Fun Things for Couples to Do in San Luis Obispo

April 15, 2021

If you’re planning a getaway with your sweetheart, San Luis Obispo is the perfect destination for fun and romance. Located on California’s gorgeous Central Coast, San Luis Obispo offers an endless array of activities to enjoy with your partner. Here are several fantastic things couples can do together when they visit SLO.

Enjoy a Delicious Brunch

If you and your significant other are in the mood for an incredible brunch, you’ll find several SLO restaurants that won’t disappoint. Dig into waffles drizzled with Nutella at Sally Loo’s or head to Sidecar for scrumptious chicken and waffles. If you’re in SLO over the weekend, set aside Sunday morning for bottomless mimosas at SLO Brew Rock or Charlie’s Place. If you’re looking for casual ambience, settle in and enjoy a laid-back brunch on Novo’s creekside patio.

Hit the Beaches

San Luis Obispo is right on the Pacific Ocean, and there are plenty of pristine beaches in the area. You can take a leisurely stroll on Pismo Beach or Avila Beach, or head to Montaña de Oro for a day of oceanside adventure. Many of the area’s beaches are quiet and isolated, making them the perfect places to get away from everyday life and relax in the warm California sun. If you’re in the mood for some water-based exploration, rent a kayak for two and paddle down the coastline. You may even spot some sea lions along the way. 

Explore the Great Outdoors

Blessed with sunny skies and surrounded by spectacular canyons and rolling hills, San Luis Obispo is heaven on earth for outdoor adventure lovers. When you hike to the summit of Cerro San Luis, which is part of the Nine Sisters string of volcanic peaks stretching from Morro Bay across San Luis Obispo, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of the entire city. 

If you want to experience San Luis Obispo’s natural splendor on two wheels, rent a couple of bikes and explore the area’s many trails, such as the one at Irish Hills Natural Reserve. Whether you favor coastal cruises, picturesque mountain routes, or urban bike trails, you’ll find pedaling around SLO delightful. 

Tour the Local Vineyards

There are numerous vineyards to visit in the San Luis Obispo vicinity, and you and your special someone will love touring the properties and tasting outstanding California wine. Edna Valley, the gem of the Central Coast, offers varieties to please every palate, and Baileyana has some superb whites you can sample in the cool shade under lawn umbrellas. Take a day trip to enjoy some wine tasting and return to your San Luis Obispo boutique hotel ready for some rest and relaxation by the pool or spa. If you’d rather stay in the city, downtown San Luis Obispo is home to some fabulous wine bars, including Luis Wine Bar and The Station.

Quench Your Thirst with Craft Beer

If you’re a fan of craft beers, San Luis Obispo has plenty of them on tap. Check out The Rock, where you can share a flight and play games in a festive outdoor atmosphere. In downtown SLO, Libertine serves up sour beers and mouth-watering appetizers that are sure to please your taste buds. If gluten-free beer is more your style, drop by Bang the Drum Brewery for some cold brew and laid-back vibes.

Kick Back & Enjoy a Movie

Couples who love films will be delighted by the chance to watch a movie while sipping wine in comfy recliners at The Movie Experience in Downtown Centre. For a bit of nostalgia and a chance to cuddle and watch a film under the stars, the Sunset Drive-In is the perfect cozy spot.

Discover Incredible Local Art

Couples will love wandering through town and discovering the stunning creations of local artists. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Art After Dark, and the famous Thursday Night Farmers’ Market are just a few of the places where you can view the work of SLO artists, and you’ll be amazed at the gorgeous public murals in the area. 

Watch the Sunset

Watching the sunset together never gets old. For the best views, try Montaña de Oro State Park, Terrace Hill, and Pirate’s Cove. All three of these spots draw both visitors and locals to marvel at the extraordinary panorama as the sun dips below the horizon.

Keep the romance going as you revel in the comfort of your room at Sands Inn & Suites, a charming hotel near San Luis Obispo. From our beautifully appointed rooms to our tranquil fountain area and heated pool and spa, we can provide you with everything you need for the perfect romantic escape. To learn more about our amenities and reserve your room, call us today at (800) 441-4657.

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