San Luis Obispo, CA


San Luis Obispo's name is derived from the mission's name. The plaza in front of the Mission and areas along the creek offer a variety of activities on weekends.

San Luis Obispo has an airport, or you may choose to fly to Santa Barbara and take the air bus north to San Luis Obispo. Rental cars are available for anyone arriving either by air or train. Also tours are available for those who wish come by tour bus.

The Central Coast's economy was vastly changed by the railroad. For more information see the article about the railroad. Visit the San Luis Obispo Historical Museum for more information about the train and other historical happenings here in San Luis Obispo County.

In the mid 1700's the Spanish fathers built missions up and down the Coast of California. The Indians adjacent to the missions farmed and did other chores of for the fathers. This part of California has a history decisively different from majority of the United States. Such books as Looking Backward into the Middle Kingdom by Daniel E. Krieger give insight into those times.

San Luis Obispo is on California's Central Coast. It is 4 to 5 hours driving time north of Los Angeles or south of San Francisco. You will find this area ideal for short or longer vacations. It abounds in activities for the individual and families.

Unlike interior California, the Central Coast has cooler summers and warmer winters with lots of sun. It is an ideal place to visit any time of the year. It offers many, either free or inexpensive, outdoor activities. Shopping, fine arts, quality crafts, music, the performing arts, and special events are part of the Central Coast's entertainment. Ample lodging and restaurants are here. Vineyards and their wineries are located just outside town.

Go to Coast Country Arts for more about what this area offers.

Click for details about the Farmers' Market

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San Luis Obispo, CA
September 10, 2011
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