Quality Suites Central Coast
1631 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-5001
Fax: (805) 546-9475
Guarded by the majestic Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the San Luis Obispo City is a getaway from your busy life. The city was founded by Junípero Serra, and is colloquially called SLO. Before the Spanish colonized this region, the Chumash Indians were the only inhabitants here, and they thrived on the bounty that SLO's sea and land had to offer. The Chumash people welcomed the Spaniards with open arms and also embraced the catholic religion. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is one of the oldest missions of the city and is a must-visit attraction. Today the city is a haunt for families as well as romantic couples, as it offers a rare combination of culture, history, romance and fun.
San Luis Obispo Library is home to a variety of books belonging to various genres. Beside this, the library is also host to numerous events from book readings to author visits. It is a place every book lover must visit.
Commemorating Saint Louis of Anjou, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is one of the most revered landmarks of the city of San Luis Obispo. The mission was built under the leadership of Junípero Serra, after this city came to his party's rescue when the food supplies at the Carmel Mission dwindled. San Luis Obispo was considered as a bountiful land, and hence the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded here. The church was built with the help of Spanish soldiers, local neophytes and the Chumash community, thereby becoming a symbol of communal harmony. The mission was built in a peculiar style; it has an angelic-white entrance that is graced with a gorgeous fountain having gleeful bear statues. The alter of the mission is serene and has many ancient artifacts. This is a perfect setting for an intimate wedding and other religious ceremonies.
Considered a tourist landmark today, The Bubblegum Alley is a 70 foot long (21 meters) alley, on the walls of which passers by stick their chewed gum. The two walls are 15 foot (4.6 meters) high, and have often been referred to as an 'eyesore'. However, others have considered this alley as a work of art, and used this location to post different fraternity and sorority letters. The venue begun as a class graduating event between schools, which eventually turned into a competition, giving birth to this alley. Despite the opposing perspectives on this venue, Bubblegum Alley continues to be one of the most unique attractions in California.
Cerro San Luis Obispo is a majestic mountain defining the skyline of the city. It is frequented by many for hiking, and is also ideal for mountain biking.
Standing solitary inside the San Luis Cemetery is the Dorn family tomb, a pyramid that marks the graves of Fred Adolphus Dorn's family. Dorn was a lawyer who built this memorial in memory of his wife and child. Built of stone, the pyramid grabs once attention due to its sheer size of 25 feet (7.62 meters). It is also believed to haunted especially on Halloween nights.
Located alongside the Laguna Lake, the Laguna Lake Park is explored by many hikers. The open spaces at the park are perfect for a family picnic.
Tap It Brewing is a beer lover's dream come true. The place serves a variety of beers which are brewed on site and their patio is a perfect spot to enjoy these cold brews on a sunny afternoon.
The Tolosa Tasting Room & Patio is known for their robust selection of wines which are produced on site. The place has an elegant interior and its gorgeous patio is perfect for a romantic evening.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is one of the important landmarks of the city. This green stretch is home to different species of plants and covers almost five Mediterranean climate zones. However, this is not your regular botanical garden and boasts of facilities like food courts, amphitheater, specialty gardens, research center and much more. It also has special programs and tours for kids that cover a broad spectrum of activities ranging from gardening to water conservation. Apart from that, the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden also hosts concerts, general tours, bird walks, art walks, cooking classes and similar events on a regular basis. For more details, call ahead.
El Chorro Regional Park & Campground is a lovely space dedicated to your four-legged friends. It's where your dogs can make new friends and have a great time.
Greengate Ranch covers vast expanses of rolling hills growing top quality grapes. A tour of this vineyard is highly informative and their bottles make great souvenirs for loved ones back home.