderfully icky tradition.
Whether you’re here for a breath of fresh, salty ocean air, to indulge in locally-farmed oysters or experience a bevy of outdoor activities, Morro Bay is sure to fulfill all of your wildest and most delicious dreams on day 3. Book a fishing excursion and reel in dinner. Kayak the Morro Bay Estuary and see what wonders lie around each corner. Sip the day away at Libertine Pub or Three Stax and a Rock brewery. Or simply, relax on the beach watching kiteboarders and surfers take to the water.
Explore the 127 acres of terraced gardens, fountains, and pools, and choose from a variety of tours to explore the marvelous 165-roomed Hearst Castle. Started in 1919, Hearst Castle has truly unique architecture, history, and beauty, making it a one-of-a-kind museum.
Drive just 5 miles north of Hearst Castle on Highway 1 to view elephant seals at Elephant Seal Vista Point. While elephant seals can be seen here year around, the best times to view them are November through February.
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