Top 5 Things for Women to Enjoy when Visiting San Luis Obispo

December 23, 2021

San Luis Obispo is a beautifully welcoming, relaxing, and cheerful city with many amenities and to-do options, so it’s no surprise people of all ages and from all walks of life can have a wonderful time here, including women coming here for a solo retreat or with friends and/or loved ones. Below, we put the spotlight on five things women will love during an SLO vacation.

1. The Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Going on vacation in San Luis Obispo doesn’t have to mean foregoing access to fresh fruits, veggies, and other nutritious and delicious goodies. Every Thursday, as long as weather permits, there’s a weekly farmers’ market that takes place in downtown SLO. It has a festive, fun atmosphere that includes live music and a few surprises like pizza, pasta, and BBQ offerings.

2. Local Art, History, & Culture

Whether you’re a woman coming to SLO with kids or you’re just looking to absorb local and regional history and culture, there are many museums throughout the area that should appeal to you. The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum is a perfect place to go with kids, and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is full of hidden gems and various works of art worth discovering during your time here. The city also has museums dedicated to history and trains.

3. The SLO Foodie Scene

San Luis Obispo is an excellent place to visit for women with an appreciation for regional cuisine and other fun food and beverage finds. The City of San Luis Obispo even has an app you can use to find current information about restaurants throughout the area. Taste of SLO is another option to consider when exploring the city’s food scene. This popular walking tour includes select destinations where you can sample and savor various edible delights.

4. Wine Tours

As long as we’re on the subject of tours, if you have plans to come to SLO for a ladies’ weekend, you’ll love a wine tour if you appreciate fine vintages and stunning views. There are companies in the area that offer an assortment of options and a mix of traditional and more customized tours that include visits to sprawling wineries and tasting rooms. Many of these tours are also educational in that details about the region’s history are often coupled with the ability to sip and sample. Take a day trip to enjoy some wine tasting and return to your hotel near San Luis Obispo ready for some rest and relaxation by the pool or spa.

5. Natural Wonders

Many women throughout history have had a deep appreciation for the many wonders of nature. If you share this interest, you’ll love San Luis Obispo. In fact, an argument can be made that Leaning Pine Arboretum is one of the most beautiful locales in the entire country and not just within the SLO area. It’s where you’ll find hundreds of plant collections all in one easily walkable place. Nearby Pismo Beach is another great place to get in touch with nature, and you can also enjoy some beach-related activities while taking in the view. If you prefer something a bit more invigorating, Bishop Peak is a popular local hiking spot with plenty of natural wonders on display.

When you visit San Luis Obispo, you’ll find so much to enjoy you won’t be able to do everything on your list in just one day, so make sure to reserve a room at Sands Inn & Suites, a premier San Luis Obispo boutique hotel. Bring the whole family to our pet-friendly inn and enjoy our wide variety of amenities, including an on-site gym, heated outdoor pool and spa, and free WiFi. Our staff is dedicated to making your stay unforgettable, so call us to reserve your room today at (800) 441-4657.

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