It’s no secret that San Luis Obispo is one of my favourite places to spend a long weekend. Beyond the fact that some of my best friends live there, there is just so much to do, no matter the season! I’ve listed out some of my favourite activities below, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. Oh, and when you go, tag me on those inevitable Instagram posts (I’m @hellomegano) so that I can be super jealous.
Get Some coffee and a snack or two
For a relatively small town, San Luis Obispo has such great coffee shops and coffee culture in general. From Scout to Bello Mundo, there are so many choices in the downtown area alone. My personal favourite, and yes I’m definitely biased because Kaitlyn works there, is Kreuzberg. Everything I’ve tried there has been insanely delicious, but my latest go to order is the cold brew iced coffee. It will likely change your life. All of their food is also super tasty, but if you’re unsure of what to order, just ask the barista!
Get Some Fresh Air
San Luis Obispo is surrounded by amazing hiking which is a great way to either start the day or to work off some of the amazing food and drink you’ve had, and there are plenty of beach walks nearby if you hop into the car and head to the coast. If you’re wanting to stay more central for your walks, the areas around downtown have some of the cutest houses. I often stroll around during golden hour and just get serious home envy, and hope that nobody opens their front door while I’m snapping pictures of it.
Get a Few Drinks
For me, a trip to San Luis Obispo isn’t complete without quite a few drinks. It’s a craft beer mecca that also sits in the middle of some amazing wine country, so the choices are plentiful. My recommendation? Try out the new Barrelhouse location right in downtown. With over 15 beers on tap and an awesome atmosphere, I recommend grabbing a deck of cards, some snacks, and a few friends, and posting up at a table for a few hours and a flight or two of drinks.
Have you ever been to San Luis Obispo? What do you think I’m missing here?