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>> Montana de Oro State Park

- Great for horseback riding, camping and mountain biking.

- Considered to be one of the biggest parks in California, featuring 8000 acres of sandy beaches, canyons and hills.

- The park is located at 3550 Pecho Valley Road.


>> San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum

- Features Victorian exhibits, Chumash artifacts, including a library that presents San Luis Obispo's history.

- There are no admission fees and the museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 4 pm.


>> San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens

- Presents a wide variety of plants, including beautiful gardens, a garden shop and educational programs.

- Visitors can volunteer to work in the garden between 9 am and 11 am or learn how to grow a plant in the Greenhouse Growers program, Tuesday mornings, between 9 am and 11 am.

- Guided tours are also available.

- The Botanical gardens can be found at El Chorro Regional Park (Highway 1, San Luis Obispo).


Sports & outdoor events


The MS Walk is an annual free event, held every spring in San Luis Obispo, on Monterey and Chorro Streets.


It is a fund raising event where hundreds of thousands supporters walk in order to help people with multiple sclerosis end their suffering and gain hope.


Joining this event, there are other 2 MS events: Bike MS and the Challenge Walk.


The Bike MS consists in 100 riders across the nation in behalf of the people who suffer with MS.

The Callenge Walk is a 2 or 3 days event, featuring a 30 mile walk, in 9 destinations across the country.




California International Choral Festival: the festival is held at Cal Poly campus, in June, presenting choral performances.


Festival Mozaic: it takes place every summer, in San Luis Obispo, and it is a unique musical festival, entertaining visitors with Latin music, blues, jazz and rock and roll.


Annual HANDs on Health festival: It is a 2-day community event, taking place at Cal Poly campus. The festival presents the latest researches regarding human health to an audience of medical professionals, students and scientists.


Visitors will also be able to taste new recipes or watch cooking demonstrations. There are also free health and dental screenings, as well as workshops, games, educational programs and food-related activities.




There are many options for those who wish to enjoy a fun night out in San Luis Obispo. Among the most popular night spots, there are:


Big Sky Cafe on 1121 Broad Street: Customers say that it is a great place to eat, including delicious appetizers and desserts.


McCarthy's Irish Pub on 600 Marsh St : A good option for having a drink with friends.


Firestone Grill on 1001 Higuera St Ste A: Great burgers, often used as a meeting place for Cal Poly students.


Tsurugi Japanese Restaurant: They are serving delicious sushi rolls, as well as other traditional Asian dishes.


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